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Thomas Horn Line up Agathe Bonitzer Annekatrin Hendel Berlinale posture Djolof M'Bengue, Anisia Uzeyman, Saül Williams, Aïssa Maïga Ritesh Sidhwani, Priyanka Chopra, Farhan Akhtar Big run Max von Sydow, Dieter Kosslick Kirsten Sheridan Juli...

Berlin 62 Off and Running

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  by Alex Deleon Wed. Feb.9, 2012                                   The 62nd Berlinale opened this afternoon for early arriving journalists even before the Opening Gala which will be held tonight with two special press screenings. First up was the rousing Bollywood actioner ¨DON 2, The King Is Back¨ starring The K...

Berlin 62 Off and Running with Jolie's Genocide Crusade and an extravagant Indian Godfather

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  by Alex Deleon The 62nd Berlinale opened this afternoon for early arriving journalists even before the Opening Gala which will be held tonight  with two special press screenings. First up was the rousing Bollywood actioner ''DON 2, The King Is Back'' starring The King of  Bollywood himself, Shah Rukh Khan, and this was followed by the much anticipated Angela Jolie directed Bosnian War drama,  ''Land of Blood and Hone'' (Zemlja Krvi a Mjod),  in which the actress does not herself...

Bollywood godfather to screen at Berlin

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By Alex Deleon For the second time in three years a major Bollywood "blockbuster" starring top Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan (SRK) will have a high profile opening at Berlin.  The title of the new film is "DON 2, The King is Back", and is directed by star director Farhan Akhtar. In 2012 Mr. Khan was here for the world's premier of "My Name Khan" --a combination political film and love strory set in the USA. The subject of that one was actually anti-Isla...

Berlinale 2012: First Films for the Competition and Berlinale Special

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The first five films for the Competition of the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival have been confirmed. The selected productions and co-productions are from Indonesia, Spain, the People’s Republic of China, Hongkong/China, the Philippines, Great Britain, Germany, the USA and France. What’s more, five films are set for the Berlinale Special: the Indian-German co-production Don – The King Is Back, the documentary Marley by Kevin Macdonald from Great Britain and the USA, the Spanish film...

8th Dubai Festival to unveil 171 films from 56 nations

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8th Dubai International Film Festival runs December 7 to 14,• 46 world premieres, 25 international premieres and 78 Middle East premieres • Award-winning films and A-list talent from the Americas, Europe, Asia Africa and the Arab world • 89 films vie for prestigious Muhr Awards with total prize money of over US$600,000 The eighth Dubai International Film Festival, held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President & Prime Minister and Ruler o...

Don 2 - the Chase Continues in...Berlin

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Shahrukh Khan's new film“Don 2 – The Chase Continues” introduces the German Capital to Bollywood filmlovers. One of the top three destinations in Europe, after London and Paris, it registered an increase in the number of Indian visitors  by 43 percent in 2010. Now, Berliners would like Don 2 to make the city even more popular with Indians. Burkhard Kieker, CEO, visitBerlin says "Don 2 has two starring roles, Shah Rukh Khan and Berlin.” What's Shahrukh's considered opinion of...

Preview of upcoming Mumbai Film Festival (October 29 to November 5)

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  When the 11th edition of the Mumbai Film Festival (MFF) gets underway Mumbai sure is going to be a melting pot of the very best of cinema from round the world. Organized by Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI), the 11th edition of the festival is scheduled to take place from October 29 to November 5, 2009 in Mumbai, the film capital of India. A Reliance Big Entertainment initiative MFF has the distinction of being the only international film festival in India to be organized by an indepe...

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...

FIFTH ANNUAL NEW YORK AIDS FILM FESTIVAL 2007 PRESS COVERAGE

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By Maria Esteves - January 8, 2008 The Fifth Annual New York AIDS Film Festival 2007 press coverage is dedicated in Loving Memory of Mel Cheren (January 21, 1933 - December 7, 2007).   The Fifth Annual New York AIDS Film Festival (NYAFF) 2007 Opening Night Premiere short film MIGRATION directed by Mira Nair, segment of AIDS JAAGO, and documentary film INDIA'S HIDDEN PLAGUE, directed by Ashley Judd, Global Ambassador, YouthAIDS was held at the United Nations Dag Hammarkjold Auditorium...

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...

Cross-cultural productions make it to IFFI 2007 From A Correspondent

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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...

3rd I’s San Francisco South Asian Festival to screen Elisabeth

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South Asian filmmakers are making their presence felt worldwide with Rajnesh Domalapalli’s Vanaja and Bollywood alum Shekhar Kapur’s upcoming feature Elizabeth: The Golden Age opening in mainstream theatres. But there are still many gems that do not make it to American screens. 3rd I fills that gap to bring you some of the best recent works by South Asians with shorts by local filmmakers, including art house classics, hard hitting social documentaries, Bollywood blockbusters and lots more. I...

3rd I's 2007 San Francisco International South Asian Film Festival

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South Asian filmmakers are making their presence felt worldwide with Rajnesh Domalapalli’s Vanaja and Bollywood alum Shekhar Kapur’s upcoming feature Elizabeth: The Golden Age opening in mainstream theatres. But there are still many gems that do not make it to American screens. 3rd I fills that gap to bring you some of the best recent works by South Asians with shorts by local filmmakers, including art house classics, hard hitting social documentaries, Bollywood blockbusters and lots more. I...

New Indian film at the Annual Mahindra Indo-American Arts Council

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The 7th Annual Mahindra Indo-American Arts Council Film Festival runs November 7-11 at prestigious venues across Manhattan, such as Loews Times Square, Madame Tussaud’s, Asia Society, and Loews Broadway. Fueled by independent artistic expression, the 50 films selected this year include stories that range from social issues to gritty suspense dramas. This year’s Festival kicks off with the much awaited red-carpet screening of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Saawariya’, the first Indian co-pro...

South Asian International Film Fest Presents Lifetime Achievement Award to Shabana Azmi

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On opening night, SAIFF will honor international filmmaker, actress, activist, and role model Shabana Azmi with the Lifetime Achievement Award for her contributions to South Asian cinema. From her breakout role in her debut film in 1974, Shyam Benegal's "Ankur", for which she won her first of five National Awards, Ms. Azmi ventured upon an audacious path in cinema and stage by acting in over 100 independent, mainstream, and international films and appearing in a number of plays.She credits "Ank...

Dias de Santiago wins at Kerala

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Films from Peru and Philippines win top honours 9th International Film Festival of Kerala 2004 awardsThe Peruvian film “Dias de Santiago” by Josue Mendez was judged best feature film at 9th International Film Festival of Kerala 2004 (Dec 10-17, 2004).The Filipino director Mark Meily was declared as the best director for his film “Crying Ladies”.This film also won the award for the best Asian film constituted by Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC).The festival showed more ...

Dias de Santiago wins at Kerala

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Films from Peru and Philippines win top honours 9th International Film Festival of Kerala 2004 awardsThe Peruvian film “Dias de Santiago” by Josue Mendez was judged best feature film at 9th International Film Festival of Kerala 2004 (Dec 10-17, 2004).The Filipino director Mark Meily was declared as the best director for his film “Crying Ladies”.This film also won the award for the best Asian film constituted by Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC).The festival showed more ...

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...

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