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Filmmaker Amar Kaushik’s short film, Aaba has been selected for 67th Berlin International Film Festival which will run from 9-19th February, 2017. The film will premiere in the Generation Kplus category of the fest.

Interestingly, Amar’s mother, Shashi Kaushik has written the story. It revolves around an orphan girl who comes across the news of her grandfather reaching the terminal stages of lung cancer. As the grandfather (Aaba) starts counting his days, the family faces unexpected turns.

The film has been shot in the picturesque valley of Arunachal Pradesh. Aaba is produced by Raj Kumar Gupta and Mitul Dikshit, and co-produced by Onir and Alison Welly.

Earlier, Jayaraj Rajasekharan Nair’s Ottaal, Nagesh Kukunoor’s Dhanak, and Avinash Arun’s Killa have premiered in the same category of the fest.

Click here to read about the shooting experience of Aaba.

Screening Of Russian Films In Mumbai. Entry Free

Posted: January 3, 2017 by moifightclub in cinema, News, World Cinema
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Tarkovsky Film Club is organising screening of Russian films. And here’s the best part – entry is free. The screening schedule is attached. It has all the other details too.

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NFDC Screenwriter's Lab

The 10th edition of NFDC Film Bazaar will run from November 20th to 24th 2016. It’s  a development bazaar created exclusively to encourage collaboration between the international and South Asian film fraternity. The Bazaar is focused on discovering, supporting and showcasing South Asian content and talent, in the realm of filmmaking, production and distribution.

 – The Film Bazaar Recommends (FBR) 32 films out of 164-feature length films (131 fiction features and 33 documentaries) submitted to the Viewing Room this year.

– It includes 5 feature length documentaries and 27 fiction features in 14 languages (including Hindi, English, Malayalam, Arabic, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi, Nepali, Sinhalese, Tamil, Assamese, Dari, Pahadi and Japanese).

– This year Viewing Room has received films in 6 rare language films (including 3 rare language FBR Films) in Film Bazaar. The 6 rare languages are The Gold-Laden Sheep & The Sacred Mountain in Pahadi, The Bioscopewala in Dari, Sonar Baran Pakhi in Rajbangshi, Dongar Dei Paribi Naahin in Kui, Kho Ki Pa Lu in Chokri, and River Song in Shertukpen. There is also a silent film, The East Wind submitted to the Viewing Room.

– The 32 FBR filmmakers will pitch their trailers at the ‘Investor’s Pitch’ held on 22nd and 23rd November.

– The films submitted in Viewing Room are either just completed or still in progress, to be completed in 2017. Almost a 100 films presented at the Viewing Room are awaiting a world premiere and 60 are still in progress. Many of these films are looking for world sales agents, film festivals, buyers and distributors and also gap financing through co-producers and investors.

 

Viewing Room (VR) – 202 films in 19 different languages 

– 202 films in 19 different languages are presented in the Viewing Room reflecting the exciting diversity of South Asia as a cinema-producing region. In 2015, a total of 156 films were presented in the ‘Viewing Room’.

– 202 films in VR include 164-feature length films (131 fiction features and 33 documentaries) and 38 short films.

– The film bazaar is also giving a platform to a record number of over a 100 debut directors, thus is the largest showcase of fresh budding directorial talent from South Asia.

– There are also 38 short films, with duration under 60 minutes, which are available to watch in the Viewing Room.

– Out of the 32 FBR films, 4 films are also selected in the WIP Lab. These are Nimmo by Rahul Shanklya, Once Again by KanwalSethi, The Bioscopewala by Deb Medhekar and The Gold-Laden Sheep & the Sacred Mountain by RidhamJanve

– The FBR films are as following:

FICTION FILMS

1) Nimmo by Rahul Shanklya

Language- Hindi (Also in WIP Lab)

2) Once Again by Kanwal Sethi

Language- Hindi (Also in WIP Lab)

3) The Bioscopewala by Deb Medhekar

Language- Hindi/Bengali/English/Dari (Also in WIP Lab)

  4) The Gold-Laden Sheep & the Sacred Mountain by Ridham Janve

Language- Pahadi (Also in WIP Lab)

5) Izahaq-Smoke on the Altar by Charles Kollannoor Chakkunny  (Malayalam,Arabic)

6) Lathe Joshi by Mangesh Joshi (Marathi)

7) Mehsampur by Kabir Chowdhry  (Punjabi, Hindi, English)

 8) Newton by Amit V Masurkar (Hindi)

