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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...

River to River, the changing face of Bollywood, WASSEYPUR, in your face with a vengeance

by Alex Deleon for <filmfestivals.com>   Take that you bloody muthe$&£$%*er!   The main Indian features seen this year at Florence, "The Gangs of Wasseypur" and "Chittagong", are Bollywood productions in the sense that both are made in Hindi (rather than one of India's other 21 official languages) with professional Bombay performers and staff, but the content, style, and conception of these films seems t...

Bachchan fever at Indian fest in Florence


by Alex Deleon  for<filmfestivals.com>   Amitabh Bachchan accepting the key to the city of Florence as Selvaggia Velo looks on. PHOTO: BY FRANCESCA MANOLINO  

The appearance of 70 year old Indian Megastar Amitabh Bachchan at the River to River Festival of Indian Film in Florence gave rise to a feverish outpouring of adulation from local Indians while serving as an unoffical certification for this festival as the foremost showcase of Indian film in the West. In Ind...

Amitabh Bachchan accepting the key to the city of Florence

 Amitabh Bachchan accepting the key to the city  of Florence as Selvaggia Velo looks on  PHOTO: BY FRANCESCA MANOLINO 

FTII strongly represented in IFFI-2012

The Film and Television Institute of India, Pune is set to get unique mileage during the International Film Festival of India being held from 20th to 30th November at Panaji, Goa. Consecutively for the second year, the IFFI has offered a special section for FTII films. This section will feature five films made during the current year. These films will be screened in 35mm format on 25th November at 5.30 pm. Prabhat Nagari Film 1 (Aman Wadhan), Juju (Sujata Chowdhury), Green Balcony Aunty (Fais...

Top Bollywood director Yash Chopra "the king of romance" passes away at eighty

by Alex Farba-Deleon     The dean of Indian film directors, Yash Chopra, passed away on October 21 at the age of eighty. Yash Chopra was not just another Bollywood director --he was one of the world's top craftsman of the seventh art although he always crafted his films to suit the taste of the Indian audience, which is the main reason he remains practically unknown in the West.   In Asia where Bollywood films are far better known than here Chopra was honored ...

Amitabh Bachchan will be guest of honour at the 12th River to River Florence Indian Film Festival

Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan, the iconic face of Indian cinema, will be the guest of honour at the 12th River to River Florence Indian Film Festival.   The 12th River to River Florence Indian Film Festival, the only festival in Italy entirely devoted to Indian cinema and directed by Selvaggia Velo, will take place at Cinema Odeon, in Florence, from 7th to 13th December, under the Patronage of the Embassy of India and the Italy-India association.   This is an extreme...

Bollywood International Film Festival

BIFF is dedicated to presenting the best of Bollywood , Hollywood and International Cinema including Bhojpuri, Punjabi and other regional Indian Cinema to film lovers. We are starting as a seven-day ( March 1-7 , 2013 ) Film Festival in Columbia , South Carolina but have the goal to embrace programming 365 days a year, including but not limited to other cities like Charleston , Myrtle beach & more . This festival is a creative journey from Film City Mumbai, India to Los Angeles and everything in between and around. BIFF offers screenings, lectures, discussions, music, dance, workshops, industry support and the chance to meet filmmakers from US , India and around the world

Venice Festival opens with Mira Nair's Reluctant Fundamentalist

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The Reluctant Fundamentalist, the new film directed by Mira Nair, will be the opening film at the 69th Venice International Film Festival (29 August – 8 September 2012), directed by Alberto Barbera and organized by la Biennale di Venezia chaired by Paolo Baratta. The Reluctant Fundamentalist is produced by Lydia Dean Pilcher and presented by Doha Film Institute. Based on the best-selling novel of the same title, translated into 25 languages, The Reluctant Fundamentalist is a...

Contribute to film BREAKING FREE

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India: http://www.wishberry.in/Breaking-Free-13618 International: http://indiegogo.com/breakingfreeindia "This film has to be made, and it has to be made NOW", urges Sridhar Rangayan, activist and filmmaker, who tells this story of Indian LGBT community breaking free.   BREAKING FREE is a feature-length documentary by award winning filmmaker and rights activist Sridhar Rangayan, that strings together anguished voices of those who were to...

Venice Festival to open with Mira Nair's Reluctant Fundamentalist

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The Reluctant Fundamentalist, the new film directed by Mira Nair, will be the opening film at the 69th Venice International Film Festival (29 August – 8 September 2012), directed by Alberto Barbera and organized by la Biennale di Venezia chaired by Paolo Baratta. The Reluctant Fundamentalist is produced by Lydia Dean Pilcher and presented by Doha Film Institute. Based on the best-selling novel of the same title, translated into 25 languages, The Reluctant Fundamentalist  is a riv...

OSIAN S 12TH CINEFAN Indian Asian and Arab film festival TO FOCUS ON FREEDOM OF CREATIVE & CULTURAL EXPRESSION

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Osian's Cinefan 2012,Indian Asian and Arab film festival held in association with the government of Delhi will spotlight 200 films from around 50 countries. Starting from  27th July to the 5th of August, this year's edition highlights the following: Freedom of creative & Cultural Expression: This theme will run through the overall programming of events at the festival (according to a communique received from Osian's. ) Environmental Cinema: Showcasing film maki...

REMEMBERING MANI KAUL

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'To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.' (Thomas Campbell,1777-1844,Scottish poet) There they were, Jahnu Barua, Udayan Vajpeyi, MitaVashist, and Siddharth Sinha among others,going down memory lane and paying rich tribute to and sharing their experiences of the acclaimed film-maker and  Renaissance man, Mani Kaul inside the jam-packed Films Division  theatre here today,          Painter, musician, teacher and film maker whose movies have been h...

