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Prathyayam

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Director: Rajesh Touchriver.
Provocative, shocking and surprisingly tender amidst an explosion of unbridled emotions, “Prathyayam”(Trust) in telugu and “Ente…”(Mine…) in malyalam explores the consequences of sex trafficking, testing the vulnerability of trust in human relations. Srinivas(Siddiq) is a wonderful and devoted father to Durga(Anjali Patil), and he provides her the best. Working in the city and maintaining his family in a small town works well for him for years. One day everything is shattered when Durga comes unannounced to the city to appear for an interview concerning her college admission. Durga’s life is brutally torn apart as Srinivas wrestles with grief, remorse, self pity and guilt.

the third eye of resistance

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A journey through the life of C. Saratchandran who travelled constantly with the camera and cinemas. It is a journey through the vivid, living memories of the protesters at Chaliyar, Plachimada, Muthanga and Kathikudam; through the experiences of his friends and everyone who have travelled with him or parallel to his path. As someone who pioneered in media activism as part of the little magazine movement during the Emergency, Sarat later on took up the very political duty of...

the third eye of resistance

Director: razi.
A journey through the life of C. Saratchandran who travelled constantly with the camera and cinemas. It is a journey through the vivid, living memories of the protesters at Chaliyar, Plachimada, Muthanga and Kathikudam; through the experiences of his friends and everyone who have travelled with him or parallel to his path. As someone who pioneered in media activism as part of the little magazine movement during the Emergency, Sarat later on took up the very political duty of documenting the popular struggle movements of Kerala. This film tries to be exactly that, a clear take on the popular risings of not just Kerala, but the whole of India, by exploring and coordinating the history of those who have travelled along with Sarat. While capturing the essence of Sarat's political rebellion through documentation, which began with the VHS camera to reach the zeniths of pioneering experimentation with the Digital technology, the film is also an inquiry into the ongoing technical and creative evolutions in the production and screening of documentaries, in its right as an important media in the new world. What Sarat did with his video camera was much more than transmitting the socio-political issues to be portrayed in the mainstream society. He stood by each of those struggles, feeding them with energy and the spirit to go forward, to reach success. For someone like Sarat, who remained wide awake in both at the struggle fronts and in his personal relationships; for someone as unconditionally empathetic, the camera was always the third eye for fulfilling his mission; the third eye of resistance.

A report about 16th International Film Festival of Kerala 2011

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16th IFFK 2011 : Films by directors Aditi Roy [India], Carlos Cesar Arbelaez [Colombia],Hamid Reza Aligholian [Iran], Ozcan Alper [Turkey], Pablo Perelman [Chile],Salim Ahmed [India] and Sebastian Hiriat [Mexico] win prizes.A brief observation of events and films seen at 16th International Film Festival of Kerala 2011 [Trivandrum, India 09-16th December,2011] by film critic Mr.Lalit Rao (lalitrao@gmail.com)A successful film festival is known not only for its eclectic selection of films but also ...

The River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival opens 11th edition

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  The River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival hosts a focus on Nobel Prize-winning poet Rabindranath Tagore, with screenings and talks, plus films in competition and special sections.   The River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival, directed by Selvaggia Velo, had its first edition in Florence in 2001 as the world's first festival entirely devoted to films from and about India: a mirror on the culture of an ever-growing, ever-changing subcontinent. ...

DILMA ROUSSEFF ACCORDS TAX FREE STATUS TO INDO BRAZILIAN CO-PRODUCTIONS

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 INDO-BRAZILIAN CO-PRODUCTIONS TO BE TAX FREE; SOCCER & CINEMA SPEARHEADS SPORTING & CULTURAL TIES Argentinian soccer legend Diego Maradona's "hand of god" goal in  1986's infamous quarter-final between Argentina and England may well be the most controversial goal in World Cup history, but the Real Hand of God is propelling Brazil to go all out to promote film and football ties between India and Brazil. Indo-Brazilian film productions will be tax free followin...

Full Stop

Director: Christon Joseph.
World's hottest news on Laden and Obama are unfolded by Lawrence and Andappan during their bicycle journey to a nearby toddy shop. The story is being reveled through a third standpoint. This short film was made before the actual event.

CFSI's ‘Monsoon Dhamaal’

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Children’s Film Society India's weeklong Mumbai ‘Monsoon Dhamaal’ concluded at  Films Division  15th July 2011 in the course of which ten award winning CFSI films were screened to cheering school children. Entry to the screenings was  free! This specially curated package has already travelled to Kochi, Pune, Jaipur where it received an overwhelming response. Monsoon Dhamaal will travel to Srinagar, Kolkata, Indore, Ahmedabad, Chennai, New Delhi and Bangalore in the coming month...

