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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...

Homage to Mani Kaul and 5 other noted film makers through 14 films in Special Screening during Mumbai International -2012

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                          Homage to Mani Kaul and 5 other noted film makers through 14 films in Special Screening during - MIFF-2012   Mani Kaul’s musical masterpiece Dhrupad traces the thousand year old living tradition of Raag Dhrupad.   Nomad Puppetteer, a cinematographic report on the string puppets of Rajasthan, Chitrakathi based on the marionettes and leather puppets of Goa and Arrival dealing with product-commodity exchange wi...

Homage to Mani Kaul and 5 other noted film makers through 14 films in Special Screening during - MIFF-2012

                          Homage to Mani Kaul and 5 other noted film makers through 14 films in Special Screening during - MIFF-2012   Mani Kaul’s musical masterpiece Dhrupad traces the thousand year old living tradition of Raag Dhrupad.   Nomad Puppetteer, a cinematographic report on the string puppets of Raj

Miff 2012 .. from 3rd Feb

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101 best documentary and short films to be showcased during MIFF 2012 Prize Money almost doubled.   The 12th edition of the biennial Mumbai International Film Festival for Documentary, Short and Animation Films (MIFF 2012) will be held at the National Centre for Performing Arts (NCPA), Mumbai from February 3 – 9, 2012. From a micro animation of 33 seconds to a 200 minutes documentary, MIFF 2012 received a record 791 entries from all over the world with 37 countries entering the f...

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...

Mamta Banerjee inaugurates 41st edition of IFFI 2010

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Union Railway Minister Ms. Mamta Banerjee today inaugurated the 41st edition of IFFI-2010 at Goa. Speaking on the occasion, Ms. Banerjee said since its inception IFFI had provided a forum for converging cinema from all parts of the world on one platform. The IFFI platform showcased the new trends in world cinema while at the same time presented the master pieces of the Indian Panorama Section to the global audiences abroad. The Minister said that films were an effective medium to depict realit...

Indian festival season is just ahead!

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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...

Shivraj Suvarna Gets Prestigeous Dadasaheb Phalke Award

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“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...

MIFF turns into an annual event!

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It is good news for all documentary film lovers! The Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF), which brings together documentary, short films and animation films from all over the world, would now be an annual event instead of biennial as was the case till now. This was announced by Union Minister for Information & Broadcasting Smt. Ambika Soni at the inaugural function of MIFF 2010.   Smt. Soni also announced that the Film & Television Institute of India (FTII) in Pune...

All Roads leading to NCPA for Mumbai International Film Festival in Mumbai.

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  The much awaited, biggest bi-annual documentary film festival, The 11th Mumbai International Film Festival for Documentary, Short and Animation Films (MIFF 2010) will open from February 3rd, 2010 at the National Centre for Performing Arts, NCPA, Nariman Point, Mumbai.   The inauguration of the Festival will take place at 6 p.m. on. Wednesday, February 3, 2010. Veteran film maker and Dadasaheb Phalke Award winner Mr.Yash Chopra will be the Chief Gues...

Mumbai International Film Festival for Documentaries and Short and Animation Films highlights

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Mumbai International Film Festival for Documentaries and Short and Animation Films will open on 3rd Feb. - 2010 The 11th edition of M.I.F.F. (Mumbai International Film Festival for Documentary, Short and Animation Films) organized by the Films Division, will open from 3rd to 9th February, 2010 at the prestigious National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA), Nariman Point, Mumbai.  According to Shri Kuldeep Sinha, M.I.F.F. has gained recognition on par with renowned International...

Freelance Media Journalist Combine organised "Film Riveiw Writing Competition "

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Freelance Media Journalist Combine, in association with Malini Kishore Sanghvi College of Commerce and Economics have organised the "Film Riview Writing Competition" on January 20th 2009 in Mumbai, in India. The competition was well attend by mumbai based colleges... Veteran film journalist and critic Siraj Sayed took an introductory session in which he introduced a film "Perhaps Love" directed by Peter Hun Chang. The film was recently screened at IFFI-Goa 09. Mr. Siraj briefed young student jo...

Director “Sergei Dvortsevoy” bagged the best film award with the Golden Peacock in IFFI-Goa 2008,

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With the screening of Iranian film ‘The Song of the Sparrows’, directed by Majid Majidi, curtains came down on the 39th International Film Festival of India on December 2nd 2008. Director Sergei Dvortsevoy bagged the best film award with the Golden Peacock and a cash award of 40 lakh for the Kazakhstan film ‘Tulpan’. The Director also got the Most Promising Director Award for the film. The award comprises the Silver Peacock and a cash award of Rs. 15 lakh. Tulpan is a cinematic triumph...

After Behind the frame, Films Division presents “Framing Time”

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“The huge treasure of documentaries on various topics from Films Division is a guiding force for all research scholars, film makers, and film goers from all over the world. This archive of 8000 plus films can run a separate Television Channel, Government must plan on introducing it immediately, which is a need of the time for the growth of documentary film movement in India.” Said Dr. Jabbar Patel, a leading film maker, at the opening of “Behind the Frame” who was amongst the guests of ...

