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Bollywood at Toronto

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Mainstream Indian entertainment films from Bombay, which means the flashy three hour song and dance extravaganzas which have come to be know by the somewhat patronizing appellation "Bollywood" -- as opposed to the "serious art" films from India which had been making the festival rounds until now, are suddenly beginning to surface at major international film festivals, the latest instance being Toronto 2009.  At the 34th  instalment of this mega-festival (for that is e...

Bollywood at Toronto

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Mainstream Indian entertainment films from Bombay, which means the flashy three hour song and dance extravaganzas which have come to be know by the somewhat patronizing appellation “Bollywood” -- as opposed to the “serious art” films from India which had been making the festival rounds until now, are suddenly beginning to surface at major international film festivals, the latest instance being Toronto 2009. At the 34th instalment of this mega-festival (for that is exactly what Toronto ...

17. Filmfest Hamburg: films in the focus of "Vibrant Metropolises"

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From 24th September to 3rd October 2009 the 17th Filmfest Hamburg focuses in on films treating the topic of "Vibrant Metropolises". Claus Friede, the curator of the Focus' section, says that the selection of 12 international feature and documentary films presents: "metropolises of extreme contrasts. The films contain social criticism, deal with radical strategies of survival, and depict breathless hypermodernity alongside urban traditions that have developed over centuries." Festival Director Al...

17. Filmfest Hamburg: films in the focus of "Vibrant Metropolises"

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From 24th September to 3rd October 2009 the 17th Filmfest Hamburg focuses in on films treating the topic of "Vibrant Metropolises". Claus Friede, the curator of the Focus' section, says that the selection of 12 international feature and documentary films presents: "metropolises of extreme contrasts. The films contain social criticism, deal with radical strategies of survival, and depict breathless hypermodernity alongside urban traditions that have developed over centuries." Festival Director Al...

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Director: PRATEEQUE OJHA.
The filmmaker is making a film on a real life incident from history and literature about a character called the Bhawal Sannyasi based on the book called the Princely Imposter. He is in the preprodcution stage when he gets the bad new that he can't shoot in the location he had selected during the recee stage, so his assistant advises him to compromise by shooting in available cheap village locales, which threatens to change his plot, but he has to go ahead with the shoot,so he does, sacrificing his relationship with a girl who is being pressurized by her parents to marry an architect, in the process. What happens to the lives of both the film maker and his protagonist unfolds in the film.

Silent Film Festival News!

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Lupe Vélez in LADY OF THE PAVEMENTSFESTIVAL UPDATES!1. The 14th Annual San Francisco Silent Film Festival! 2. Become a Member/ Renew 3. The Complete Festival Schedule 4. How, When, and Where to buy tickets 5. Festival Hotel Arrangements6. Co-presentation with 3rd i 7. Other Upcoming Silent Films Dear Friend of The Silent Film Festival,The 14th Annual San Francisco Silent Film Festival is just a couple days away and we hope to see you there!The weekend begins and ends with the radiant Lupe Vél...

Annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles

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The 7th Annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) announces the full schedule of films for the 2009 edition of the popular festival which runs April 21-26, including five feature films making their world premiere, five features making their U.S. premiere, and five features making their L.A. debut.Celebrating its 7th anniversary in a year where Indian cinema has come to the forefront both in the national and international consciousness, IFFLA has firmly established itself as the first an...

Aishwarya Rai, Queen of Bollywood, caps Berlin Star Parade

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Aishwarya Rai is not exactly a household name in Western film circles, but just about everywhere else in the world she is known as "The Queen of Bollywood" and probably has a much larger and far more passionately devoted following worldwide than any of her Hollywood contemporaries. "Ash", as he is known affectionately to her Indian fans, is here today, Friday the thirteenth, on the lucky next to the last day of the 2009 Berlinale. "Ash" Queen Rai The ...

