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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...

Two Must-Attend Film Festivals,in India

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by Lekha Shankar      With almost every city in India boasting of a film festival today, it’s difficult to know which ones to choose. But two film festivals seems a cut above the rest. The International Film Festival of India (IIFI),  is the oldest and biggest film festival in the country ,which is  held in late-November, in the scenic beach-town of Goa. It  has the glitter, glamour, and high-quality cinema that one associates with a top-range fest...

Ratings of films shown at the 42nd. International Film Festival of India, Goa, 23 November-03 December, 2011

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Here's my IFFI 2011 'star'-cast: Features Consul of Bordeaux: *** Bullhead: *** Palawan Fate: **1/2 Elena: *** Nader and Simin, A Separation: **** Oranges and Sunshine: *** Restoration: ***1/2 Mill and the Cross: ***1/2 Volcano: *** Mother's Paradise: **1/2 Abu, Son of Adam: ***1/2 (seen at MAMI's MFF) Dance Town: ***1/2 The Dry Valley: **1/2 Joanna: *** My Australia: *** National Alley: ***1/2 House of Tolerance: ***1/2 The First Grader: **1/2 Koko and the Ghost: *** The K...

Films must depict truth and beauty (Day 7 at 42nd IFFI, Goa)

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What is the role of film  in a world suffering from illiteracy and a steep decline in book-reading? "This is a social issue that needs to be addressed in a wider context. Well publicized junk,usually from Hollywood,pushes out serious cinema and takes over the time that should be given to reading or visiting an art gallery.The best  film-makers can do is to make good films. It is important to talk about truth and beauty in our films, rather than putting bums on ci...

Film-makers of The Consul of Bordeaux

CAPTION:, Francisco Manso, Director of the Portuguese film "The Consul of Bordeaux",Producer Jose Mazeda, composer Henri Seroka and lead actor Vitor Norte, at the 42nd International Film Festival of India (IFFI-2011), in Panaji, Goa on November 28, 2011.

Oscar Maron Filho,Brazilian journalist & director of "Mario Filho:The Creator of Crowds" expires at IFFI.RIP

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Oscar Maron Filho, a Brazilian journalist and director of "Mario Filho:The Creator of Crowds" died of a heart attack at the  IFFI in Goa Sunday afternoon. Mr Filho (56) was taking part in the Open Forum in the Panaji venue collapsed in the middle of a discussion with delegates and filmmakers and was rushed to hospital where he passed away.  A minute's silence was observed in the Media Centre and homage paid  as a mark of respect to the late Mr Filho. Only yest...

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...

Germans spread Wilkommen mat for Indian filmmakers

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Cash strapped film-makers often look to foreign institutions like the Herbert Bals Fund and UK Film Council to subsidise the production costs.O so wunderbar! They will be happy to know that Germany is offering  generous support ranging from loans, tax credits and price reductions,  provided  the film is a co-production. The Wilkommen mat was spread in the Yuletide season at  a press conference and seminar in the Maquinez Palace during the on-going 42nd edition of the International Film Fes...

Social responsibility initiative launched at IFFI G0A

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SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY INITIATIVE LAUNCHED AT  IFFI, GOA PARENTS OF SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN TO SHARE EXPERIENCES WITH FILMMAKERS For the first time ever, the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa  has included social responsibility and inclusivity as part of the festival program. Accordingly,the 42nd edition of IFFI will feature on Nov 27, a session in which parents of children with special needs will give film makers, media and delegates, a glimpse into the lives of...

Philip Noyce homage at IFFI goa

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Writing my piece on Bertrand Tavernier, I had to miss the Master Class by Philip Noyce:-( Does the Australia-born US based film-maker need an intro? I've seen Salt, Dead Calm, Clear and Present Danger, Patriot Games,The Bone Collector, The Quiet American,The Saint,Sliver... But  I haven't seen a single film:-0 at IFFI:-0   Hopefully, one or two tommorrow:-) Maybe more if I'm lucky :-))       ...

