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KASHISH 2012 Award Winners and Closing Night

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Mi Ultimo Round wins Best Feature Film Award at KASHISH 2012 Anupam Kher gives away prizes, promises to sponsor Rs 50k for prize money next year   Chilean film My Last Round (Mi Ultimo Round) directed by Julio Jorquera Arriagada won the Best Feature Film Award at the 3rd Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival which concluded with star studded ceremony on Sunday May 27, 2012.     ``Cinema has no boundaries,’’ sai...

Two Days to KASHISH 2012 International Poster Competition deadline

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We know how we all are about deadlines! We never get to do what we want to do till the deadline is almost upon us or the deadline has passed! So this is to remind you all that the deadline to send in your design for the KASHISH 2012 International Poster Competition is May 18th midnight (Pacific time) And we have none other than Wendell Rodricks, one of India’s top fashion designers, to pick the winner of the contest. “I am delighted to be a judge on a contest that involves ever...

The River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival opens 11th edition

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  The River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival hosts a focus on Nobel Prize-winning poet Rabindranath Tagore, with screenings and talks, plus films in competition and special sections.   The River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival, directed by Selvaggia Velo, had its first edition in Florence in 2001 as the world's first festival entirely devoted to films from and about India: a mirror on the culture of an ever-growing, ever-changing subcontinent. ...

KASHISH SHORTS 2011 - Indian Queer Films for your festival

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The second edition of KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival was a brilliant success. It was held from may 25-29, 2011 at two venues simultaneously - the multiplex Cinemax Versova and Alliance Francaise.  The festival screened 124 films from 23 countries in 51 program slots. It had 67.5% turnout with about 6225 audience occupancy. There were 15 houseful shows. KASHISH 2011 was Bigger, Bolder & Queerer. A bevy of Bollywood celebrities – Juhi Chawla, Rahul Bos...

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 winners of the 2011 Western Union Short Film Competition

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  The Indian Film Festival: Bollywood and Beyond is delighted to announce the winners of the 2011 Western Union Short Film Competition. Indian director Collin D'Cunha is the International winner for his film MUMBAIKAR GANESH, director Ridwan Hassim is the Australian winner for his film, KHATABAH, and the New Zealand winner is Rajneel Singh with BLANK SPACES. Varan Sharma's ADJUST which tells the story of an Indian student realising his Australian dream received an Honorary Menti...

A World Of Film In South India

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  Kerala, in the southwest corner of India, is a truly magical place that contains majestic mountains, lush backwaters, golden rice paddies, towering coconut palms and a gorgeous coastline in what is India’s most cine-literate and culturally discerning state. Therefore, the yearly International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK), which is currently running in the city of Trivandrum through December 19, is a much anticipated film event that brings together filmmakers and appreciative...

I Am Bish

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    What happens when you mash together 300 volunteer zombies, a $10,000 budget and an “end of the world, romantic-zombie-action-musical” screenplay? The 2009 Australian indie film I am Bish, currently buzzing through the international film festival circuit with the appropriate tagline, “Just because it’s the end of the world doesn’t mean we can’t have a few laughs.” The film, directed by David Bishop, tells the story of a film student (Bish) shoo...

Eko President, Mr. Hope Obioma Opara, presents EKOIFF while in Cannes

I am the Managing Director/CEO of Flonnal Limited and Supple Communications Limited, with an MBA in finance, an associate member of Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON) and the Nigeria Institute of Management (NIM).

Eko President, Mr. Hope Obioma Opara, presents EKOIFF while in Cannes

I am the Managing Director/CEO of Flonnal Limited and Supple Communications Limited, with an MBA in finance, an associate member of Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON) and the Nigeria Institute of Management (NIM).

11th Mumbai Film Festival comes to a Close!

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UK film WHITE LIGHTNIN' wins the INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION for the First Feature Films of Directors with a cash prize of Rs. 50 Lakh ~ LA PIVELLINA (THE LITTLE ONE) wins the Jury Grand Prize along with cash prize Rs. 25 Lakh ~ An incredible end to an exceptional start! The curtain closed on the 11th edition of Mumbai Film Festival organized by the Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI) at Mumbai amidst the who's who of the of Indian and World cinema gracing the closure of the event ...

Tokyo International Film Festival Press Conference Report

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A press conference was held on September 16th (Wed) at Roppongi Hills, Tokyo. The press conference opened with welcome addresses by Hideyuki Takai (President, UNIJAPAN) and Tom Yoda (Chairman, 22nd Tokyo International Film Festival). Film Festival Ambassador Yoshino Kimura and Green Ambassador Anne also addressed the audience. Special guests were Jinsei Tsuji, director of the film ACACIA, which is one of the entries in the Competition Section, and Antonio Inoki, who played the lead role in the f...

Ready to leave for London

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I am almost on my way to London second edition of the Festival summit.Only a few minutes off... still need to do some packing, taking the tube to the Gare du Nord and hitting the faster than ever Eurostar.Guess what the company made some operating profit for the first time since the creation of the shuttle. ! (not considering financial agios I guess)I am due to speak tomorrow in one of the round table breakout sessions, but I still could not figure out what the theme is. I am told to play it by...

Everything you need to know on next Tribeac

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In its third and final feature film announcement, the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival, presented by American Express, today released the line-up for its Spotlight, Showcase and Restored/Rediscovered sections along with its Special Events for the seventh annual Festival. The Festival will take place April 23 – May 4, 2008 in Lower Manhattan. “Our Spotlight section presents a group of films already acquired for U.S. distribution but not yet released, including hotly-anticipated new titles by Jos...

Tribeca reveals line up of 122 feature films from 31 countries

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The 2008 Tribeca Film Festival has announced the line-ups for its World Narrative and World Documentary Feature Film Competitions as well the films it has chosen to present in the Encounters section for the seventh annual Festival. The Festival will take place April 23 – May 4, 2008 in Lower Manhattan. The Festival will present a streamlined selection of 122 feature films from 31 different countries, including 55 World Premieres, ten International Premieres, 26 North American Premieres, eig...

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 Typical Cinequest Day - Friday March 2nd

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I thought I'd give you a quick run down of a typical day at the Cinequest Film Festival (at least for me).At 9:30 AM I was enjoying complimentary coffee in the foyer of the Rep Theater in San Jose, free coffee is always a great way to start the day. Then the Day of Distribution forums began with an insightful discussion on how to make an independent film that can be sold. This was followed by a great panel discussing the role of the media in promoting your film, and how to make the most from...

Rajhans at Bahamas Film Festival

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Rajhans Leads Canadian Delegation to Bahamas Film FestivalThe inaugural One World Film Festival takes place this weekend in sunnyNassau, Bahamas. The festival boasts an exciting program of films from around the world, and is expected to attract some a-list celebrities who make The Bahamas their second home. The festival takes place Nov 13th to 17th and is the brainchild of Hollywood Producer, Monica Cooper. "This film festival has been a year in the making and I hope it will allow manyfilmmak...

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