IFFLA Announces Pitching Contest, Project Development Grant
India-West Staff Reporter
LOS ANGELES, CA -The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles, is excited to be presenting its inaugural IFFLA Industry Day, the first-of-its-kind, day-long forum in the city for rising and established South Asian film and TV creatives, executives, and audiences.
Central to the event will be a competition where selected emerging and established film and TV writers and directors can pitch their upcoming project to a panel of executives from different sectors of the industry. The executives and a live public audience will provide feedback and heighten the sense of discovery. IFFLA pointed out that it will provide a peek into what is a typically closed door process. The winner will be given a $10,000 development grant.
Call for entries are now open through May 11.
Other things planned are mentorship roundtable sessions, previews of new South Asian films and series, panel discussions on diverse aspects of the South Asian entertainment space, networking events and a closing reception.
“As we enter IFFLA’s third decade, we expand our mission beyond the enviable festival’s legacy of discovering and celebrating new talent.”, said Christina Marouda, IFFLA’s Executive Director. “We’re excited to partner with PRISM and the India Center Foundation, to launch the inaugural IFFLA Industry Day, creating a much needed platform for mentorship, funding and nurturing of the new vanguard of South Asian visionaries.
IFFLA will also hold its annual film festival in October 2023, entries for which are open now.