9) Ottayaal Paatha(The Narrow Path) by Santosh Babusenan, Satish Babusenan (Malayalam)

10) Ralang Road by Karma Takapa  (Nepali)

11) Rukh (Unknown Faces) by Atanu Mukherjee (Hindi)

12) Sahaj Paather Gappo (Colours of Innocence) by Manas Mukul Pal (Bengali)

13) Sexy Durga by Sanal Kumar Sasidharan (Malayalam)

14) Sonar Baran Pakhi (The Golden Wing) by Bobby SarmaBaruah (Rajbanshi)

 15) The Color of Loss or Blue by Aakash Bhatia (English)

 16) Village Rockstars by Rima Das (Assamese)

 17) Walking With The Wind by Praveen Morchhale (Hindi, English, Japanese)

18) Whithered Leaf by Duminda Sanjeewa (Sri Lanka) (Sinhalese)

19) Rathu Samanala Sihinayak (A Red Butterfly Dream) by Priyantha Kaluarachchi

(Sri Lanka) (Sinhala)

20) Bhasmasur by NishilSheth (Hindi)

21) Kadvi Hawa (Dark Wind) by Nilamadhab Panda  (Hindi)

22) Lapachhapi (Hide and Seek) by Vishal Furia (Marathi)

23) Idgah by PiyushPanjuani  (Hindi)

24) Matir Projar Deshe (Kingdom of Clay Subjectsby Imtiaz (Bijon) Ahmed (Bangladesh-Bengali)

25) Revelations by Vijay Jayapal (Tamil, English)

26) Ghode Ko Jalebi Khilane Le Ja Riya Hoon (Taking The Horse to Eat Jalebis) by AnamikaHaksar (Hindi)

DOCUMENTARIES

27) A Dream Document by Rupak Das (Hindi)

28) Buddhagram by Kabir Mehta (English)

29) Remembering Kurdi by Saumyananda Sahi (English)

30) The Karma Killings by Ram Devineni and Tushar Prakash (Hindi, English)

31) Wayfare to the Night by Rinku Kalsy  (English)

32) Limitless by Vrinda Samartha  (English)

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The screening schedule of this year’s Mumbai Film Festival is out. And the best part – this year, it’s day-wise schedule instead of venue-wise. So we don’t have to make the effort to do the conversion. We are also hoping that the schedule will be out in excel format for easy navigation. So far it’s in pdf and we are embedding it in the post.

There’s a surprise too. The fest has added Manchester By The Sea as the closing film. As far as we remember, closing film at the fest used to be mostly a random one. It’s refreshing change in this regard.

unnamedThe 5th Dharamshala International Film Festival (DIFF), which will be held from November 3 to 6th, 2016, at the Tibetan Children’s Village, Dharamshala, has announced its programme of films.

DIFF is curated by festival directors Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam, along with associate director Raman Chawla, filmmaker Umesh Kulkarni (short films programme) and children’s media specialist Monica Wahi (children’s films programme).

– 15 filmmakers from across India and the world will present their work at DIFF 2016. Most of the films this year have been screened at prestigious international festivals and several are making their Indian premieres.

– Raam Reddy’s critically acclaimed Thithi will be the opening night film.

– Vetrimaran’s compelling Tamil drama Interrogation (India’s 2016 Oscar entry) will close the festival.

Feature documentaries:

  • Wojciech Staroń’s Brothers (Poland)
  • Steffi Giaracuni’s Didi Contractor: Marrying the Earth to the Building (Switzerland)
  • Laurie Anderson’s Heart of a Dog (France, USA)
  • Mickey Lemle’s The Last Dalai Lama? (USA)
  • Stanzin Dorjai Gya and Christiane Mordelet’s The Shepherdess of the Glaciers (France, India)
  • Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami’s Sonita (Germany, Switzerland, Iran)
  • Sean McAllister’s A Syrian Love Story (UK, France, Lebanon, Syria)
  • Pushpa Rawat’s The Turn (India)
  • Nguyễn Trinh Thi’s Vietnam the Movie (Vietnam)

 

Feature Narratives (International)

  • Pimpaka Towira’s The Island Funeral (Thailand)
  • Portmanteau film Ten Years (Hong Kong)
  • Jeon Soo-il’s A Korean in Paris (South Korea)
  • Wang Yichun’s What’s in the Darkness (China)
  • Boo Junfeng’s Apprentice (Singapore)
  • Evi Goldbrunner’s At Eye Level (Germany)              
  • Khyentse Norbu’s Hema Hema: Sing Me a Song While I Wait (Bhutan)         
  • Esen Isik’s Köpek (Switzerland)
  • Ara Chawdhury’s Miss Bulalacao (Phillipines)
  • Sebastian Schipper’s Victoria (Germany)    
  • Emir Baigazin’s The Wounded Angel (Kazakhstan)

