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India: http://www.wishberry.in/Breaking-Free-13618 International: http://indiegogo.com/breakingfreeindia "This film has to be made, and it has to be made NOW", urges Sridhar Rangayan, activist and filmmaker, who tells this story of Indian LGBT community breaking free.   BREAKING FREE is a feature-length documentary by award winning filmmaker and rights activist Sridhar Rangayan, that strings together anguished voices of those who were to...

Prathyayam

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Director: Rajesh Touchriver.
Provocative, shocking and surprisingly tender amidst an explosion of unbridled emotions, “Prathyayam”(Trust) in telugu and “Ente…”(Mine…) in malyalam explores the consequences of sex trafficking, testing the vulnerability of trust in human relations. Srinivas(Siddiq) is a wonderful and devoted father to Durga(Anjali Patil), and he provides her the best. Working in the city and maintaining his family in a small town works well for him for years. One day everything is shattered when Durga comes unannounced to the city to appear for an interview concerning her college admission. Durga’s life is brutally torn apart as Srinivas wrestles with grief, remorse, self pity and guilt.

Please Don't Beat Me, Sir!

Director: Shashwati Talukdar and P. Kerim Friedman.
Over 60 million Indians belong to communities imprisoned by the British as "criminals by birth." The Chhara of Ahmedabad, in Western India, are one of 198 such "Criminal Tribes." Declaring that they are "born actors," not "born criminals," a group of Chhara youth have turned to street theater in their fight against police brutality, corruption, and the stigma of criminality — a stigma internalized by their own grandparents. 'Please Don't Beat Me, Sir!' follows the lives of these young actors and their families as they take their struggle to the streets, hoping their plays will spark a revolution.

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...

KASHISH 2012 needs EVERYONE to contribute

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Even as the Supreme Court is preparing its verdict on Sec377, KASHISH, your favourite LGBTQ festival that mainstreams queer issues through cinema, will be back for its third year very soon. With no government support and corporate sponsorship in India still difficult to come by, we rely heavily on support from individuals and organizations to make the festival happen. You can support the LGBTQ cause in India in your own big or small way! And we have some exclusive incentives to show our g...

Bajanama: Customs Commissioner in Mumbai studied early Indian Gramophone records

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   Customs Commissioner in Mumbai studied Indian Music “Sound is a fifty per cent partner in film” said A N Sharma, the author of an interesting masterpiece “Baajanama” which was released by Pandit Rajan Mishra and Pandit Sajan Mishra in Mumbai.  Interacting with media on the sidelines of Mumbai International Film Festival  2012, Mr Sharma said his book ‘Bajanaama’ is about the first decade of commercial recordings in India.” It was in ...

A report about 16th International Film Festival of Kerala 2011

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16th IFFK 2011 : Films by directors Aditi Roy [India], Carlos Cesar Arbelaez [Colombia],Hamid Reza Aligholian [Iran], Ozcan Alper [Turkey], Pablo Perelman [Chile],Salim Ahmed [India] and Sebastian Hiriat [Mexico] win prizes.A brief observation of events and films seen at 16th International Film Festival of Kerala 2011 [Trivandrum, India 09-16th December,2011] by film critic Mr.Lalit Rao (lalitrao@gmail.com)A successful film festival is known not only for its eclectic selection of films but also ...

2nd Call for Film Submissions for KASHISH 2012

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KASHISH 2012 previews starting soon. If you haven’t still submitted your film, rush it to us asap.   India’s Biggest Queer Film Festival returns for its third edition in 2012. KASHISH 2012 will be held from May 23-27, 2012 at a mainstream multiplex theater in suburban Mumbai and at Alliance Francaise de Bombay in South Mumbai. KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival is the first and only gay & lesbian film festival in India to be held in a mainstream...

Music director Bhupen Hazarika is dead R.I.P

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  music director Bhupen Hazarika is dead. ...

KASHISH 2012: Call for film submissions

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  We are back with a bang! India’s Biggest Queer Film Festival returns for its third edition in 2012. Submissions are now open for all categories, including for the competition section. Filmmakers from India and across the world can submit features, documentaries and short films that highlight/focus on Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer themes and expressions. KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival is the first and only gay & lesbian film festival i...

The River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival preview

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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. Now in...

CFSI's ‘Monsoon Dhamaal’

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Children’s Film Society India's weeklong Mumbai ‘Monsoon Dhamaal’ concluded at  Films Division  15th July 2011 in the course of which ten award winning CFSI films were screened to cheering school children. Entry to the screenings was  free! This specially curated package has already travelled to Kochi, Pune, Jaipur where it received an overwhelming response. Monsoon Dhamaal will travel to Srinagar, Kolkata, Indore, Ahmedabad, Chennai, New Delhi and Bangalore in the coming month...

Bollywood at Cannes

During the 64th Cannes Film festival-Bollywood has made its presence with some projects including National award winning filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar's 'Heroine'-starring Aishwarya Rai, and 'Prague' directed by the creative head of 'Dev.D'- Ashish Shukla,also Shekhar Kapoors 'Bollywood-The Greatest Love Story Ever Told' was premiered in out of competition segment.Three projects with three different genres where He

Bollywood at Cannes

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   During the 64th Cannes Film festival-Bollywood has made its presence with some projects including National award winning filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar's 'Heroine'-starring Aishwarya Rai, and 'Prague' directed by the creative head of 'Dev.D'- Ashish Shukla,also Shekhar Kapoors 'Bollywood-The Greatest Love Story Ever Told' was premiered in out of competition segment. Three projects with three different genres where Heroine is dealing with life of an actress as Madhurs real life docus, Bollywoo...

