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Busan International Film Festival 2018 will see 5 Indian films having their World Premieres in the section titled A Window on Asian Cinema.
The festival is being held from 4th to 13th October 2018.

Namdev Bhau In Search of Silence

Screenplay, Director: Dar Gai
Producer: Dheer Momaya
Starring: Namdev Gurav, Aarya Dave, Zoya Hussain
Running time: 84min


Director: Devashish Makhija
Producer: Saurabh Gupta, Namita Lal, Piiyush Singh
Starring: Manoj Bajpayee, Santosh Juvekar, Ipshita Chakraborty Singh, Virat Vaibhav
Running time: 128min

Widow of Silence

Director: Praveen Morchhale
Running time: 85min

Kaamyaab / Round Figure

Director: Hardik Mehta
Producer: Manish Mundra, Ridhima Lulla
Starring: Sanjai Mishra, Deepak Dobriyal, Sariika Singh, Isha Talwar, Kaurwakee Vasistha, Amitabh Shrivastava, Avtar Gill
Running time: 111min

Yours Truly

Story, Screenplay, Director: Sanjoy Nag
Producer: Platoon One Films, MDC Filmworks
Starring: Soni Razdan, Pankaj Tripathi
Running time: 78min

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After Vasan Bala’s MKDNH, TIFF has added two more Indian films to its lineup, this time in the Contemporary World Cinema section.

Bulbul Can Sing

Rima Das is back at TIFF’s Contemporary World Cinema section yet again with her new film Bulbul Can Sing which is having its world premiere there.

Here’s the official TIFF program note on the film:

Rima Das presents a visceral coming-of-age drama about a young girl living in rural India, fighting her way through love and loss as she figures out who she really is.

Rima’s last film, Village Rockstars, was also premiered at TIFF.

The Sweet Requiem

Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam’s latest film The Sweet Requiem (K​yoyang Ngarmo)​​​ is having its world premiere at TIFF’s Contemporary World Cinema section. Similar to Rima Das’s previous film, Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam’s debut film had also premiered at TIFF.

This is what the official note from TIFF says about the film:

In a follow-up to 2005’s Dreaming Lhasa, Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam return with a story of a young Tibetan woman grappling with living in exile, revealing a side of the refugee crisis we rarely get to see.

The film, running at 91 minutes, was one of the 19 South Asian Projects selected at the NFDC Film Bazaar 2015.

KolikataKolkata becomes Kolikata. And this avatar is for the 1st Independent Film Festival in the city.

Organisers note – Kolkata (spelt intentionally here as Kolikata, like the old vernacular version of the city’s name) adds another feather to its cap, by hosting an informally, and therefore, impartially organized independent film festival – the first for any Indian city. Nationally awarded films will be screened  alongwith short films made by non-film school students. The filmmakers will be interacting with both film academicians and aspiring filmmakers who are still in college.

Dates : 11-13 September 2013

Films : Independent Short Films, Documentaries and Feature Films.

Initiative : by Chalachchitra Sansad & Leela-Mochchhob

Associate Partner: Guruchandali, an anti-establishment Little Magazine from Kolkata.

Venue: Derozio Hall, Presidency University, College Street, Kolkata



D A Y – I

11:30am: Inauguration

12:00pm: Sa Re Ga Ma Pa by Sankar Karmakar (Fiction, 45 mins)

1:00pm: Plus by Joydip Dam (Fiction, 10 mins)

1:25pm: Chura Liya by Saurav Chattopadhyay (Fiction, 24 mins)

Break, 10 mins.

2:15pm: Students’ Films (4 short films by the students of Presidency University)

Break, 5 mins.

4:00pm: Replica by Sriparna Dey (Fiction, 20 mins)

4:35pm: Memories of a Dead Township by Anamitra Roy (Fiction, 20 mins)

5:10pm: Discussion- Exploring the language of Independent Film.


Moinak Biswas (HOD of Film Studies, Jadavpur University),

Shyamal Karmakar (HOD of Editing, SRFTI),

Amitava Chakraborty (Filmmaker, known for Kaal Abhirati, Cosmic Sex etc.)

