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RIVER TO RIVER, FLORENCE CHITTAGONG vs CHITTAGONG, AND THE WINDS OF CHANGE

  RIVER TO RIVER, FLORENCE CHITTAGONG vs CHITTAGONG, AND THE WINDS OF CHANGE  by Alex Deleon    Bedabrata Pain (Bengali: বেদব্রত পাইন; born 27 March 1963, West Bengal, India) is a new Indian film director, producer and screenwriter. Bedabrata Pain is also inventor of the CMOS image sensor.   One of the most interesting things about Chittagong, the film, is that it is the debut feature of a 49 year old dir...

Centenary Indian Film Festival,in Bangkok

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  INDIAN  CENTENARY  FILM FESTIVAL IN BANGKOK   ( 19-21 OCTOBER) Bangkok’s  first-ever Indian Film festival  opened  yesterday, at the SF Cinema, Central  World,to celebrate the Centenary of Indian Cinema. Similar Indian film festivals are going to held in other parts of the world,to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the world’s biggest movie  industry. The Indian Centenary Film Festival in Bangkok,will all be 'free' screenings. ...

Centenary Indian Film Festival,in Bangkok

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  INDIAN  CENTENARY  FILM FESTIVAL IN BANGKOK   ( 19-21 OCTOBER) Bangkok’s  first-ever Indian Film festival  opened  yesterday, at the SF Cinema, Central  World,to celebrate the Centenary of Indian Cinema. Similar Indian film festivals are going to held in other parts of the world,to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the world’s biggest movie  industry. The Indian Centenary Film Festival in Bangkok,will all be 'free' screenings. ...

Amitabh Bachchan will be guest of honour at the 12th River to River Florence Indian Film Festival

Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan, the iconic face of Indian cinema, will be the guest of honour at the 12th River to River Florence Indian Film Festival.   The 12th River to River Florence Indian Film Festival, the only festival in Italy entirely devoted to Indian cinema and directed by Selvaggia Velo, will take place at Cinema Odeon, in Florence, from 7th to 13th December, under the Patronage of the Embassy of India and the Italy-India association.   This is an extreme...

Non-Bollywood Indian Film, "PRASAD" Preemed at Market in Berlin

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by Alex Deleon-Sinha Although little known ourtside of the Indian Sub-Continent itself there are several so-called "regional" film industries in India  each of which produces as many or more feature films a year in the regional languages as are produced in the Hindi mainstream industry of Bombay (Whence the brand name known to the world as "Bolly-wood"). Of course, Bombay has now been officially rechristened Mumbai, but this doesn't change anything cinematically ...

Films about improbable friendships bag the big money at Tokyo awards

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Tokyo Sakura Grand Prize, $50,000. for the Best Film in competition."Untouchables", France with DUO directors, Eric Toledano, Olivier Nakache, for their study of an improbable friendshipo that develops betweena white man in a wheelchair and his black care-taker. Special Jury Prize, $20,000"The Woodsman and the Rain", Japan, Dir. Shuichi Okita, (34) -- Another Improbable friendship tale, this time bertween a Japanese lumberjack and a clueless young director who cames to his neck of the woods to s...

The Tokyo International film festival to support Tsunami victims

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24th TOKYO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL AIMS TO SUPPORT EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI VICTIMS by Alex Deleon   Jūzō Itami  The Tokyo International film festival (TIFF) which came into being in 1985 and is now in its 24th edition forms, is, along with Pusan in neighboring Korea, what might be called the "one-two punch" of leading Asian film festivals. This festival started off slowly and was only held every other year between 1985 and 1991, but fi...

Arab Film Competition Jury for Narrative Film at Third Annual DTFF

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Acclaimed Syrian director Mohammed Malas will be joined by internationally renowned filmmakers and actors to form the Arab Film Competition Jury for Narrative Films at the third annual Doha Tribeca Film Festival (DTFF). The news came as the Doha Film Institute (DFI) announced the jury for the inaugural DTFF Arab Documentary Film Competition, which will be led by pioneering and award-winning British documentary filmmaker Nick Broomfield (Kurt & Courtney, Battle for Haditha, Biggie & Tup...

Bollywood at Cannes

During the 64th Cannes Film festival-Bollywood has made its presence with some projects including National award winning filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar's 'Heroine'-starring Aishwarya Rai, and 'Prague' directed by the creative head of 'Dev.D'- Ashish Shukla,also Shekhar Kapoors 'Bollywood-The Greatest Love Story Ever Told' was premiered in out of competition segment.Three projects with three different genres where He

Bollywood at Cannes

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   During the 64th Cannes Film festival-Bollywood has made its presence with some projects including National award winning filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar's 'Heroine'-starring Aishwarya Rai, and 'Prague' directed by the creative head of 'Dev.D'- Ashish Shukla,also Shekhar Kapoors 'Bollywood-The Greatest Love Story Ever Told' was premiered in out of competition segment. Three projects with three different genres where Heroine is dealing with life of an actress as Madhurs real life docus, Bollywoo...