 

Indian features

  • Raam Reddy’s Thithi
  • Vetrimaran’s Interrogation
  • Sanjeev Kumar’s Circles of the Mind
  • Mangesh Joshi’s Lathe Joshi
  • Rajiv Ravi’s Kammatipaadam
  • Umesh Kulkarni’s Highway
  • Bauddhyan Mukherji’s The Violin Player

 

Short films (International)

  • Tenzin Dasel and Rémi Caritey’s Royal Café (France)          
  • Kristóf Deák’s Sing (Hungary)         

 

Indian Short Films

  • Prabhjit Dhamija’s Asmad 
  • Hardik Mehta’s Famous in Ahmedabad
  • Pankaja Thakur’s The Guide
  • Chaitanya Tamhane’s Six Strands
  • Nishant Roy Bombarde’s The Threshold
  • Payal Sethi’s Leeches
  • Nina Sabnani’s We Make Images
  • Gurvinder Singh’s Infiltrator

–  Special local interest this year comes in the form of our Spotlight on Kangra Valley programme, which features Dharamshala director Sanjeev Kumar’s feature Man de Phere (Gaddi language);Prabhijit Dhamijia’s short Asmad and Steffi Giaracuni’s documentary about a legendary Himachal architect, Didi Contractor: Marrying the Earth to the Building.

– DIFF 2016 will also present a selection of single-channel video installations from Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary’s private collection: Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme’s Collapseand The Incidental Insurgents (Parts 1 and 2), and Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam’s Some Questions on the Nature of Your Existence.

– Further information on all of these films is available here.

– Online registration for DIFF 2016 is available through Book My Show here.

NFDC Screenwriter's LabFilm Bazaar, 2016 has announced its official selection of projects for its main segment, the Co-Production Market. The event will be held between 20 – 24 November in Goa. This year, 18 projects have been selected to participate in the Market.

The Co-Production Market will kickstart with Open Pitch where selected filmmakers will pitch their projects to a curated audience of national and international producers, financiers and sales agents.

The selected projects for 2016 are:

  • Apodartho (A Foolish Man) | Bengali | Bangladesh 


Director: Abu Shahed Emon’s debut feature Jalal’s Story travelled to more than twenty international film festivals. In 2015, the film was nominated as Bangladesh’s entry for Best Foreign-Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards. A Foolish Man is his second feature.

Producer: Mostafa Sarwar Farooki, Chabial

Founded by Mostafa Sarwar Farooki, Chabial is a production house which has produced the fiction features Television (2012) and Ant Story (2013), both of which have travelled to several prestigious in- ternational film festivals and won awards. At present, Chabial is producing No Land’s Man which won the Motion Picture Association-Asia Pacific Screen Awards Academy Film Fund 2014 and the Most Promising Project Award at Film Bazaar 2014.

  • Bhosle | Hindi | India
 

Director: Devashish Makhija is a Mumbai-based filmmaker who has written Bhoomi (directed by Avik Mukherjee), Doga (directed by Anurag Kashyap) and Oonga (directed by himself). Also to his credit are several acclaimed short films like Rahim Murge Pe Mat Ro, El’ayichi, Agli Baar, Absent and Taandav.

Producer: Piiyush Singh, Muvizz.com

Piiyush Singh is an investor and consultant for Muvizz.com – a globally funded online video streaming portal for Indie cinema. Before venturing out on his own, Piiyush worked as a managing partner with companies like Friends Media Group and Rudra Enterprises.

  • Calorie | English | Canada, India


Director: Eisha Marjara is a Canadian filmmaker whose provocative docudrama Desperately Seeking Helen received the Critic’s Choice Award at the Locarno Film Festival and the Jury Prize at the München

Dokumentarfilm Festival in 2000. Eisha first drew attention with The Incredible Shrinking Woman in 1994, which she wrote, shot and directed. She is currently in production on her first feature, Venus.

Producer: Joe Balass, Compass Productions inc.

Joe Balass has produced and directed a number of award-winning films like Baghdad Twist (2007), JOY! (2012) and The Length of the Alphabet (2013), which screened at festivals around the world. In 2014, both the Toronto Jewish Film Festival and the Cinémathèque québécoise honoured him with a retrospective.

