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Indian documentary filmmakers

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...

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 ...

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...

Kerala 2008 awards

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Two Outstanding films from Mexico and Venezuela bagged top honors at 13th International Film Festival of Kerala 2008 awards ceremony.Mexican film “Parque Via” directed by Enrique Rivero was declared best film. His film is a sad tale of loneliness experienced by a caretaker of a large mansion in Mexico City. Enrique Rivero had already won prizes at Locarno and Nantes for this film. Venezuelan filmmaker Mariana Rondon was chosen as best director for her film “Postcards from Leningrad”. Thi...

Fall's Film Extravaganza results from The New York International Independent Film and Video Festival

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The New York International Independent Film and Video Festival proudly announces the results from their Fall event in New York. Over 200 films from 45 countries competed for awards in categories such as Grand Jury Prizes for direction, acting, and cinematography, screenwriting as well as genre and documentary awards. "The caliber of film entries was very impressive from both emerging filmmakers and professional established filmmakers from all over the world. An expert panel ...

NYIIFVF Fall Event Awards

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The New York International Independent Film and Video Festival proudly announces the results from their Fall event in New York. Over 200 films from 45 countries competed for awards in categories such as Grand Jury Prizes for direction, acting, and cinematography, screenwriting as well as genre and documentary awards. "The caliber of film entries was very impressive from both emerging filmmakers and professional established filmmakers from all over the world. An expert panel of film judges decide...

World Film Festival Edition 6 ready to roll in Bangkok

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  A BRILLIANT selection of exciting, original and artistic films from all over the world will be presented at the 6th World Film Festival of Bangkok from October 24 to November 2, 2008. The programme includes classics from veteran directors and work by upcoming young bloods who bring fresh ideas to the screen. More than 70 films will cover different societies, cultures, history and politics. They will also present the personal visions and ideas of directors through the language of cin...

The New York International Independent Film and Video Festival proudly announces the results from this summer’s Los Angeles even

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The New York International Independent Film and Video Festival proudly announces the results from this summer’s Los Angeles event. Over 100 films from 25 countries competed for awards in categories such as genre, direction, acting, and cinematography and screenwriting. “The caliber of film entries was very impressive from both emerging filmmakers and professional established filmmakers from all over the globe. An expert panel of film judges decided the winners,“ said publicist Briege McGa...

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...

Film equipment, from decades back to the latest, on show at Goa

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From Our CorrespondentGOA, India, November 24: India's Films Division, a legacy from the days when documentary film-making in India was largely government-dominated, has put up a cine expo, released a film on Indian cinema, is to screen films on the Indian freedom struggle during the IFFI film festival underway here.Struggling to find a new role for itself, in times when many high-quality film-makers -- specially small-time independent documentary film-makers have entered the market -- the Films...

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...

New Generation of Indian Filmmakers At MoMA

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 Friday, April 20-----The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), in association with the Indo-American Arts Council (IAAC), will present INDIA NOW, the first in what is meant to be an annual exhibition of feature and short films from a new generation of Indian filmmakers. For its inaugural year, the series will present nine new feature films and two short films, most of them New York theatrical premieres. The series, which is designed to spotlight the wide range of fiction and documentary styles and g...

RETROSPECTIVE OF ARAVINDAN GETS UNDERWAY WITH VASTHUHARA

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RETROSPECTIVE OF ARAVINDAN GETS UNDERWAY WITH VASTHUHARA A retrospective of late Shri Govindan Aravindan, the renowned Malayalam filmmaker got underway with the screening of ‘Vasthuhara’. A total of five of his landmark films will be shown at the Festival. Other films are, Kanchan Sita, Chidambaram, Esthappan and Thampu. The directness, clarity and accuracy of his filmsenable the viewer to both reflect on the universality of the subject matter and relate this to his or her own human attit...

RETROSPECTIVE OF ARAVINDAN GETS UNDERWAY WITH VASTHUHARA

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A retrospective of late Shri Govindan Aravindan, the renowned Malayalam filmmaker got underway with the screening of ‘Vasthuhara’. A total of five of his landmark films will be shown at the Festival. Other films are, Kanchan Sita, Chidambaram, Esthappan and Thampu. Born in Kottayam in kerala, Arvindam was Director, Painter and Cartoonist with distict style. The directness, clarity and accuracy of his filmsenable the viewer to both reflect on the universality of the subject matter and re...

A retrospective of late Shri Govindan Aravindan

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A retrospective of late Shri Govindan Aravindan, the renowned Malayalam filmmaker got underway with the screening of ‘Vasthuhara’. A total of five of his landmark films will be shown at the Festival. Other films are, Kanchan Sita, Chidambaram, Esthappan and Thampu. Born in Kottayam in kerala, Arvindam was Director, Painter and Cartoonist with distict style. The directness, clarity and accuracy of his filmsenable the viewer to both reflect on the universality of the subject matter and relate ...

New Directors New Films opens this week end

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New Directors/New Films, one of the most anticipated film events on the New York film calendar, opens this week end. The program, jointly presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Department of Film and Media of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), will unspool 25 feature films and 5 shorts from March 22 through April 2, 2006. The program opens with the East Coast Premiere of HALF NELSON, a Sundance sleeper about a committed teacher in New York’s public schools, played by rising star...

Indian Film Fest in Florence

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River to River. Florence Indian Film FestivalFrom December 10-14, 2003 the third edition of the River to River Florence Indian Film Festival, the only European film festival entirely dedicated to cinema both from and about India, will arrive in Florence. The festival is organized by Luca Marziali and Selvaggia Velo of bdjMEDIA.Screenings will take place at the Spazio Uno Cinema in Via del Sole, 10, Florence - Italy. PRESS RELEASE N.3River to River. Florence Indian Film FestivalFrom December 10-1...

Fipresci awards in Mumbai and Rotterdam

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At the International Film Festival Mumbai(India, November 20-27, 2003)"Shadow Kill" (Nizhalkkuthu) by Adoor Gopalakrishnan (India, 2002)won the Prize of the International Critics"For its powerful cinematic exploration of the agony and helplessness of a hangman which dig as deep in the universal psyche as it does in Indian culture." A Special Mention went to: "Freaky Chakra" by V.K.Prakash (India, 2002), "For the extraordinarily light treatment of very serious emotions, inhibitions and aspiration...
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