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Bangladesh

CHAR... the No-Man's Island

Director: sourav sarangi.

Meet Rubel, fourteen years old boy smuggling rice from India to Bangladesh. He has to cross the river Ganga acting as the international border. The same river eroded his home in mainland India when he was just four. Years later a fragile island called Char was formed within the large river. Rubel, with his family and many homeless people settled in this barren field controlled by the border police. He dreams of going his old school in India but reality forces him to smuggle stuff to Bangladesh. But he fights on while monsoon clouds arrive inviting the flood, the river swells up again. 'Char may disappear but we won’t, smiles the boy.Meet Rubel, fourteen years old boy smuggling rice from India to Bangladesh. He has to cross the river Ganga acting as the international border. The same river eroded his home in mainland India when he was just four. Years later a fragile island called Char was formed within the large river. Rubel, with his family and many homeless people settled in this barren field controlled by the border police. He dreams of going his old school in India but reality forces him to smuggle stuff to Bangladesh. But he fights on while monsoon clouds arrive inviting the flood, the river swells up again. 'Char may disappear but we won’t, smiles the boy.

trailer link: http://vimeo.com/27704517

 

Film Festival Tourism: Bahamas, December 2012

Johnny Depp and Leslie Vanderpool, Executive Director,Bahamas International Film Festival For upper income groups, cultural tourism has developed over the last decade into a significant part of their leisure activities over the last decades. The consumption of soft cultural products such as visual representations and film has become an integral part of their life. Film festival tourism, a relatively recent phenomenon has emerged as a significant niche market. If film festivals meet s...

Call for entries for Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2013!

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For short films completed in 2011 (after June 1, 2011): October 15, 2012 For short films completed in 2012 (after January 1, 2012): December 20, 2012 Submissions must be postmarked by the applicable deadline based on the production year of your film, and late submissions will not be considered and screener DVDs cannot be returned under any circumstances. International / Asia International Competition 1. Japan Premieres Only: Your film MUST NOT have been screened in Japan on any media and oc...

All award winners of the 28th Hamburg International ShortFilmFestival 2012

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The decisions by the jurys and the audiences were awaited and anticipated anxiously. The award winners of the 28. Hamburg International ShortFilmFestival were presented with their prizes this evening. The award ceremony’s host was our regular presenter Ruth Rockenschaub, who traditionally combined casualness and festivity. The Egyptian director Ahmed Ghoneimy was awarded the Jury Prize of the International Competition (Hamburg Short Film Prize) for his film BAHARI. The jury stated, tha...

KASHISH 2012 Award Winners and Closing Night

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Mi Ultimo Round wins Best Feature Film Award at KASHISH 2012 Anupam Kher gives away prizes, promises to sponsor Rs 50k for prize money next year   Chilean film My Last Round (Mi Ultimo Round) directed by Julio Jorquera Arriagada won the Best Feature Film Award at the 3rd Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival which concluded with star studded ceremony on Sunday May 27, 2012.     ``Cinema has no boundaries,’’ sai...

2012 Twin Rivers Film and Media Festival Announce Screening Schedule

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    Siberia Monamour to screen at Twin Rivers Media Festival19th ANNUAL TWIN RIVERS INTERNATIONAL MEDIA AND FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2012 FESTIVAL LINEUP   The 19th Annual season of The Twin Rivers Media Festival(TRMF) will celebrate this year with the latest in independent feature, documentary, short and animated films.  The festival runs from May 25th – May 27th 2012 in with features films screening each Friday night until June 22, 2012 at the Phil Mechani...

SYLWIA JUSZCZAK awarded Best Actress at the First Imphal International short Film Festival

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The first edition of Imphal International Short Film Festival (IISFF), held from April 15-18th, 2012, at Rupmahal Theatre concludes with the screening of 15 International films and 29 Regional films. However, 18 short films in Hindi category are not available for public screening due to ban on screening of Hindi films by the Manipur based insurgent groups. The festival that concluded last evening (April 18) ended with “The Bare Foot Leader” from Iran before culminating into the ...

Selected Short Films Screened at First Imphal International Short Film Festival 2012

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The Imphal Film Festival organising committee formally declared the shortlisted short films to be screened at the First Imphal International Short Film Festival 2012 (April 15-18th, 2012) at Rupmahal Theatre, Imphal, Manipur, starting 2:00 PM.  Filmmakers whose films are not included in the first list must wait for the second list. Congratulations to all those filmmakers whose films have been selected as the official entry at IISFF 2012. SHORTLISTED SHORT FILMS (INDIAN ENTRIES)...