  • Dastaan-e-Awaargi | Hindi | India


Director: Ankit Kothari has worked as a graphic designer, script supervisor, researcher and assistant director on the critically acclaimed films Oye Lucky Lucky Oye, Love Sex aur Dhokha and Shanghai. His script Dastaan-E- Awaargi was part of the NFDC Screenwriters’ Lab in 2015.

Producer: Priya Sreedharan, Open Air Films

Priya’s first film as an executive producer was Oye Lucky Lucky Oye, released in 2008. Her second film Love Sex aur Dhokha was the first commercially successful, breakthrough digital film in India. She was also a producer of Shanghai, released in 2012. Her fourth film, tentatively titled Three Storeys is ready for release in early 2017.

  • Ink | Bengali, Hindi | India


Director: Pratim Gupta’s debut film, Paanch Adhyay (Afterglow) premiered at the South Asian International Film Festival (SAIFF), New York and won the New Voice in Indian Cinema at MAMI. Ink was part of the Mumbai Mantra Sundance Screenwriters Lab 2013. Pratim’s work also includes the experimental film X: Past is Present (SAIFF 2014 & IFFK) and Shaheb Bibi Golaam (New York International Film Festival 2016 premiere).

Producer: Firdausul Hasan, Friends Communication

Friends Communication, formed in 2012, has produced films like Take One, Abby Sen and Natoker Moto (2015) which was part of the International Competition section at the International Film Festival of India. In 2013, they produced Rupkatha Noy which starred Soumitra Chatterjee and Radhika Apte.

  • Insha’allah | Malayalam, Hindi | India


Director: Geetu Mohandas’ first feature Liar’s Dice (Sundance Film Festival 2014) received the Hubert Bals Fund for development and won six major international awards, and two National Awards in India. It was also India’s official submission for the Best Foreign Film for the 87th Academy Awards. Geetu’s earlier work includes the short film Are You Listening? which premiered at International Film Festival of Rotterdam (IFFR) 2010.

Producer: Ajay G. Rai & Alan McAlex, JAR Pictures

In 2011, Ajay set up Jar Pictures in partnership with Alan McAlex. From the critically acclaimed Liar’s Dice to the mainstream Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana, the company’s filmography boasts of a variety of genres. In 2014, Jar Pictures production Killa won the Crystal Bear at Berlinale and a National Award in India. Their latest release, The New Classmate, premiered at the BFI London Film Festival.

  • Jhyalincha (Season of Dragonflies) | Nepali | Nepal


Director: Abinash Bikram Shah is a filmmaker based in Kathmandu, Nepal. Abinash’s short films have traveled to film festivals worldwide including Berlin, Venice and Busan, winning a host of awards. An alumnus of Asian Film Academy 2008 and Berlinale Talent Campus 2010, Abinash works as the Pro- gramming Director at Ekadeshma International Short Film Festival.

Producer: Ram Krishna Pokharel, Icefall Productions

Over the past several years Ram has developed and produced shorts and feature films like L’ascension, Nomber One, Everest – Summit of the Gods that have appeared in many national and international film festivals. He is currently working on Jhyalincha (Season of Dragonflies).

  • Joseph Ki Macha (Joseph’s Son) | Manipuri | India


Director: Haobam Paban Kumar is a Manipuri filmmaker whose debut fiction feature Loktak Lairambee (Lady of the Lake) was selected for world premiere at Busan International Film Festival 2016. The film was part of the Film Bazaar Work-in-Progress Lab 2015. Paban’s documentary Floating Life was nominated for the Leipziger Ring award at the 58th DOK Leipzig 2015. His films have screened in various festivals and have won awards including the FIPRESCI prize at Mumbai International Film Festival 2006.

Producer: Oli Pictures

Oli Pictures was established in the summer of 2005 in Imphal, Manipur. The company has notable productions to its credit namely – Kangla, Orchids and Manipur, A Cry in the Dark, Mr. India among others. Oli Pictures’ latest production is the fiction feature film, Loktak Lairambee (Lady of the Lake).

  • Kabuliwala (Man From Kabul) | Animation | Hindi | India


Director: Soumitra Ranade, an alumnus of Sir J.J.School of Arts and Film and Television Institute of India, has written, directed and produced children’s feature films Jajantaram Mamantaram and Goopi Gawaiyaa Bagha Bajaiyaa, animated TV serials Karadi Tales and Bandbudh Aur Budbak. Soumitra’s latest live-action feature Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyun Aata Hai? is slated for release soon. He is the Founder/ Chairman of Paperboat Design Studios Pvt. Ltd. and also the Co-founder/ Chairman of School of DAAF (Design Art Animation Film).

