The submissions for the 2016 Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles are officially open.

Each year the festival is held at ArcLight Hollywood and features a rich mix of film programs designed to build and support the growing interest in the Indian entertainment industry. This includes programming that cultivates an audience for Indian films while supporting filmmakers of Indian descent in career development as they navigate the larger studio system in Hollywood.

IFFLA’s creative and business programs include the the One-on-One program where industry professionals from major and independent production and distribution companies are invited to participate in meetings with the IFFLA filmmakers; and panel discussions with speakers from the film industry.

IFFLA offers jury awards for Best Feature, Best Short, Best Actor and Best Actress. Audience Choice Awards in the same categories give the audience the opportunity to vote for their favorite film while offering the filmmakers valuable feedback from the public.

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The Early Bird Deadline for submission is November 27, 2015 and the Final Deadline is January 15, 2016.