The organisers of the 51st International Film Festival of India (IFFI) apologised on Saturday for incorrectly mentioning the plot of auteur Satyajit Ray’s classic Bengali film Sonar Kella on their website.
Milestone (Meel Pathar), an Indian film, won the Best Film Award at the Silver Screen Awards, the closing event of the Singapore International Film Festival.
On Monday, the IIFFT (International Indian Film Festival Toronto) board announced the list of films that would be premiering at the 8th edition of their annual festival to be held virtually from Aug 9-15, 2020. The list comprised six films – an Indo-American short Padmavyuha and the recent popular Indian docu-film Batch of 2020 – Beyond Degrees & Certificates along with Karthi starrer Kaithi (Tamil), Nani starrer Jersey (Telugu), Hrithik Roshan starrer Super 30 (Hindi) and Fahad Faasil starrer Trance (Malayalam).
On Monday, the IIFFT (International Indian Film Festival Toronto) board announced the list of films that would be premiering at the 8th edition of their annual festival to be held virtually from Aug 9-15, 2020. The list of six films comprised an Indo-American short Padmavyuha and the recent popular Indian docu-film Batch of 2020 – Beyond Degrees & Certificates along with Karthi starrer Kaithi (Tamil), Nani starrer Jersey (Telugu), Hrithik Roshan starrer Super 30 (Hindi) and Fahad Faasil starrer Trance (Malayalam).
The 51st International Film Festival of India (IFFI), that marked its “first-ever hybrid” version, closed on Sunday.
In a film industry that abandons female stars once they have crossed their 30s, and pairs their contemporary male actors with much younger actresses, Mehrunisa is a thematically significant work like Alankrita Srivastava’s Lipstick Under My Burqa (2016), where Ratna Pathak Shah played a 55-year-old woman who is ridiculed for her sexual desires.
John Mathew Matthan, the director of the Aamir Khan-starrer 1999 film Sarfarosh, said that he had written the script of Sarfarosh 2 “for five to six times before finalising it”.
The Hong Kong-Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF), which will go virtual for the second time, has selected 29 projects for this year’s edition, including six Indian films. The shortlisted projects, including nine documentaries, were selected from 321 submissions from 80 countries and regions, HAF said on Monday.
The 51st edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), which was launched on January 16, has seen participation by several young debutant filmmakers this year, say jury members.
Bandar Band, the Iranian film directed by Manijeh Hekmat, was adjudged the best film in the Innovation in Moving Images (International Competition) category at the 26th Kolkata International Film festival (KIFF), which concluded on Friday.
The 26th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF), which began on January 8, concluded on Friday. The film festival, which is held annually in November, was postponed this year in light of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
Chhichhore, Asuran, Avijatrik, Gatham are among some of the films that will be showcased in the 51st edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) that will be held in Goa from January 16 to 24, 2021.
Avijatrik, the Bengali film which takes forward the story of Apu from Satyajit Ray’s critically acclaimed Apu Trilogy (1955-1959), premiered on Tuesday at the 26th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF).
The 26th edition of the Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) will see auteur Satyajit Ray’s 1959 film Apur Sansar, the debut film of late actor Soumitra Chatterjee, being screened as the inaugural film.
The Sundance Film Festival 2021 will have two Indian films in its line-up – Ajitpal Singh’s Fire In The Mountains and Rintu Thomas and Sushmit Ghosh’s Writing With Fire.
The 2021 edition of the Sundance Film Festival will move beyond its traditional venue, Park City in Utah, to cities across the United States via online screenings, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Sundance Institute, as per a Variety report, announced on Wednesday that they would collaborate with drive-in theatres and independent cinemas across the country to make this available to the public.
Radhika Apte’s A Call To Spy, a historical drama about three women who work as spies during World War II, will release on Amazon Prime Video in India on December 11. The film (starring Radhika Apte, Stana Katic and Sarah Megan Thomas) released in theatres in October in the UK and US. Apte has said she is looking forward to a positive response from Indian fans.
The 93rd Academy Awards will be the second time that the renamed Best International Feature Film award will be handed out. The Oscars had to be rescheduled this time from February 2021 to April 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and the eligibility period has also been extended by two months, from October to December 2020.
Director Keith Gomes’ short film Shameless has been announced as India’s official entry to the Best Live Action Short Film category of the 93rd Academy Awards.
Since 1957, Hindi films have dominated the entries with 32 entries so far, followed by eight in Tamil, three each in Malayalam and Marathi, two in Bengali and one each in Telugu, Gujarati, Urdu, and Assamese. However, in the last 10 years, six regional films, barring ones in Hindi, have been sent as India’s official entries at the Academy Awards.
Malayalam independent film Jallikattu was announced as India’s official entry for the 93rd Academy Awards. The Film Federation of India said on Wednesday that the decision was taken by a 14-member committee to send the Lijo Jose Pellissery directorial for the Oscars’ Best International Feature Film category.
Delhi Crime, Netflix’s web series starring Shefali Shah, Rasika Dugal, Adil Hussain, Rajesh Tailang and others, bagged the Best Drama Series Award at the 48th International Emmy Awards on Monday.
Selvi & Daughters, Selvi (played by Tamil actor Kalairani) starts reprimanding her daughter Kavitha (actor Gayathrie from Super Deluxe), for setting up a social media account for Selvi’s business of selling sarees. “With whose permission did you do all this?Selvi’s trepidations are further made clear when she and her daughter go for lunch to her brother Saravanan’s (Jeevaravi) house during the Pongal festival. While Saravanan talks over all the women in the conversation, he further validates Selvi’s insecurity of not being able to start her business.