IFFI Goa launches with 100 films from 65 countries

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Films from 65 countries for 42nd international film festival goa, shahrukj khan, luc besson, betrand tavernier to attendMore than 100 films from 65 countries will be screened during the 42nd International Film Festival of India - 2011 in Goa between Nov 23 and Dec 3,3011 Bollywood badshah Shahrukh Khan will be chief guest at IFFI's inauguration at the Ravindra Bhavan in Margao Goa on 23 November. The main centre of the festival is Panaji,although films will be screened over the 10 day Fest in...

DFF omits MOU clause on Goa as permanent IFFI venue

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The Directorate of Film Festivals (DFF) has removed the clause from its draft as regards the Memorandum of Understanding for IFFI 2011, which stated Goa as a permanent IFFI venue. The IFFI MoU is annually signed between the state and the central government. It may be recalled that the MoU for IFFI 2010 had clearly mentioned Goa as a permanent venue for the mega film festival. The successive union ministers representing the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting had, from time to time, also ann...

Films from 65 countries for 42nd international film festival goa, shahrukj khan, luc besson, betrand tavernier to attend

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More than 100 films from 65 countries will be screened during the 42nd International Film Festival of India - 2011 in Goa between Nov 23 and Dec 3,3011  Bollywood badshah Shahrukh Khan will be chief guest at IFFI's inauguration  at the Ravindra Bhavan in Margao Goa  on 23 November. The main centre of the festival is Panaji,although films will be screened over the 10 day Fest in Margao,Goa's commercial hub which is located 4 km from the political capital.     Revived in this...

NFDC FILM BAZAAR SHORTLISTS 6 PROJECTS FROM VENICE SCREENWRITERS LAB, SETS UP NEW MKT SECTION AT INTERNATIONAL FILM FEST,GOA

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NFDC FILM BAZAAR SHORTLISTS SIX, SETS UP NEW MARKET SECTION AT IFFI GOA 2011   NFDC's four day Film Bazaar at the International Film Festival in Goa (IFFI ) serves as a platform for producers, filmmakers and distributors from across the world to do business and expand their network. The Film Bazaar Screenwriters’ Lab 2011 held in partnership with Binger Filmlab, Netherlands and the Venice International Film Festival, Italy has announced six shortlisted projects selected durin...

Open Doors and attractive prizes for India at Locarno

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Locarno Director Olivier Père announces Open Doors for India in 2011Olivier Père, the French film critic who is a member of IFFI jury, is also the Artistic Director of the Locarno Film Festival. In his second capacity, he brings welcome news to Indian film buffs and budding scriptwriters. Locarno co-production lab ‘Open Doors’ will focus on India in the 64th edition of the festival, to be held during August 3-13, 2011. The Open Doors segment is supported by the Swiss foreign ministry’s ...

Locarno Director Olivier Père announces Open Doors for India in 2011

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Open Doors and attractive prizes for India at Locarno Olivier Père, the French film critic who is a member of IFFI jury, is also the Artistic Director of the Locarno Film Festival. In his second capacity, he brings welcome news to Indian film buffs and budding scriptwriters. Locarno co-production lab ‘Open Doors’ will focus on India in the 64th edition of the festival, to be held during August 3-13, 2011. The Open Doors segment is supported by the Swiss foreign ministry...

NEWSLETTER N° 487: December 4, 2010

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 .............                                                                                                                                                          WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 487: December 4, 2010 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor, Advertise on the sites.  Our newsletter reaches 82 000 film profession...

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...

Bertrand Tavernier 's Princess of Montpensier is the Closing Film at 41st IFFI in Goa tonight

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The Princess of Montpensier directed by Bertrand Tavernier is the Closing Film at the 41st IFFI tonight. Minister of state (Information & Broadcasting) Choudhury Mohan Jatua will  be the Chief Guest. Actor Saif Ali Khan will be the Guest Of Honour.   Ghost Writer directed by Roman Polanski  which was shown at the Press Club, Mumbai four weeks ago was the Mid-Fest film at IFFI.   Directorate of Film Festivals Head, S M Khan  has announced two more awards, increasing the award ...

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...
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