Director Amit Madheshiya on Red Carpet at IFFLA 2017 Los Angeles


The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles ( IFFLA 22017) has kicked off to a Bright and promising start with a sparkling turnout of film making talent on the opening night red carpet at LA Regal Live Cinemas .

Entertainment Today Guest Reporter Kalpana Pandit spoke with “The Cinema Travellers” Director Amit Madheshiya .

In their debut feature, directors Shirley Abraham & Amit Madheshiya do not just chronicle the inevitable end of traditional film exhibition , but they also provide an elegy for an era . This moving documentary will speak to anyone who has spent time in a darkened space to be transported elsewhere. Beautifully shot and edited in a poetic and realistic style, and recognized with a Special Mention of the Golden Eye Documentary award at Cannes, THE CINEMA TRAVELLERS is an unforgettable documentary about the universal magic of film going.

The film premiered as an official selection at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival and won the Special Jury Prize- L’Oeil d’or: Le Prix du documentaire. Since then, it has garnered wide critical acclaim and played prestigious festivals including TIFF, NYFF, Busan and IDFA. It has won seven awards.

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Kalpana Pandit is an actor/ independent movie producer/ entrepreneur and also a board certified doctor in the United States. She has been a travelling Emergency Room Physician practicing part time in small towns across the United States while she is pursuing her passion of being a part of great movies. Her passion for creativity led her to establish her own production banner " House of Pandit" in 2010 which has since produced a multiple award winning HIV/AIDS awareness film "Jo Jo Laali" and a full fledged Bollywood feature film " Janleva 555" both with medical awareness messages. Jo Jo Laali has won Kalpana two " Best Actress" awards in Indian Film Festivals and a total of 13 awards for the film itself . Kalpana has acted in numerous Bollywood movies , notably " Gajagamini", " Moksha" and " Love Khichdi ". She has travelled far and wide in the capacity of "Guest of Honor" and part of the Jury of various cultural events across America. Currently, her next home production movie of " House of Pandit" Sulige Sikkidaaga " Be fluid as water" which contains the very imperative message of Womens Empowerment and Epilepsy awareness is receiving tremendous applause in film festivals and has already won four awards in International Film Festivals Pandit hopes to continue to make timeless classics on celluloid which entertain the audience across generations with their great stories and also carry excellent messages of awareness for the people.


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