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Jan Chapman will head the six-member International Jury for the sixth annual Asia Pacific Screen Awards

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JAN CHAPMAN TO HEAD APSA INTERNATIONAL JURY Acclaimed Australian film producer Jan Chapman OAM will head the six-member International Jury for the sixth annual Asia Pacific Screen Awards, to be held in Brisbane on November 23, 2012. The Asia Pacific Screen Awards are the region’s highest accolade in film, and Ms Chapman follows previous International Jury Presidents Nansun Shi (2011, Hong Kong, PRC), Lord David Puttnam (2010, UK), Huang Jianxin (2009, People’s Republic of China), Bru...

Venice Festival opens with Mira Nair's Reluctant Fundamentalist

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The Reluctant Fundamentalist, the new film directed by Mira Nair, will be the opening film at the 69th Venice International Film Festival (29 August – 8 September 2012), directed by Alberto Barbera and organized by la Biennale di Venezia chaired by Paolo Baratta. The Reluctant Fundamentalist is produced by Lydia Dean Pilcher and presented by Doha Film Institute. Based on the best-selling novel of the same title, translated into 25 languages, The Reluctant Fundamentalist is a...

Venice Festival to open with Mira Nair's Reluctant Fundamentalist

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The Reluctant Fundamentalist, the new film directed by Mira Nair, will be the opening film at the 69th Venice International Film Festival (29 August – 8 September 2012), directed by Alberto Barbera and organized by la Biennale di Venezia chaired by Paolo Baratta. The Reluctant Fundamentalist is produced by Lydia Dean Pilcher and presented by Doha Film Institute. Based on the best-selling novel of the same title, translated into 25 languages, The Reluctant Fundamentalist  is a riv...

Indian fest of La program announced

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With what promises to be its most ambitious slate yet, the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (http://indianfilmfestival.org) has announced its impressive 2012 lineup. 33 features, documentaries, and short films will be screened from filmmakers throughout the world including Canada, Italy, India, Germany, South Africa, UK, and the U.S. Among the offerings are three world premieres, nine U.S. premieres and twelve Los Angeles premieres. This is a banner year for the festival as it celebrates its ...

An India Beyond Slumdog Millionaires

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  While there is no question that the Danny Boyle film SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE did much to rivet attention in the West on the cinema of India and southern Asia, the various film industries in the second largest country on earth has been a staple of moviegoing in Asia, South America, Africa and even Europe for many decades. Very few of the quality films from the region are given big screen time in North America but that represents both an obstacle and a challenge for the New York Indian Film...

New York Indian Film Festival will open with DO DOONI CHAAR

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  The Indo-American Arts Council has announced the feature films that have been selected for the Opening Night, Centerpiece, and Closing Night spots for the highly anticipated New York Indian Film Festival which runs May 4 to May 8 in Manhattan.   Opening the 11th annual edition of the IAAC's popular film festival will be the North American premiere of Disney's critically acclaimed family comedy DO DOONI CHAAR starring the legendary husband-wife acting couple Rishi Kapoor and...

The Asia Pacific Screen Awards has unveiled the International Jury members presided by Puttnam

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  The Asia Pacific Screen Awards has unveiled the International Jury members who will join previously announced President, Lord David Puttnam, for the fourth annual Asia Pacific Screen Awards to be held on the Gold Coast, Australia, on December 2. Lord David Puttnam, Academy Award winner and producer of Chariots of Fire, The Mission and The Killing Fields, has assembled a Jury of highly experienced industry professionals from across the globe. They are: ...

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...

MIAAC Indian Film Festival Winners

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  The MIAAC Indian Film Festival, sponsored by the Mahindra Indo-American Arts Council, wrapped up five days of premiere screenings, special events, chic parties and industry networking events with a gala awards ceremony on Sunday night, November 15th at the Walter Reade Theatre at New York's Lincoln Center. The ceremony included the US premiere of Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury’s ANTAHEEN.  Stars Rahul Bose and Kalyan Roy attended the premiere along with actors and filmmakers including Sh...

Full program announced for 11th Mumbai Film Festival

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  Mumbai Film Festival programme is divided into five sections: International Competition for the First Feature Films of Directors, World Cinema, Indian Showcase, Mumbai Dimensions and Retrospectives. The 11th edition of the Mumbai Film Festival (MFF), running from October the 29th until November the 5th will screen 200 films from 56 countries. 11th MUMBAI FILM FESTIVAL is organized by the Mumbai Academy of the Moving Image (MAMI). The Mumbai Academy of Moving Imag...

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...

Jury members for the Asia Pacific Screen Awards

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Eminent Chinese director, screenwriter and producer, Huang Jianxin, will head the International Jury for the third annual Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA). He will be joined by Australian playwright and screenwriter David Williamson, Iranian filmmaker Tahmineh Milāni, Indian playwright, screenwriter and director Feroz Abbas Khan and Korean writer/director Gina Kim. The International Jury will determine winners in the 2009 Asia Pacific Screen Awards to be announced in a ceremony on Australia'...

