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The Jaipur International Film Festival to honour the Rajasthani filmmakers

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  THE BEST RAJASTHANI FILMS TO RECEIVE CASH PRIZE This year, in The Jaipur International Film Festival besides the national and international cinema we are also encouraging and promoting the Rajasthani Cinema to the every possible extent.  This is one of the primary reasons why JIFF will honour 3 best films selected out of overall films submitted from Rajasthan with the cash prize.  The first prize comprises of Rs. 21,000/- whereas the second and the third prize will c...

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...

New York 9th Sikh International Film Festival 2012, (SIFF)

With its program reduced to one day due to hurricane Sandy, the Sikh Art & Film Foundation presented 15 productions on November 3rd at the Asia society including several short films and documentaries which had their US or world premiere . In spite of New York’s transportation problems the late afternoon and evening screenings enjoyed a full house. Though India has a thriving domestic   and Diaspora film industry, comparatively few productions are made which are either aimed...

Two Must-Attend Film Festivals,in India

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by Lekha Shankar      With almost every city in India boasting of a film festival today, it’s difficult to know which ones to choose. But two film festivals seems a cut above the rest. The International Film Festival of India (IIFI),  is the oldest and biggest film festival in the country ,which is  held in late-November, in the scenic beach-town of Goa. It  has the glitter, glamour, and high-quality cinema that one associates with a top-range fest...

Ratings of films shown at the 42nd. International Film Festival of India, Goa, 23 November-03 December, 2011

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Here's my IFFI 2011 'star'-cast: Features Consul of Bordeaux: *** Bullhead: *** Palawan Fate: **1/2 Elena: *** Nader and Simin, A Separation: **** Oranges and Sunshine: *** Restoration: ***1/2 Mill and the Cross: ***1/2 Volcano: *** Mother's Paradise: **1/2 Abu, Son of Adam: ***1/2 (seen at MAMI's MFF) Dance Town: ***1/2 The Dry Valley: **1/2 Joanna: *** My Australia: *** National Alley: ***1/2 House of Tolerance: ***1/2 The First Grader: **1/2 Koko and the Ghost: *** The K...

Film-makers of The Consul of Bordeaux

CAPTION:, Francisco Manso, Director of the Portuguese film "The Consul of Bordeaux",Producer Jose Mazeda, composer Henri Seroka and lead actor Vitor Norte, at the 42nd International Film Festival of India (IFFI-2011), in Panaji, Goa on November 28, 2011.

" Mysticism " new genre introduced by Shaurya Productions.

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Shaurya Productions is coming up with their first film, "Dhyaan" (Meditation). First time Producer/Director - Chinar Sonawane has  made a wonderful film, its a  hindi film, made in India. The film is shot at 6 different locations in India. Dharamshala, Manali, Cheerapunji, Shillong, Mowlly long andMumbai.  Its a 90 mins film with no intervals.   ...

Jagmohan Mundra passed away

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A GREAT LOSS TO THE INDIAN CINEMAIt’ a matter of immense grief that the noted film maker Mr. Jagmohan Mundra passed away on September 4, 2011. This is a great loss to the Indian cinema. JIFF family offers the condolence to all his family members’ fans, & friends.Rajasthan was his native place and he was firmly attached the same. He had produced films like “Bawandar” which was based on the current issues related to women in Rajasthan. On his sad dismissal JIFF has organized a condolence m...

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Highlights from 4th BIFFES in Bangalore, India

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The 4th BIFFES (Bengaluru International Film Festival) - 2011 will be held from 15th to 22nd December, 2011, its organizers have announced. Bengaluru is the new - and phonetically correct name as per the native Kannada language - for Bangalore city, the IT capital of India. This edition of the festival will be bigger in scope and ambition thanks to the Government of Karnataka state in southern India, whose capital Bengalu...

Max Mueller Bhavan's Mobile Phone Film Making Workshop Mumbai- Micro Moves: Human - Urban / Surviving Strategies in a Mega-City

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Mobile Phone Film Making Workshop - Micro Moves: Human - Urban / Surviving Strategies in a Mega-City German filmmaker Till Passow will conduct a mobile Phone Film Making Workshop under the aegis of Max Mueller Bhavan Mumbai. Till Passow, born in 1968, is a renowned film maker. He has won the Oberhausen Mobile Phone Film Competition and was an assistant and trainee interviewer on the Steven Spielberg project Survivors of the Shoah. Till Passow spent eight months in Calcutta in 2001 to d...