Producer: Sunil Doshi, Handmade Films

Sunil Doshi has worked in production, acquisition and distribution of different kinds of films and pro- gramming of the Indian films at various film festivals. Handmade Films has previously produced San- tosh Sivan’s Navarasa (Nine Emotions), Rajat Kapoor’s Mixed Doubles, Sagar Ballary’s Bheja Fry, Rupali Guha’s Aamras, Bela Negi’s Daayen ya Baayen, Jaideep Varma’s Hulla, Jaybarto Chatterji’s Love Songs, Maneej Premnath’s The Waiting Room and Sharat Katariya’s 10ml Love. Handmade Films is current- ly involved in the post-production of Bioscopwala, a live action feature-film based on Rabindranath Tagore’s ‘Kabuliwala’.

  • Nonajoler Kabbo (The Salt in Our Waters) | Bengali | Bangladesh


Director: Rezwan Shahriar Sumit’s docudrama City Life was selected at Berlinale Talents 2008. His shorts have traveled to Copenhagen International Children’s Film Festival, among other festivals in the US. His films have been acquired by MUBI, VPRO for worldwide distribution. Rezwan attended the Graduate Film Program of NYU Tisch School of the Arts as a Tisch Fellow.

Producer: Gigi Dement, Laboratory NYC

Gigi has produced several award-winning films, including God of Love (winner of the 2011 Academy Award for Best Live Action Short), Bastards of Young, and the critically acclaimed film Babygirl that pre- miered at the Tribeca Film Festival 2012.

  • Punyakoti | Animation | Sanskrit | India


Director: Ravi Shankar has been a multimedia and animation pioneer in India since he directed the first interactive CD-ROM in India in 1995. He is an HR professional and works in Infosys as a Senior HR Solutions Designer. Ravi has over 20 years of experience in directing and managing large pro- grammes/productions.

Producer: Sindhu SK, Puppetica Media

Sindhu SK managed the largest crowd-funding campaign in India through a platform last year and was instrumental in the success of the campaign. She has previously worked with her husband Ravi on several creative projects.

  • Ram Ji Ka Ghoda (The Dragonfly) | Hindi | India


Director: An alumnus of Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute, Bishnu Dev Halder’s documentary, Bagher Bachcha, won the National Film Award in 2007. It was also the Opening Film of International Film Festival of India 2007. Selected for Talent Campus India in 2007, Bishnu was awarded the UK Environment Film Fellowship in 2010. Bishnu’s debut film, I Was Born in Delhi, was nominated at the prestigious IDFA in 2011.

Producer: Courtyard Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.

Courtyard Entertainment’s award-winning body of work comprises of feature-length projects that have been co-produced in partnership with Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program, Japan Broadcasting Corporation and NHK among others. Apart from ethnographic, educational and promo- tional films, the company has also produced I Was Born In Delhi, English For All, Blocks of Green and The Diary Of A Refugee.

  • The Biryani Seller | Bengali | India


Directors: Rajdeep Paul and Sarmishtha Maiti are National Film Award winning filmmakers and alumni of Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute. They have worked with Doordarshan, PSBT and Ministry of External Affairs, India, and PBS, US. Their debut fiction feature script The Biryani Seller was part of the Mumbai Mantra Cinerise Screenwriters Lab. The duo’s short fictions include 3 on a Bed, The Woman and the Man, Itvar. Their documentary At the Crossroads, Nondon Bagchi Life and Living won a National Award.

Producer: Mahesh Mathai, Highlight Films

Mahesh Mathai founded Highlight Films in 1987 which became one of the most successful advertis- ing commercial companies in India. In 2000, he made the acclaimed feature film, Bhopal Express that opened the Panorama section of the Berlin Film Festival and won seven International Awards. In 2005, Mahesh directed the British film, Broken Thread. Highlight Films’ has also produced Mystic India in 2005, Outsourced in 2006, Aapa Akka and Manali Cream 2009 among others.

  • The Cineaste | Persian | China, Netherlands


Director: Aboozar Amini’s graduation film Kabul Tehran Kabul (2010) won the Wildcard Award of the Dutch Film Fund. His film Angelus Novus (2015) premiered at International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) and won various awards worldwide. His latest film Where is Kurdistan (2016) was commis- sioned by IFFR. His Afghan origin plays an important role in his work.

