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France, Tunisia, China, Iran, Israel, Syria to be focus countries at RIFF 2019

France, Tunisia, China, Iran, Israel, Syria to be focus countries at RIFF 2019 The third and final list of films to be screened at the 5th Rajasthan International Film Festival was released yesterday by Somendra Harsh, the Founder of the festival. Overall, the festival will showcase 25 awarded films, from 10 different countries. Films like the Tunisian feature Benzine, directed by Sarah Abidi , the Zyang Yang directed Chinese feature, Paths of the Soul, Cheang Pu-soi directed Chinese feature...

Film Review: '1985’ by Yen Tan - a compelling watch

Film review by Shweta Parande first published on Mumbai Cinema Paradiso blog for IFFI 2018. Just when you were starting to think that films on people of the LGBTQI community and their coming out, and especially those affected with the Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), were getting too common, comes a new film that seems like a game-changer. The film is '1985', directed by Yen Tan, a 2018 release that was screened at the 49th International F...

RIFF: Second list of films released

Rajasthan International Film Festival : Second list of films released; check our previous release Somendra Harsh, Director and Founder of the Rajasthan International Film Festival (RIFF), today released the second list of films to be screened at the event, which takes place in the state capital, Jaipur, during January 19-23. The films include: TV Actor Ashish Sharma (of Rajasthan) starrer Khejdi, by Rachita Films, about a transgender person, Directed by Rohit Dwivedi ...

Talking Pictures With David Ansen Head of Programming for the Palm Springs Film Festival

I got to speak with David Ansen formerly a major critic for many years, and Artistic Director of the LA Film Festival, and now Head of Programming for the Palm Springs Film Festival about new trends.   Marla:How has the industry and the films changed?    David:  When i started everything was on film and now it is digital…There is so much more content, it is much harder to get an audiences attention. Good films can get lost in the shuffle. We used to have great film...

RIFF selections

RIFF selections Here are some of the films selected for the Rajasthan International Film Festival, Jaipur, January 19-23: Short Film "#AkhbaarWala (The #Newspaper #Vendor)" India, | Hindi | 14 min, Directors: #AnandSinghChouhan & #Sayed Sharafat Ali, Produced by #DS Chauhan. Hindi Short Film "#BLURRED" India l Hindi | 16 min Director: #Raghav Sharma & #Madhav Bairathi, Produced by #Devansh Ahuja. Short Film "#Adhura Antariksha" India...

Diorama encouraged by Rahul Rawail, Shaji Karun

Diorama encouraged by Rahul Rawail, Shaji Karun The first Diorama International Film Festival (DIFF) will be held from the 14th to the 20th of January, 2019, at the Siri Fort Auditoria, New Delhi. Here’s how and why the organisers came up with this uncommon name: The word "diorama" originated in 1823 as a type of picture-viewing device, from the French, in 1822. The word literally means "through that which is seen", from the Greek di- "through" + orama &q...

17th Pune International Film Festival (PIFF 2019) begins January 10

The 17th Pune International Film Festival aka PIFF 2019 will be held in Pune, Maharashtra, India from January 10-18. The festival is organised by the Pune Film Foundation and the Maharashtra Government under the guidance of Festival Director Dr. Jabbar Patel, a renowned filmmaker. Other eminent personalities involved in PIFF 2019 are Samar Nakhate who is the Artistic Director, and the PIFF Selection Committee members - Makrand Sathe, Satish Alekar and Abhijit Randive. PIFF...

15 years after its last IFFI, Delhi gets its Diorama

15 years after its last IFFI, Delhi gets its Diorama After hosting the 34th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in October 2003, Delhi lost its place to Panaji, Goa, which is the venue for IFFIs since then, beginning with the 35th, in November-December 2004. One man who was associated with several editions of IFFI Goa, first as Deputy Director in the Directorate of Film Festivals (DFF), Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, and later as the CEO of the Entertainment Society of Goa ...

5th Rajasthan International Film Festival’s poster unveiled

5th Rajasthan International Film Festival’s poster unveiled Rajasthan’s Tourism Minister, Mr. Vishvendra Singh, launched the poster of the 5th Rajasthan International Film Festival (RIFF) today at the Ministry’s Secretariat. The festival will take place from the19th to the 23rd of January. On this occasion, Somendra Harsh, founder of the festival, Anshu Harsh, Director of the Festival, and member of the Advisor Committee and Chairman of the Forti Women’s Wing, Ranoo N...

The 2019 Palm Springs Film International Festival kicks off today

The Palm Springs Film International Festival kicks off today with a morning screening of “Cinema Paradiso” which it featured in its first installment 30 years ago. To celebrate the Festival’s 30 year Anniversary, 30 retrospective films that were highlighted at the festival and helped put the festival on the map as one of the top film festivals in America, and the world. Will be shown free of charge to the public.    The festival has continued to grow with its worl...

What to look forward to in 2019: Panels and Parties!

  The 10th Annual NYC Indie Film Fest will be the best yet! We're looking forward to celebrating original filmmakers through an exciting week of panels and parties! Curious what kind of panels we have to offer? Check out our Women in Film Panel from 2018 featuring four incredible panelists - Danielle Earle, Lauren Atkins, Naomi McDougall Jones, and Joanna Pickering. Make sure to keep up with us on social to find out more info on 2019's panels and other festival news! https...

