Fifth Annual Indian Film Festival of Houston


HOUSTON: The Fifth Annual Indian Film Festival of Houston is next month from October 4 – 6.  The festival will be screened at the Asia Society. The Indian Film Festival of Houston (IFFH) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization devoted to education in the fields of film and television and in creating a greater appreciation of Indian cinema and culture by showcasing quality films that honor entertainment industry performers and film makers while promoting the diverse perspectives of the Indian Diaspora through an annual event. The Indian Film Festival of Houston returns for its 5th year in 2013. The inaugural festival’s success led to an even greater desire to spread the awareness of the Indian culture by expanding the horizons of an international audience through the film medium.

The festival will span 3 nights and will present more than 12 screenings. This makes it one of the most unique and original Indian film festivals in the south. The festival will feature film screenings, special symposia and educational events presented throughout the Houston area. IFFH offers Jury awards for Best Feature, Best Documentary, Best Short and Special Recognition Awards for Industry Leaders.

Sutapa Ghosh is the Founder and Festival Director of Indian Film Festival of Houston.  Sutapa was born in Kolkata, India and moved to USA, twenty years ago. She earned her Master’s Degree (MS) from Rhode Island, USA and also has a Bachelor’s degree in Music (Sitar). Sutapa has produced two Bengali Feature Films, Utsab and Titli, both directed by Rituparno Ghosh. Sutapa was also recognized as the 100 most Creative People in Texas in 2012.

Some of the Films Selected for this year are Goynar Baksho, Celluloid, Afterglow, The Golden Hour, Silvatein, and When Hari Got Married.

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