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RIFF 09, 2023, 4: Life-time Achievement Award for Parikshat Sahni

RIFF 09, 2023, 4: Life-time Achievement Award for Parikshat Sahni The 9th Edition of the Rajasthan International Film Festival(RIFF) 2023 will be held from 1st to 5th February in Jaipur, Rajasthan. Festival Director announced that the life-time achievement award will be given this year to lead actor and later character artiste, the eminent personality, Parikshat Sahni. Sahni is well-known to the earlier generation for TV shows like Barrister Vinod and Gul Gulshan Gulfaam. The latter was set ...

SCO Film Festival: India to host, festival begins tomorrow

SCO Film Festival: India to host, festival begins tomorrow In a first-of-its-kind event, the Shanghai Co-operation Organisation (SCO)’s film festival opens tomorrow in Mumbai. This is part of the initiatives taken by India after assuming Presidency of SCO. A total of 55 films will be screened during the festival, at two venues: the Films Division Complex, Peddar Road, and Nehru Centre. Proceedings will be kicked-off at an inaugural function, to be held at the Jamshed Bhabha Theatre, Nat...

Mammoth Film Festival Poised To Reach New Heights in 2023 / Fest to Feature Robust Program of Premieres, Panels and VIP Events

The highly anticipated Mammoth Film Festival™, taking place from March 2 to 6, 2023, has announced the first round of this year’s robust program. The five-day festival will feature over 80 films selected from an overwhelming response of submissions via  FilmFreeway, inclusive of U.S and international world premieres across the feature, documentary, short, music video and episodic categories, with a highlighted action sports category. The festival strives to showcase world...

RIFF, 09, 2023, 03: Festival director’s film screened at Dhaka International Film Festival

RIFF, 09, 2023, 03: Festival director’s film screened at Dhaka International Film Festival Rajasthani documentary film Dhinga Gavar, directed and produced by Somendra Harsh, was screened at the 21st Dhaka International Film Festival. The film had its world première at the National Museum in Dhaka on Wednesday. Somendra Harsh represented his film and interacted with the cine lovers present there. ‘Dhinga’ means fun by pretence and ‘Gavar’ means Gangaur or G...

Cuban American Filmmaker Gabriel Caste Asks “Are Your Awake?” / Short Thriller to World Premiere at SBIFF 2023

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Cuban American filmmaker Gabriel Caste’s latest short film Are You Awake? will have its world premiere at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. The psychological thriller will premiere as part of the Fear & The Truths We Avoid Shorts Block scheduled for Friday, February 10th at 10 a.m. and Monday, February 13th at 7:20 p.m., with a filmmakers’ Q&A following each day’s screening.    Gabriel Caste   In ...

RIFF 09, 2023, 02: Second list of films to be screened announced

RIFF 09, 2023, 02: Second list of films to be screened announced 9th edition of the Rajasthan International Film Festival (RIFF), organised by RIFF Film Club and accredited by the Federation of Film Societies of India (North Region), will be held from 1st to 5th February 2023 at INOX, Crystal Palm, C-Scheme, Jaipur, with the theme ‘Sports in Cinema’. The second list of films to be screened during this festival was released a couple of days ago. A total of 20 films have been off...

Cittador International Film Festival 2022 - Catalog

After the first edition of the Cittador International Film Festival 2022, the catalog remains as an important document of the Cittador International Film Festival. The catalog contains information about the festival, which took place on December 27, 2022 in Vienna, Austria, and provides information about the participating short films, presents the winning films including the jury statement and includes short interviews with the filmmakers. Projector Edition #1, Paperback, 80 Pages, ISBN: 979-8...

Cittador International Film Festival - Winners 2022

      Winners 2022 Jury Awarded Films   Best Narrative Short – Jury Award “The Pencil“ by Alexandre Mahutte, Canada Jury´s Statement ...

