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Death of the Berlin Catalog

Death of the Berlin Catalog and Navigating the City Geography  By Alex Delon              The Last Berlin Catalogue is now a Museum Piece   A significant change in the Berlinale infrastructure this year was the absence of the  traditional catalogue. Long a hallmark of the festival and a collectors item for journalists with detailed reports on every single festival film long or short, capsule biographies of all directors on every pa...

FICCI FLO Film Festival, Report, I: FLO Mo

FICCI FLO Film Festival, Report, I: FLO Mo Known for organising India’s biggest three-day Media and Entertainment conclave in March every year, FRAMES, the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) held its first film festival in the city of Mumbai, during February 18-20, a fortnight after the Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF) and six weeks before FRAMES. It was organised by the FICCI Ladies Organisation, FLO. Unfortunately, due to a host of reasons, FICCI F...

Exodus to Shanghai celebrates EFM Market debut screening with an all star party

Fashion TV's Michel Adam production Exodus to Shanghai, inspired by true events received its market screening at the EFM last night, followed by an after party with all the film delegates at the famous Pearl Club in Berlin.  The cast, along with the producers and selected guests, including reps of the Tawanese embassy in Berlin, presented the first market screening of the film to a full house of film professionals, who then had the opportunity to attend the newtorking dri...

Things you’ll need if you’re going to a European festival this year

Each year there are hundreds of festivals in Europe that are dedicated to art and culture from listening to music at V festival in England to smashing tomatoes at La Tomatina in Spain. There are all types of festivals to check out in lots of different countries and here is a list of things you will need to survive them. Important Documents First of all if you’re travelling abroad to go to a festival you will need to make sure you have an in-date European Health Card and a valid Passpor...

WIDE Management Berlinale Kick Off party

WIDE Management had its Berlinale Kick Off yesterday at the Caroshi Bar close to Potsdamer Platz. Crowded house, lots of distributors, sales agents, friends and family attended to celebrate with WIDE/WIDE HOUSE/EYE ON FILMS.  credit © ZOOM Medienfabrik. More here   ...

EMERGING PRODUCERS 2017 returns for its 5th edition October 26–30, 2016 at Jihlava IDFF, dont miss their berlin party

A promotional and educational project which brings together talented European documentary film producers The main objective of the workshop is to interconnect talented European producers with film professionals, especially those working in documentary cinematography. We believe that such project can open a discussion about current European production system, its efficiency and limits, and perhaps contribute to identify its unused or yet undiscovered possibilities. ...

Video Highlights of the Press Conference of the International Jury 2016.

Meryl Streep (Jury President - Actress)  © Gerhard Kassner / Berlinale   ...

Berlinale 2016: Star-studded Opening Gala

  Minister of State and Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media Prof. Monika Grütters, the Mayor of Berlin Michael Müller, Jury President Meryl Streep and Festival Director Dieter Kosslick will open the 66th Berlin International Film Festival at the Berlinale Palast at 7.30 pm on February 11. During the Opening Gala, the International Jury will be introduced. In addition to Meryl Streep (actress, USA), its members are Lars Eidinger (actor, Germany), Nick James...

Glamorous Market After Party in Berlin at The Pearl

Michael Ammer Events invites you to: Michel Adam Films FashionTV After Party for the exclusive screening of F.Films Exodus to Shanghai The FashionTV After Party will take place at THE PEARL Berlin Meet the director and the cast with special performances of the beautiful songs from the film sung by actress Jahni Raz Watch Exodus To Shanghai here: http://www.micheladam.tv/shanghai/ See you there! ♥ FashionTV Watch out for our coverage ...

MIFF 2016: Q & A, with the International Jury

MIFF 2016: Q & A, with the International Jury In the last press conference of Mumbai International Film festival (MIFF), three of the five members of the international competition jury came up to the Media Centre on Tuesday, 02 February, met members of the press, and answered various questions related to their experience at MIFF. Jesper Anderson from Denmark is a journalist and film curator, Don Askarian a German film-maker of Armenian origin whose award-winning films are being screened a...

MIFF 2016: National Jury speaks its mind

MIFF 2016: National Jury speaks its mind Films in the competition section at the Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF) are divided into three main categories, national, international and Public Service Advertising (PSA). A five-member jury viewed the 27 films in the national category, and, after completing their task, met the press at the Media Centre, on 02 February, Tuesday. Two of them--internationally acclaimed wildlife film-maker Mike Pandey and Taiwan-based festival programmer and ...

MIFF 2016: Indian women pack a punch

MIFF 2016: Indian women pack a punch Ameesha Joshi, born in Canada to immigrant Indian parents, and Anna Sarkissian, of Egyptian/Armenian-Irish parentage, could not have imagined that their documentary on Mary Kom, Sarita Devi and Chhoto Loura, famed women boxers of India, would take 10 years to complete. But, like resolute boxers, they never let circumstances knock them out, and, to their delight, their ambitious 87-minute film, With This Ring (not be confused with the 2015 American TV film ...