The Coffin symbolizes beauty of horror.

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Thrilling mysterious and ultimately moving, The Coffin is a spine-chilling horror about the beauty of life and death and coming to face with living and dying. The new film by award winning director, Ekachal Uekrongtham, which was shot on actual locations of temple, real cemeteries, and ancient meditation caves, symbolizes the beauty of horror. The film is inspired by true Thai ritual of lying in coffins to get rid of bad luck and prolong life, it is a super natural thriller about a young man & w...

Ms. Rekha inaugurated the The 39th edition of IFFI.

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Ms. Rekha inaugurated the The 39th edition of IFFI.  The 39th edition of International Film festival of India, which is now recognized as a one of the TOP festival in the world is open to roll. Veteran actress Ms Rekha lighten the traditional lamp with the opening z. Est szug Chief Minister Digamber Kamath, Union Minister Mr. Ananad Sharma, I & B secretary, Ms Sushma Singh were amongst the guest of honor, While young actress Amrita Rao conducted the ceremony. Over the past four decades th...

NFAI to present ‘Treasures from archives’ at IFFI-Goa

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Mumbai / November 5, 2008  The National Film Archives of India, Pune will be presenting an unique viewing experience for the cine goers attending the 39th International Film Festival of India, IFFI 2008, in the form of Dada Saheb Phalke’s silent master piece ‘Kalia Mardan’ with live musical accompaniment.  The film, one of the earliest silent movies made in 1919, will be screened on November 23, 2008 at the festival venue in Panaji, Goa.   Giving details of NFAI’s parti...

NFAI to present treasures from archives at IFFI 2008

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NFAI TO PRESENT ‘TREASURES FROM ARCHIVES’ AT IFFI 2008 The National Film Archives of India, Pune will be presenting an unique viewing experience for the cine goers attending the 39th International Film Festival of India, IFFI 2008, in the form of Dada Saheb Phalke’s silent master piece ‘Kalia Mardan’ with live musical accompaniment. The film, one of the earliest silent movies made in 1919, will be screened on November 23, 2008 at the festival venue in Panaji, Goa. Giving details of...

Third Eye Asian film Festival will showcase Talents of Young Directors

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Contemporary Asian films will be showcased in this section to capture the cinematic trends in Asian countries. The Festival is starting a competition of first or second film made by Asian director. Director of the film must have debuted not before 2007. Best Film will be awarded Trophy + cash prize of US$ 2,000. Many aspiring young directors and film school students in Asia are making digital short fiction films. 7th Asian Film Festival is organizing Short Fiction Film Competition. The idea ...

Asian film Festival will showcase Talents of Young Director

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Contemporary Asian films will be showcased in this section to capture the cinematic trends in Asian countries. The Festival is starting a competition of first or second film made by Asian director. Director of the film must have debuted not before 2007. Best Film will be awarded Trophy + cash prize of US$ 2,000. Many aspiring young directors and film school students in Asia are making digital short fiction films. 7th Asian Film Festival is organizing Short Fiction Film Competition. The idea is t...

I am satisfied - Says Kuldeep Sinha at meet the press at Mumbai MIFF-2008.

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Expressing satisfaction over the smooth conduct of 10th Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF-2008) Mr Kuldeep Sinha assured more attractive package in next edition of MIFF in 2010. He said, ther was a record number of entries this year and it was difficult to run repeat show of most demanded films. However, a package of award winning films will be made available for various local festivals wherever possible. He welcomed concept of promoting documentaries with help of NGO's on certain issue...

I am satisfied - Says Kuldeep Sinha at meet the press at MIFF-2008.

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Expressing satisfaction over the smooth conduct of 10th Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF-2008) Mr Kuldeep Sinha assured more attractive package in next edition of MIFF in 2010. He said, ther was a record number of entries this year and it was difficult to run repeat show of most demanded films. However, a package of award winning films will be made available for various local festivals wherever possible. He welcomed concept of promoting documentaries with help of NGO’s on certain issue...

Plight of Documentary Exhibition in India

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After a storming session to discuss on exhibition and distribution scenario of Documentary and short films, it is resolved to join hands of all concerns and take initiatives to thrash all the disputed issues and re-instinct the exhibition of documentary films in theater as of yesteryears. It was a outcome of the day long seminar on “State of Exhibition and Distribution of Documentaries in India” organized by Films Division as a part of ongoing 10th Mumbai International Film Festival of Docum...

MIFF 2008 Films Division, IDPA, & Cine exhibitors shook hands..

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Mr. Kuldeep Sinha, Chief Producer of Films Division, Mr. Jahnu Barua, President of Indian Documentary Producers Association, and Mr. R.V.Vidhani, President of the Cinema Owners & Exhibitors Association, Mumbai, Agreed to come on common platform to thrash out all issues collectively within time-frame. It was an outcome of a day long seminar during Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF-2008) to change scenario of documentary movement in India. Mr. Arjit Dutta from Bengal film Industry, Gnani S...
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