Third Eye, 2022, 19, 04: Asian Film Festival screens five Gujarati Films, including Hellaro

Third Eye, 2022, 19, 04: Asian Film Festival screens five Gujarati Films, including Hellaro In a specially curated package, the Thirst Eye Asian Film Festival has screened five Gujarati films. Film archiver and film culture activist Subhash Chheda, a friend of mine, has curated the package. For those who missed it at other festivals, the primary attraction would have been the Award wiNational nning Hellaro, directed by Abhishek Shah. The other films are Dhad (Paresh Naik), Reva (Rahul Bh...

Third Eye, 2022, 19, 03: Asian Film Foundation awards Sudhir Nandgaonkar the Satyajit Ray prize

Third Eye, 2022, 19, 03: Asian Film Foundation awards Sudhir Nandgaonkar the Satyajit Ray prize Sudhir Nandgaonkar worked tirelessly, all his life, for the cultural heritage of cinema. He reached out far and wide, propagating this culture, and played a key role in getting the local Marathi-speaking cinegoers of Mumbai and its suburbs to watch and appreciate world cinema, and discuss and debate it too. Towards this end, his Prabhat Chitra Mandal Film Society served the cause extremely well, by...

Two-day Bollywood International Film Festival kicks off on the 17th in Mumbai

Two-day Bollywood International Film Festival kicks off on the 17th in Mumbai “A film festival needs to be ethical and impartial, and that is exactly what Bollywood International Film Festival strives to be,” said Bollywood International Film Festival (BIFF) founder-chairperson Pratibha Sharma, and actor-director Yashpal Sharma at the media meet of the film festival, held at the Harmony Hall of Carnival Cinema, Oshiwara, Mumbai Of the 200 plus entries received by the festival, th...

Deadline Approaching - Last Call for Entry

We are approaching the end of our deadline for submissions - don't miss your opportunity and submit your film today on: https://filmfreeway.com/CittadorInternationalFilmFestival Festival Homepage: https://iff.cittador.com ...

„When the Woodlark Sings“ – Official Selection on the Iconic Images Film Festival

Our film "When the Woodlark Sings" was selected on the Iconic Images Film Festival in Vilnius, Lithuania in the categories BEST FEMALE DIRECTOR and BEST DRAMA FILM! We are glad, enchanted and thankful!  Watch the trailer: https://youtu.be/oXuEJiN3rD0 Watch the music video: https://youtu.be/sDsy_MdP4gE More information: https://heidelerche-film.cittador.com ...

Third Eye, 2022, 19, 01: Asian Film Festival resurfaces after Covid break

Third Eye, 2022, 19, 01: Asian Film Festival resurfaces after Covid break The 19th edition of the Third Eye Asian Film Festival, organised by the Asian Film Foundation, will begin from December 12, 2022. Started in 2002, under the stewardship of Mr. Sudhir Nandgaonkar, the festival is a one-of-its-kind experience for film buffs from Mumbai. It allows them to watch parallel cinema from various Asian countries. Supported by Government of Maharashtra, the Festival has received special assistance...

RIFF 09, 2023, 01: First list unveiled

RIFF 09, 2023, 01: First list unveiled The 9th edition of the Rajasthan International Film Festival (RIFF), organised by RIFF Film Club and accredited by the Federation of Film Societies of India (North Region), will be held from the 1st to the 5th of February 2023, at INOX, Crystal Palm, C-Scheme, Jaipur, Rajasthan, with the theme Sports in Cinema.  The first list of the 9th Rajasthan International Film Festival 2023 was released today, where a total of 22 films have been officially...

IFFI 53, 2022, 13: Master Class on Gender and Work in Hindi Cinema

IFFI 53, 2022, 13: Master Class on Gender and Work in Hindi Cinema A Masterclass on Gender Participation in Hindi Cinema was held at the 53rd International Film Festival of India, in association with Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), in Panaji, Goa wherein a presentation on Breaking the Screen Ceiling: Gender and Work in Hindi Cinema was held. Key insights from a quantitative research study on gender and work, both on and off screen, in Hindi cinema, were presented during the mas...