Looking forw to Saif Ali Khan & Deepika Padukone's new movie Cocktail

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Looking forw to Saif Ali Khan & Deepika Padukone's new movie Cocktail helmed by Homi Adajania who'd directed The Chotta Nawab in Being Cyrus. Cocktail is a romantic comedy film directed by Adajania under Saif Ali Khan's banner Illuminati Films ...

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

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  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...

MISS LOVELY (2012) in Un Certain Regard at 65th Cannes. An Interview.

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  India’s alternative film MISS LOVELY (2012) screened at the 65th Cannes Film Festival in the ‘Un Certain Regard’ official selection. The film’s director Ashim Ahluwalia with actors Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Anil George and Niharika Singh attended screenings and held interviews. Read interview below with MISS LOVELY cast members Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Anil George:     ME: Was it difficult to land this role or had the director written it for you? N...

MISS LOVELY (2012) in Un Certain Regard at 65th Cannes. An Interview.

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  India’s alternative film MISS LOVELY (2012) screened at the 65th Cannes Film Festival in the ‘Un Certain Regard’ official selection. The film’s director Ashim Ahluwalia with actors Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Anil George and Niharika Singh attended screenings and held interviews. Read interview below with MISS LOVELY cast members Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Anil George: ME: Was it difficult to land this role or had the director written it for you? Nawazuddin: I did a movie...

Danis Tanovic – the family man who can’t forget the war

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During the meeting with the audience after the screening of his film Baggage in the Cinema House, Danis Tanovic said that he’s actually quite a joyful person and loves to laugh. But in our conversation he was quite serious and said that certain things make him quite pessimistic. Going back through his films, it is easy to spot the humor in all of them, but it usually serves to lighten up a very dark situation, and to help you through it. Perhaps, the more seriously you look towards...

Bollywood in Cannes at Director's Fortnight, 2012!

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  Bollywood in Cannes at Director's Fortnight, 2012! For the first time ever, commercial Bollywood comes to Cannes Director's Fortnight with the Bollywood film GANGS OF WASSEYPUR (2012). The film will be released on June 22nd and being compared to this year's SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE.     GOW PRESS The Indian cinematic masterpiece Gangs Of Wasseypur, is set to make film history as the first commerical Bollywood film to be part of the 65th Cannes Film Fes...

'Prague' comes to Cannes!

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    PRAGUE – ‘Men live in cities. Cities live in men too.’ This year Bombay filmmakers currently under post production with their feature film ‘PRAGUE’ (2012) are on a journey to visit the 65th Cannes Film Festival for this purple 'Prague' film’s first press bomb and their home production short titled-LEHENGA (The Skirt) being showcased at Short film corner. This East (India) meets West (Czech Republic) story is a far cry from previous Indian/West hybrids of...

Tiburon International Film Festival Golden Reel Award Winners

The winners of the 2012 Golden Reel Awards were announced during a ceremony on Friday, April 27, 2012 in Tiburon: Best Film: Lovely Man, directed by: Teddy Soeriaatmadja [Indonesia] Best Director: Teddy Soeriaatmadja, for: Lovely Man [Indonesia] Best Actor: Colm Meaney, for The Perfect Stranger [Spain/Ireland] Best Actress: Tan Zhuo, for: Mr. Tree [China] Best Documentary: Mustafa's Sweet Dreams, directed

Tiburon International Film Festival Winners

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The winners of the 2012 Golden Reel Awards were announced during a ceremony on Friday, April 27, 2012 in Tiburon, California. Best Film: Lovely Man, directed by: Teddy Soeriaatmadja [Indonesia] Best Director: Teddy Soeriaatmadja, for: Lovely Man [Indonesia] Best Actor: Colm Meaney, for The Perfect Stranger [Spain/Ireland] Best Actress: Tan Zhuo, for: Mr. Tree [China] Best Documentary: Mustafa's Sweet Dreams, directed by: Angelos Abazoglou [Greece] Best Screenplay: Emiliano Cora...

9 ELEVEN will close The Peoples Film Festival (TPFF) in NY

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9 ELEVEN selected as the CLOSING NIGHT Film for the prestigious The Peoples Film Festival (TPFF) -  New York City. Saturday, May 19th - 2012           April 21, 2012 : New York -   The Peoples Film Festival (TPFF) today announced the CLOSING NIGHT FILM for their 2012 Festival -  Award-Winning Film '9 ELEVEN' -  Written/Directed by Manan Singh Katohora; Produced by  ADF (Narain Kumar Kathur and Sadhna Mathur) in association with JMD Creations (Manan Singh Katohora);  CAST c...

Interview with Raşit Çelikezer at Istanbul Film Festival

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08.04.2012 Raşit Çelikezer director of Can, one of the movies in the National Competition section, talks about his movie and his excitement about the competition. Can premiered in Sundance in the “World Cinema” section as the first Turkish movie screened in the festival. Can is about problems of a couple, who cannot have children, and their distress in parenting to a child, who is not their own. - Your film is in the competition for the first time… How does it feel to ...

Indian fest of La program announced

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With what promises to be its most ambitious slate yet, the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (http://indianfilmfestival.org) has announced its impressive 2012 lineup. 33 features, documentaries, and short films will be screened from filmmakers throughout the world including Canada, Italy, India, Germany, South Africa, UK, and the U.S. Among the offerings are three world premieres, nine U.S. premieres and twelve Los Angeles premieres. This is a banner year for the festival as it celebrates its ...
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