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News from filmfestivals.comSarajevo Film Fest wrapped its 9 day long 14th editionOver nine days, the Sarajevo festival — born in a sandbag-protected basement during the Bosnian war — showed 174 movies from 40 countries. The Sarajevo Film Festival was first time launched near the end of the war and grew into the biggest regional film competition. Festival aims to support and promote cinema and authors in Southeast Europe and lately it attracts over 100,000 people. This year's festival welcome...

Voices from the Waters Festival in Bangalore highlights

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‘Voices from the Waters’ is a water film festival in Bangalore, India currently in its third edition. The first edition of the festival was held in 2005 followed by the second in 2007. The aim of the festival is not only to spread awareness of water issues among the people but also to celebrate the bountiful natural resource. It is one of the most comprehensive platforms for dialogues and ideas focusing on the pressing issues surrounding our most precious resource - water and has given comm...

German Film Week in Bangalore in 2008

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Together with German Films, the Goethe Institut is organising a German Film Week for the first time from 8 - 14 August, 2008 in the famous Lavanya Cinema of the Indian metropolis of Bangalore. The program will open on 8 August with REQUIEM by Hans-Christian Schmid. DISTANT LIGHTS (LICHTER) by the same director will also be shown in the program. Other films screening are: THE EDGE OF HEAVEN (AUF DER ANDEREN SEITE) and HEAD-ON (GEGEN DIE WAND) by Fatih Akin, THE EDUKATORS (DIE FETTEN JAHRE SIND V...

Director's Series, The WONG KAR WAI Film Festival

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Nani Cinematheque is a film society founded by a group of enthusiasts that includes filmmakers, theatre personalities, journalists and lovers of art and culture. Nani Cinematheque is named after one of the founders of Suchitra Film Society and the small cinematheque by the same name, at Centre for Film and Drama. Nani Cinematheque is launching Directors' Series on August 1, 2008 in collaboration with PaladorThe inaugural function will be held on Friday August 01, 2008 at 6 pm at the CFD premis...

AKME RHINE RIVER PROJECTS BUYS 16-ACRE TDI PLOT

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  Akme Rhine River Projects, an equal JV between German-Swiss PE firm MPC Synergy Real Estate and Anil Nanda's real estate firm Akme Projects, has bought around 16 acres in Mohali for a little over Rs 100 crore from Delhi-based Taneja Developers & Infrastructure (TDI), reports Sanjeev Choudhary. Akme Rhine River Projects intends to develop high-end residential project on the acquired land. The JV company plans to develop six other residential projects at Ludhiana, Greater Noida, Bangalore ...

RETIREMENT RETREAT

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  “The Town Of Karnal, Is Soaking In Real Estate Projects As National Developers Line Up         Their Residential And Commercial Projects Here.”  After Gurgaon, Panchkula and Faridabad , experts feel that Karnal in Haryana will be the next big thing to watch out for as it has everything going for it – strategic location, well laid out infrastructure and roads – all the economic drivers and a socio-cultural environment which are conductive to development.An idyllic retreat, K...

From LA to Goa, director-writer scripts alien invasion for kids via animation

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Sitting at his beach-side home in Goa "metres away from the sea", Greg Acuna (45) is working to invade the planet's children with animation that appeals to kids across different cultures... with a message. An American, he shifted home from the US to the tiny beach-village of Anjuna, some 14 kms from the state-capital of Panjim. He wants to steer the kid in a very entertaining way towards environmentally sustainable behaviour, and at the same time teach them the power of collaborative -- rather t...

Arts foundation seeks a Programme Executive

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India Foundation for the Arts (IFA), Bangalore, makes grants nationwide for research and documentation, arts education and extending arts practice, and raises funds from corporations, trusts and individuals to support its work. Please visit IFA’s website (www.indiaifa.org) for further information on the organisation. IFA invites candidates for the position of Programme Executive who would be reporting to the Head of Programmes. Please see attached to this email, the job description. You cou...

Indian creative energy hits festival screens across the globe

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 Indian film is bursting forth on screens far and wide, as film-makers take advantage of a more globalised world, a spurt in the visibility of local talent, and the possibilities this throws up."The diversity, creative insights and technical virtuosity of Indian cinema are a pageant on world screens in the fall and winter seasons of 2007," says the latest issue of the 'FilmIndia Worldwide'.The magazine has listed a range of Indian films taking part in global festivals during...

Film equipment, from decades back to the latest, on show at Goa

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From Our CorrespondentGOA, India, November 24: India's Films Division, a legacy from the days when documentary film-making in India was largely government-dominated, has put up a cine expo, released a film on Indian cinema, is to screen films on the Indian freedom struggle during the IFFI film festival underway here.Struggling to find a new role for itself, in times when many high-quality film-makers -- specially small-time independent documentary film-makers have entered the market -- the Films...

Film equipment, from decades back to the latest, on show at Goa

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GOA, India, November 24: India's Films Division, a legacy from the days when documentary film-making in India was largely government-dominated, has put up a cine expo, released a film on Indian cinema, is to screen films on the Indian freedom struggle during the IFFI film festival underway here.Struggling to find a new role for itself, in times when many high-quality film-makers -- specially small-time independent documentary film-makers have entered the market -- the Films Division has also set...

India opts for regional cinema from south to represent it at IFFI

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GOA, India, Nov 23: An India fast gaining on technical skills, but still struggling to get the rest of the globe to take note of its sometimes-hard-to-understand cinema has chosen films from the Malayalam and Bengali languages to represent the country.Two regional-language films from the south-west state of Kerala, and the eastern state of West Bengal will be the official entries at the Asian African and Latin American Competition of the 38th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) that got ...

Three documentaries on three great personalities!

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“Films Division” is the visual encyclopedia of India. Films Division is a media unit, functioning under the aegis of Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Govt. of India, since 1948. It has contributed immensely for the promotion of documentaries, short and animation films. Films Division is entering its 60th Glorious year. In these six decades, Films Division has captured on celluloid nearly 8000 films. It screens these films in theatres as well as by organizing film festivals in ever...

Three documentaries on three great personalities!

 “Films Division” is the visual encyclopedia of India. Films Division is a media unit, functioning under the aegis of Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Govt. of India, since 1948.  It has contributed immensely for the promotion of documentaries, short and animation films.  Films Division is entering its 60th Glorious year.  In these six decades, Films Division has captured on celluloid nearly 8000 f

Final Solution ban protest

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The Censor Board of India recently banned Rakesh Sharma's internationally-acclaimed documentary - Final Solution. An online petition has been created by Anand Patwardhan to protest against the ban. The petition asks Central Government to intervene and revoke the ban immediately. As you may already know, under clause 6 and 9 of the Cinematograph Act, the Central Government is empowered to overturn any decision/ recommendation by the Censor Board.People who have already signed the petition include...

Berlinale Talent Campus exports its concept

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International Offspring for the Berlinale Talent Campus With the Talent Campus India (19 - 23 July), that finished only recently, the idea behind Berlinale Talent Campus was exported to Asia for the first time. 50 film talents from all over India joined the workshops of Osian's Cinefan Film Festival to learn from the likes of cameraman Christopher Doyle (In the Mood for Love) and Mohsen and Samira Makhmalbaf.The Berlinale Talent Campus is extending its network further: This year similar events w...

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