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The Indian Film Festival of Cincinnati - 'Engage Diversity Through Film"
announces its full lineup for the 2nd  Annual Film Festival  Nov 10 - Nov 12, 2017

Cincinnati, October 18, 2017.  The Indian Film Festival of Cincinnati (IFFC) announced the full lineup for their second  year of celebrating independent, diaspora films from/about/connected to the Indian subcontinent. The festival is organized by the India Cincinnati Sister City  will showcase  11award winning Feature Films and 24 short films and include the opening party at the Cincinnati Art Museum, after parties at area restaurants and an Award ceremony. This prestigious film festival is the only  Indian Film festival in Ohio.

Our Mission: To engage diversity through Film. To bring understanding and reflection to the common human values that bind us in spite of our diversity.

Our Cause: Net proceeds of ticket sales will go towards need based scholarships for Cincinnati Public High School for the Cincinnati Sister Cities Youth Ambassador Program (India). Students learn about the culture history, diversity and economy of India through classes and travel. Students are then paired with local corporate mentors and University students as a first step towards making University education their goal.

The festival highlights cinemas of India's different regions. The films represent thirteen languages of the subcontinent including English.  All films are subtitled in English. The festival’s film lineup include premiers of several international award winning films  We are thrilled to be able to share these films with the Cincinnati audience. 


The films cover a range of important issues such as transgender, LGBTQ, immigration, racism and skin color, elderly children and parent relationships, young workers in the "gig " economy, drug supplements and overdose, water and the struggles for it, Sibling relationships.

The venues are the Cincinnati Art Museum, Esquire Theater and Mariemont Theater.

Individual Tickets can be purchased at the Cincinnati Art museum's website and at the Esquire and Mariemont Theater or on the Festival site  More details about the films are on the web page.


We invite you to experience three fun filled days of independent cinema from the Indian and South Asian diaspora across the globe!

Read a review of the Opening Film "Chronicles of Hari or Harikatha Prasanga" Nov 10 6:45 Pm at the Cincinnati Art Museum

Read a review of the Closing Film " Signature Move" Nov 12,  6:45 PM  at the Cincinnati Art Museum

Ratee Apana

Executive Director

Indian Film Festival of Cincinnati

India Cincinnati Sister Cities

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