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Film Division to pay homage to Mani Kaul on 6th & 7th July

  REMEMBERING MANI KAUL               Mani Kaul, the master film maker who is credited with radically overhauling the relationship of image and form, of speech and narrative, and space and time and whose films have been hailed as the formal experiments in Indian cinema and well ahead of their times is being fondly remembered by his friends and admirers on 6th July, 2012 on his first death anniversary.               Films Division, for who...

Bajanama: Customs Commissioner in Mumbai studied early Indian Gramophone records

   Customs Commissioner in Mumbai studied Indian Music “Sound is a fifty per cent partner in film” said A N Sharma, the author of an interesting masterpiece “Baajanama” which was released by Pandit Rajan Mishra and Pandit Sajan Mishra in Mumbai.  Interacting with media on the sidelines of Mumbai International Film Festival  2012, Mr Sharma said his book ‘Bajanaama’ is about the first decade of commercial recordings in India.” It was in ...

FTII gearing itself up to face the challenges of digital

India’s premier film school Film and Television Institute of India is gearing itself for the  digital challenge in film making. “A fortnight ago, Kodak has filed for bankruptcy and the writing is on the wall. Digital technology is the future and FTII is seized of the developments and restructuring accordingly” said D J Narain, Director of the Institute at a press conference in MIFF 2012 today. Mr  Narain said a Group of Experts constituted by the Governing Council of FTII...

Homage to Mani Kaul and 5 other noted film makers through 14 films in Special Screening during Mumbai International -2012

                          Homage to Mani Kaul and 5 other noted film makers through 14 films in Special Screening during - MIFF-2012   Mani Kaul’s musical masterpiece Dhrupad traces the thousand year old living tradition of Raag Dhrupad.   Nomad Puppetteer, a cinematographic report on the string puppets of Rajasthan, Chitrakathi based on the marionettes and leather puppets of Goa and Arrival dealing with product-commodity exchange wi...

Miff 2012 .. from 3rd Feb

101 best documentary and short films to be showcased during MIFF 2012 Prize Money almost doubled.   The 12th edition of the biennial Mumbai International Film Festival for Documentary, Short and Animation Films (MIFF 2012) will be held at the National Centre for Performing Arts (NCPA), Mumbai from February 3 – 9, 2012. From a micro animation of 33 seconds to a 200 minutes documentary, MIFF 2012 received a record 791 entries from all over the world with 37 countries entering the f...

A Visit to Dhuruwa Villages

My film " A Visit to Dhuruwa Villages" was screened at National Archive Theater in Pune in Tribal Film festival in Pune. The film is about my impressions about life of Dhruwa tribes in Bastar region of Chattisgadh in India. The film recieved overwhelming response from audience.  ...

Shivraj Suvarna Gets Prestigeous Dadasaheb Phalke Award

“Golden Voice of Kannada”, Honoured with “Dadasaheb Phalke Award"             At a grand function held on the occasion of 141st Birth anniversary Celebration of Dadasaheb Phalke, at Bhaidas Auditorium in Mumbai on 30th April, 2010  " Golden Voice of Kannada”  Shri. Shivraj Suvarna, was conferred with the coveted Dadasaheb Phalke Award for his meritorious service to the Indian Film Industry. This is a tribute to the voice Artis...

Mumbai International Film Festival 2008.

.The 10th Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF) for documentary, short and animation films will be held from 3rd to 9th February, 2008.  The preparations for India’s most prestigious non-feature film festival has began.    The Festival will return to Mumbai’s ‘happening venue’ – the National Centre for Performing Arts auditorium, which had earlier hosted the festival in the 90s. MIFF, organized on the lines of International Festivals like Leipzig, Berlin, Krakov, Tampere and Ob...

MAMI’s 9th International Film Festival, Mumbai, will be held Between March 2007 8 to15.

Sudhir Nandgaonkar, the artistic director of MAMI’s 9th International Film Festival, is busy in his office, in helping film makers, whatever way within his capacity to include good films with very positive objective and clear headed in their selection process. Festival is inviting feature length fiction films for submission under various sections. The festival has created its importance with attractive Cash awards and special jury awards. The Festival, will held Between March 8 to15, 2007. For...