The Ohio Independent Film Festival is currently programming its 19th year

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This years film festival is scheduled for May 17 through May 20 and will be presented at the Arts Collinwood galleries, with the headlining film "For the Love of Music " presented at The Beachland Ballroom on May 20th. For tickets and additional information on the film festival please go to www.ohiofims.com or ticketweb.com (search Ohio Independent Film Festival). The Ohio Independent Film Festival is currently programming its 19th year of presenting films submitted by independent...

PRESS CONFERFENCE: THE BENGALI DETECTIVE / THE KING / WHORE’S GLORY

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  Film still from WHORE’S GLORY (2011) by Michael Glawogger   -14th TDF PRESS- PRESS CONFERFENCE THE BENGALI DETECTIVE / THE KING / WHORE’S GLORY On Saturday, March 17, 2012 a Press Conference was held with the directors Dejan Aćimović (The King), Philip Cox (The Bengali Detective) and Michael Glawogger (Whore’s Glory), whose films are participating in the edition’s international program. The King by Dejan Aćimović is a portrait of Darko K...

An outstanding Jury for the 26th edition of FIFF

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 The FIFF is delighted to unveil the names of the five personalities who will make up the International Jury, which will award the Regard d’Or – the Grand Prix du Festival International de Films de Fribourg. The Jurors are Iranian filmmaker Sepideh Farsi, Bangladeshi director Golam Rabbany Biplob, French film critic and producer Jacky Goldberg, Iranian filmmaker Mohammad Rasoulof and Swiss musician and composer Franz Treichler.  The winner will be chosen amongst twelve films from non-Europ...

About the International Academy of Film and Media

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  The Academy is the partner and organizer of the Festival. It will offer a large number of festival volunteers and staffers and provide a ground for panels and keynotes. The current development of the electronic media and broadcasting in Bangladesh has greatly expanded the scope of people's entertainment, information and education. The electronic media is now playing a significant role in raising social awareness and bringing about a positive change in people's outlook and idea...

Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, early in the morning.

Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, early in the morning. Clouds on a blue sky, still water and forest in the distance. 5 shot panorama handheld.Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, early in the morning. Clouds on a blue sky, still water and forest in the distance. 5 shot panorama handheld.

Cox’s Beach International Film Festival

For the first time in Bangladesh, International Academy of Film and Media is going to organize and launch a big film event to take place at the  longest sea beach in the world, Cox’s Bazar Sea Beach.

It will be a non-competitive festival.  

Launching 2012 

Magnificent 7 Documentary Film Festivals 2012

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January 25th, 2012 distinguish the opening of the 8th Magnificent 7 Film Festival, one great Belgrade documentary film festival, www.magnificent7festival.org  “I am one of those, who never leaves the cinema untouched and who comes to Belgrade once per year for a week of pleasure focused on the finest film genre, some would say the only one that still gives space for the independent film: the documentary, “ stressed Danish film director and the selector of festival Tue Steen Mϋller.   ...

THIS MONTH – ÉCU SCREENS IN ASIA

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This month ÉCU will be screening some of its winning films from 2011 in Asia at our partner film festivals in Bangladesh and in India.International Children’s Film FestivalJanuary 21st – 27thThe International Children’s Film Festival returns to Bangladesh later this month, continuing its stated mission to “open a new world of cinema to the children of Bangladesh and to give them an exposure to culture and tradition of different countries through film as a powerful media of art.” This ...

UFO 0110 INTERNATIONAL DIGITAL FILM FESTIVAL 2012

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  Introduction The 0110 International Digital Film Festival is back - bigger, better, bolder and brilliant as ever. The 0110 IDFF was the brain child of ''Madhureeta Anand'', the Festival Director, with the objective of designing room for new films and setting up new vistas in the sphere of digital cinema. In three booming years, the festival grew to become international, comprising of eminent jury and audiences alike. While the first edition was an Indo-Brit collab...

A Vacation From Ordinary Film

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  The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, now in its 26th year, has got it right. It invites its audiences to take a vacation from ordinary film to dive into the many pleasures of its offerings from a cinematic survey of more than 150 films from 35 countries. With Fort Lauderdale’s reputation as one of America’s leisure playgrounds, the phrase is an invitation for immersion that has many rewards. Two things distinguish this festival…..one is the wide range of its venues, ...

