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18th Third Eye Asian Film Festival, I

18th Third Eye Asian Film Festival, I Organised by the Asian Film Foundation and P.L. Deshpande Maharashtra Kala Academy, the 18th Third Eye Asian Film Festival (TEAFF) has just concluded. Held during March 1-6, at the Mini-Theatre, located on the third floor of the Ravindra Natya Mandir Complex, Prabhadevi, Mumbai, the festival screened films in six slots each day. Paani, in Marathi language, directed by Adinath Kothare, was the inaugural film while Mai Ghaat, also in Marathi, directed by An...

Sweet Thing World Premiere: Message from NY Indie Filmmaker Alexandre Rockwell

(Lana Rockwell, Jabari Watkins, ©  Lasse Tolbøll) by Lindsay R. Bellinger New York indie filmmaking auteur Alexandre Rockwell returns to the 70th year of Berlinale with his new film Sweet Thing. His newest film is making its world premiere in the Generation Section of the film festival tomorrow at Urania, An der Urania 17, 10787 Berlin at 17:00. Sweet Thing is a wonderfully entertaining black & white film that centers on Billie and Nico, real life sister and b...

The 2020 Univere Mulitultural Film Festival will be postponed to a later date

The 2020 Universe Multicultural Film Festival’s producer Lynn Tang and her production team would like to publicly announce that the 2020 Multicultural Film Festival will be postponed to a later date. It is necessary for us to delay the festival in order to best equip our global members and to give our audience the best presentation of all the international participants in the festival this year. The 2020 Universe Multicultural Film Festival will still be held at the same venues with th...

RIFF 2020: List of films to be screened

RIFF 2020: List of films to be screened Somendra Harsh and Anshu Harsh, Managing Trustees of RIFF Film Club and Founders of Rajasthan International Film Festival, told filmfestivals.com that actresses Zareen Khan, Tannishtha Chatterjee and Anushka Sen will attend RIFF 2020. RIFF's inauguration ceremony will be held on 18 January 2020 at 5 PM at Open Theatre, Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur and the awards and closing ceremony will be held on 22 January, also at the Open Theatre, Jawahar Kala K...

Antonio Banderas receives International Star Award, Actor at the Palm Springs Film Festival Gala

In his acceptance speach he speaks of meeting Pedro Almodovar forty years ago and then doing eight films with him. "Back in the eighties, just out of the dictatorship Pedro saw the world in new ways."  He alludes to sitting in audiences of award shows as a nominee and not winning, (like being the bridesmaid and never the bride) hardly, Antonio won the Best Actor award in Cannes last May and is nominated for the Golden Globes on Sunday. This year he may win additional awards for h...

Honoring Women at 31st Palm Springs International Film Festival

  David Ansen, former Newsweek critic and now Palm Springs Film Festival’s head of programming says this is a very strong year, featuring 180 films from around the world.  Now more than ever, the film festival offers major stars at its’ gala who feel Palm Springs is a must stop on the path to the Oscars.    Chairman Harold Matzner has heralded the growth of the Gala which brings international press as well.  David said, “many of the international f...

IFFI 50: Open Forum debates benefits of digital distribution for independent film-makers

IFFI 50: Open Forum debates benefits of digital distribution for independent film-makers The 50th edition of IFFI held an Open Forum on the 27th of November, 2019. The topic debated in the session was: whether independent producers are benefiting because of digital distribution or not. Speakers on the panel were renowned film-makers Shaji N. Karun, Rahul Dholakia (Parzania and Raees fame), famous editor Carol Littleton (ET), Ujwal Nirgudkar, Technical Advisor to IFFI, wildlife film-maker S...

IFFI 50: Media creates movie genres, says Takashi Miike

IFFI 50: Media creates movie genres, says Takashi Miike Movies are not originally made in specific genres, but when the information about a movie gets transmitted, the media portrays it as belonging to a particular genre, said renowned film-maker Takashi Miike. He was participating in a media conference organised on the sidelines of 50th International Film Festival of India. Takashi Miike, one of the most outstanding film-makers from Asia and around the world, with a cult status, was the &lsq...