Second Imphal International Short Film Festival 2013

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The Second edition of Imphal International Short Film Festival (IISFF) will be held from March 24-28th, 2013 in Manipur, India. More than 100 short films will be screened during the five day event. Imphal International Short Film Festival is the biggest event in North East India & promoted by "Legend Studio Manipur and Action for Social Advancement (ASA) Manipur" with the support of Film Forum Manipur. 1. Every short film produced between the period (April 2012 ...

Eighth edition of We Care Film Festival on Disability Issues to be Launched in Mumbai

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The 8th edition of the first of its kind travelling and educational film festival – We Care Filmfest 2011 on Disability Issues  - will be launched from the Y B Chavan Centre, Mumbai, on January 17, 2011 at 10.00 am and will travel across India to various universities and educational institutions.   The We Care Filmfest will be launched in the presence of various local partners - both government and non-governmental - of Mumbai including the Ali Yavar Jung National Institute for th...

International Short Film Festival Berlin focus

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The 26th International Short Film Festival Berlin will be held from the 16th to the 21st of November 2010. Boasting 6.00 entries from 110 countries, 450 shortfilms, 50 programs and an expected audience of 13,000, the International Short Film Festival is the greatest of its kind in Berlin and a significant cultural institution. ‘For one whole film-filled week, interfilm offers a cinematic kaleidoscope comprising six competition categories, two foreign focuses, numerous special programs and plen...

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...

ViBGYOR 2011- Call For Entries

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ViBGYOR 2011: CALL for Entrieshttp://vibgyorfilm.org/2011/callforentriesWelcome to the 6th Edition of ViBGYORInternational Film Festival for Short & Documentary films, to be held inThrissur, Kerala, India from January 12-16, 2011! The6th ViBGYOR is dedicated to the memory of late C. Saratchandran, the notedfilmmaker and activist and our friend and co-traveler at ViBGYOR. Accordinglywe have chosen ‘Political Filmmaking and Media Activism in SouthAsia’ as the special focus theme of the yea...

welcome to the 6th Edition of ViBGYOR International Film Festival, Thrissur, Kerala, India.

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Dear Friends,Greetings from VIBGYOR Collective and welcome to the 6th Edition of ViBGYORInternational Film Festival for short and documentary films at Thrissur,Kerala, from January 12-16 to beheld in the Sangeet Nataka Academy Campus! This Edition is dedicated to thememory of late C.Saratchandran, ourfriend, filmmaker and media activist, who apart from having produced manylandmark political documentary films, has been championing the Touring FilmFestival movement, `Nottam’ in Kerala and elsewh...

A Story of Headhunters from INDIA shown at the Cannes Festival SHORT FILM CORNER

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THE LAST OF THE TATTOOED HEAD HUNTERS THE KONYAK TRIBES OF NAGALAND, INDIAEvery year, I selected an interesting short film screening at the Cannes Festival's expanding SHORT FILM CORNER section and was lucky to hit upon a charming couple from India - she, VIKEYENO ZAO, the Director and he - INDRAJIT NARAYAN DEV, Producer and Director of Photography of the film,who made the trip over to promote their work inspite of the volcano ash hinderance. IN the photo below, taken by Indrajit, both ...

BIG Cinemas, India's largest cinema chain hits 500

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BIG Cinemas, India's largest domestic and international cinema chain, a division of Reliance MediaWorks Ltd and a member of Reliance ADA Group, has hit its 500 screen milestone with the opening of its newest multiplex at Kedah, Malaysia.   Following the Reliance ADA Group acquiring the controlling stake in Reliance MediaWorks in 2005, BIG Cinemas has witnessed a CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) of 100% in the scale of its operations.   In a little over three y...

BACKGROUND MUSIC FOR KONKANI FILM

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  THE KONKANI FILM "TUM KITEM KORTOLO ASLO?" (THE CHOICE) IS FAST NEARING COMPLETION. ITS BACKGROUND MUSIC IS CONCEIVED BY MR.CLARON MAZARELLO, A GOAN BELONGING TO THE YOUNGER GENERATION OF MUSICIANS. THE BACKGROUND MUSIC HAS INPUTS BY ELVIS LOBO (A GUITARIST OF INTERNATIONAL FAME) AND MUKESH GHATWAL (OF REMO FERNANDES' FAME) WHO HAS PROGRAMMED THE ENTIRE MUSIC.  CLARON MAZARELLO HAS VISUALIZED THE MUSIC KEEPING IN MIND THE MOOD OF THE STORY. LIVE BRASS AND VIO...

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