Aishwarya Rai, Queen of Bollywood, caps Berlin Star Parade

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Aishwarya Rai is not exactly a household name in Western film circles, but just about everywhere else in the world she is known as "The Queen of Bollywood" and probably has a much larger and far more passionately devoted following worldwide than any of her Hollywood contemporaries. "Ash", as he is known affectionately to her Indian fans, is here today, Friday the thirteenth, on the lucky next to the last day of the 2009 Berlinale. The film she's here to accompany is the comedic competition entry...

International Film Festival Of India

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The first IFFI was held in Bombay in 1952 and is recognized by FIAPF. Festival has following sections Asian /African/Latin American Competition, Cinema of the World, Focus, Indian&Foreign Retrospectives, Tributes&Homage’s, Indian Panorama and Film Bazaar.

An Interview with Salman Rushdie

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Salman Rushdie, author of "Haroun and the Sea of Stories", "Midnight's Children", "The Satanic Verses", "Shalimar the Clown", "Grimus", "Shame", "The Moor's Last Sigh", "The Ground Beneath Her Feet", "Fury', and most recently published, "The Enchantress of Florence", answered the following questions.Q-"In "The Enchantress of Florence", East meets West and West meets East. What are East and West to you?"A-"This is something that has been mixed up inside me from the time I was born. I grew up i...

New York Sephardic Jewish Film Festival highlights

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A rare glimpse into the hidden secrets of Toledo, Spain. A heartbreaking drama about a Tunisian Jewish family in Paris. A poignant portrait of Iraq’s Jewish society. An introduction to a small Jewish community in Mumbai that believe s itself descended from one of the lost tribes of Israel. The story of an Ethiopian Jewish boy who dreams of being the Spike Lee of Israel. These are but a few of the fifteen films from fourteen countries being screened at this year’s gala 13th Annual New York Se...

A Night at the Festival with Groucho and more brothers...

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"A Night at the Festival" NYICFF 2008http://www.gkids.com/ INT. OFFICES OF THE NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S FILM FESTIVAL. WEARING A WATER BARREL AND SUSPENDERS, GROUCHO MARX PACES FROM LEFT TO RIGHT AS HE LECTURES A GAGGLE OF INTERNS.GROUCHO (SINGING)There are films from old Bombay, Sri Lankaand Taipei! And shorts seldom distributed!INTERNSAnd shorts seldom distributed!GROUCHO HANDS A COMELY YOUNG INTERN A PAIR OF BOXER SHORTS.GROUCHOHere, distribute these to my cleaners. HARPO GRABS THE...

MIAAC 2008: New York’s Indian Film Festival

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One day after the historic election that promised to dewax America’s ears, New Yorkers amped up the global love-in with a celebration of Indian cinema. The eighth Mahindra Indo-American Arts Council Film Festival, running November 5-9, features independent arthouse fare made on Indian soil as well as Indian-themed productions made abroad, either by Indian or non-Indian filmmakers. Its mantras of reaching out beyond national borders and bridging diverse tastes and traditions vibe perfectly with...

Martha's Vineyard International Film Festival line up

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The Martha's Vineyard International Film Festival announces the line up for 2008 festival September 11-14th, in Vineyard Haven, MA. Produced by the Martha's Vineyard Film Society, the MVIFF will screen 30 international features and documentaries and two Short Film programs. Several filmmakers will be in attendance. Among the high profile films selected are: Irena Salina's Flow, For Love of Water (Opening Night), Lucy Walker's Blindsight, Ellen Kuras's The Betrayal, Liz Mermin's Shot in Bombay, ...

Martha's Vineyard International Film Festival preview

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The annual Martha's Vineyard International Film Festival, produced by the MV Film Society, is a showcase for the best feature and short films from around the globe. As its exquisite setting would suggest, this is not your typical film festival-"Which is a good thing," says actor Hayden Christensen (who attended in 2007). "It has a laidback vibe to it, fitting for film and the industry."Laidback or not, the days and nights of September 11 through 14 is still packed with excell...

Moondance Film Festival returns to Boulder after a two-year stint in Hollywood

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The Moondance International Film Festival -- which runs Friday through Monday at the Chautauqua Community House and Boulder Shambhala Meditation Center -- is not your typical Hollywood film festival. Dedicated to movies showcasing nonviolent conflict resolution, the fest, which is expected to draw a crowd of more than 2,000 film fanatics, features nearly 100 films, including dramas and documentaries concerning immigration, Iraqi cab drivers, eating disorders, the Lost Boys of Sudan and the assas...

