India’s biggest stars to grace the 2023 New York Indian Film Festival


Manoj Bajpayee, Sharmila Tagore, Kalki Koechlin and Shefali Shah to make appearances at the festival which runs May 11-14.

Our Bureau
New York

New York audiences will soon get a chance to witness the incredible talent on the big screen at the New York Indian Film Festival where Shefali Shah stars as the lead in the opening film The Three of Us and Kalki is the lead for the closing film Goldfish.

Mew York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF ) is North America’s longest running and most prestigious Indian film festival. Running from May 11-14, 2023, the festival will screen more than 20 features, documentaries, and shorts. Opening night will be held on May 11 at Village East by AngelikaClosing Night will be held on May 14 at SVA Theatre and will include the NYIFF AWARDS.

“As we celebrate the 23rd year of the New York Indian Film Festival, we are thrilled to witness the global recognition of Indian cinema with not just one, but three Indian films being acknowledged at the Oscars. This milestone highlights the incredible talent and diversity of Indian cinema, and we are honored to showcase some of the best works of Indian filmmakers to our audience. ” said Suman Gollamudi, Executive Director for the Indo-American Arts Council which runs NYIFF.

“At IAAC, we value our classical arts that are rooted deeply in our civilization, and we believe in nurturing and celebrating them joyfully. Through the New York Indian Film Festival, we strive to showcase not only the latest trends in Indian cinema but also the timeless traditions that have enriched our culture for centuries, ” said Rakesh Kaul, Vice Chairman, IAAC.

“As we look ahead to the coming year, the Indo-American Arts Council remains committed to our mission of promoting Indian art and culture through a variety of initiatives and programs. We are excited to continue expanding our reach and impact in the years to come, ” added Dr. Nirmal Mattoo, Chairman, IAAC.

“After a hiatus of three years we are thrilled to be back with a physical film festival,” said Aseem Chhabra, NYIFF Festival Director. “Once again our audience will interact with the filmmakers, discuss and celebrate new Indian cinema.”

Apart from the opening and closing films, NYIFF will also hold a special New York screening of Rahul Chittella’s critically acclaimed film Gulmohar. Veteran actor Sharmila Tagore and Manoj Bajpayee and director Chittella.

NYIFF is the oldest, most prestigious film festival screening premieres of feature, documentary and short films of the Indian subcontinent in the independent, arthouse, alternate and diaspora genres. Four days of screenings, post-screening discussions, industry panels, award ceremonies, special events, after parties, red carpet galas, media attention and packed audiences build an awareness of Indian cinema, entertain and educate North Americans about the real India, and add to the amazing cultural diversity of New York City. The IAAC supports all the artistic disciplines in classical, fusion, folk and innovative forms influenced by the arts of India.

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