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8th Bollywood and beyond film festival (2011 ) in Germany announces call for entries.

The upcoming 8th edition of the  Bollywood and Beyond’ film festival   in Germany has announced a call for entries.  The festival features movies, documentaries, children's and animated films of any length and format. The only Indian film festival in Germany will run July 20th-24th, 2011 in Mumbai's sister city, Stuttgart. There will be jury and audience choice awards for best feature, documentary and short film. The awards are endowed with up to 4.000 Euros. In 2010 the Festival had o...

Webmiere 2011, The pioneer Online Festival to be broadcast online as well as on TV

The First Online  International Short Film Festival of its kind, Webmiere 2011 will be held from August 21st and Entries are now open for all the independent film makers from around the world. All the participating films will go through the first round of Screening and selected Films from all the categories together will be broadcast on the website

as well as on our partner Television DTH networks. Since all the films will be broadcast Live, it will be available for the audience to see only once. The Broadcast Schedule and trailers of all the selected films will be uploaded latest by 30th July 2011.

"Glee" Cinematographer, Producer and Editor Sing Behind the Scenes

Createasphere Brings It with their Best of TV Webcast Series Createasphere will take the audience back stage with an engaging webcast featuring the cinematographer, producer and editor of Glee - the award-winning, critically acclaimed television series now entering its sophomore season.  Featuring a real "how-did-we-do that?" conversation, the Best of TV Webcast has been developed with American Cinematographer Magazine and American Cinema Editors.   Joining the conversat...

Vijay Jadhav, Director NFAI Pune RIP

Vijay Hanumant Jadhav, Director of the National Film Archive of India and  the Press Information Bureau in Pune  expired after a heart attack on Dec 14. He had  worked with several media related organizations including Press Information Bureau , All India Radio and  Doordarshan.Mr Jadhav also had a stint  as Public Relations Officer (Defence), Pune. He was  interested in music and was an accomplished tabla player and had trained under Ustad Alla Rakha.  Jadhav was a B.E. in Chemic...

Closing of the 10th edition of River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival

The 10th edition of the River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival, under the patronage of Embassy of India, has had its last day on the 9th of December, with great attendance and feedback of the audience and the press, confirming furtherly the importance of the 50 Giorni di Cinema Internazionale  a Firenze and the historical beauty of Odeon Cinema Hall.   There has been a large appreciation among the audience and the Industry people  for the films in competition, th...

NEWSLETTER N° 487: December 4, 2010

 .............                                                                                                                                                          WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 487: December 4, 2010 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor, Advertise on the sites.  Our newsletter reaches 82 000 film profession...

Shooting Stars Light Up The Sky In Tallinn

  Six current Shooting Stars, an exclusive club of up-and-coming European actors that  are selected annually by an international jury and introduced at the Berlin International Film Festival by the European Film Promotion organization, are making an appearance in films being shown this week at POFF, the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival.   With a strong focus on European cinema both in and out of competition, the Festival is one of the places to catch current trends and ...

Bertrand Tavernier 's Princess of Montpensier is the Closing Film at 41st IFFI in Goa tonight

The Princess of Montpensier directed by Bertrand Tavernier is the Closing Film at the 41st IFFI tonight. Minister of state (Information & Broadcasting) Choudhury Mohan Jatua will  be the Chief Guest. Actor Saif Ali Khan will be the Guest Of Honour.   Ghost Writer directed by Roman Polanski  which was shown at the Press Club, Mumbai four weeks ago was the Mid-Fest film at IFFI.   Directorate of Film Festivals Head, S M Khan  has announced two more awards, increasing the award ...

Invitation to FLASHPOINT Human Rights Film Festival

 We would like to invite you to attend a very thought-provoking and humanitarian film festival that urge us to reflect, react, revolutionalize and act as a ‘flashpoint’ to usher in change:FLASHPOINT Human Rights Film Festival | This film festival will screen eight extraordinary films from around the world that deal with human rights issues like Human Trafficking & ...

FLASHPOINT Human Rights Film Festival

FLASHPOINT Human Rights Film Festival brings together eight extraordinary films from around the world that deal with human rights issues at macro as well as micro level; from global concerns to indigenous issues. These films urge us to reflect, react, revolutionalize and act as a ‘flashpoint’ to usher in change.

Film Bazaar India

‘Film Bazaar India - 10’ the annual film market hosted by NFDC to be held from 23rd - 26th Nov at Marriott Resort, Goa Mumbai, November 2010: National Film Development Corporation Ltd. (NFDC) gears-up for its annual film networking event ‘Film Bazaar India - 10.’ The film market is designed to address the current needs of filmmakers. The idea behind Film Bazaar is to provide a proficient stage for prospective buyers & sellers of film rights from India & abroad. ...

Dream theme for the Western Union Short Film Competition

The Indian Film Festival 2011 – Bollywood and Beyond Calling for entries with a ‘dream’ theme for the Western Union Short Film Competition Dreaming of a career in film? The Indian Film Festival (IFF) is delighted to announce that the Western Union Short Film Competition is now calling for entries for the 2011 Festival.Launched in 2010 and with Western Union confirmed as the 2011 naming rights competition sponsor, this exciting competition is aimed at discovering the future Peter Jacksons, ...

River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival celebrates its 10th

River to River. Florence Indian Film FestivalFlorence, Italy, 3-9 December 2010Odeon cinema - Piazza Strozzi 1 Spazio Uno cinema - Via del Sole 10River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival celebrates its 10th edition with a tribute and a photographic exhibition on multi-award winner and celebrated director Satyajit Ray, in addition to the films in competition and special screenings.The 10th River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival, founded and directed by Selvaggia Velo, will take place ...

