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NEWSLETTER N° 491: January 7, 2011

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Fatih Akin at Goa

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German director Fatih Akin’s Master Class at IFFI 2010 Heavy turnout greeted Fatih Akin when he arrived at the Marriott Hotel in Goa to conduct a Master Class. Indian director-writer Anurag Kashyap posed the questions, as Fatih shared his experiences of growing up as a Turkish boy in Germany, and traced the influences and incidents that led him to become a film-director. At 37, Fatih is a celebrated director and his work has been appreciated at many major film festivals. Fatih says he ...

Iran jails Jafar Panahi and one other prominent opposition filmmaker

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Iran has sentenced two prominent filmmakers to six years in jail each on vague charges of working against the ruling system, their lawyers said Monday. One of the two, the renowned filmmaker Jafar Panahi, has won awards at the Chicago, Cannes and Berlin film festivals. His films have been screened at various film festivals in India. He was invited as chief guest at the recently concluded 41st international film fest in Goa (IFFI) but was not allowed to leave the country. Iran has ...

NEWSLETTER N° 487: December 4, 2010

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India-Bangladesh coproduction wins top award at 41st IFFI

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After 10 years, an Indian film has won an award at the IFFI. In 2000, it was Jayraj’s Malayalam film Karunam, and in the 41st International Film Festival of India that concluded in Goa on 2nd December, it was Goutam Ghose’s Indo-Bangldesh coproduction Moner Manush, a deeply-layered film with a strong socio-political subtext, based on the life of legendary Baul singer Lalon Fakir.   Moner Manush (The Quest), produced by Gautam Kendu and Habibur Rehman Khan,  walked away with the t...

Gautam Ghose’s film “Moner Manush” wins Golden Peacock at IFFI 2010

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After close to a decade the International Film festival of India’s Golden Peacock has come back to India. Gautam Ghose’s film ‘Moner Manush’ won the prestigious award at the just concluded IFFI 2010 organised by DFF and ESG in Goa.‘Moner Manush’, an Indo-Bengal production which was premiered at the International Film Festival of India, is based on the life of Lalon Fakir or Lalon Shah, a revered rustic fakir, whose poetry are considered classics in Bengal.Famous Bengali actor Prosen...

IFFI Goa Best Actress Award was won by Magdalena Boczarska of Poland for her role in “Little Rose”.

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The Bengali film maker Shri Gautam Ghosh’s film “Moner Manush” bagged the coveted Golden Peacock Award for the Best Film at the 41st International Film Festival of India 2010, while the Silver Peacock Award for the Best Director has gone to Susanne Bier of Denmark for her film “In a Better World”. ‘Just Another Love Story’ from India and “Boy” from New Zealand won the Special Jury Award. Shri Ghosh, the Director of the film received the Golden Peacock, Rs. 20 lakhs in presence ...

CANNES Kaleidoscope at IFFI 2010

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Screened in the second half of the 10 day IFFI in Goa, the package includes picks from Cannes Awards, Official Competition Uncertain Regard and Director’s Fortnight. 1. Des filles en noir (Young Girls In Black) by Jean Paul Civeyrac 2. Somos Lo Que Hay (We Are What We Are) by Sabina Guzzanti 3. Outrage by Takeshi Kitano 4. Route Irish by Ken Loach 5. Certified Copy by Abbas Kiarastami 6. A Screaming Man by Mahamat Saleh Haroun 7. The Tree by Julie Bertucelli 8. The City Below ...

Guadeloupe Film Maker Christian Lara Hopes to Shoot Film in India

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Among the foreign  film makers  at the 41st International Filmfestival in Goa is Christian Lara of Guadeloupe (french territory in the Carribean Islands, not to be confused with other Guadelopes in the US of A or the Catholic shrine in Mexico) whose film Heritage Perdu (Lost Heritage) was screened at the on - going  IFFI which is being held for the seventh time in the island-state, India's youngest. Mr Lara makes films in the French language and has 20 feature films to his credit, includi...

NEWSLETTER N° 486: November 27, 2010

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64th Locarno Film Fest "Open Doors" Programme to focus on India

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For its next edition, the Locarno Festival’s co-production lab Open Doors will focus on India. The announcement was made on November 24 by Festival’s Artistic Director Olivier Père, and Nadia Dresti, Head of Locarno’s Industry Office, during the 41st edition of the International Film Festival of India in Goa. "Everybody knows that India outpaces the world in film production, releasing around 1,300 films every year.But these figures can be misleading. The strength of commerci...

Mamta Banerjee inaugurates 41st edition of IFFI 2010

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Union Railway Minister Ms. Mamta Banerjee today inaugurated the 41st edition of IFFI-2010 at Goa. Speaking on the occasion, Ms. Banerjee said since its inception IFFI had provided a forum for converging cinema from all parts of the world on one platform. The IFFI platform showcased the new trends in world cinema while at the same time presented the master pieces of the Indian Panorama Section to the global audiences abroad. The Minister said that films were an effective medium to depict realit...

West is West to open 41st IFFI in Goa, India

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Andy DeEmmony's West is West, the critically-acclaimed sequel to the fantastic East is East starring Om Puri, Linda Bisset, Jimi Mistry and Aqib Khan, will open the 41st International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa on November 22. The programming in the festival was announced by the Government of India, the organizers of the festival, on Friday, November 19.  One major highlight of the festival this year will be a "Cannes Kaledioscope 2010", comprising a package...

