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FTII strongly represented in IFFI-2012

The Film and Television Institute of India, Pune is set to get unique mileage during the International Film Festival of India being held from 20th to 30th November at Panaji, Goa. Consecutively for the second year, the IFFI has offered a special section for FTII films. This section will feature five films made during the current year. These films will be screened in 35mm format on 25th November at 5.30 pm. Prabhat Nagari Film 1 (Aman Wadhan), Juju (Sujata Chowdhury), Green Balcony Aunty (Fais...

The Return of the Osian's Cinefan Festival of Indian, Asian & Arab Cinema

Resurrection of an Important Festival, after 3 years   Lekha Shankar, in N.Delhi The Osian’s Cinefan Film Festival of Indian, Asian and Arab Cinema, one of the pioneering festivals for Asian cinema, founded by the dynamic Aruna Vasudev, made  a come-back after three years, to New Delhi, India, pleasing the many film buffs  in the country. After all, this is the Indian capital city’s only film festival, at a time when nearly every city in the country, ...

Two Must-Attend Film Festivals,in India

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by Lekha Shankar      With almost every city in India boasting of a film festival today, it’s difficult to know which ones to choose. But two film festivals seems a cut above the rest. The International Film Festival of India (IIFI),  is the oldest and biggest film festival in the country ,which is  held in late-November, in the scenic beach-town of Goa. It  has the glitter, glamour, and high-quality cinema that one associates with a top-range fest...

Germans spread Wilkommen mat for Indian filmmakers

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Cash strapped film-makers often look to foreign institutions like the Herbert Bals Fund and UK Film Council to subsidise the production costs.O so wunderbar! They will be happy to know that Germany is offering  generous support ranging from loans, tax credits and price reductions,  provided  the film is a co-production. The Wilkommen mat was spread in the Yuletide season at  a press conference and seminar in the Maquinez Palace during the on-going 42nd edition of the International Film Fes...

Social responsibility initiative launched at IFFI G0A

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SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY INITIATIVE LAUNCHED AT  IFFI, GOA PARENTS OF SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN TO SHARE EXPERIENCES WITH FILMMAKERS For the first time ever, the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa  has included social responsibility and inclusivity as part of the festival program. Accordingly,the 42nd edition of IFFI will feature on Nov 27, a session in which parents of children with special needs will give film makers, media and delegates, a glimpse into the lives of...

IFFI Goa launches with 100 films from 65 countries

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Films from 65 countries for 42nd international film festival goa, shahrukj khan, luc besson, betrand tavernier to attendMore than 100 films from 65 countries will be screened during the 42nd International Film Festival of India - 2011 in Goa between Nov 23 and Dec 3,3011 Bollywood badshah Shahrukh Khan will be chief guest at IFFI's inauguration at the Ravindra Bhavan in Margao Goa on 23 November. The main centre of the festival is Panaji,although films will be screened over the 10 day Fest in...

Films from 65 countries for 42nd international film festival goa, shahrukj khan, luc besson, betrand tavernier to attend

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More than 100 films from 65 countries will be screened during the 42nd International Film Festival of India - 2011 in Goa between Nov 23 and Dec 3,3011  Bollywood badshah Shahrukh Khan will be chief guest at IFFI's inauguration  at the Ravindra Bhavan in Margao Goa  on 23 November. The main centre of the festival is Panaji,although films will be screened over the 10 day Fest in Margao,Goa's commercial hub which is located 4 km from the political capital.     Revived in this...

Gautam Ghose’s film “Moner Manush” wins Golden Peacock at IFFI 2010

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After close to a decade the International Film festival of India’s Golden Peacock has come back to India. Gautam Ghose’s film ‘Moner Manush’ won the prestigious award at the just concluded IFFI 2010 organised by DFF and ESG in Goa.‘Moner Manush’, an Indo-Bengal production which was premiered at the International Film Festival of India, is based on the life of Lalon Fakir or Lalon Shah, a revered rustic fakir, whose poetry are considered classics in Bengal.Famous Bengali actor Prosen...

NEWSLETTER N° 486: November 27, 2010

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 .............                                                                                                                                                          WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 486: November 27, 2010 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor, Advertise on the sites.  Our newsletter reaches 82 000 film professio...

64th Locarno Film Fest "Open Doors" Programme to focus on India

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For its next edition, the Locarno Festival’s co-production lab Open Doors will focus on India. The announcement was made on November 24 by Festival’s Artistic Director Olivier Père, and Nadia Dresti, Head of Locarno’s Industry Office, during the 41st edition of the International Film Festival of India in Goa. "Everybody knows that India outpaces the world in film production, releasing around 1,300 films every year.But these figures can be misleading. The strength of commerci...

