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RIVER TO RIVER, FLORENCE CHITTAGONG vs CHITTAGONG, AND THE WINDS OF CHANGE

  RIVER TO RIVER, FLORENCE CHITTAGONG vs CHITTAGONG, AND THE WINDS OF CHANGE  by Alex Deleon    Bedabrata Pain (Bengali: বেদব্রত পাইন; born 27 March 1963, West Bengal, India) is a new Indian film director, producer and screenwriter. Bedabrata Pain is also inventor of the CMOS image sensor.   One of the most interesting things about Chittagong, the film, is that it is the debut feature of a 49 year old dir...

Interview with The New York Indian Film Festival executive director

Celebrating its 12th anniversary, the New York Indian Film Festival was the first festival  in the United States devoted to Indian films and has grown to be the  largest and most influential; helping to set up several other Indian Film festivals in the US. It is part of a comprehensive program in the arts offered by the New York based Indo-American Arts Council. As other specialty or niche festivals, the NYIFF has a unique programming profile devoted to features and documen...

JAGJEET

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Director: Kavanjit Singh.

On 31 October 1984, Indian Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi was assassinated by two of her Sikh bodyguards.

 

On 01 November 1984, riots erupted in Delhi. The mob swarmed into Sikh neighborhoods, killing any Sikh men, women & children they could find. The riots went on for next three days.

 

According to official figures, around 3000 Sikhs were killed and many more were rendered homeless.

 

JAGJEET is a film set in 1984 and looks at the guilt of a one man who left his childhood friend to die during the riots. The film captures three days of their lives. The first day is set in past where two best friends are in best of times. The second day is when riots took place in Delhi. The third and present day is set a week after riots.

IFFLA 2008 Announces Award Winners

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The 6th Annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles announces its 2008 Award winners with Richie Mehta’s AMAL as the winner of the Grand Jury Prize for Best Narrative Feature and Shivajee Chandrabhushan’s FROZEN receiving a Special Mention in the category. Yunus Vally’s THE GLOW OF WHITE WOMEN was named as the winner of the Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary with Liz Mermin’s SHOT IN BOMBAY receiving a Special Mention. Atul Sabwarhal’s’s MIDNIGHT LOST AND FOUND won the award for Be...

Martha's Vineyard International Film Festival Announces Film Slate

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The Big Picture from a small island 2007 Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival September 13-16th screens films from over 20 countries and celebrates with four nights of live world music VINEYARD HAVEN, MA (August, 2007) The Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival, produced by the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society and presented by Plum, boldly expands their film programming and live music presentations for their 2nd festival September 13-16th http://www.mvfilmfest.com. With the...

Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival

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Get ready for the second annual Martha's Vineyard International Film Festival September 13-16, 2007. Imagine four days filled with amazing films from around the globe, fun parties, engaging conversation, great live music all within the downtown Walking Festival District - and oh, yes, enjoy some of the most beautiful beaches in America. Have the last weekend of summer be the best one of the year. With the goal of distinguishing themselves from other festivals, The Martha’s Vineyard Internat...

River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival wraps

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River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival9-15 December 2005Today, December 15th, closes in Florence the 5th edition of River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival run by Selvaggia Velo, with the screening of Notes for a Film on India (1967-68) by Pier Paolo Pasolini, thirty years after his death, where the director shoots with a hand-held camera the city of Mumbai in its terribly poor suburbs; and Calcutta (1969) by Louis Malle, a cinematographic portrait of the Indian city where the devot...

Indian Film Festival in Florence offers strong openers

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Florence -- Firenze -- the city of Dante, Michelangelo, Botticelli's Venus ... and also of the first and only film festival in Europe dedicated exclusively to Indian film! Officially called the "RIVER TO RIVER INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL OF FLORENCE, director Selvaggia Velo, explains that this appellation refers to the holy river Ganges in India and the local waterway, the Arno, which flows through this exquisite Tuscan city into the Tyrrhenian Sea near Pisa. So – how did such a festival get started ...

River to River Indian Fest in Florence kicks off

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Florence -- Firenze -- the city of Dante, Michelangelo, Botticelli's Venus ... and also of the first and only film festival in Europe dedicated exclusively to Indian film! Officially called the "RIVER TO RIVER INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL OF FLORENCE, director Selvaggia Velo, explains that this appelation refers to the holy river Ganges in India and the local waterway, the Arno, which flows through this exquiste Tuscan city into the Tyrrhenian sea near Pisa. How did such a festival get started here? -...

River to River Florence Indian ready to kick in

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River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival9-15 December 2005, Florence, ItalyOnce again, the fifth edition of River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival, the festival devoted to independent and parallel Indian cinema, will take place from 9 to 15 December 2005 under the direction of Selvaggia Velo.The screenings will take place at the cinema Spazio Uno, Via del Sole n.10 in Florence.The Festival was made possible thanks to the support of: the Cinema Management of the Ministry for Arts and...

The Vancouver International Film Festival awards

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The Vancouver International Film Festival has set another box-office record, with ticket sales up for a total of $978,000. (against a $2.5 million budget) This is by far the highest percentage of any major film festival in Canada. The festival also surpassed the 150,000 attendance mark once again, reached for the first time in 2002. In all there were 572 public screenings for a total of 342 films including 231 features and mid-lengths, of which there were 8 world premieres, 22 international prem...

Vancouver ready with heavy line up

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24th Annual VIFF Announces Full Line-Up of Films and Events Vancouver, BC (September 7, 2005) – The 24rd Vancouver International Film Festival announced today that it will show 329 films, including 230 feature and mid-length films, at more than 500 screenings. The slate includes 8 World Premieres, 22 International Premieres, 38 North American Premieres, 59 Canadian Premieres and 10 English-Canadian Premieres. The Festival will open on September 29 with a Gala screening of Deepa Mehta’s WATER...

The Hamptons International Film Festival full program

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THE 13TH ANNUAL HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALOCTOBER 19-23, 2005 Hiam Abbass ~ Danny Aiello ~ Kevin Bacon ~ Jon Robin Baitz ~ Alec Baldwin ~ Ned Beatty ~ Bob Berney ~ Dyan Cannon ~ Alan Cumming ~ Hope Davis ~ David Dinerstein ~ David Marshall Grant ~ Ted Hope ~ Eugene Jarecki ~ Cherry Jones ~ Marc Levin ~ Claude LeLouch ~ Bill Nighy ~ Martin McDonagh ~ Liza Minnelli ~ Sarah Paulson ~ Zac Posen ~ Paul Reiser Miranda Richardson ~ Charlie Rose ~ Kyra Sedgwick ~ Vivienne Tam ~ Christine Vach...

Berlin Forum Focuses on Innovative Debuts

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Pop Art and Politics – the Forum Focuses on Innovative DebutsThe program of the 35th International Forum of New Cinema presents itself in leaner, rejuvenated form. Reducing the selection of films by more than a quarter in comparison with earlier years focuses the gaze on essentials: an innovative, global filmmaking eager to experiment and take unconventional paths outside the mainstream. The program, consisting of 39 feature and documentary films, including 16 debut works, is presenting 24 wor...
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