IFFI 2017: Sridevi inaugurates Indian Panorama

IFFI 2017: Sridevi inaugurates Indian Panorama Panaji, Nov 21 : After making headlines for days, the IFFI 2017 Indian Panorama segment opened without protest and in the presence of Bollywood actor Sridevi. The decision of the I & B ministry to oust the Malayalam film “S Durga” and the “Nude” marathi drama had angered jury chairman Sujoy Ghosh and members Apurva Asrani and Gyan Correa. The Marathi filmmakers were supposed to protest against the exclusion of these two films from the training, but the event began without a hitch. The…

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Optimistic about ‘Padmavati’, no time for anger: Shahid

Optimistic about ‘Padmavati’, no time for anger: Shahid Panaji, Nov 20 : Actor Shahid Kapoor said today that, rather than being angry, he chooses to be optimistic about the future of “Padmavati”, whose release has been postponed amid protests from various Rajput groups and political leaders. Shahid is one of the Bollywood guests to attend the inaugural ceremony of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) here. “Sometimes movies of this nature … it gets a little complicated, I’ll choose to be optimistic until the class is over, it’s not…

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IFFI 2017 begins on Monday; Shah Rukh to open the festival

IFFI 2017 begins on Monday; Shah Rukh to open the festival Panaji, Nov 19 : The 48th edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) has a star-studded line-up for the event, which will be inaugurated by superstar Shah Rukh Khan, while Salman Khan will be present at the closing ceremony. Bollywood actors Katrina Kaif and Shahid Kapoor will also be present at the opening on Monday at the Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee stadium in Bambolim, near Panaji, the capital of western India. The Minister of Information and Broadcasting…

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Guwahati International Film Festival ends

Guwahati International Film Festival ends Guwahati, Nov 2 : Curtains have fallen this evening at the first Guwahati International Film Festival (GIFF) with legendary award-winning filmmaker Dadasaheb Phalke, Adoor Gopalakrishnan, calling him “one of the best” in the country. “I am upset because with the very first festival, Assam has established itself as one of the best film festivals in the country,” said Gopalakrishnan, who honored the closing ceremony as a guest speaker. During the six-day film event, 78 films from 32 countries were screened with a galaxy of national…

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Roman Polanski accused of raping a former German actress

Roman Polanski accused of raping a former German actress Los Angeles, Oct 4 : The filmmaker Roman Polanski was accused of sexual misconduct by a former German actress. Renate Langer, a former 61-year-old German actress, filed a report with the Swiss police accusing Polanski of raping her when she was 15 years old in a house in Gstaad in February 1972, according to The New York Times. Langer is now the fourth woman to publicly accuse the director of the sexual assault “Rosemary’s Baby”. The public prosecutor always decides whether…

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Camerimage to honour documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman

Camerimage to honour documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman Los Angeles, Oct 2 : Documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman will be presented with the Camerimage Prize for outstanding achievements in documentary cinema at the 25th Camerimage Festival. The festival will take place from 11 to 18 November in Bydgoszcz, Poland, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Wiseman has directed 40 documentaries since 1967 and in 2016 received an honorary award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. According to Camerimage, “even though in his films he analyzes the means of the predominantly…

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Deepti Naval wants film studio in Shimla

Deepti Naval wants film studio in Shimla Shimla, Sep 10 PTI : The veteran actor Deepti Naval, who inaugurated the Shimla International Film Festival, called for the establishment of a film school or a film studio. The two-day film festival is organized by Himalayan Velocity with the support of the Himachal Language, Art and Culture Department at the historic Gaiety Theater. “The people of Bollywood are going down on Shimla for shooting movies, so why should we not have the facilities of the movie studio,” Naval said. A total of…

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EU Film Festival 2017 aims to improve cultural ties

EU Film Festival 2017 aims to improve cultural ties New Delhi, Jun 10 : The 22nd European Union Film Festival (EUFF) started with the aim of improving cultural ties between India and European countries. Speaking at the inaugural session of the film festival which opened with the Estonian film “Cherry Tobacco”, Tomasz Kozlowski, European Union ambassador to India, said that in addition to the economic partnerships between India and EU, it is important to improve cultural ties well. “EUFF contributes significantly to developing cultural ties between India and the European…

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Indian Film Festival to celebrate UK-India Year of Culture

Indian Film Festival to celebrate UK-India Year of Culture London, Jun 2 : The annual London Indian Film Festival (LIFF) will this month celebrate the Year of British and Indian Culture with its opening night movie based on the life of Maharaja Duleep Singh. The Black Prince ‘, which was launched at the Cannes Film Festival last month, dramatizes the story of the last King of Punjab that was taken under his wing by Queen Victoria during the Raj. “As an anguished commitment to the UK and India Culture Year,…

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Difficult to compete with juniors these days, says Salman

Difficult to compete with juniors these days, says Salman Mumbai, Jun 2 : Superstar Salman Khan says it’s hard to compete with the youngest player today, but his fans are pushing him forward. “My fans are keeping me in. The more you are in love, it’s harder to continue than you have to compete with your juniors and it’s difficult.” Today’s competitors are very tough, “Salman told reporters last night . The interaction was organized to announce the International Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFA) – 2017. A regular show at…

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