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Indian creative energy hits festival screens across the globe

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 Indian film is bursting forth on screens far and wide, as film-makers take advantage of a more globalised world, a spurt in the visibility of local talent, and the possibilities this throws up."The diversity, creative insights and technical virtuosity of Indian cinema are a pageant on world screens in the fall and winter seasons of 2007," says the latest issue of the 'FilmIndia Worldwide'.The magazine has listed a range of Indian films taking part in global festivals during...

Bollywood's posters of yesteryears, broad brushstrokes now vanishing

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 [From FN] They once fired the Indian imagination, and built dreams for the millions. Today, the posters that built Bollywood are being displaced by technology and the changing needs of the time.Bollywood's posters have long been handpainted. But technology is making that a dying-art.With a backdrop of IFFI, the 38th edition of the International Film Festival of India currently underway here, tributes were paid to this fast vanishing world of poster art.'Poster Boys' is the title of a works...

Indian industry study pushes for adopting DRM in country

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[From Our Correspondent] GOA, India, Nov 24: Indian national commerce chambers FICCI has pushed for the adoption of an "efficient" digital rights management (DRM) system, and said this would give "a fillip to the fast-growing Indian digital entertainment and media industry".The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry took this stand in a study jointly done with the PriceWaterhouseCoopers titled 'Entertainment & Media: India Going Digital' and released even ...

Indian film star Shahrukh Khan inaugurates 38 IFFI; Goa to "stay" as venue

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GOA, India, Nov 24, 2007: The 38th International Film Festival of India (IFFI-07) got off here with Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan inaugurated the event late Friday. Politicians also pledged that India's premier festival would continue to be hosted in this small coastal state that New Delhi wants to build into an "Indian Cannes". Shahrukh Khan called IFFI a pride of the nation. Recognizing the contribution of the common citizen in raising the popularity of cinema, he said, "Let's d...

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...

Photos from Goa, IFFI 2007

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 An eighteenth-century palace that once was the property of a Portuguese nobleman was redone at a cost of Rs 140 million for the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), being held at Goa, on the west coast currently. It began on November 23 and goes on till December 3, 2007. ...

Goa, coping with the pressures of a shiftover of the IFFI from New Delhi

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Faced with having to cope with the pressures of shifting its venue from the Indian national capital to the country's smallest province, the IFFI (International Film Festival of India) is currently working to win friends and influence people here in the former Portuguese colony of Goa.India's attempt -- which started since the IFFI shifted here in November 2004 -- is aimed at recreating an "Indian Cannes" of sorts, in this small region, known better for being a holidayer's paradise and ...

THE 45th NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL OPENING NIGHT PREMIERE FILM THE DARJEELING LIMITED RED CARPET PHOTOS

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THE 45th NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL OPENING NIGHT PREMIERE FILM THE DARJEELING LIMITED RED CARPET PHOTOS By Maria Esteves - October 18, 2007 The 45th New York Film Festival (NYFF) 2007, Opening Night Premiere film THE DARJEELING LIMITED, directed by Wes Anderson, was held at Avery Fisher Hall, Friday, September 28, 8:00pm. The festival presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center was sponsored by SARDEGNA and The New York Times. THE DARJEELING LIMITED is a comical film based on three ...

THE 45TH NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL OPENING NIGHT RED CARPET PHOTOS

THE 45th NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL OPENING NIGHT PREMIERE FILM THE DARJEELING LIMITED RED CARPET PHOTOS By Maria Esteves - October 18, 2007 The 45th New York Film Festival (NYFF) 2007, Opening Night Premiere film of THE DARJEELING LIMITED, directed by Wes Anderson, was held at Avery Fisher Hall, Friday, September 28, 8:00pm. The festival presented by the Film Socie
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