& Sankar Karmakar (Filmmaker, known for documentaries like Anya Andhar & Poramatir Mukh)

Break, 5 mins.

6:15pm: Without a Notch of Blue by Sumantra Roy (Fiction, 18mins)

6:50pm: Bilal by Saurav Sarangi (Documentary, 60 mins)

D A Y – 2

11:30am: Swapno Satyokam by Som Chakraborty (Fiction, 20 mins)

12:05pm: Iswar O Protipakhkho by Arupratan Ghosh (Fiction, 15 mins)

12:35pm: Musalmaner Kotha by Soumitra Ghosh Dastidar (Documentary, 60 mins)

1:50pm: Students’ Films (4 short films by the students of Presidency University).

Break, 10 mins.

3:40pm: Ekoda Ek Bagher Golay by Jishnu Mukherjee (Fiction, 16 mins)

4:10pm: Fairy Tales for High School Children by Sayak Shome (Fiction, 5 mins)

4:15pm: This is Not Funny by Sounak Kar (Fiction, 78 mins)

Break, 5 mins.

5:45pm: Tomay Notun Kore Pabo Bole by Kaushik Chakraborty & Arko Kar (Documentary, 60 mins)

7pm: Nothing Unusual by Twish Mukherjee (Docu-fiction, 72 mins)

D A Y – 3

11:30am: Bom by Amlan Dutta (Documentary, 117 mins)

1:30pm: Sand Animation (5 mins)

2pm: Discussion- Alternative Economy & Politics of Independent Film and Power Structure.


Amlan Datta (Filmmaker, known for Bom: One Day Ahead of Democracy),

Q (Filmmaker, known for Gandu, Tasher Desh etc.),

Madhuja Mukherjee (Professor of Film Studies, Jadavpur University; Director, Carnival)

Anamitra Roy (Filmmaker known for Jean Luc Godard Had No Script & The One Rupee Film Project)

Break, 10 mins

3:10pm: Many Stories of Love and Hate by Shyamal Karmakar (Docu-fiction, 55mins)

4:45pm: Priyo Morphine by Atanu Singha (Fiction, 63 mins)

6pm: Kal Abhirati by Amitava Chakraborty (Fiction, 120 mins)

8:20pm: Closing with Sahajiya

– To know more about the fest, click here to go to its FB page.

The Cannes Directors’ Fortnight section unveiled its official selection list today. And there’s one Indian film in the list – Anurag Kashyap’s Ugly. His two-parter Gangs Of Wasseypur was also screened in the same section last year.

An edge of the seat thriller, Ugly stars Rahul Bhatt, Tejaswini Kolhapure, Ronit Roy, Girish Kulkarni and Siddhant Kapoor.

Interestingly, five films which are going to Cannes this year has some kind of connect with Kashyap or his company, AKFPL. Ari Folman’s The Congress, Amit Kumar’s Monsoon Shootout and Ritesh Batra’s The Lunchbox – these three films have been co-produced by AKFPL. And Kashyap has directed one of the shorts in Bombay Talkies which is going to have its Gala premiere at Cannes.

Click here to know more about The Directors’ Fortnight section.

Taj Enlighten Film Society has organised the 1st European Film Festival in Mumbai. According to the official release, the festival attempts to relocate the myth-like status of European cinema by playing it to an audience much more used to the unmediated kitsch of ‘Bombay cinema.’ The selection also includes a Jean-Luc Godard retrospective and a Swiss film package.

The Swiss film package has a retrospective of the Swiss master Daniel Schmid, who was also a colleague of the legendary German film maker Rainer Fassbinder. The contemporary curations include films that view Switzerland as the ‘other’ within the discourse of the European ‘self.’  Also included is a workshop by the significant Swiss-Indian film maker Kamal Musale at the World College-School of Media Studies, emphasizing the importance of documentary film practice even in conventional, narrative cinema and the importance of filming over script construction.