IFFI 53, 2022, 12: How to Blow-Up a Pipeline addresses the explosive issue of climate change

IFFI 53, 2022, 12: How to Blow-Up a Pipeline addresses the explosive issue of climate change One film that aroused the curiosity of the delegates and media for sure was How to Blow-Up a Pipeline. But its director acknowledged that there is no magic bullet or immediate remedy to tackle climate change. Only the right kind of conversations and interventions are the key.  “Through How to Blow Up a Pipeline, we are trying to provoke the right conversation on this burning issue,” s...

IFFI 53, 2022, 11: Storyline, tight screenplay, performances are important

IFFI 53, 2022, 11: Storyline, tight screenplay, performances are important Kurangu Pedal captures a child's interest in learning how to ride a bicycle, while his father doesn’t even know to ride a cycle. “The story kept on lingering in my mind as cycle was the one of the most intriguing things in my childhood. Learning to ride a cycle gives one confidence, and that thought pushed me to make a movie”, said Kamalakannan S., director and co-screenplay writer of th...

IFFI 53, 2022, 10: The land of jewels calls

IFFI 53, 2022, 10: The land of jewels calls Besides Bihar, the Manipur state pavilion at IFFI 53, called Manipur Unexplored, is attracting film-makers, actors, directors and producers, to consider making films in the state. Many film-makers are visiting the state pavilion for queries regarding the facilities that the picturesque state would offer them, should they decide to shoot in the remote north-eastern state of India. This year IIFI also celebrates the golden jubilee of Manipuri cinem...

IFFI 53, 2022, 09: Bihar as a shooting destination

IFFI 53, 2022, 09: Bihar as a shooting destination The Bihar pavilion at the 53rd IFFI has called out to budding film-makers to explore the historical, archaeological, cultural and natural heritage of the land of Buddha and Mahaveer. This year, at IFFI, as an initiative, several state governments had installed their pavilions at the Film Bazaar, to promote film-making industry in the states. States such as Manipur, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Maharashtra, Tamil Na...

IFFI 53, 2022, 08: The Young Arsonists is inspired by real people

IFFI 53, 2022, 08: The Young Arsonists is inspired by real people Amongst the sparse landscape of an isolated farming community in Canada, four adolescent girls’ band together to escape their desolate lives. By reclaiming an abandoned farm-house as their own, they form an intense and obsessive bond that leads them to a dark place where their innermost fears and desires destroy their only safe place. Showcased in the Cinema of the Wold section of the 53rd International Film Festi...

IFFI 53, 2022, 07: Ratings of films seen or partly seen

IFFI 53, 2022, 07: Ratings of films seen or partly seen Major-India-Hindi-Director Sashi Kiran Tikka: ** ½ Fatima-India-Hindi-Sourabh Kanti Dutta: *** Hatibondhu-India-English-Kripal Kalita: ** ½ Anhonee-India-Hindi (1973)-Ravi Tandan: ** ½ Parinda-India-Hindi (1989)-Vidhu Vinod Chopra: *** Alma and Oskar-Austria-German-Dieter Berner: *** Perfect Number-Poland-Polish-Krsyztof Zanussi: ** Cold as Marble-Azerbaijan+France-A...

IFFI 53, 2022, 06: Any nation, imagination, animation

IFFI 53, 2022, 06: Any nation, imagination, animation It is generally believed that this genre is largely loved by children, for its vibrant colorus, and simple themes, or messages they can take to heart. But, at the same time, many of the greatest animation films of all time are aimed at more mature audiences. The 53rd edition of International Film Festival of India (IFFI) has in store, a great mix of various genres of this film-art. This year, IFFI will showcase five such films from di...

IFFI 53, 2022, 05: Lata Mangeshkar, one of a kind

IFFI 53, 2022, 05: Lata Mangeshkar, one of a kind The 53rd edition of the International Film Festival of India is paying homage to Melody Queen Lata Mangeshkar, who passed away in Mumbai in February this year, aged 92. While the veteran singer’s soulful songs are one too many, thousands, to be sure, each excelling her own huge contribution to Indian cinema and culture, the festival has chosen Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s 1973 musical drama film Abhimaan, to pay tribute to the superlativ...
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