A World Of Film In South India

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  Kerala, in the southwest corner of India, is a truly magical place that contains majestic mountains, lush backwaters, golden rice paddies, towering coconut palms and a gorgeous coastline in what is India’s most cine-literate and culturally discerning state. Therefore, the yearly International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK), which is currently running in the city of Trivandrum through December 19, is a much anticipated film event that brings together filmmakers and appreciative...

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...

ViBGYOR 2011- Call For Entries

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ViBGYOR 2011: CALL for Entrieshttp://vibgyorfilm.org/2011/callforentriesWelcome to the 6th Edition of ViBGYORInternational Film Festival for Short & Documentary films, to be held inThrissur, Kerala, India from January 12-16, 2011! The6th ViBGYOR is dedicated to the memory of late C. Saratchandran, the notedfilmmaker and activist and our friend and co-traveler at ViBGYOR. Accordinglywe have chosen ‘Political Filmmaking and Media Activism in SouthAsia’ as the special focus theme of the yea...

welcome to the 6th Edition of ViBGYOR International Film Festival, Thrissur, Kerala, India.

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Dear Friends,Greetings from VIBGYOR Collective and welcome to the 6th Edition of ViBGYORInternational Film Festival for short and documentary films at Thrissur,Kerala, from January 12-16 to beheld in the Sangeet Nataka Academy Campus! This Edition is dedicated to thememory of late C.Saratchandran, ourfriend, filmmaker and media activist, who apart from having produced manylandmark political documentary films, has been championing the Touring FilmFestival movement, `Nottam’ in Kerala and elsewh...

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.

Another Planet

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Director: Ferenc Moldovanyi.
“Expanding upon themes he explored in Children: Kosovo 2000 (SDFF 24), Ferenc Moldoványi’s latest documentary is at once hypnotically beautiful and acutely disturbing. Shot over a two-year period in four countries on four continents—Ecuador (South America), Mexico (North America), Democratic Republic of Congo (Africa), and Cambodia (Asia)—Another Planet unfolds as a cinematic tone poem in the tradition of Koyaanisqatsi, exposing the unequal distribution of wealth around the world as a major humanitarian crisis. Framed by pastoral sequences in which a Tarahumara shaman imparts a dream of paradise on earth, the film moves quickly and seamlessly between the lives of seven children inextricably linked by their shocking and tragic experiences of daily exploitation and abuse. We meet lonely, aimless urchins, barely eking out a living on the streets. We see child laborers toiling in brick factories, garbage dumps, and brothels, only to be beaten when business is down. And perhaps most harrowing of all, we get to know the child soldiers of Congo as they are turned into killing machines. Throughout this journey, Moldoványi’s unwavering vision reminds us of the eternal coexistence of beauty and horror all over the world. Informed by the haunting cinematography of Tibor Máthé as well as Tibor Szemzö’s ethereal soundtrack, Another Planet crosses cultural boundaries to forge a commentary on the human condition as damning as it is open-ended.” 31st Starz Denver International Film Festival Official Catalogue "This globe-spanning film hits hard on many levels—visually, intellectually, emotionally. Beautifully shot in Ecuador, Mexico, Africa and Asia, Moldoványi’s film presents images that sparkle in the eye even as they punch you in the heart. Moldoványi introduces us to children in Cambodia, Ecuador, Mexico and the Democratic Republic of Congo, each of whom is struggling to survive. Working long hours, often in dangerous and dirty conditions, these children show us a side of existence that many have never seen or even imagined. While many in the US hold childhood as a special and protected time of nurtured innocence, this film reminds us all that for many children life is a brutal and precarious game of survival. With subjects that include children scavenging dumps for recyclables, child soldiers and child sex workers, this film offers a sympathetic and unblinking eye. The children themselves are our strongest storytellers, and they open up to Moldoványi’s camera to give us their own perspective. Their frankness astonishes as they talk matter-of-factly about their jobs and the consequences of not earning. The children either are at the mercy of adults—often the parents who force them to work and beat them when they don’t earn enough—or have been abandoned by adults altogether. While the film is not a gentle journey, it imagines a better world, a greater one. The filmmaker relies on your humanity and empathy to be moved by these children, while never directly suggesting a call to action. This film offers an unprecedented opportunity to explore another planet, a trip definitely worth taking." SILVERDOCS: AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival

Emerging Indian Film Talents Highlighted

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  Bollywood casts such a strong shadow over Indian cinema, that it may be surprising to many film buffs that many other regional cinemas in the country of India are thriving. With 50 different languages and vast differences between various states, films from Bengal, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Punjab are only four of the various film cultures that are producing interesting and varied work. In this regard, documentaries, short films and animated works from India are also virtually unknown ou...