Found Footage Film Makes World Premiere Bow At American Film Festival

  SPARK OF BEING, a found footage film by  celebrated avant-garde filmmaker Bill Morrison, is making its World Premiere this week in Wroclaw, Poland at the AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL (AFF), the first film event in Eastern Europe solely devoted to the works of contemporary and classic American cinema. Like his earlier film DECASIA (2002), Morrison uses disparate found footage extracts and a dynamic score to create a unique film experience that communicate many different layers of resona...

Himalaya Film Festival: Journey to a Hidden Universe - in New York City

If you always wanted to explore the Himalayas, you now need to be in New York City's Greenwich Village, the cultural heart of Manhattan. The Quad Cinema is running the Himalaya Film Festival from Friday, October 22 till 28. The festival is a celebration of films featuring the Himalayan region and its captivating people, culture, nature and politics: a virtual opportunity to experience what inspires the people living on top of the world. The Himalaya Film Festival offers a fascinating selection o...

Indian festival season is just ahead!

Indian Festival season is just ahead. Along with colorful social festivals like Navartri and Diwali, bouquets of film festivals just rolling one after another for Indian and Internation film goers. The season starts with MAMI, followed by Third Eye, Followed by IFFI and so on. The 12th edition of MAMI festival, opening on 21st Oct, has all women juries, which is happening first time in India. This year the festival has changed venue to Chandan & PVR in Juhu Mumbai. The schedule is yet to finaliz...

River to River. 10th Florence Indian Film Festival

River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival celebrates its 10th edition with a tribute and a photographic exhibition on multi-award winner and celebrated director Satyajit Ray, in addition to the films in competition and special screenings.The 10th River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival, founded and directed by Selvaggia Velo, will take place in Florence, Italy, from 3rd to 9th December, 2010.Under the Patronage of the Embassy of India in Rome, the Festival will take place in the cinema...

It's Raining Film at RAINDANCE

  Well, no one ever accused London of hogging too much of the world's great weather. In fact, it can be said that one of the reasons for the imperialistic urges of the British Empire was to find sunny climes and get out of the fucking rain. Well, rain is not a bad thing when it is a celluloid downpour, and that is what is on tap when the 18th edition of the Raindance Film Festival begins in London on Wednesday evening. This year’s lineup, which includes 69 UK Premieres, is a co...


Director: Kavanjit Singh.

On 31 October 1984, Indian Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi was assassinated by two of her Sikh bodyguards.


On 01 November 1984, riots erupted in Delhi. The mob swarmed into Sikh neighborhoods, killing any Sikh men, women & children they could find. The riots went on for next three days.


According to official figures, around 3000 Sikhs were killed and many more were rendered homeless.


JAGJEET is a film set in 1984 and looks at the guilt of a one man who left his childhood friend to die during the riots. The film captures three days of their lives. The first day is set in past where two best friends are in best of times. The second day is when riots took place in Delhi. The third and present day is set a week after riots.


        INDIAN FILM REVIEWS, 2010  -- COMPOSITE with RAAKH (1989)           ADDED NEW BOLLYWOOD BLOCKBUSTER TO PREMIER AT BERLIN 2010 by Alex deleon -- (reviewed below)  for   The much awaited new Indian film "My Name Is Khan" will be premiered at the 60th annual Berlin International Film Festival on Febuary 12, out of competition but very much in the limelight otherwise.  MNIK is easily the most anticpated Hindi film of the year as it topline...

khudakushi-Bird of Prey

Director: Rakesh Mehta.
Young Imran in search of a job meets Wali Sheikh and gets impressed by his lifestyle. Little did he know that Wali Sheikh is working as sleeping cell for terrorist organization. Wali Sheikh living under a trauma of imparity and injustice has his own reason to make a free space for muslims in India. In pathetic circumstances around him Imran ask Wali Sheikh to help him to get a job but Wali Sheikh justifies that to work for a better cause to make a better space for Muslims in Society than work for petty jobs, that makes Imran brainwashed and it changes his approach towards life and society. That makes the whole family worries for their eldest Son Imran. Wali Sheikh and his mentor Bhaijaan are working on a longtime plan to blast the CST in Mumbai,but in a week before their planned act the members get caught by Police, now all the responsibilities comes on to Wali Sheikh to make it last minute success. Wali Sheikh convinces Imran to accompany him to place a bomb. Imran apparently agrees to be a part of the plan. The life at home takes new twist for Imran..the results of his act may jeopardizes whole family’s life. Tensed imran leaves the home with Wali Sheikh but something else is waiting for him…..

Shivraj Suvarna Gets Prestigeous Dadasaheb Phalke Award

“Golden Voice of Kannada”, Honoured with “Dadasaheb Phalke Award"             At a grand function held on the occasion of 141st Birth anniversary Celebration of Dadasaheb Phalke, at Bhaidas Auditorium in Mumbai on 30th April, 2010  " Golden Voice of Kannada”  Shri. Shivraj Suvarna, was conferred with the coveted Dadasaheb Phalke Award for his meritorious service to the Indian Film Industry. This is a tribute to the voice Artis...

LA Indian Film Festival opening film "Cooking With Stella"

  LA Indian Film Festival By Alex Deleon   "Cooking With Stella", Canada/2009/103 min. Director Dilip Mehta:  The opening film of the festival was a re-run of the Toronto opener back in September, where 'Cooking Wiith Stella' was selected for that honor spot because of a a direct Canadian story  line connection and the fact that the director, Dilip Mehta, is a brother of eminent Canadian  based Indian filmmaker Deepa Mehta.  "Stella" of the...


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