Bollywood at Cannes

During the 64th Cannes Film festival-Bollywood has made its presence with some projects including National award winning filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar's 'Heroine'-starring Aishwarya Rai, and 'Prague' directed by the creative head of 'Dev.D'- Ashish Shukla,also Shekhar Kapoors 'Bollywood-The Greatest Love Story Ever Told' was premiered in out of competition segment.Three projects with three different genres where He

Bollywood at Cannes

During the 64th Cannes Film festival-Bollywood has made its presence with some projects including National award winning filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar's 'Heroine'-starring Aishwarya Rai, and 'Prague' directed by the creative head of 'Dev.D'- Ashish Shukla,also Shekhar Kapoors 'Bollywood-The Greatest Love Story Ever Told' was premiered in out of competition segment.Three projects with three different genres where He

Bollywood at Cannes

During the 64th Cannes Film festival-Bollywood has made its presence with some projects including National award winning filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar's 'Heroine'-starring Aishwarya Rai, and 'Prague' directed by the creative head of 'Dev.D'- Ashish Shukla,also Shekhar Kapoors 'Bollywood-The Greatest Love Story Ever Told' was premiered in out of competition segment.Three projects with three different genres where He

Ray-films,as part of Tagore celebrations,in Bangkok

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  The 150th birth anniversary of India's Poet Laureate and probably the country's greatest literary genius, Rabindranath Tagore, is being celebrated around the world. Many of Tagore's stories have been translated into films,the best-known ones being by India's greatest film-maker ,Satyajit Ray -' Charulatha, Devi, Teen Kanya, Ghaire Bhaire.' Infact,Ray even made a memorable docu on Tagore, which was one of the highlights of a 2-day Seminar on Rabindranath Tagore, held at Bangk...

CANADIAN CITY TO NAME STREET AFTER RAJ KAPOOR, Toronto filmfest to host tribute to kapoor clan

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 In a welcome gesture to Indian Cinema, the City of Brampton in Ontario, Canada,  will name a street after the ultimate Showman – the late Raj Kapoor. Introducing a new street into the infrastructure of the city, when constructed it will be named, the ‘Raj Kapoor Crescent’.  The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) will host a tribute to the patriarch of the Kapoor clan,  Raj Kapoor. Titled, ‘Raj Kapoor and the Golden Age of Indian Cinema’ the festival will run for six ...

Bollywood - The Greatest Love Story Ever Told, produced by Shekhar Kapoor FOR Cannes

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Bollywood - The Greatest Love Story Ever Told, is the title of a feature film produced by Shekhar Kapoor exclusively for the Festival de Cannes. It will be screened out of competition during the 64th Festival that runs from the 11th to the 22nd of May. It all began with a conversation with ShekharKapoor, a member of the Cannes Jury in 2010. Why not make a film that brings together the most beautiful moments in the history of Indian musical films, with all their moving pageantry and da...

KASHISH 2011 invites Partners

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    May 25 - 29, 2011   Join us as a PRIDE PARTNER and be part of a historic journey!       What is KASHISH? KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival is a Pride event that is held annually in Mumbai, India. It showcases films with gay, lesbian, transgender th...

Vikas Kohli of FatLabs to receive special recognition at the ReelWorld Film Festival

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  Vikas Kohli of FatLabs will be the first to receive the coveted Trailblazer Award from the ReelWorld Film Festival for his work solely as a film composer and music producer. It's been an adventure over the past year, with several of the films Kohli has composed for receiving awards and it seems fitting that now the composer himself will be recognized for his tireless contributions to the arts. It is...

KASHISH 2011 - Dates and Highlights announced

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                  KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival 2011, the second edition of India’s only mainstream LGBT film fest, promises to be BIGGER, BOLDER & QUEERER. The second edition will be held from May 25-29, 2011 at two venues in Mumbai, one of which will be a multiplex theater. This year, the festival will showcase more than 130 films from over 25 countries.The highlights this...

Indian Film Festival: Bollywood & Beyond (IFF) in Australia

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  The 2011 Indian Film Festival: Bollywood & Beyond (IFF) has welcomed seven of the finest filmmaking and acting talents in Indian cinema to the country for IFF's Sydney and Melbourne openings - acclaimed multi award-winning actress Vidya Balan; actor/producer, pop star and supermodel Malaika Arora Khan; Pakistani pop sensation and new acting talent, Ali Zafar; directors Kabir Khan (Kabul Express); and Raj Kumar Gupta (Aamir); actor turned producer Arbaaz Khan; and producer Leslee Udwin...

A Tribute To Nicholas Ray And The Devils

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  To emphasize the exclusivity, the guest of festival Susan Ray,  the widow of film director Nicholas Ray and Chairperson of the Nicholas Ray Fund, presented and supported film to be made in Belgrade and to be directed by Serbian film director Dinko Tucaković “Doctor Ray And The Devils” about Susan’s husband Nicholas Ray. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of US film director Nicholas Ray, most famous for his film „Rebel without a Cause“, with late James Dean. Ju...

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