Bollywood at Cannes

During the 64th Cannes Film festival-Bollywood has made its presence with some projects including National award winning filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar's 'Heroine'-starring Aishwarya Rai, and 'Prague' directed by the creative head of 'Dev.D'- Ashish Shukla,also Shekhar Kapoors 'Bollywood-The Greatest Love Story Ever Told' was premiered in out of competition segment.Three projects with three different genres where He

Bollywood at Cannes

During the 64th Cannes Film festival-Bollywood has made its presence with some projects including National award winning filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar's 'Heroine'-starring Aishwarya Rai, and 'Prague' directed by the creative head of 'Dev.D'- Ashish Shukla,also Shekhar Kapoors 'Bollywood-The Greatest Love Story Ever Told' was premiered in out of competition segment.Three projects with three different genres where He

Bollywood at Cannes

During the 64th Cannes Film festival-Bollywood has made its presence with some projects including National award winning filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar's 'Heroine'-starring Aishwarya Rai, and 'Prague' directed by the creative head of 'Dev.D'- Ashish Shukla,also Shekhar Kapoors 'Bollywood-The Greatest Love Story Ever Told' was premiered in out of competition segment.Three projects with three different genres where He

Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) jury members announced

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  Respected Hollywood and media personalities will serve on the Features, Documentaries and Shorts juries of the 9th Annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA), the organization announced today. The festival runs April 12-17 at ArcLight Hollywood in Los Angeles, California.   IFFLA Executive Director Christina Marouda said, "We are very appreciative to have such distinguished members of the film industry join us.  From academics and acting to filmmaking and jou...

Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) Line up

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  The 9th annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) announced today its line up with 13 feature films, 6 documentaries and 13 short films that will make up their 2011 program.   The list includes the Los Angeles premiere of I AM KALAM and the world premiere of Walt Disney Pictures' ZOKKOMON which will be this year's galas screenings bookending the festival at ArcLight Hollywood, April 12th-17th.   Opening this year's festival is the award-winning and i...

The 62nd Cannes Festival is Officially Open!

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Charles Aznavour, the voice talent in the French version of the Pixar feature Up, and the young actress Hafsia Herzi had the honors of calling this 62nd edition of the Cannes Film Festival officially open in the Grand Théâtre Lumière. It was then Edouard Baer who came on stage as Master of Ceremonies for the second year in a row. One by one, the jury members came front and center: Asia Argento, Shu Qi, Sharmila Tagore, Robin Wright Penn, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, James Gray, Hanif Kureishi...

NEWSLETTER N° 403: February 18, 2009

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Our newsletter reaches over 73 000 subscribers every week   Follow this link if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor of the site, Advertise on the sites. ENJOY THE NEW VERSION OF THE SITE LAUNCHED THIS WEEK Quick summary of the changes on fest21.com include : - New look, easier navigation - Transfer of the Festival Directory data...

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...

Jodhaa Akbar

Director: Ashutosh Gowariker.
SYNOPSIS Jodhaa Akbar is the story of the greatest Mughal emperor that ruled Hindustan, Jalaluddin Mohammad Akbar, and the fiery young Rajput princess, Jodhaa. Set in the sixteenth century, the epic romance begins as a marriage of alliance between two cultures and religions, for political gain, with King Bharmal of Amer giving his daughter’s hand to Emperor Akbar. When Akbar accepts the marriage proposal, little does he know that in his efforts to strengthen his relations with the Rajputs, he would in turn be embarking on a new journey – the journey of true love. From the battlefield where the young Jalaluddin was crowned, through the conquest that won him the title of Akbar the Great, to winning the love of the beautiful Jodhaa, Jodhaa Akbar traces the impressive graph of the mighty emperor and his romance with the defiant princess. With Hrithik Roshan as Akbar and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan as Jodhaa, the film is produced by Ronie Screwvala and Ashutosh Gowariker.

A Dazzling Opening Night for the Berlinale 2009

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With the world premiere of the star-studded action thriller "The International" by ace German director Tom Tykwer (of "Lola Runs" fame), the 59th Berlin International Film Festival opens this evening, Febsuary 5,  in the presence of the director and the actors Clive Owen, Ulrich Thomsen and Armin Mueller-Stahl. Festival Director Dieter Kosslick will ring the curtain up in conjunction with Jury President, Scottish actress Tilda Swinton. The event will be telecast liv...

A Dazzling Opening Night for the Berlinale 2009

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With the world premiere of the star-studded action thriller "The International" by ace German director Tom Tykwer (of "Lola Runs" fame), the 59th Berlin International Film Festival opens this evening, Febsuary 5, in the presence of the director and the actors Clive Owen, Ulrich Thomsen and Armin Mueller-Stahl. Festival Director Dieter Kosslick will ring the curtain up in conjunction with Jury President, Scottish actress Tilda Swinton. The event will be telecast live hosted by popular TV present...

The good, the bad and the ugly

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Alex Deleon offers his choice of ten best and worst films of the past year. Well, it's that time again when many film reviewers and critics compile their lists of Best (and Worst) of the flicks they were exposed to in the preceding year. Given that one can no more tell people which films they "should" like and which they shouldn't, anymore than you can expect everybody to agree with you on the taste of tripe soup or boiled tongue-- or even honey, for that matter -- it should be obvious to any pe...

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,...

This year's Turks and Caicos Fest jury recognized winners both Latin cinema and Bollywood

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The Third Annual Turks & Caicos International Film Festival (TCIFF), which celebrates the fusion of cinema and music, came to a successful close on Sunday, October 21, 2007. The Festival, organized by Executive Directors Jasmine Guy and Terrence Duckette, ran from October 16-21, screened 6 features, 12 documentaries and 11 shorts at both The Regent Palms Theatre and the outdoor beach screen at the Alexandra Resort, the Festival’s host hotel. Program Director, Karolyn Ali scheduled the Best...

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