North American Bengali Conference, Santa Clara has started yesterday. Today IBFA 2017 kickstarted in the presence of celebrity representatives from Tollywood and the viewers. Director Arindam Sil's much-acclaimed film 'Durga Sohay' becomes the curtain raiser film in this celebrated platform of Bangla cinema. The festival will screen several films that have released in 2016 and 2017. 'Saheb Bibi Golaam', 'Praktan' 'Byomkesh Pawrbo', 'Zulfiqar' are few films to be named.