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Aishwarya Rai's Last Legion Trailer Gets 1 Million Hits

Aishwarya Rai's Last Legion Trailer Gets 1 Million Hits on Hollywood.TV in 24 hours Hollywood's leading entertainment portal received over one million views after it exclusively showcased the trailer for The Last Legion today. Top Hollywood studio heads as well as top industry pundits are all raving about Aishwarya's performance in The Last Legion and the movie is creating some serious buzz online, and in Hollywood. Beverly Hills, CA (PRWeb) November 21, 2006 -- Hollywood's le...

More films! More festivity! … Kolkata film festival begins .. Goa getting finishing touches.

More films! More festivity! … Kolkata film festival begins .. Goa getting finishing touches. This year, the event synergizes global participation, high profile glamour and top notch entertainment with world renowned national and international celebrities walking the red carpet. IFFI 2006 showcases a repertoire of critically acclaimed international films, world premieres, film bazaars, children workshops, street animation, music concerts and open-air beach screenings to delegates and the pub...

winners of South Asian 'Text-to-Vote' Campaign

The 3rd Annual South Asian International film Festival (SAIFF) announces the winners of this year's first ever South Asian 'Text-to-Vote' Campaign incorporated exclusively by Verizon Wireless. Even after the last day of the festival on Sunday, October 8th, 2006, the voting did not stop. Festival goers kept plugging in votes and text messages for their favorite films, resulting in thousands of participants. The 2006 Verizon Wireless "Test-To-Vote' Winners Are: Favorite Documentary and Favorite Fi...

NY South Asian Film Festival Announces Line up

NY 2006 South Asian International Film Festival will run from October 4-8 in New York City. SAIFF will host over 50 of the latest and most celebrated short, documentary and feature films from the South Asian subcontinent. The five-day film festival continues SAIFF's mission to present the best in South Asian cinema from across India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. This year's festival will include 21 World Premieres and 11 North American premieres. "We had an overwhelming numb...

Calgary International Film Festival shines Spotlight on India

The Calgary International Film Festival is proud to honor the vast cinematic contributions of India in its "Spotlight on India" series for this year's seventh annual Festival. The five films featured in this Spotlight series are productions created in the last year, with three international premieres, a Canadian premiere, and one Albertan premiere."The five Indian films selected this year cover all four corners of the vast Indian landscape and perfectly blend both commercial and independent fil...

South Asian International Film Festival to open with Indian “ANWAR”

2006 South Asian International Film Festival Announces “ANWAR” as the Official Opening Night Premiere! 2006 South Asian International Film Festival will take place from October 4-8, 2006 in New York City.The festival will open with Manish Jha’s ANWAR at Loews Cineplex in Lincoln Square on October 4, 2006. It is a story of one man's awakening in a world he no longer recognizes. Trying to overcome betrayal, he is suddenly faced with an unusual set of circumstances that will lead him on a jo...

Dubai Studio City Launches ‘Wall of Fame’ with Aishwarya Rai

Dubai Studio City (DSC) today launched its iconic landmark, the ‘Wall of Fame’ with the most recognised and influential name in the Indian and international film industry, Aishwarya Rai.A special handprint ceremony organised by Dubai Studio City, marked the occasion as part of the 7th IIFA Weekend and Awards extravaganza in Dubai.Expressing delight over Aishwarya Rai’s presence to commemorate the launch, Jamal Al Sharif, Director, DSC said: “The Wall of Fame is a significant feature of D...

Voices from Bermuda: Rene Mohandas of "Elephant Boy"

Rajesh ‘Kai’ Kumar stars as Kai, in "Elephant Boy."Proven by its litany of awards and attendance in festivals around the world, including the best foreign film award at the Los Angeles Short Film Festival last year, Rene Mohandas’ “Elephant Boy” has followed the example of resiliency its subject. Playing tonight at the Tradewinds Auditorium in Hamilton, “Elephant Boy” chronicles the tale of a young beggar boy, Jai, who upon receiving a relatively large sum of money from a well-mea...

Life time achievement conferred to Mr. Ram Mohan

V.SHANTARAM AWARD for life time achievement conferred to Mr. RAM MOHAN Mumbai International Film festival (MIFF-2006) for documentary, Animation & Short films was ingurated here on January 3, 2006, by Shri Vilasrao Deshmukh, Chief Minister of Maharashtra. The Chief Minister conferred Dr.V.Shantaram Award for Life time Achievement to Mr. Ram Mohan, noted animation Film maker & `father of Indian animation' and a pioneer in the animation movement in India. Mr. Ram Mohan was honored with memento, an...

A Florentine Hommage to Ismail Merchant

For a certain niche group of cinephiles ever since the release of a film called "Shakespeare Wallah" in 1965, the "Merchant-Ivory" label has become synonymous with high-class rarified taste in cinema in some way associated with India ("A Passage to India", "Heat and Dust"), or, in the later collaborations of this producer-director team, with ultra refined literary adaptations set in Victorian England such as "The Remains of the Day", and "Howard's end". To be brutally frank, since "Merchant-Ivor...

Interview with Ruchi Narain New Indian "parallel" cinema

THE NEW INDIAN "PARALLEL" CINEMAAn Interview with Ruchi NarainYoung Bombay director Ruchi Narain has been a guest of the River to River Festival introducing her debut feature "KAL - Yesterday and Tomorrow", a ground-breaking exercise in style representative of the "Beyond Bollywood" new wave of "parallel" Indian cinema. The film itself, employing mostly unknown new actors, is a kind of contemporary thriller in a rapid-fire multi-media style focussing on the lives of the well-heeled style-consc...

