MUMBAI: A retrospective on the late Indian actress Smita
Patil titled 'Bhumika - The Roles of Smita Patil' has
been planned for the Tenth Annual Mahindra Indo-American
Arts Council (MIAAC) Film Festival scheduled to be held
in theatres across New York from 10 to 14 November.
in the past, the MIAAC Film Festival this year will
feature a mix of film screenings, discussions on Indian
cinema, industry panels geared specifically to film
production in India, special events, nightly networking
parties, an award ceremony and gala red-carpet opening
and closing night events.
year, the festival included the New York premieres of
Danny Boyle's Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire
and filmmaker Deepa Mehta's Heaven on Earth among other
Mahindra & Mahindra vice chaiman and managing director
Anand Mahindra "MIAAC is yet another way of giving
back to the communities we operate in. Bringing thought
provoking, independent Indian cinema to New York also
provides a global platform to Indian talent so that
they can rise and get international acclaim."
by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, The MIAAC Film
Festival is the destination for feature films, documentaries
and shorts from the Indian subcontinent.