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Life in Metaphors-Portraits of Girish Kasaravalli, by O.P. Srivastava: Well framed!

Life in Metaphors-Portraits of Girish Kasaravalli, by O.P. Srivastava: Well framed! A banker with a passion of cinema, Om Prakash Srivastava hung up his ATM to pursue his dream. In 2012, he attended a course in Film Appreciation at Goa, organised by the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), where an ex alumnus and India’s most decorated film-maker, Girish Kasaravalli was taking a master class on film-making. OP was so impressed with the demeanour and erudition of his teacher an...

Mumbai Film Festival: Pot luck and glam game

Mumbai Film Festival: Pot luck and glam game MFF, run by Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI), is among four Indian film festivals recognised by FIAPF ((Fédération Internationale des Associations de Producteurs de Films/International Federation of Film Producers Associations), which is based in Paris and has its Secretariat in Brussels. International Film Festival of India (IFFI, Goa) is the only one recognised as certified for International Competition. Kolkata and Thiruvanant...

“The Promise”= A film about how ancient and modern worlds can coexist in order to make wines and people who make them happy ?

Interest in wine and wine making has always fascinated humanity since olden times. However, this fascination has taken a completely new turn in contemporary times especially in an international market governed by numerous socio-economic concerns. This is one reason why there is always room for news as well as ‘works of art’ about anything related to wine. One can quote China's acquisition of 100 Bordeaux chateaux as a recent example. It can be stated that Asia’s dominance...

“Yesterday’s films for tomorrow” by P.K.Nair = An indispensable book for anybody who considers cinema as an art form.

“Yesterday’s films for tomorrow” by P.K.Nair = An indispensable book for anybody who considers cinema as an art form which needs to be preserved at all costs.                              © Mr.Lalit Rao (FIPRESCI) “Yesterday’s films for tomorrow” has been penned by one of world’s foremost authority on film archiv...

Straddling between different genres-Malayalam cinema director Dr.Biju and his films by Mr.Lalit Rao [FIPRESCI]

The world of cinema is full of surprises. One needs to learn the intricacies involved with this art in order to transform words into images. Hence, it is not so often that an ordinary layman can think of embarking on a creative journey in order to become a filmmaker merely by watching some good Iranian and Turkish films shown at film festivals. However, Bijukumar Damodaran is a very strong exception to this rule. In his native Kerala, South India, he is more commonly known as Dr.Biju. &n...

La Vie d’Adèle – Chapitre 1&2 wins FIPRESCI Award

The International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) grants its Grand Prix for Best Film of the Year to La Vie d’Adèle – Chapitre 1&2, directed by Abdellatif Kechiche.. The award is the result of the votes cast by 245 critics worldwide, members of FIPRESCI, for titles premiered during the previous twelve months. The prize will be awarded to the director of the film, Abdellatif Kechiche and its producer, Brahim Chioua, at the opening gala of the 61st edition of the Sa...

The Toronto International Film Festival® announced its international juries for 2013

  Toronto – The Toronto International Film Festival® announced its international juries for 2013. For the 22nd consecutive year, the Festival welcomes a FIPRESCI jury, comprised of six members from the International Federation of Film Critics. The Festival also announced that for the second consecutive year it will host a NETPAC jury, made up of three members of the Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema. The FIPRESCI jury will award the Prize of the International Critics for...

Critics' Prize in Locarno

    At the Locarno International Film Festival (Switzerland, August 7-17, 2013), the Prize of the International Critics (FIPRESCI PRIZE went to:      "What Now? Remind Me" (E agora? Lembra-me)      by Joaquim Pinto (Portugal, 2013),      shown in the International Competition. "The Portuguese director chronicles a year in his life trialling HIV drugs, and spreads his net ambitiously wider for a m...

International Critics Jury At MWFF

With the start of the season's first major film event, the Montreal World Film Festival on Thursday, September 26, an announcement comes from Quebec about the makeup of the 8 member delegation of the International Film Critics jury, members of the The International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI). The critics organization continues to have an important presence in Montreal, with an impressive delegation of international journalists. FIPRESCI JURY MEMBERS FOR MONTREAL WORLD F...


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