Life in the shore of Death

Director: Razibul Hossain & the Students of Media Studies and Journalism.
Bangladesh has been branded as a disaster prone country around the world. Natural disaster like tornado, cyclone, and flood were the main topic to discuss for Bangladesh. Reminding this scenario, a group of university students along with their teacher starts exploring the coastal belt area of Bangladesh with the concept "Disaster" by their film. They went to experience the most disaster prone communities of Bangladesh - "Mirzagonj" where 90% community people were affected by the Cyclone Aila and "Pathorghata" 100% people affected by the Cyclone Sidr. While on their journey, they meet resilience people who are not only survived nature's fury but also surmounted it. This interaction between students and the community people creates a dialog that motivates them to tales of awe, vulnerability, loss, agony, strength, faith, inspiration and unity.

Less than Sun God

Director: Razibul Hossain.
Young photographer Khaleed Saikat once decided to go for a journey into the unknown. He took his laptop, camera, and some money with him. But no destination remains unknown at its end. Khaleed landed a small village market where he met the ‘Orao’ Youngman Arun Khalko and his constant companion Shukra. Shukra is an owner of a tea-stall up on the landing. Khaleed doesn’t get the acquaintance of Arun on the short meeting even. While talking with them they reached to the entrance of the village where the road was divided into two directions. Arun and Shukra left him there with there confusing identity. To find a place for the night to stay he walked to a village with bewildered expression. Suddenly there appears Arun and Shukra with laughter; unexpectedly they propose him to be a guest of The Missionary Church Guest House. Khaleed heals a breath of relieve. By the evening Arun gets intimate with Khaleed. Arun is a Christian Orao, by religion, at present he is in the charge of the Church on absence of Father. Time passes and after a while Khaleed comes to know by a drunken Youngman’s shouts that a girl named Arati is involved with Arun’s activities which the young fellow dislikes because he loves Arati. Khaleed, suspecting the Youngman senseless approaches to him but Arun stops him. In the middle of the night the drumming beats of ‘Madol’ (a traditional drum of Orao tribe) was heard by Khaleed along with the sounds of singing and dancing. Khaleed takes his camera and come out to join the festival of ‘Fagua’. The headman Budu Master warmly welcomed him but didn’t allow him to take photographs. There Khaleed met Arati and talked with Budu Master. Khaleed couldn’t find the dumb boy of the tribe to whom he kept his cell phone. Khaleed enjoyed the ‘Fagua’ festival. Arun also came there but didn’t join. Khaleed came to know that Arun has no right to join the festival, from the conversation between Arati and Budhla, while returning back. Next morning Khaleed found the real identity of Arun. He is a disowned son of Budu Master. The reason after disowning is Arun’s adoption of Christianity. He also came to know that Arun was a student of Christian missionary school, for the last three years he is staying in this village after receiving a higher education from abroad. Arun had lot of planning concerning to his community. Arati is mainly a teacher of Arun’s school. Last two years they have been working together on Arun’s plan to develop their community. But Arati is little confused from the last few days that whether she’s got any existence or existing personality in Arun’s mind or not. And she discovered –no there is nothing like that. Their relation is based on the dreams of Arun which is concerned to this Orao village. Arun starts to run a cold debate with Budhla in Arati’s home. Budhla want to marry Arati, her mother gives an approval to this proposal to maintain the society. Mean while at the school Arati and Arun’s debate comes to an extreme level. Arati abruptly says that working with Arun has become nearly impossible for her by denying the constitution of ‘Orao’ community. She says that she has found an obsession about Arun behind her working. It’s only because she respects the dreams of Arun and that’s why she will try this to the end. But Arun is not an apprehensive personality. In the afternoon, while Khaleed roaming on the walkways of the village with Arati, she portrays the dreams of Arun. In his plan the agricultural farm, hospital, educational institutions are nearly ready; it was just a matter of time then. But Arati speaks the other sense. When Khaleed was taking her photo she said that she has lost her face. Her face is just like Arun’s as it is same for every ‘Orao’. But these two faces never act the same. On that night Arati came to Arun’s room. She asks Arun “Do you mean yourself as an ‘Orao’ ? ” Arun couldn’t reply any satisfactory answer. At the dawn Arati came to Khaleed. She said that she has discovered her ‘Orao’ face. She asked him to take true image on his camera. Khaleed responded positively. But returning back to his room Khaleed found Arun was sitting there. Arun told him to turn an end of this journey into the unknown. Almost unwontedly Khaleed had to return. On the way back that dumb boy returned the cell phone to Khaleed. Returning back to Dhaka Khaleed miraculously discovered that there were some photographs of ‘Fagua’ festival and ‘Orao’ community in his cell phone which probably the dumb boy shoots. Khaleed made his first exhibition along with the dump boy’s photo. Now what will do Khaleed with those photos ? Will he go to that Village again ? What happen to Arun and Aroti ? Khaleed couldn’t find answer, so he decided to return the village and see the end line.

