MIAAC Festivals

The longest-running, most prestigious Indian film festival in the country, the Mahindra Indo-American Arts Council (MIAAC) Film Festival, rolls out the red carpets from Nov. 10th – 14th to welcome filmmakers, cast and crew, and industry heavyweights from all over the world to the independent cinema capital of the country – New York City. While the features, shorts, and documentaries (all world or New York premieres) are the main focus at the SVA Theater (333 W.23rd St., between 8th and 9th Avenues in Chelsea), the sidebar festival, “Bhumika: The Roles of Smita Patil,” at the Lincoln Center’s Walter Reade Theater (165 W. 65th St., between Broadway and Amsterdam), FILMINDIA, a series of panel discussions about film production in India, and the daily after-parties at glamorous venues all over the city will share some of the festival’s spotlight.

Confirmed celebrities attending the film festival and walking the red carpets include: Mani Ratnam, Ketan Mehta, Mira Nair, Rituparno Ghosh, Sendhil Ramamurthy, Madhur Jaffrey, Ekta Kapoor, Tusshar Kapoor, Padma Lakshmi, Rahul Bose, Salman Rushdie, Aasif Mandvi, Samrat Chakrabarti, Manu Narayan, Tannishtha Chatterjeee, Seema Biswas, Ajay Naidu, Arun Vaidyanathan, and many others.