Schedule for 8th Indian Film Festival of Houston


Friday, October 28, 2016, 5:15 pm, followed by Q & A session
Driving with Selvi (Documentary Film), Director: Elisa Paloschi, Language: English – 1hr 14min
Storyline: Selvi, like so many girls in India, is a child bride in a violent marriage. One day she escapes, and goes on to become South India’s first female taxi driver. This is the ten-year journey of a charming, strong, and courageous young woman who defies all expectations, moving beyond the pain she’s experienced to create a new life.

Friday, October 28, 2016, 7 pm, followed by Q & A session
Born to Run – Budhia Singh (Feature Film), Director:  Soumendra Padhi, Language: Hindi – 112min with English Subtitles
Storyline: A biopic about Budhia Singh, the world’s youngest marathon runner whose story garnered controversy and inspiration around the world.

Saturday, October 29, 2016, 4 pm
Amdavad Ma Famous – Famous in Ahmedabad (Documentary Film), Director: Hardik Mehta, Language: Gujarati – 29min with English Subtitles
Storyline: Set within the kaleidoscopic backdrop of the kite-flying festival in India, ‘Amdavad Ma Famous’, witnesses the transformation of 11-year-old Zaid from a boy next door to an aggressive and passionate kite-runner until he comes across a hindrance that prevents him from flying kites on the terrace. And thus begins the fight for the terrace on the day of the biggest kite flying festival in India.

Saturday, October 29, 2016, 4:30 pm
Daaravtha – The Threshold (Short Film), Director: Nishant Roy Bombarde, Language: Marathi – 30min with English Subtitles
Storyline: An adolescent Pankaj is discovering his sexuality. Torn between a patriarchal Indian upbringing full of gender-stereotypes and his natural urge to identify with the opposite gender, he finds an opportunity to express his desires within the bounds of cultural ethos.

Saturday, October 29, 2016, 6 pm, followed by Q & A session
Moh Maya Money – In Greed We Trust (Feature Film), Director: Munish Bhardwaj,  Language: Hindi – 108min with English Subtitles
Storyline: A young real-estate broker tries to pull off a huge scam, which goes horribly wrong. To fix everything he involves his begrudging wife leading to an end neither could imagine.

For more information:, Tickets:  $15 Individual Screening, $35 Day Pass.