Pro Tools
•Register a festival or a film
Submit film to festivals Promote for free or with Promo Packages

FILMFESTIVALS | 24/7 world wide coverage

Welcome !

Enjoy the best of both worlds: Portal for Film & Festival News, exploring the best of the festivals community.  

An adventure exploring, from dreams to reality, the emerging talents in our community.

Launched in 1995, relentlessly connecting films to festivals, reporting and promoting festivals worldwide.

A brand new website will soon be available. Covid-19 is not helping, stay safe meanwhile.

For collaboration, editorial contributions, or publicity, please send us an email here

User login

|FRENCH VERSION|

RSS Feeds 

Martin Scorsese Masterclass in Cannes

Best Trailers for November 2020

 

Ronita Torcato


A little chit, a little chat, a little bit of this & that;meaning news, views & lotsa reviews from an independent journo based in Bombay aka Mumbai


feed

FIRST LOOK: INDIA'S FIRST CREATURE FILM: KAALO, THE DESERT WITCH


  India's first creature film,‘Kaalo-The desert witch’ is slated for release on December 17, 2010
 Based on a folktale,this supernatural thriller was shot at the peak of summer in the deserts of Jaisalmer.

Kaalo was a witch who lived in Kulbhata village in the 18th century.  Accused of sacrificing young  girls to satisfy her desire for immortality, she was killed and buried by the angry villagers. Years later, villagers would speak  of Kaalo’s sightings and claim she was even more angry and dangerous. Kulbhata became a ghost town, vacated overnight by petrified villagers, who also sealed the roads leading to Kulbhata following gory  tales of Kaalo killing anyone who dared to enter Kulbhata.
Until a bus bound for the neighbouring village of  Kuldevi with eleven passengers had to pass through Kulbhata.
Among the passengers were  12 year old Shona (played by Swini Khara of Cheeni Kum) who was going  to spend the summer vacation with her grandmother. Another commuter, a reclusive and reticent chap called Sameer, was travelling with a bagfull of gun powder to blast a  hillock for a water canal for his drought hit village.Sameer knew he had to protect Shona from the bloodthirsty Kaalo...


Produced by Yash Patnaik and Mamta Patnaik, Kaalo features Shwini Khara (as Shona), Aditya Shrivastav, Aditya Lakhiya, Paintal and others. Kaalo is written and directed by Wilson Louis whose last film, also in the horror genre, came a cropper.


ps:
Precise statistics are not known, but lynch mobs in India have killed and continue to murder large numbers of women whom they accused of witchcraft.A whopping 80 percent of those accused and convicted of witchcraft in early modern Europe were female. The Enlightenment, beginning in the late 1680s, hastened  the end of witch-hunts throughout Europe.
Few people are aware that witch-hunts still claim thousands of lives every year, especially in sub-Saharan Africa, and in South Africa. In  Congo (formerly Zaire), some 14,000 children in the capital, Kinshasa, alone were accused of sorcery and expelled from their homes; "the unlucky ones are murdered by their own family members before they escape." (See Jeremy Vine, "Congo witch-hunt's child victims", BBC News, December 22, 1999. Also, see James Astill, 'Congo casts out its 'child witches', The Guardian (UK), 11 May 2003. )

Links

The Bulletin Board

> The Bulletin Board Blog
> Partner festivals calling now
> Call for Entry Channel
> Film Showcase
>
 The Best for Fests

Meet our Fest Partners 

Following News

Interview with AFM Director

Interview with Cannes Marche du Film Director 

Interview with the Parasite director

Brad Pitt and Leonard Maltin Interviewed

Filmfestivals.com dailies live coverage from

> Lost World Film Festival
> Locarno
> Toronto
> Venice
> San Sebastian
> BFI London

> Film Festival Days
> AFM
> Tallinn Black Nights

> Palm Springs Film Festival
> Kustendorf
> Rotterdam
> Sundance
Santa Barbara Film Festival SBIFF
> Berlin 
> Fantasporto
Amdocs
Houston WorldFest
 
Cannes / Marche du film online

Useful links for the indies:

Big files transfer
> Celebrities / Headlines / News / Gossip
> Clients References
> Crowd Funding
> Deals

> Festivals Trailers Park
> Film Commissions 
> Film Schools
> Financing
> Independent Filmmaking
> Motion Picture Companies and Studios
> Movie Sites
> Movie Theatre Programs
> Music/Soundtracks 
> Posters and Collectibles
> Professional Resources
> Screenwriting
> Search Engines
> Self Distribution
> Search sites – Entertainment
> Short film
> Submit to festivals
> Videos, DVDs
> Web Magazines and TV

A question for Jennifer Aniston from Richard Hobert winner at SBIFF 2020 :

Top 3 Tech Innovations in Film History

> Other resources
+ SUBSCRIBE to the weekly Newsletter
+ Connecting film to fest: Marketing & Promotion
Special offers and discounts
Festival Waiver service
 

User images

About Ronita Torcato

Torcato Agnela Ronita
An incomplete round-up of movie news, features & views from an independent journo & (dare I say it:-) film critic in Mumbai

Mumbai

India



View my profile
Send me a message
gersbach.net