Producer: Jia Zhao, Silk Road Film Salon

Jia Zhao is the founder/producer at Muyi Film (cultural/artistic documentary) and Silk Road Film Salon. Her recent works include projects with Frank Scheffer (The Perception, IFFR 2016, KNF award; Inner Landscape Holland Festival 2015), Yan Ting Yuen (Mr Hu and the Temple, in competition at IDFA 2015 and at NFF 2016), Aboozar Amini (Where is Kurdistan? IFFR 2016; Angelus Novus, IFFR 2015), Yang Yang (Steel Rose, 2016) and Laetitia Schoofs (Unbinding Feet).

  • The Sunshine | Tamil | India


Director: Leena Manimekalai is a Tamil poet and filmmaker who has made films like My Mirror is the Door, Goddesses, Sengadal (The Dead Sea) and White Van. Stories about Eco-feminism, Dalit women lives, plight of refugees and fishermen in the Palk Strait, and enforced disappearances in the back- ground of Tamil ethnic cleansing in Sri Lanka form the core of her work.

Producer: SR Prabhu, Dream Warrior Pictures

Dream Warrior Pictures (DWP) was co-founded by SR Prakash Babu and SR Prabhu in 2010. Saguni, their debut film, was a successful Tamil feature starring Karthi Sivakumar. As partner and co-producer at Studiogreen from 2006 to 2015, Prakash Babu and Prabhu have successfully produced 14 Tamil feature films. Recently, they produced the fiction feature Maya, which went on to become one of the most successful commercial releases in 2015.

  • The Umesh Chronicles | English, Hindi | India, Sweden


Director: Pooja Kaul’s short films Rasikan Re (O Lover of Life) 2003, Winter Trail 2002, Notes For a Film 2000, Sheher: Lucknow 1997 have been screened and awarded at festivals worldwide. Her current pro- ject The Umesh Chronicles received the Hubert Bals Fund for script and project development.

Producer: Charlotte Most, Mostfilm AB

Charlotte Most set up her company Mostfilm in 2000. Attending EAVE 2010, established Charlotte as a producer in Europe. Her films have been screened at various festivals and venues throughout the world. Her productions have been acquired by Swedish National Television (SVT). Her Filmography (2012-2016) includes – Eggg, Swoon and The Girl King among others.

  • Tribhanga (Three Curve Bent) | English, Marathi | India


Director: Renuka Shahane has been an Indian actress for the last 29 years. She won the Best Director award for her debut directorial Marathi film Rita at the Star Screen Awards 2010 and the best screenplay award for Marathi films at the 8th Pune International Film Festival. Tribhanga was part of the Mumbai Mantra Sundance Screenwriter’s workshop in 2013.

Producer: Padachinnha Production

Renuka Shahane started Padachinnha Production in September 2015. Two Marathi short films – Saath- van (Mementos) & Aathvan (Memory) have been produced under this banner. Saathvan was officially selected for the Trinity International Film Festival in Detroit this year.

  • Wapsi (The Return) | Hindi | India


Director: Asad Hussain was one of the writers on Bajrangi Bhaijaan. He has also co-written Children of War, a film about Bangladesh’s war for independence. Asad has collaborated with internationally acclaimed directors Siddiq Barmak (Afghanistan) and Murali Nair (India). He has been awarded the prestigious MacDowell Fellowship for his writing. His screenplay, Wapsi was part of the NFDC Screenwriters’ Lab 2015.

Producer: Abbas Khan, Paandan Pictures

Paandan Pictures has been co-founded by Asad Hussain and Abbas Khan. Abbas has worked on Indian and international films, TVCs and Studio Projects since 2008. He has collaborated with directors like Ashim Ahluwalia, Murali Nair, Rob Cohen, Paula Van Der Oest and Sharat Katariya.

– Film Bazaar is a platform exclusively created to encourage collaboration between the international and South Asian film fraternities. The market aims at facilitating the sales of world cinema in the region. The 2015 market saw an attendance of 1102 delegates from 38 countries with a country delegation from Canada.

– The 10th Edition of Film Bazaar will be held from 20-24 November 2016 at the Marriott Resort in Goa, India.

The much awaited line-up of this year’s MAMI Mumbai Film Festival is out. Do check out the pics below. We will soon put out a recco post.

The festival will run from Oct 20-27th this year. So do register.

Click here to read scroll’s coverage with more details on the films.

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