A conversation with Selvaggia Velo, River to River Director

A conversation with Selvaggia VeloFestival Director; ‘River to River’ Florence Indian Film FestivalWendy DentSV: How did it begin? In ’98 I organised an exhibition of Bollywood movie banners. Still Bollywood was not fashion in Europe. And so this was done, and then in ’99 we invited those same painters, artists, to have a live show during the Florentine summer. There are a lot of events during the summer here in Florence, the start of Fiorentina. And so those painters were coming and ...

Indian Film Festival in Florence offers strong openers

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

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? -...

Morgan Freeman returns to Dubai Fest

Morgan Freeman, Adel Imam, Yash Chopra Named as 2005 Honorees for Dubai International Film Festival Hollywood legend Morgan Freeman, Egyptian comedy superstar Adel Imam and distinguished Indian producer-director Yash Chopra will receive the Dubai International Film Festival’s 2005 honors for distinguished service to the film industry during the December 11 – 17 Festival this year. The three stars have been named as the Hollywood, Arab and Asian honorees in the Festival’s ‘In the Spotligh...

IFFI Goa Fest closes and awards Iron Island

The 36th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) - 2005 came to a close here today with the screening of Belgium-France film ‘L’Enfant’, directed by Jean Pierre & Luc Dardene. Iranian film ‘Iron Island’, directed by Mr. Mohammad Rasoulof bagged the best film award and won the Golden Peacock and a cash prize of Rs.Ten lakhs for originality, deep thoughtful narration, powerful cinematic expression and great creative strength. The most promising Director award went to Directors Ms. ...

Nagesh Kukunoor not unhappy for ‘Iqbals’ rejection

I am not unhappy for ‘Iqbals’ rejection…Interview / Nagesh Kukunoor‘Iqbal’, arguably the best-reviewed film between two Indian films selected for the competitive section at Goa's International Film Festival of India. Being a very simple and down to earth personality, he never poses for his existence, but he is always a point of attraction for all press & delegates in the iffi-Goa. Here are few extracts of personal interaction with him.What about your next film? I have been working on m...

Retrospective on Indian Musicals from Goa Fest

The Retrospective on Indian Musicals began at IFFI-05 in Panaji with a Blockbuster Telgu film ‘Shankarabharanam’, directed by K. Vishwanath as the inaugural film. This section is a new edition to the IFFI and films which have music as their theme would be shown in this category. In all six films would be screened under this category. Besides the opening film, other films included are, Amar Bhoopali (Marathi) directed by V. Santaram, Baiju Bawra (Hindi)directed by Vijay Bhatt, Goopy Gyne Bagh...

Film Bazar is open at IFFI 2005 in Goa

Film Bazar , an exhibition and co-ordination center for global film business has been inaugurated by Shri Jaipal Reddy, as a part of IFFI-2005 at Kala Academy by lighting ceremonial Lamp. Film Bazar aims at facilitating the sale & purchase of films and film production equipment and items. It act as a networking platform for presenting and promoting films and exploring business opportunities. The participation includes amongst others , Indian film exporters Association, Children Film Society of I...

Toronto Opens with World Premiere of Deepa Mehta’s WATER

Toronto International Film Festival Opens with World Premiere of Deepa Mehta’s WATERToronto International Film Festival opening night was a triumph on September 8th with the premiere of Deepa Mehta’s dynamic film WATER. Finishing out her ode to the elements this is the final film in her trilogy, following FIRE (1996) and EARTH (1998). Mehta film brought a classic presents to the 30th anniversary of one on the largest film festivals in the world. Mehta’s element series FIRE and EARTH were...

30th Toronto will open with World Premiere of WATER

Toronto International Film Festival will open with of World Premiere of WATERToronto International Film Festival is set to open on September 8th to the 17th, 2005. This will be the 30th anniversary of the top North American Film Festival and one of the most respected Festivals in the world. To date programmers have acquired to screen 11 world premieres, five international premieres, and nine North American premieres from 17 countries. Last years Festival was close to 350 films from over 50 count...

Christopher Walken from Dubrovnik

Press conference with Christopher Walken on Dubrovnik International Film Festival 2005Moderatated by Daniel Rosenthal editor of Variety International Film Guide “the best annual guide to world cinema”*Daniel Rosenthal: “Good evening everybody last night we had an exquisite honor to award Mr. Christopher Walken with a Statue of Libertas, for an extraordinary contribution to his lifetime work. We talked last night about most recent films “Man of Fire”, “Welcome to the jungle”, “Ste...

Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) awards


Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles awards

TOP AUDIENCE AWARD GOES TO HARI OM JURY GRAND PRIZE WINNER IS BLACK FRIDAYThe Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles concluded Sunday night with HARI OM, director Bharatbala was in attendance, at ArcLight Hollywood with a Gala reception at SIR that included performances by Taal Dance Company, international renowned world music artist Girish, and an eclectic DJ set by Tej Gill, one of LA's emerging South Asian artists.Although official attendance figures are still being tabulated, festival organizer...

River to River Florence Indian Fest program

PROGRAMME RIVER TO RIVER. FLORENCE INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL 2004WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 8Cinema Hall16.30 Chameli, Sudhir Mishra, hindi-english&italian subt., 105’, col., 35mm., India, 2003All in one night: a stock market agent crosses his road with the one of a prostitute.18.30 Bollywood Remixed, Herbert Krill, hindi&english-english subt., 77’, col., Betacam, Austria-Germany, 2003 Faces, stories, visions and sounds of Bollywood.After the film, Q&A with Herbert Krill20.30 Waisa bhi hota hai-Shit Hap...


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