The Indian Film Festival Cincinnati is the City's Only Fest Dedicated to Cinema About and Made On the Indian Subcontinent

The festival is organized by Cincinnati Sister Cities and the Cincinnati Art Museum with the objective of bringing awareness to Indian culture within the Greater Cincinnati community

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click to enlarge Still from "Heat and Dust" - Photo: imdb.com
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Still from "Heat and Dust"

This festival is Greater Cincinnati’s only film fest focused specifically on Indian cinema.

Catch premieres of feature, documentary and short films either made in the Indian subcontinent — aka Southern Asia, which includes countries like India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tibet Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutun and Sri Lanka — or about the people that reside there. Things will kick off Wednesday and continue until Sept. 10. Beyond flicks, peep some post-watch chats and award ceremonies.

The festival is organized by Cincinnati Sister Cities and the Cincinnati Art Museum with the objective of bringing awareness to Indian culture within the Greater Cincinnati community.

On opening night, they’ll screen James Ivory’s 1983 Heart and Dust at the museum, in which a woman discovers a family scandal involving her deceased grandmother. The evening includes a cocktail reception a 6 p.m. followed by the screening at 7 p.m. Tickets to the opening night are $10 presale and $15 at the door. 


Through Sept. 10. Various prices and locations, including the Art Museum's Fath Auditorium, the Freedom Center, UC's TUC Main Street Theater, Esquire Theatre, Mariemont Theatre and Kenwood Theatre. Find screening info and tickets at iffcincy.com

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