Asia Pacific Screen Awards Jury members

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Eminent Chinese director, screenwriter and producer, Huang Jianxin, will head the International Jury for the third annual Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA). He will be joined by Australian playwright and screenwriter David Williamson, Iranian filmmaker Tahmineh Milāni, Indian playwright, screenwriter and director Feroz Abbas Khan and Korean writer/director Gina Kim. The International Jury will determine winners in the 2009 Asia Pacific Screen Awards to be announced in a ceremony on Australi...

The Happy Soul Festival

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The Happy Soul Festival is London’s premier celebration of film and arts dedicated to creating awareness of well-being and mental health within the BME community, where these issues are often stigmatised. The festival runs from March 26th-April 8th and Meera Syal (a patron of the festival), Saeed Jaffrey, Julien Isaac, Bollywood actress and social activist, Shabana Azmi (City of Joy and Fire) Angela Wynter and Richard Blackwood are just a few of the guests taking part in the event. There are...

Eighth Annual Mahindra Indo-American Arts Council (MIAAC) Film Festival November 5-9, 2008 New York City

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Participate in a momentous cinematic event Check out the video from last year's festival here. Filmmakers: Click here for an application form to submit your film to the premiere film festival for South Asian films.Deadline for Submissions is July 15, 2008. Excitement, buzz, celebrities, filmmakers, actors, industry, mediaOpening Night Gala Screening and Dinner at Lincoln Center JazzClosing Night Screening and Awards Ceremony at the Walter Reade Theatre. Red carpetsPost-screening discussions afte...

NEWSLETTER N° 333: October 3, 2007

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FESTIVALS AGENDA SUBMISSION CALENDARS Festivals calling for your films... This week, this month...   _______________________________________________________________________________________ AWARDS THE AWARDS WATCH ON FEST21.COM Oscar and more ...

Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles schedule of films

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The 6th Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) announces the full schedule of films for the 2008 edition of the popular festival which runs April 22-27, including four feature films making their world premiere, five features making their U.S. premiere, and nine features making their L.A. debut.Celebrating its 6th anniversary, IFFLA has firmly established itself as the first and largest film festival in North America dedicated entirely to presenting the cinema of India by showcasing films by...

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...

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...

South Asian International Film Fest opener selected

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The 2007 South Asian International Film Festival will be held from October 3-9, 2007 in New York City.The festival will open with Manish Acharya's LOINS OF PUNJAB PRESENTS at Loews Cineplex in Lincoln Square on October 3, 2007. Walking the red carpet will be the full cast and crew including, Shabana Azmi and Ajay Naidu. A film set over three days, in Edison, New Jersey, where five Indian-Americans and one Jewish Indophile participate in the first DESI IDOL, a Bollywood-style singing contest spo...

A Florentine Hommage to Ismail Merchant

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For a certain niche group of cinephiles ever since the release of a film called "Shakespeare Wallah" in 1965, the "Merchant-Ivory" label has become synonymous with high-class rarified taste in cinema in some way associated with India ("A Passage to India", "Heat and Dust"), or, in the later collaborations of this producer-director team, with ultra refined literary adaptations set in Victorian England such as "The Remains of the Day", and "Howard's end". To be brutally frank, since "Merchant-Ivor...

A conversation with Selvaggia Velo, River to River Director

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A conversation with Selvaggia VeloFestival Director; ‘River to River’ Florence Indian Film FestivalWendy DentSV: How did it begin? In ’98 I organised an exhibition of Bollywood movie banners. Still Bollywood was not fashion in Europe. And so this was done, and then in ’99 we invited those same painters, artists, to have a live show during the Florentine summer. There are a lot of events during the summer here in Florence, the start of Fiorentina. And so those painters were coming and ...

River to River Florence Indian ready to kick in

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River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival9-15 December 2005, Florence, ItalyOnce again, the fifth edition of River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival, the festival devoted to independent and parallel Indian cinema, will take place from 9 to 15 December 2005 under the direction of Selvaggia Velo.The screenings will take place at the cinema Spazio Uno, Via del Sole n.10 in Florence.The Festival was made possible thanks to the support of: the Cinema Management of the Ministry for Arts and...

Tendulkar Festival in Pune

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One of the salient features of Tendulkar Festival, organized jointly by veteran Amol Palekar and Idea was that they themselves took it quite seriously and planned it immaculately. The Badal Sircar Festival initiated by Amol last year turned out to be memorable in many ways and there was a general feeling among the viewers that such festivals should be organized time and again. Amol deserves merit for having organized Tendulkar festival at the most appropriate time. Considering Tendulkar's speech...

SXSW 2005 line up

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After months of receiving and reviewing submissions, the South by Southwest Film Conference & Festival (SXSW Film) announces the lineup of feature films for this year's event. The lineup includes over 40 world and U.S. premieres, set to be unveiled March 11-19, 2005 in venues throughout Austin, TX.The following is the lineup of features for SXSW 2005. NARRATIVE FEATURE COMPETITION:CAVITEDir: Ian Gamazon and Neill Dela Llana; Cast: Ian Gamazon, Dominique Gonzalez.An American citizen visiting his ...

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