NEWSLETTER N° 446: December 23, 2009

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.............WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 446: December 23, 2009 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor, Advertise on the sites. Our newsletter reaches 77 000 film professionnals. COMING SOON THE NEXT FESTIVAL DAILIES ON FEST21.COM We follow 4 000 festivals for you. Stay tuned. _____________________________________________________ FESTIVAL NEWS...

Kerala Top prizes won by films from Argentina, India, Indonesia, Iran, Tajikistan and South Africa.

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14th International Film Festival of Kerala 2009 (Trivandrum, India 11th -18th December, 2009)    Indonesian film "Fishing Platform" directed by Ravi Bharwani and Iranian film "About Elly" directed by Asghar Farhadi jointly won the prestigious golden crow pheasant award for best feature film at 14th edition of International Film Festival of Kerala 2009 [11-18 December,2009] which was held in south Indian city of Trivandrum. "True Noon", a Tajik film di...

Personalities at Florence, an interview with "Aryan" Saga Direcor, Sanjeev Sivan

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Q Alex Deleon. "Aryan Saga" ideals with a most unusual subject - Master Race sex tourism in the high Himalayas.  One young lady here said she thought it was just too weird to be true and must be a some kind of put-on like Orson Welles' "F for Fake". What attracted you to this subject.   ASanjeev Sivan. Well, first of all, there's nothing fake about it. What you see is what you get.  This is actually going on. I read a newspaper article about it and decided...

Personalities at Florence, an interview with "Aryan" Saga Direcor, Sanjeev Sivan

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Personalities at Florence, an interview with "Aryan" Saga Direcor, Sanjeev SivanQ Alex Deleon. "Aryan Saga" ideals with a most unusual subject - Master Race sex tourism in the high Himalayas. One young lady here said she thought it was just too weird to be true and must be a some kind of put-on like Orson Welles' "F for Fake". What attracted you to this subject. A Sanjeev Sivan. Well, first of all, there's nothing fake about it. What you see is what you get. This is actually going on. I read...

KERALA EXPRESS

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Director: Jean-Marie Carrel.
A man gets down from the Kerala Express. He makes his way to a traditional house on the backwaters. Who is he? What is he looking for? What he finds will not be what he expected...

…a poetry of moments…desires…laughters…sorrow…

Director: Som.
Everyone should have a dream……… But is that dream what they really want??? Patralekha, Rupam, Armaan, Arijit and Swapno… five friends… all fed up with the monotony of city life… set off on a journey to escape from this reality… the reality of their daily lives… a reality which has become their nightmare… They look for refuge and peace in a place called Labongi. Labongi, they believe, is the haven of their dreams… and that’s what they do there… try to live out their dreams… Five people… each with a different perception of sexuality and relationships… Their lives… their dreams… and their reality……

Abu Dhabi’s Film Festival continues to release its program highlights

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The much-anticipated third edition of the Middle East International Film Festival today announced the sixteen selections to be screened out of competition in its World Cinema Showcase lineup. Peter Scarlet, the Festival’s Executive Director commented, “The lineup for World Cinema Showcase presents an impressive group of films, many of which have already earned recognition at other international film festivals around the world this past year.”MEIFF’s World Cinema Showcase offers a plethor...

First Feature Film To Promote Kerala Tourism

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“ In Love With Kerala” - The First Feature Film To Promote Kerala Tourism With Hollywood Class.Movie Tourism or Film tourism is becoming an inevitable part of global tourism marketing. The UK tourism, Australian tourism, New Zealand tourism, Japan, Israel tourism etc have gained almost 100% growths with the help of feature films filmed in their respective countries. All these countries, have successfully implemented this strategy of promoting their destinations through feature films.Kera...

Palm Beach International Film Festival Line Up

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The Palm Beach International Film Festival (PBIFF) announced its highly anticipated film line-up for the 14th edition, April 23-27, 2009. Executive Director Randi Emerman announced that more than 110 films will screen at this year’s event, which now spans five days. “We’re a little shorter this year, yet we have added more venues, as well as a second weekend featuring the ‘Best of the Fest,” said Emerman. “The festival takes pride in our determination to bring Palm Beach County on...

International Film Festival Of Kerala (iffk)

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The festival aims at presenting a selection of the best of World Cinema and a competition section specially devoted to films from Asian, African and Latin American countries.We also showcase the best of Indian and Malayalam films from the previous year.
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