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"Nude" and other gems at Atlanta Indian Film Festival by GIACC

June 2018
"Nude" and other gems at Atlanta Indian Film Festival by GIACC


(Left) The beautiful Historic Academy of Medicine at Georgia Tech, site of the Atlanta Indian Film Festival.

The Georgia Indo-American Chamber of Commerce (GIACC) hosted the Atlanta Indian Film Festival over the weekend, on May 11 and 12, 2018, at the beautiful Historic Academy of Medicine at Georgia Tech, in Midtown Atlanta. Key partners in this initiative were the Consulate General of India – Atlanta, the New York Indian Film Festival, the Atlanta Film Festival, and the India China and America (ICA) Institute.

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Lighting of the lamp with GIACC Chairperson Unmesh Mishra, CGI Nagesh Singh, President of GIACC Anita Ninan, Deputy Director of Mayor’s Office of International Affairs Vanessa Ibarra, and Dr. Jag Sheth. (Photo: Vinod Devlia)

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Chris Escobar, owner of Atlanta’s oldest theater, the Plaza, is the director of the Atlanta Film Society. (Photo: Vinod Devlia)

The film festival was in keeping with the mission of the GIACC, namely, to develop, encourage, promote, and foster trade, business, financial, or professional interests and commercial relations between India and the United States, including, specifically, Georgia. Recognizing one of the rapid growth sectors currently attractive to both countries as being the film/TV industry, (the movie industry in the State of Georgia has grown in the last decade from $240 million in 2007 to its current $9.5 billion), GIACC decided to focus on this initiative as its flagship event for 2018.

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The panel of guests, from left: Raj Shetty, Kannada actor and producer; Ravi Jadhav, producer of Nude; Eisha Marjara, Indo-Canadian producer of House For Sale; N. Ramji, well-known location guru; and Ravi Kashyap, film distributor. (Photo: Vinod Devlia)

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GIACC volunteer and Artistic Director of AIFF 2018 Suneeta Mishra interviewing producer of the film Nude, Ravi Jhadav. (Photo: Vinod Devlia)

Through this Atlanta Indian Film Festival, GIACC has sought to connect Bollywood and independent Indian cinema to Georgia’s Film, Music & Digital Entertainment Office. GIACC held a networking reception for Indian Directors, Producers, Actors, and a well-known Indian “location Guru,” N. Ramji, with key state and city representatives, its partners, sponsors, and members of the Atlanta business community; organized tours for GIACC’s Indian guests to Atlanta and Georgia’s world-class studio and hi-tech production and postproduction facilities; screened five movies, and hosted post viewing panel discussions with the film makers, actors, distributors, and producers. Needless to say, the Atlanta India Film Festival, with one and a half captivating days of culture, conversation and celebration of films, was much appreciated by the movie attendees and the Indian guests!

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GIACC President, Anita Ninan and Chairperson, Unmesh Mishra.

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Consul General Singh’s wife Pragjna Singh with Mrs. Suneeta (Unmesh) Mishra.

GIACC has taken an important step to create a symbiotic and mutually beneficial financial relationship between Georgia and India, through the Atlanta Indian Film Festival. Given the enthusiastic response, GIACC hopes to make the Atlanta Indian Film Festival an annual event in the city of Atlanta’s event calendar, in the years to come.

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Ayesha Anna Ninan's short film was very well received and the audience loved the post screening discussion. Hope to have her back next year in person instead of
4 am skype calls!

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Ravi Kashyap, film distributor (left).

 

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GIACC Board Members with international Indian film producers, actors, and filmmakers. (Photo: Vinod Devlia)

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GIACC Board Members, volunteers, sponsors, film producers, actors, and movie guests on Day 2 at the conclusion of the event. (Photo: S. K. Raj)

Website Bonus Feature

Photo Gallery:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/giacc

Thank You to Vinod Devlia for capturing Day 1 and Sk Raj for Day 2.

Link:
The history of Indian-American film festivals in Atlanta, including the Film Festival of India at the High Museum for five years, and the 2006 festival of independent films from India:
http://www.khabar.com/magazine/around-town/atlantas_first_annual_indo-american_film_festival_inaugurated.aspx


 

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