Rajasthan International Film Festival coming up

Rajasthan International Film Festival coming up Rajasthan International Film Festival (RIFF), named after the north-western state of India where it is held, endeavours to impart a novel identity to world cinema, through conducting film festivals in the state-capital city of Jaipur every year. It is now in its fifth year. RIFF will continue to work in areas concerning technical and academic aspects of cinema. Film-buffs can earmark January 19-23, 2019, in their new year diaries, to be there, a...

17th Third Eye Asian Film Festival screened 32 features, 24 shorts

17th Third Eye Asian Film Festival screened 32 features, 24 shorts Mumbai’s 17th Third Eye Asian Film Festival (TEAFF), held during December 14-20 at the Citylight Cinema in Central-North Mumbai, was a single venue venture, having five shows a day, at 10.30 a.m., 12 noon, 2.45 p.m., 4.45 p.m. and 7.30 p.m. At five shows a day, 32 features were accommodated, while three show slots were allotted to short films, on the second, third and fourth day respectively. During the 2 p.m.-2.45 p.m....

Third Eye Asian Film Festival moves to new, bigger, better venue

Third Eye Asian Film Festival moves to new, bigger, better venue In its 17th edition, the Third Eye Asian Film Festival (TEAFF) chose to move to Citylight, a single screen cinema located in Matunga/Mahim West, Central Mumbai. Before the multiplex era, Citylight used to be a regular, medium-capacity theatre, which was demolished to make way for an office complex, some years ago. However, the owners retained space on the upper levels to include a cinema, with a capacity of 250 seats. It is not...

ÉCU- The European Independent Film Festival Info!

  ÉCU- The European Independent Film Festival is a weekend-long event showcasing some of the best indie films from all over the globe followed by an opportunity to get to know some of the directors better at a Q & A session and even at their amazing after parties!  Come join them in discovering, projecting, and promoting some of the World's best filmmakers.  For more information visit ...

Earlybird deadline approaching! (Dec. 7)

  The earlybird deadline to submit your indie film to Mirror Mountain Film Festival is only a few days away! The festival welcomes original and independent short films, medium-length & feature films from creative minds around the world. All genres accepted, including drama, documentary, animation, horror, sci-fi, dance, experimental and more. Submit before December 7th and save!   More info: ...

IFFI 2018, IV: To the Desert

IFFI 2018, IV: To the Desert The inspiration for ‘To the Desert’ came from a true news story I had read, about kidnapping in Patagonia. The film uses real-life settings of abandoned houses, employing thereby a documentary approach to film-making. It was an opportunity for me to get involved in the exotic landscape of Patagonia. - Ulises Rosell, Director The shooting for the movie was quite difficult as the weather conditions were hard; I always wanted to show Patagonia on the ci...

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Anna Ferraioli Ravel to be part of International Jury

Anna Ferraioli Ravel to be part of International Jury at the 49th International Film Festival of India (IFFI), to be held in Panaji, Goa, during November 21-28. State focus - Jharkhand Jharkhand is a small state carved out of Bihar. Movies in the Jharkhand Package include Death in the Gunj, Ranchi Diaries and Begum Jaan. Jharkhand Day will be celebrated on 24th November, 2018 as part of the festival. The International Competition jury The International Competition jury comprises John Irv...

Accepting Submissions: 2nd Annual NYC 2 Paris International Film Festival!

We are now accepting submissions for the 2nd Annual NYC 2 Paris International Film Festival!  Join us in this new exciting tradition! All happening October 11 - 20, 2019! What could be better than fall in NYC and Paris, watching your film along with other new and exciting films while meeting fans and filmmakers from around the world! CERTIFICATES FOR THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES, THE CERTIFICATES WILL BE GIVEN OUT AT THE AWARDS CEREMONY IN PARIS THIS YEAR. Best Narrative Feature...

Part two of Festival happening this week! (Plus after party!)

Hey filmmakers and movie fans! Don't forget there will be a WRAP UP PARTY on Friday night in Paris! ???????? After the last screening we will announce the winners of the festival and then all celebrate until the bar closes, around 2AM. It will be a good time for you to meet other filmmakers, movie geeks and have your picture taken by our official photographer! ???? Of course for those who can only make it on Thursday, we will also have a small celebration after the screenings...

Short Short Story Film Festival 2018 - call for entries

The Short Short Story Film Festival is a competitive international festival of films that tell a story in under six minutes in its 12th year.  There is no fee to submit. Click here for more information: ...

Fantasy Filmfest 2018 Day 2: The Good, the Brilliant and the Unbearable

  By LINDSAY R. BELLINGER   Well, the second day of the Fantasy Filmfest came and went. It had its ups and its downs. Let's start with the good even though it was at times a tad confusing. Irish director-writer Anthony Byrne co-wrote "In Darkness" with his fiancé, the formidable actress Natalie Dormer. Technically, the film is stylish and keeps one's attention, especially in the first act although some plot points become a bit perplexing later...

Fantasy Filmfest 2018 Berlin Starts Out With a Bang: "Mandy" and "Mega Time Squad"

  The Fantasy Filmfest started out with a bang this year! Panos Cosmatos' German premiere of "Mandy" was the opening film and it sold out. Many sad festival-goers were turned away left and right, me being one of them. Luckily, a lovely festival worker put me on the guest list for the next screening, the New Zealand adventure comedy "Mega Time Squad". Boy was I glad she did! Plus that gave me some time to reply to emails regarding my coverage of the Internationa...

Tomorrow is the Earlybird Deadline for the 10th Annual NYC Indie Film Festival!

Submit by August 31, 2018 to be a part of our 10th Annual festival, happening May 5 through May 12 2019!   To submit visit: ...


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