Eight diverse cinematographic traditions meet at Goa for SAFF

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[Photo, venue of the SAFF at Goa, housed in an old colonial palatial mansion. Photo FN] Eight diverse countries, very differing historical and political traditions, unmatched cinematographic backgrounds, and over 45 films. Mixed together, the result is a South Asian Film Festival, the latest version of which is underway in Goa.This four-day festival, which ends on Monday, is seeing films from eight South Asian Countries -- Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepa...

IFFLA 2008 Announces Award Winners

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The 6th Annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles announces its 2008 Award winners with Richie Mehta’s AMAL as the winner of the Grand Jury Prize for Best Narrative Feature and Shivajee Chandrabhushan’s FROZEN receiving a Special Mention in the category. Yunus Vally’s THE GLOW OF WHITE WOMEN was named as the winner of the Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary with Liz Mermin’s SHOT IN BOMBAY receiving a Special Mention. Atul Sabwarhal’s’s MIDNIGHT LOST AND FOUND won the award for Be...

Sarasota Film Festival Competition and Audience Awards

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The Sarasota Film Festival Competition and Audience Awards were announced at a reception hosted by the Longboat Key Club and Resort, on Saturday afternoon, April 12th, 2008. The awards were introduced by Festival Director of Programming, Tom Hall and Festival Programmer, Holly Herrick and were presented by each of the competition category jurors. The Audience Awards were presented by Hall and Herrick. The 2008 Sarasota Film Festival presented three competitions, Best Narrative Feature, Best ...

Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles schedule of films

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The 6th Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) announces the full schedule of films for the 2008 edition of the popular festival which runs April 22-27, including four feature films making their world premiere, five features making their U.S. premiere, and nine features making their L.A. debut.Celebrating its 6th anniversary, IFFLA has firmly established itself as the first and largest film festival in North America dedicated entirely to presenting the cinema of India by showcasing films by...

Highlights of the Sarasota Film Festival 10th Anniversary

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The Sarasota Film Festival kicks-off its 10th Anniversary with a sneak-peak at some of the highlights of this years films, honorees and special programs; Among them is the announcement of the three major competitions, Best Narrative Feature, Best Documentary Feature, and Independent Visions - each showcasing a selection of the finest films at the festival. Special programs include Face To Face: The Films of Liv Ullmann and Ingmar Bergman; and Israel@60: The Nation, The Diaspora and Beyond. For ...

SXSW Announces Lineup

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The 15th annual South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference & Festival is thrilled to announce the complete lineup of feature films slated to screen at the event, March 7-15, in Austin, Texas.Over the course of nine days, 114 features will screen at the festival, with65 of those having their world premieres at SXSW 2008. Among the high-profile films added to the festival¹s ³Spotlight Premieres² categoryare: Kimberly Peirce¹s 'Stop-Loss,' Nicholas Stoller¹s 'Forgetting Sarah Marshall,' Martin ...

SXSW: The Austin Film Barbeque

 Tuesday, February 5-------------On Super Tuesday, with 22 Presidential primaries unfolding on the same day, the Presidential nominees will be in place and the hint of a new chapter will be in the air. SXSW, the South By Southwest Conference and FilmFestival, decided to unveil its program on what could be a significant date in current American discourse and affairs. The Festival, based in the libertarian outpost in Texas (Austin), the Festival has seen its reputation rise rapidly in the past de...

SXSW: The Austin Film Barbeque

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On Super Tuesday, with 22 Presidential primaries unfolding on the same day, the Presidential nominees will be in place and the hint of a new chapter will be in the air. SXSW, the South By Southwest Conference and FilmFestival, decided to unveil its program on what could be a significant date in current American discourse and affairs. The Festival, based in the libertarian outpost in Texas (Austin), the Festival has seen its reputation rise rapidly in the past decade. These days, it is second onl...

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