Archive for July 14, 2011

Katha Centre for Film Studies and the India Foundation for the Arts in association with the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahlaya (formerly Prince of Wales Museum) invites young cinephiles, film scholars, artists and students for its second Workshop on Film Curatorial Practices.

FILM CURATING is concerned with a more evolved understanding of the moving image. Film and video are artistic mediums – much like what canvas and brush are to a painter. Today, both filmmakers and visual artists work increasingly with the medium of the moving image to make their art works. In addition, museums and galleries are increasingly exhibiting moving image work – experimental film and installation; and video art and video installation. It is this artistic and aesthetic understanding of the moving image that the Katha Centre for Film Studies is looking to develop through its workshop on Film Curatorial Practice

The WORKSHOP aims to equip young film enthusiasts with specialized knowledge about and around the idea of Film Curation. It will also give them an opportunity to interact with established practioners and academicians, and engage with them in a cinematic discourse centered on film curation.

WORKSHOP : This workshop series is a part of a four-year Curatorship Programme conceptualized by India Foundation for the Arts (IFA) in collaboration with select institutions from across the country. This Curatorship Programme is funded by the Jamsetji Tata Trust.

The workshop will create a platform to represent, think and debate the following:
· Curatorial research methods
· Curatorial writing
· Practical aspects of curation
· Context specific curation
· Different ways of engaging with audiences
· Critical understandings on the history of film criticism and curation

– For the second workshop, Katha Centre for Film Studies has engaged distinguished practioners, filmmakers, curators and academicians – Madhusree Dutta, Gargi Sen, Bina Paul, Amar Kanwar, Shai Heredia and Moinak Biswas.

DATES : Last date for receiving Applications: 10th August, 2011.  Workshop: 22nd-26th August, 2011

VENUE : Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahlaya, Mumbai

HOW TO APPLY:  You can send : 1) A copy of your latest Resume 2) The application form to

EMAIL: with “WFCP 2011” in the subject line

or By POST:  Katha Centre for Film Studies, A102, Sumeru, MHADA. SVP Nagar, Andheri West. Mumbai 400 053

FEES : For the 5-day workshop, there is NO registration fee. During the workshop,  breakfast and lunch shall be provided. Travel expenses and stay of participants coming from cities other than Mumbai would be taken care of by Katha Centre for Film Studies.

– Write to for the application form.

– To know more about Katha Centre of Film Studies, click here. And to know more about IFA’s Curatorship Programme, click here.

– For any queries, you can contact them here on FB or contact Svetlana on Twitter.

Like in Hollywood, this is the year of 2,3,4 in Bollywood too.  Murder 2 is still going strong at the box office, and now the first trailer of Don 2 is out. And it seems D2 is going to be exactly like the earlier Don. The film is directed by Farhan Akhtar and stars Shah Rukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Lara Dutta, Kunal Kapoor and Boman Irani.

Tigmanshu Dhulia is back, again. And we are again hoping that this time he will be back as the good ol’ Dhulia. Not the one who directed Shaagird. Even as his last film Paan Singh Tomar is yet to get a theatrical release, trailer of his new film Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster is out. It stars Jimmy Shergill, Randeep Hooda and Mahie Gill.

Remember Parvin Dabas? Yes, the actor is now director. And remember Preeti Jhangiani? She is now producer, and they are married. Here’s the trailer of directorial debut of Dabas, Sahi Dhandhe Galat Bande.