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.
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 26th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) has been rescheduled to January 2021, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced on Thursday.
The 51st International Film Festival of India (IFFI), that marked its “first-ever hybrid” version, closed on Sunday.
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.
Rickshawala, a Bengali short film, won the award for the Best Film Social Message at the Cardiff International Film Festival 2020.
Miss Man has been showcased in several film festivals, including the 34th BFI Flare: London LGBTQ+ Film Festival, the 32nd Vancouver Queer Film Festival, 11th KASHISH: Mumbai International Queer Film Festival, 33rd Out on Film: Atlanta’s LGBTQ Film Festival, 24th LesGaiCineMad (Madrid International LGBTI Film Festival).
For Bengalis, the four-day festival of Durga Puja is the most keenly awaited time of the year. Besides the festivities, pandal hopping and catching up with friends and families; it is also the time when movie goers wait for the special lineup of Pujo releases. In keeping with the tradition of Pujo releases, every year, producers and directors release their best works during this time to attract the most number of viewers.
The trailer and poster of Hindi feature film Nazarband by National Award-winner filmmaker Suman Mukhopadhyay was released on Tuesday.
Post the screening, he spoke at length about how he, Octavio and a team of three comrades from the Grupo Cine Liberación (The Liberation Film Group) made films that changed the course of political cinema in Latin America.Argentina is a place set on fire in The Hour Of The Furnaces, directed by Fernando Solanas and Octavio Getino, the founders of the Latin American film movement, Third Cinema, which used cinema as a political device.
International Film Festival Of India (IFFI), the Central government-backed annual event held in Panaji, is gearing up to celebrate its golden jubilee this year. The festival, which will be held from November 20 till 28, will screen close to 250 films from different countries. This year, Russia is the festival’s partner country.
A group of indie filmmakers has launched a social media campaign against the International Film Festival Of Kerala (IFFK), alleging that the festival’s film selection committee has been flouting rules and rejecting films without viewing them. On Facebook page, Reform The IFFK, the filmmakers say that they were going to file e legal petition against the film festival to get the current selection lists of Indian and Malayalam films cancelled. They demand that the Academy to reconstitute the panels and make fresh and fair selections. The filmmakers also allege that the Chalachitra Academy was favouring commercial films over independent arthouse films.
Trees Under The Sun (Veyil Marangal), directed by Bijukumar Damodaran, won the ‘Outstanding Artistic Achievement Award’ at Shanghai International Film Festival which concluded on June 23.
Though the name – Kanthan The Lover of Colour, has registered with Keralites as the State Award winning film, not many people are aware that it was made by Shareef Easa who works as a daily wage labourer.
We weren’t sure of anything, and we wrote to everyone saying there was an uncertainty. Talking about the financial crunch we faced, well, we have always been a small film festival that doesn’t roll down red carpet for celebrities or does country or world premieres. This year, there was a nonavailability of government funds which we were determined to raise by ourselves through delegate fees and sponsorship.
Sinam, a Tamil short film starring Sai Dhanshika as a sex worker, won eight awards at the Calcutta International Cult Film Festival (CICFF), including Best Short Finalist and Best Actress. Directed by Anandmurthy, the film is set in Mumbai.
While the Indian Government censorship hasn’t entered the online space yet, some of the companies still insist on going through a censor procedure to make sure they don’t get into trouble. “I don’t mind adding a few beeps to my film,” Sandeep says, “as long as the concept doesn’t get diluted.He was part of a panel discussion on Alternative Indie Film Distribution , held as part of the Film Bazaar at International Film Festival of Goa last year. “As an independent filmmaker, I should be able to release and distribute my film on my own. ” Also because, festival circuits in India aren’t fair spaces, he adds. “You need good agents and programmers to get your film noticed and selected.
The technical crew of Veeram includes Jeff Olm, the Hollywood colourist who has worked in Titanic, and Hollywood music composer Jeff Rona, who was a part of Academy Award-winning composer Hans Zimmer’s illustrious film score company Media Ventures. Allan Poppleton, the stunt choreographer who has films like Hunger Games and Avatar to his credit, is also a part of the Veeram team.
Actress Konkona Sen Sharma’s directorial venture, A Death in the Gunj, opened to a rousing response at the Toronto International Film Festival(TIFF) where it premiered on September 9. The film, which has already garnered international acclaim, will be the opening film at the 18th edition of Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival, which will begin on 21 October, 2016.
Actress Dhansika will soon be seen in a short film. The film, set in Kolkata, will be directed by Anandmurthy. The actress will portray a sex worker in the film which will have Bengali actress Bidita N Bag playing another key role.
Meanwhile, Bollywood films like Raman Raghav 2. 0, directed by Anurag Kashyap, and Sarabjit, directed by Omung Kumar, premiered at sidebar events of Cannes this year. Also, SS Rajamouli’s Bahubali will be screened at the Marché du Film, a film market event taking place alongside the festival. The sidebar screenings are held outside the Palais Des Festivals, the centre of all the festival action, including official screenings, and press and market interactions.