The Sand Clock

Director: Razibul Hossain.
An old man, Zoology Professor Kuhel Ahmed, faces death. The things happening in his life is quite normal for anyone. But, how is it to himself? What happens to his inner self, in his consciousness, in his thoughts at that moment in life when the living people are wistful about their long life and the dead are only memory to him? He is a loner in the middle of a bridge; helpless in his tension. All barriers of control break loose; things fall apart for him. Professor Ahmed is not a psychologically challenged person. He is absent-minded, reticent as a character. However, thoughts are not always limited to expression only. Thoughts are restless, always on the move. Professor Ahmed looks back into the satisfactions of his life’s achievements as well as the real pictures for all his shortcomings. He is nostalgic as the certainty of end of life awaits him. Professor Ahmed is single as he defies leaving behind a generation. He knows all the patterns of human diversity like his palms. Life, to him, is nothing but carrier of a mathematical progression. This belief popped into him through the practices of science. He knows beyond this belief human race is going through this progression as they try to mask the superstition of heredity and surroundings. Therefore, he argues at the close of his life. Life’s meaning as well as absurdity equally fights within him. Such inner conflict is apparently unseen, unreal. But in man’s own world it is evident and real. This feature film tries to explore that real image of the human race crossing the limits of individuals. Memory and present; everything becomes contemporary. Insights into life is framed in every millisecond.

IFFR appoints programmers Inge de Leeuw and Evgeny Gusyatinskiy

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The International Film Festival Rotterdam has appointed two new festival programmers. Inge de Leeuw (the Netherlands) will select films from the English-speaking world and Evgeny Gusyatinskiy (Russia) from Russia, Central and Eastern Europe. Festival director Rutger Wolfson on the appointments: “Having contributed vigorously to the success and character of the IFFR for many years, programmers Erwin Houtenbrink, Ludmila Cvikova and Irma Dulmers have left the festival. The enormous range of fil...

Inaugural Asian Short Film Awards@ScreenSingapore

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  The Board of ScreenSingapore announced today that the inaugural Asian Short Film Awards@ScreenSingapore has received 90 entries from 15 countries and regions in less than two months. The entries were submitted by filmmakers from Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, Hong Kong, Thailand, the Philippines, Australia, India, Iran, Bangladesh, Cambodia, New Zealand, China, Indonesia and Taiwan, with the majority of the films in English. A mix of fiction and documentary features, the entries dea...

On Independent European Cinema: An Exclusive Interview with ECU’s Scott Hillier

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  Project CineMaas presents an exclusive interview with Paris-based Scott Hillier, an Academy Award winning Australian filmmaker who founded ECU The European Independent Film Festival. Read on as he clarifies a wide array of issues, from the film festival’s evolution and his definition of independent European cinema to the judging process and his visions for the future.   The sixth ECU The European Independent Film Festival took place this year in Paris, Fra...

Les prix du Festival International du Film Oriental

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6ème EDITION DU FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU FILM ORIENTAL DE GENEVEÀ Genève, Versoix, Vernier, Lausanne, Gex et Ferney-VoltaireCommuniqué de presse 3 Du 11 au 17 avril 2011, la 6ème édition du Festival International du Film Oriental a fait un tour dʼOrient et dʼOccident en 80 films : Irak, Turquie, Maroc, Tunisie, Algérie, Egypte, Iran, Bangladesh. Augmentation du publicAvec une programmation réunissant 26 longs métrages, 34 courts-métrages et 21 documentaires, le FIFOG a renc...
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