Archive for October 11, 2013

FITB Pvr StandeeThe documentary film, Fire in the Blood, which was selected for the World Cinema Documentary Competition at the Sundance Film Festival, one of the most prestigious and competitive festival for independent films, is releasing today (Oct 11).

Directed by Punjabi-Irish filmmaker Dylan Mohan Gray, the doumentary is an intricate tale of ‘medicine, monopoly and malice’ and tells the story of how Western pharmaceutical companies and governments aggressively blocked access to low-cost AIDS drugs for the countries of Africa and the global south in the years after 1996 – causing ten million or more unnecessary deaths – and the improbable group of people who decided to fight back.

Shot on four continents with contributions from global figures such as Bill Clinton, Desmond Tutu and Joseph Stiglitz, Fire in the Blood ultimately celebrates the remarkable coalition which came together to stop ‘the Crime of the Century’ and save million of lives in the process. The narration is done by Academy Award winner William Hurt.

The film is released by PVR Directors Rare in India.


To know more about the film, click here to go to its official website.



To read the review of the film by Mihir Fadnavis, click here.






Delhi NCR



PVR Director’s Cut Vasant Kunj

6:20 PM


PVR Select Citywalk Saket

9:00 PM


DT Cinemas Saket

8:40 PM


DT Cinemas Vasant Kunj

8:50 PM


PVR MGF Mall Gurgaon

9:00 PM








PVR Juhu

6:00 PM


PVR Phoenix Mills Lower Parel

8:35 PM

10:45 PM

Cinemax Versova

6:30 PM








PVR Forum Mall Koramangala

10:00 PM








PVR Koregaon Park

5:35 PM








PVR Diamond Plaza Jessore Road

1:45 PM








PVR Acropolis Mall

4:50 PM





Releasing in Chennai on October 18


WHAT : Asia Society India Centre announces the launch of the second edition of New Voices Fellowship for Screenwriters (NVFS) 2013 – 2014, a programme to identify, encourage and support a group of six talented independent screenwriters to develop their feature film scripts with guidance from eminent filmmakers and screenwriters.


– Through an open application process, 12 writers from across India will be selected from among all the applicants and invited to attend the first workshop to be held in February 2014.

– At the end of the workshop, six of them will be selected to become Fellows of NVFS and enter the eight-month writing programme, in which they will take their stories all the way to a fully-developed script, under the regular and intensive guidance of their mentors.

– A second workshop will be held in May 2014, where writers will receive feedback from other mentors and their peers too. This edition of the Fellowship will conclude in September 2014, and the next edition will commence from 1 October, 2014.

– Each participating Fellow will receive:

  • A stipend of Rs. 2,00,000.
  • Regular guidance from the mentors who are eminent screenwriters and writer-directors over the eight-month long programme.
  • Two five-day-long intensive workshops conducted by Anjum Rajabali, with the active participation of mentors, advisors and other industry professionals.
  • Recommendations on how to approach production houses and studios, how to pitch, and other professional and legal aspects like contracts, copyright and safeguards.

DATES :  Applications will be accepted between 1 October – 15 December, 2013.

ELIGIBILITY : Indian Nationals residing in India, 18 years and above, are eligible to apply.

– There is no application fee. However, an incomplete application form without all the required documents will not be accepted.

– The fellowship is open to all Indian languages. However, all the submissions must be made in English or Hindi.


Open for Applications
1 October – 15 December, 2013

Announcement of 12 shortlisted finalists
1 February, 2014

First residential scriptwriting workshop in Khandala, Maharashtra
12 – 16 February, 2014

Interviews of 12 shortlisted finalists
17 February, 2014

Announcement of 6 Fellows
18 February, 2014

Second residential scriptwriting workshop in Khandala, Maharashtra
28 May – 1 June, 2014

Closing Ceremony
15 September, 2014


Asia Society India Centre
2nd Floor, Ramon House
HT Parekh Marg
169, Backbay Reclamation
Churchgate, Mumbai – 400020


All queries will be duly answered. No phone calls, please.

– To know more about the rules, regulations, mentors, application form, click here. Please do read carefully.