Film Bazaar India

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‘Film Bazaar India - 10’ the annual film market hosted by NFDC to be held from 23rd - 26th Nov at Marriott Resort, Goa Mumbai, November 2010: National Film Development Corporation Ltd. (NFDC) gears-up for its annual film networking event ‘Film Bazaar India - 10.’ The film market is designed to address the current needs of filmmakers. The idea behind Film Bazaar is to provide a proficient stage for prospective buyers & sellers of film rights from India & abroad. ...

NEWSLETTER N° 484: November 11, 2010

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Fatih Akin to take Masterclass at 41st IFFI, Goa (India)

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German director Fatih Akin will be the major attraction at the Film Bazaar 2010, the market section of the 41st International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa (Nov 22-Dec2, 2010). He will participate in the Masterclass programme of the market that is organized by the Government of India agency, the National Film Development Corporation Ltd (NFDC) This the 4th time that NFDC is organizing the Film Bazaar at the highly-popular beachfront tourist destination that became the permanen...

Indian festival season is just ahead!

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Indian Festival season is just ahead. Along with colorful social festivals like Navartri and Diwali, bouquets of film festivals just rolling one after another for Indian and Internation film goers. The season starts with MAMI, followed by Third Eye, Followed by IFFI and so on. The 12th edition of MAMI festival, opening on 21st Oct, has all women juries, which is happening first time in India. This year the festival has changed venue to Chandan & PVR in Juhu Mumbai. The schedule is yet to finaliz...

The Other Indian Cinema in Berlin

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  While Bollywood is among the most recognizable cinema genres in the world (and rivals Hollywood in its prolific popularity), there is another Indian cinema, of a more independent stripe, that is emerging. The Berlinale is focusing on these groundbreaking films that tackle serious and poetic subjects, with nary a dancing girl in sight. One of the films generating the most excitement and interest is THE MAN BEYOND THE BRIDGE, a bittersweet dramatic film that has already captured t...

Goa Film Festival

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Closing Ceremony of the 40th annual Goa Film Festival: Red Carpet, Bollywood stars, and traditional Indian drums!   I recently had the pleasure of attending India’s biggest film festival. The Goa Film Festival is an excellent forum for Indian and foreign filmmakers to interact in a chilled atmosphere. Enjoy these pictures from Closing Night Gala!       Solveig Haugen Correspondent, filmfestivals.com  ...

Roland Reber-Retrospective at the 40th International Film Festival of India

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The „International Film Festival of India", which is held between the  23rd of november till 3rd of december 2009 in Goa will show for its 40th anniversary a retrospective of director and author Roland Reber: All six movies of wtp international GmbH (director: Roland Reber) will be shown: the room (Das Zimmer; psycho-thriller, 2001) Pentamagica (satiric comedy, 2003) The Dark Side of our inner Space (drama, 2003) 24/7 ...

NEWSLETTER N° 439: November 5, 2009

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..............WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 439: November 5, 2009 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor of the site, Advertise on the sites. You can find us at twitter.com/fest21 and find Bruno Chatelin on facebook Add your fest21.com RSS to your blogs! How to use FestivalExpress our new online submis...

Rotterdam Hubert Bals Fund selects 27 projects

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The Hubert Bals Fund of the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) has selected twenty-seven film projects that receive grants for script development, digital production, postproduction, distribution or workshops. In its Fall 2009 selection, the Fund gives 385 thousand Euro to projects from nineteen countries. The selection includes new films by acclaimed filmmakers such as Yeşim Ustaoğlu, Edwin and many first time filmmakers. (See full list below)   Six of the eight projects select...

A NEW KONKANI FILM IN THE MAKING

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   A NEW 35 MM KONKANI FEATURE FILM (CELLULOID, DOLBY SOUND, 120 MINUTES DURATION) IS DUE FOR RELEASE IN NOVEMBER 2009.   THE FILM IS SHOT IN THE PICTURESQUE LOCALES OF BEAUTIFUL GOA. ITS THE STORY OF A WOMAN WHO IS PUSHED UNKNOWINGLY BY HER HUSBAND INTO THE ARMS OF ANOTHER MAN.   WHAT ARE THE CONSEQUENCES? SHE IS FORCED TO MAKE A CHOICE OR IS THERE AN ALTERNATIVE?   YOU BE THE JUDGE!  ...

NEWSLETTER N° 438: October 28, 2009

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..............WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 438: October 28, 2009 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor of the site, Advertise on the sites. You can find us at twitter.com/fest21 and find Bruno Chatelin on facebook Add your fest21.com RSS to your blogs! How to use FestivalExpress our new online submission suite for festivals and filmmaker...

IFFI GOA, this 11 day extravaganza is the biggest annual film event in South Asia.

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The 40th International Film Festival of India gets underway from 23rd November 2009. This 11 day extravaganza is the biggest annual film event in South Asia. The festival programme is divided into 4 sections: Film Programmes Non Film Programmes Film Bazaar and Short Film Center Cultural Activities The Film Programming is the core of the festival and screens nearly 300 films during the period of 11 days across 10 Auditoria and 3 preview rooms in the cities of Panaji and...
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