GIACC: Atlanta Indian Film Festival

5/11/2018 4:00 PM

GIACC: Atlanta Indian Film Festival

GIACC: Atlanta Indian Film Festival

DATES: Friday, May 11 - Saturday,  May 12, 2018
Times: 4pm-10pm Fri, 3pm-10pm Sat
Ticket Prices: $20+  here

May 11 (Friday)

Reception = 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm (By invitation only)
Tara Versus - English (21 min) = 6:30 pm to 6:41 pm
Panel Discussion with Ayesha Ninan = 6:41 pm to 7:00 pm
Nude - Marathi - English Subtitles (110 min) = 7:30 pm to 9:10 pm
Panel Discussion with Ravi Jadhav = 9:10 pm to 9:45 pm

May 12 (Saturday)

Ondu Motteya Kathe - Kannada - English Subtitles (124 min) = 3:30 pm to 5:34 pm
Panel Discussion with Raj Shetty = 5:34 pm to 6:00 pm
House for Sale - English (18 min) = 7:00 pm to 7:18 pm
Panel Discussion with Eisha Marjara = 7:18 to 7:30 PM
Margarita with a Straw - Hindi/English (100 min) = 7:45 pm to 9:25 pm
Panel Discussion with Shonali Bose via Skype = 9:30 pm to 9:45 pm


Venue: Historic Academy of Medicine, 875 West Peachtree St., NW. Nestled at the corner of 7th Street and West Peachtree Street, in the heart of Midtown Atlanta, the Historic Academy of Medicine is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and boasts beautiful composition and neoclassical architecture. A tribute to the southern reputation of charm and elegance, the facility displays Doric columns, an entry portico, black and white Italian marble floors, and a beautiful rotunda accented by the famous Czechoslovakian chandelier seen in the movie, "Gone with the Wind."The Academy offers old-world elegance and the style of days gone by. Dress up nice and bring a friend or spouse for the most elegant, intimate movie night you will ever experience. Opulent interiors with limited seating that promises to sell out fast.
Contact: 678-395-3618,

The Georgia Indo-American Chamber of Commerce (GIACC), in collaboration with the New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF), Atlanta Film Festival, India China and America (ICA) Institute and the Indian Consulate in Atlantais is proud to present its one-of-a-kind Atlanta Indian Film Festival (“AIFF2018”) on May 11-12, 2018. With an Indian diaspora of approximately 150,000 people and over 500 Indian-owned and operated businesses and companies in the Atlanta region, this film festival will help to build awareness of Indian cinema as well as educate Atlantans about India and Indian culture.

Films chosen to be screened are off beat, critically acclaimed and award winning portrayal of life on celluloid. The two day event will include various events including panel discussions with the directors, audience interaction and more. Dont miss this amazing opportunity! Forward, share and stay tuned for important announcements including the venue and trailers of the movies to be shown starting next week !

MAY 11, 2018

TARA VERSUS (English) - Short Film
Date : May 11, 2018 | India | 21 mins |English

Showtime: 6.30 pm 
Directed by - Ayesha Ninan
Cast: Aditi Vasudev, Shikha Talsania
Synopsis: A struggling comedian has a hard time seeing the funny side of things when her best friend gets a promotion.
*Post-screening discussion with Director Ayesha Ninan.

NUDE (Chitra)
May 11, 2018 - 7:30 PM
| India | 110 mins | Marathi (with English subtitles)
Directed by - Ravi Jadhav
Cast - Kalyani Mulay, Madan Deodhar, Shrikant Yadav, Neha Joshi, Chhaya Kadam, Om Bhutkar, Kishor Kadam, Naseerudin Shah
Synopsis: After her husband abandons her and their 12 year old son for another woman; Yamuna is left with no choice but to move to Mumbai for survival. The job she finds is to be a nude model at an art school. She will do everything to fulfill her dream to help her son lead a successful life in future. But fearing society, she keeps her profession a secret. Watch the trailer below. Post-screening discussion with Director Ravi Jadhav


MAY 12, 2018


Ondu Motteya Kathe | Tale of the Single Egghead |
May 12, 2018 I 3:30 PM I India | 2h 4 mins | Kannada (with English subtitles)
Directed by - Raj Shetty
Cast - Raj Shetty, Usha Bhandari, Shailashree Mulki, Amrutha Naik
Synopsis: Janardhan a 28 year old Kannada Lecturer from Mangalore who is quite an introvert comes to know from an astrologer that he would attain sanyasa (embrace asceticism) if he doesn't get married within a year. Hearing this Janardhan is now in a situation of trouble & desperation as he has never had a decent conversation with females until now in his life & all the proposals his family has seen also has gone in vain as he doesn't look great,physically. Janardhan continues his search for a beautiful bride. In this journey he faces various situations & conflicts which in turn gives him a chance to revisit his inner core & experience his self discovery. Does Janardhan find his bride or does he attain spiritual path?

Join us for a post-screening discussion with Director Raj Shetty



House For Sale 
May 12, 2018 - 7 PM | Canada | 18 mins | English
Directed by - Eisha Marjara
Cast: Suzanna Lenir, Neil Napier, Atif Siddiqi
Synopsis: A stranger posing as a homebuyer shows up at a suburban house that is up for sale. As the owner's wife gives a tour, the stranger recalls a memorable night when a fatal promise was made.
*Post-screening discussion with Director Eisha Marjara who will be attending the event.







Margarita with a Straw

May 12, 2018 - 7:45 PM| India | 100 mins | English
Directed by - Shonali Bose
Cast: Kalki Koechlin, Revathy
Synopsis: A rebellious young woman with cerebral palsy leaves her home in India to study in New York, unexpectedly falls in love, and embarks on an exhilarating journey of self-discovery.
*Post-screening discussion with director Shonali Bose who will be attending the event.


Contact: Learn more below on the inaugural event and how you can be involved.,,


The Atlanta Indian Film Festival is seeking volunteers to make the event a success. We need volunteer help in marketing, fundraising, event organization and more. Reach out Grace Multani at or at 909-215-1051

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