IFFI 50: Many makers, one press conference

IFFI 50: Many makers, one press conference Those who wish to make independent films must keep themselves away from government funding, said Ms. Mahnaz Mohammadi, Director of Iranian film ‘Son-Mother’. “The government will give funds to directors who follow their rules and listen to them. You have to be part of the system and norms. I used my earnings as a documentary film-maker to produce my films”, she said. She was participating in a media conference at the 50th Inte...

6th Rajasthan International Film Festival, RIFF, 2020: Preparations in full swing

6th Rajasthan International Film Festival, RIFF, 2020: Preparations in full swing RIFF 2020 will have its Opening Ceremony on 18th January, 2020, 5 pm onwards, at Jawahar Kala Kendra (JKK Open Air Theatre), Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. The festival will have film screenings and talk shows at Cinépolis, World Trade Park (WTP), JLN Marg, Jaipur. RIFF 2020 Closing Ceremony and Awards Night will be held on 22nd January, 2020, 6 pm onwards, at Birla Auditorium. The organisers are pleased t...

Black Nights Kick Off

And we're off! The 23rd Black Nights Film Festival has officially begun. Over 250 films in 4 different cities and 4 competition programs - Official Selection, First Feature Competition, Baltic Film Competition, Rebels with a Cause Competition. Yesterday's Opening Ceremony kicked off with opening film Adam and the Bruno O’Ya award to a remarkable Estonian actor was awarded to Rea Lest.   The 23rd edition of the Black Nights Film Festival was opened yesterday...

IFFI 50, XI: Kashmiri film Nooreh to open non-feature Indian Panorama

IFFI 50, XI: Kashmiri film Nooreh to open non-feature Indian Panorama The 50th International Film Festival of India, 2019 will witness over 200 best films  from 76 countries, 26 feature films and 15 non-feature films in Indian panorama section and around 10,000 delegates and film-lovers are expected to participate in the golden jubilee edition. Indian Panorama is a flagship section of IFFI, which showcases the best of contemporary Indian Feature and Non-Feature Films of the years. This ...

IFFI 50, X: International Jury for IFFI 2019 has Bailey, Campillo, Yang, Ramsay and Sippy

IFFI 50, X: International Jury for IFFI 2019 has Bailey, Campillo, Yang, Ramsay and Sippy John Bailey, Cinematographer and Ex-President of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (the body that awards the Oscars) will chair the International Jury of 50th International Film Festival of India (IFFI). French film-maker Robin Campillo, who was also a member of the Cannes International Jury 2019, renowned Chinese film-maker Zhang Yang and Ms. Lynne Ramsay, who is one of the leading lights...

IFFI 50, IX: 13 International films and 2 Indian films in the competition at IFFI 2019

IFFI 50, IX: 13 International films and 2 Indian films in the competition at IFFI 2019 Each year, the coveted ‘Golden Peacock’ prize is given to one movie in the International Competition Section. It carries a cash prize of Rs. 40 lakhs (4 million), to be shared equally between the Producer and the Director, a Trophy and a citation. This year, the International Competition consists of 15 movies, produced and/or co-produced by 22 countries. Two entries are from India. Here is the...

IFFI 50, VIII: Debut Film Competition entries announced

IFFI 50, VIII: Debut Film Competition entries announced The 50th International Film Festival of India announced the seven films in Debut Competition section of the festival. The festival, which has been a launch pad to several film-makers over the past 66 years, aims at bringing forth the best first time film-makers of the year in this section. Algerian film Abou Leila, directed by Amin Sidi-Boumedine, Korean film Romang, by LEE Chang-geun, Romanian film Monsters, by Mar...

IFFI 50, VII: Isabelle Huppert to get Lifetime Achievement Award; 50 women’s films to be screened

IFFI 50,VII: Isabelle Huppert to get Lifetime Achievement Award; 50 women’s films to be screened One of the most famous and most popular French actresses of her generation, Isabelle Anne Madeleine Huppert will be conferred with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Golden Jubilee edition of International Film Festival of India (IFFI), Panaji, Goa, 2019. This was announced by Union Minister for Information & Broadcasting, Shri Prakash Javadekar, in New Delhi yesterday. The Union Mi...