MIFF 2016: Harshal Wadkar: Cyclic emotions

MIFF 2016: Harshal Wadkar: Cyclic emotions Pune-based amateur film-maker Harshal Wadkar, whose film 30-minute short fiction film Cycle was screened at the Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF) in the national competition section, met the press at the Media Centre, Films Division, on the 31st of January, and followed it with a Q and A session. To begin with, some clips of his film were shown, to set the tone, after which he made his opening remarks. Wadkar said he and a group of his fri...

MIFF 2016: FD’s North-East outreach

MIFF 2016: FD’s North-East outreach Films Division (FD) has initiated an outreach programme to inculcate the fine art of film-making in the far-flung areas of India’s North-East. Six young, first-time film-makers were taught the intricacies of the craft at a prolonged mentoring effort. It was literally ‘a dream come true’ for Pi Lallianpuii (Deputy Director, Information and Public Relations, Mizoram), Aldrin Losanghina (Mizoram), Anungla (Nagaland), Tiakumzuk Ao (Nagal...

MIFF 2016: Mike Pandey: “We need many more documentary makers”

MIFF 2016: Mike Pandey: “We need many more documentary makers” In 1994, Mike Pandey won the Wildscreen Panda Award, better known as the Green Oscar, for his film on the capture of wild elephants, The Last Migration: Wild Elephant Capture in Surguja.  Till he made the film, nobody believed they existed off the Indian coast! He won the award twice again, in 2000 for Shores of Silence: Whale Sharks in India, and another Panda came for Vanishing Giants (2004), making it a total o...

MIFF 2016: Daredevil Naresh Bedi and his stunning documentaries

MIFF 2016: Daredevil Naresh Bedi and his stunning documentaries          World-renowned wildlife filmmaker Naresh Bedi was honoured with the V. Shantaram Lifetime Achievement Award at the opening ceremony of the Mumbai International Film Festival for Documentary, Animation and Short Films, MIFF 2016 on Thursday, 29 January.  The next day, Bedi shared his wildlife film making experiences with media persons at the MIFF Media Centre. Love of n...

MIFF 2016: Open Forum V: Embedding documentaries in film studies

MIFF 2016: Open Forum V: Embedding documentaries in film studies Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF)’s fifth and last Open Forum was held on 02 February. It was organised by the Indian Documentary Producers’ Association (IDPA) every day, for five days, in the step-garden of the Films Division (FD) Complex. For this adieu session, topic chosen was ‘Building awareness of documentary and non-feature films in the younger generation: Is the documentary genre getting suffici...

MIFF 2016: Open Forum IV—Pointing inwards, pointing outwards

MIFF 2016: Open Forum IV—Pointing inwards, pointing outwards Mathieu Roy, Canadian film-maker and member of the jury at MIFF, a former personal assistant to Martin Scorsese whose films include Ecclestone’s Formula (1) and Surviving Progress, and the feature; Ziba Bhagwagar, ad film maker and former journalist, who has moved on to make all kinds of non-feature films with partner Roohi Dixit, known for her films Freaky Chakra, Spaces between and Scattered Windows, Connected Doors; K...

Dear Festival Organizers attending Berlin You are invited

If you are a festival organiser or festival programmer PLease RSVP to get your name on the EventBrite Guest List. Bring a bottle of your country to share the fun of diversity. ...

MIFF: Open Forum III--Real documentaries, and faking it!

MIFF: Open Forum III--Real documentaries, and faking it! On the 31st of January, four passionate speakers and one moderator discussed another complex issue at the Mumbai International Film Festival’s Open Forum. Bina Paul, film editor and former Artistic Director of the International Film Festival of Kerala, had Miriam Chandy Menacherry and Audrius Stonys seated to her right, and Mamta Murthy and Sophy Sivaraman to her left. Facing the panel was an audience composed of Indian Documentar...

MIFF 2016: Open Forum II--The travails of docu-makers

MIFF 2016: Open Forum II--The travails of docu-makers ‘The challenge of filming documentaries in public places—legitimate documentary film-makers need to be distinguished from the feature film industry, press and media, and the passing tourist. What can be done to better establish documentaries as a separate genre of film and liberate its spirit from unnecessary obstruction; what incentives need to be provided for its growth?’  The second day’s Open Forum at the Mum...

MIFF 2016: Open Forum, I--Balancing Act

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MIFF 2016: Open Forum, I--Balancing Act Open Forum, a platform for discussing and debating ideas related to several aspects of documentary, short and animation films, is a permanent feature of Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF). It is organised by the Indian Documentary Producers’ Association (IDPA). The first of these forums was held on 29th January 2016, in the open space outside J.B. Hall, Films Division Complex, the main venue of the festival. ‘Ethical and moral dilemmas...
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