Film Bazaar India

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‘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. ...

Roland Reber-Retrospective at the 40th International Film Festival of India

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The „International Film Festival of India", which is held between the  23rd of november till 3rd of december 2009 in Goa will show for its 40th anniversary a retrospective of director and author Roland Reber: All six movies of wtp international GmbH (director: Roland Reber) will be shown: the room (Das Zimmer; psycho-thriller, 2001) Pentamagica (satiric comedy, 2003) The Dark Side of our inner Space (drama, 2003) 24/7 ...

The Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG) Profile

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ESG Profile about us   Established by the Government of Goa in 2004, as the nodal agency in the organization of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), the main objective of the Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG) is to frame an entertainment policy to help cultivate Goa into a world-class international entertainment nerve center of the country. Successfully hosting the 35th, 36th ,37th and 38th International Film Festival of India to ...

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...

Goa: not just fish, feni and football... but films too

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GOA, India: Over 90 films have been shot with Goa as their backdrop, talented Goan musicians have contributed a lot to Bollywood, as the Mumbai (Bombay)-based film industry churning out 1000 films year currently is called Actresses from Goa like Ermelinda Cardoso (screen-name: Sudhabala) have played an important role in the silent movie era, a book called 'Location Goa', looking at the links between films andthis small region on the west coast, says. Its author, the journalist Mario Cabral e Sa,...

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...

Goa's IFFI finds a plush home, in what was a state-run hospital

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[From Frederick Noronha] : Not too long ago, patients hobbled around here, their limbs in plaster and their bodies in bandages. Pregnant mothers-to-be faced labour pains in these rooms. Sick children shed many a tear here. Now, Goa's IFFI's dreams are being born in the very same place. [Photo shows the old Goa Medical College, after a major overhaul undertaken in 2004, to host the IFFI.] IFFI, the International Film Festival of India's 38th edition, being held in Goa for the fourth success...

Bollywood's posters of yesteryears, broad brushstrokes now vanishing

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 [From FN] They once fired the Indian imagination, and built dreams for the millions. Today, the posters that built Bollywood are being displaced by technology and the changing needs of the time.Bollywood's posters have long been handpainted. But technology is making that a dying-art.With a backdrop of IFFI, the 38th edition of the International Film Festival of India currently underway here, tributes were paid to this fast vanishing world of poster art.'Poster Boys' is the title of a works...

Goa's IFFI finds a plush home, in what was a state-run hospital

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Not too long ago, patients hobbled around here, their limbs in plaster and their bodies in bandages. Pregnant mothers-to-be faced labour pains in these rooms. Sick children shed many a tear here. Now, Goa's IFFI's dreams are being born in the very same place. [Photo shows the old Goa Medical College, after a major overhaul undertaken in 2004, to host the IFFI.] IFFI, the International Film Festival of India's 38th edition, being held in Goa for the fourth successive year, got off to a colourful ...

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 ...

Four Months 3 weeks 2 days The opening film of the festival

The International Film Festival of India will open with the most celebrated film of the year ‘FOUR MONTHS, THREE WEEKS, TWO DAYS" directed by Cristian Mungiu from Romania.  The film won the prestigious Palme D'Or award at the Cannes Film Festival this year and has received wide critical acclaim all over the world.  The Director Cristian Mungiu and the leading actress of the film Anamaria Marinca will attend the gala opening ceremony on 23rd November 2007 at the Kala Academy in Goa.  Th...

Rendez-vous with French cinema at IFFI 2007 in Goa

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More than 15 long features and co-productions, representing a diversity of French cinema, will be showcased during IFFI, the International Film Festival of India, that begins in Goa later this week.From the inception of this new form of art, more than a century ago, both France and India felt a strong inclination for what was to be commonly known as the seventh art, says Jérôme Bonnafo (rpt Jome Bonnafo), Ambassador of France in India.Among them, the French Oscar entry ''Orchestra Seats"(...

Cross-cultural productions make it to IFFI 2007

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Panjim (Goa), Nov 22: IFFI, the International Film Festival of India that opens in Goa this Friday (ED: Nov 23, 2007) will showcase some interesting cross-cultural productions, organisers of the event being held in this coastal state for the fourth year running said.Among these are Mira Nair's `AIDS Jaago' and Richie Mehta's `Amal' which will be having their international premieres here, and Chris Smith's `The Pool' which will make its Asia premiere in Goa.IFFI currently has a section called the...

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