IFFI 50, VI: Soul of Asia Retrospective of seven landmark movies

IFFI 50, VI: Soul of Asia Retrospective of seven landmark movies IFFI 2019, in its 50th edition, will be presenting a specially curated section which consists of some of the new and dynamic films that have made their mark, from across various Asian countries, and have been directed by Asian film-makers. With this spirit in mind, it has been named, Soul of Asia. Films to be showcased in this section are: Feelings to Tell, by Wen LI Summer is the Coldest Season, by Sun Zhou The Fourth Wal...

IFFI 50, V: Kaleidoscope selection of 20 films announced today

IFFI 50, V: Kaleidoscope selection of 20 films announced today 50th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) today announced the list of films to be screened in Festival Kaleidoscope, one of the most important sections of the festival. Festival Kaleidoscope section of 50th IFFI brings under one umbrella exotic films from around the world for film aficionados, who will flock to the festival at Panaji, Goa, in just under three weeks’ time. The section showcases 20 films, hand-picked a...

IFFI 50, IV: 17 films in specially curated Master Frames section

IFFI 50, IV: 17 films in specially curated Master Frames section 2019 marks the 50th year of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI). The 50th International Film Festival of India, 2019, will witness over 200 selected films from 76 countries, 26 feature films and 15 non feature films in Indian panorama section, and more than 10,000 people and film lovers are expected to participate in the golden jubilee edition. On the occasion, a special section has been curated, called Master Frame...

IFFI 50, III: 50th festival since 1952

IFFI 50, III: 50th festival since 1952 Started way back in 1952, the first ever IFFI was organised by the Films Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India, with the patronage of the first Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. This was also the first International Film Festival held anywhere in Asia. It inspired many budding talents to become film-makers, especially the film Bicycle Thieves, which remains a classic 70 years later. Seen in the picture, r...

IFFI 50, I: 10 Oscar winners to be screened

IFFI 50, I: 10 Oscar winners to be screened On the occasion of the 50th International Film Festival of India (IFFI), the festival has announced a special section which celebrates some of the most outstanding films which have won the Best Film award at the annual Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars. The section has been aptly named the Oscar Retrospective. The films to be showcased in this section include Casablanca (1942) by Michael Curtiz, Gone With the Wind (1939) by Victor Fleming,...

8th edition of Dharamshala International Film Festival (DIFF) from 7 November, announces full line-up

8th edition of Dharamshala International Film Festival (DIFF) from 7 November, announces full line-up Dharamshala International Film Festival (DIFF) will be held from 7 to 10 November, 2019 in the beautiful mountain town of McLeodGanj, Dharamshala, home of His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, and the meeting point of a rich and cosmopolitan mix of people and cultures. As is the past, the eighth edition will continue to showcase an eclectic mix of the best of independent features, documentaries, shor...

MFF 21, 2019, 05: The rest, with ratings, and the best of the fest

MFF 21, 2019, 05: The rest, with ratings, and the best of the fest It is over now, and I have seen my quota of films, ending with a show at Mumbai’s classy Le Reve single screen mini-theatre in Bandra West. Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI)’s 21st Mumbai Film Festival MFF), took off on 17th October, with screenings beginning on the 18th,  and ended on the 24th. Both days inclusive, I managed to see films. I wrote about 10 of them earlier this week. Here are cryptic review...

MFF 21, 2019, 04: Ten films seen, with ratings

MFF 21, 2019, 04: Ten films seen, with ratings Halfway through Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI) 21st Mumbai Film Festival MFF), till 21 October, I had managed to see the following films. Here are cryptic reviews, with their star ratings: A Son, France-Tunisia-Lebanon-Qatar, Directed by Mehdi M. Barsaoui, Rating: *** ½ Influences of Iranian cinema apart, the film has some real depth. It leaves several questions unanswered, but that turns out to be its strength. Perform...

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