“17 Sept”. Bagged best documentary Award on Doordarshan.

“17 Sept”. a documentary about Hyderabad freedom movement, Produced by Gulbarga DD station, won best Doordarshan documentary award in a glittering event at Jallunder in India. Station Director Mr. Chandrakant Barve received the award on behalf of the creative team. The documentary is about struggle by people of Hyderabad State during British India. It was against atrocities by administrators under Nizam rule. The freedom movement was parallel to Indian Freedom movement and was lead by Sw...

“The old Barber” won Golden Peacok award at IFFI-Goa.

The curtain came down on the 37th Edition of International film Festival at Goa. The Chinese film “Old Barber” directed by Hasi chaolu won the top honor of Golden Peacock and Rs.10 lakh. The 105 minute is about the pure art of Barbers in Beijing. The panel of jury, headed by Australian director Rolf de Heer with other Panel members, decalred special jury award, to Bangaladesh’s “Nirontar”, directed by Abu Sayeed. This is also an official entry for academy awards. While thanks giv...

MATI MAY - Marathi film with good content

Marthi films are known for good scripts and contents. And MATI MAY of Chitra Palekar, MATI MAY is no exception. It is a story about a grave keeper. The film is adopted from Mahashweta devi’s original story. Chitra preferred to give Varadi flavor of Marathi language as the film is shot in remote village of Amarawati districts of Maharashtra. The film has been well accepted in major towns and even at International platform. ...


A large variety of Indian Cinema at IFFI-06 brings forth the wide linguistic variety with different visions, perceptions and approaches to the medium. The Festival pays tributes to two greats of Indian cinema Prithviraj Kapoor and Sachin Deb Burman. Prithiviraj Kapoor began his career in the year 1929 and through his large body of work from Do Dhari Talwar, his debut film, to films like Sikander, Mughal-e-Azam and Kal Aaj Aur Kal, whereas Sachin Deb Burman, beginning his career in the year 193...


RETROSPECTIVE OF ARAVINDAN GETS UNDERWAY WITH VASTHUHARA A retrospective of late Shri Govindan Aravindan, the renowned Malayalam filmmaker got underway with the screening of ‘Vasthuhara’. A total of five of his landmark films will be shown at the Festival. Other films are, Kanchan Sita, Chidambaram, Esthappan and Thampu. The directness, clarity and accuracy of his filmsenable the viewer to both reflect on the universality of the subject matter and relate this to his or her own human attit...


A retrospective of late Shri Govindan Aravindan, the renowned Malayalam filmmaker got underway with the screening of ‘Vasthuhara’. A total of five of his landmark films will be shown at the Festival. Other films are, Kanchan Sita, Chidambaram, Esthappan and Thampu. Born in Kottayam in kerala, Arvindam was Director, Painter and Cartoonist with distict style. The directness, clarity and accuracy of his filmsenable the viewer to both reflect on the universality of the subject matter and re...

More films! More festivity! … Kolkata film festival begins .. Goa getting finishing touches.

More films! More festivity! … Kolkata film festival begins .. Goa getting finishing touches. This year, the event synergizes global participation, high profile glamour and top notch entertainment with world renowned national and international celebrities walking the red carpet. IFFI 2006 showcases a repertoire of critically acclaimed international films, world premieres, film bazaars, children workshops, street animation, music concerts and open-air beach screenings to delegates and the pub...

Prof Satish Bahdur

Prof. Satish Bahadur: A veteran teacher Prof Satish Bhadur is a person who can not be framed within details of his Biodata. He has retained the true vrata- vow of a teacher. He recognizes the potential of the student and help him to grow. He seems to have decided very beginning that his job is to work at grassroots and keep doing all the time. In the Era of competing and achieving, and possibilities of self growth at international level, he is working for his fellow student and teach them Lang...

“Fifth Asian Film Festival

Asian Cinema is completely alien. It is interesting to note that while the Asian Cinema has been winning accolades in the international festival circuit, none of the SAARC countries screen Asian cinema commercially. It is not even much known in film society network of South Asia. Extending from Turkey to Japan, and divided culturally in the Middle East, West Asia, South Asia, Central Asia and the Far East, the Asian Cinema is as diverse and rich as its topography. Yet, the Asian countries share...


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