The schedule for the month of June is as follows:


3rd June, 2011, 6.30 PM -Inauguration by Kamal Musale and Amole Gupte

Screening: 2 short films by Kamal Musale: Three Soldiers (1987) and Raclette Curry (1999)

Screening: Two English Girls (Francois Truffaut, 1971)

24th June, 2011-6.30 PM– Bed&Board (Francois Truffaut, 1970)


5th June – 12 Noon— Army of Shadows (Jean Pierre Melville, 1969)

12th June – 12 Noon-Le Petit Soldat (Jean-Luc Godard, 1963)

19th June- 12 Noon– Daniel Schmid: The Thinking Cat (Benny Jaberg and Pascal Hoffman, 2010)

26th June – 12 Noon– Soul Kitchen (Fatih Akin, 2009)

Metro Big Cinema

5th June, 2011 – 10.00 AM – Breathless (Jean-Luc Godard, 1959)

12th June – 10.00 AM– Hecate (Daniel Schmid, 1982)

19th June – 10.00 AM – Oh Woe is Me (Jean Luc Godard, 1993)

26th June – 10.00 AM – Shoot the Piano Player (Francois Truffaut, 1962)

World College-School of Media Studies

4th June, 2011, 4.00 PM – Workshop by Kamal Musale on documentary film making.

Screening of Sound of Insects (Peter Leichti, 2009) along with works by Kamal Musale: Courrier Du Pacifique (1998) and Raclette Curry (1999).

11th June, 2011 6.30 PM: Three Swiss short films: Yuri Lennon’s Landing on Alpha 46 (Anthony Vouardoux, 2010), Au Café Romand (Richard Szotyori, 2008) and Cartography: the Pool (Phillipe Saire, 2008)

Mumbai Times Cafe

18th June 2011 6.00pm : Stealing Beauty (Bernardo Bertolucci,1996)

For further information on screening and membership details contact 022 – 42141414 or visit

WHAT : The Kerala State Chalachitra Academy is happy to announce the 15th International Film Festival of Kerala in South India to be held from 10th -17th December 2010 in Trivandrum, the capital city of Kerala. The festival is organized on behalf of the Government of Kerala and is recognised by FIAPF.

COMPETITION : The competition is for films from Asia, Africa and Latin America and there is also the International World Section.  (For competition, films with a minimum length of 70 minutes produced or co produced from a country in Asia, Africa or Latin America in the last one year)

NON-COMPETITION : Films except those in English must be in their original version with English subtitles for all festival sections – 1. World Cinema 2. Retrospectives & Homage’s 3. Indian Cinema Today 4. New Malayalam Cinema

RULES & REGULATIONS : For all the rules & regulations details click here.

HOW : Send a preview DVD in order to consider for the Competition section/ World Section. As mentioned in the Rules and Regulations the film will be viewed by a selection committee which will advise on suitability for the festival.

LAST DATE : The last date for submission is 30th September 2010.

FORM : The entry form can be downloaded from

AWARDS : The jury will be the final and only authority to judge the: Suvarna Chakoram (Golden Crow Pheasant) and the Rajata Chakoram (Silver Crow Pheasant) awards of the festival.The jury will award…

1. Suvarna Chakoram and a cash prize of Rs. 1,500,000/- (about $US 30,000) to the best director and the producer

2.  Rajata Chakoram and a cash prize of Rs. 400,000/- (about $US 8,000) to the best director

3. Rajata Chakoram and a cash prize of Rs. 300,000/- (about $US 6,000) for the Best Debut filmmaker.

The festival will pay for the freight and insurance of the 35mm Eng Subtitled print /Digi Beta (PAL)but does not pay for the freight of the preview material. If the film is selected in the competition section the Director will be invited with full hospitality.

CONTACT : For more clarifications, you can contact


Osian Film Festival- Call for volunteers

Posted: May 19, 2009 by moifightclub in bollywood, cinema, etc, News
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Osian Film Festival is looking for volunteers. Do read the post for more details. We have simplified it and cut out the extra gyaan. All you vella film buffs who got nothing better to do, should check this out. Who knows, you might bump into your favourite filmmaker for some chai n more!

what : CALL for Voluneteers – 11TH OSIAN’S-Cinefan Film Fetival,  New Delhi

When : 17-26 JULY 2009

Details : OSIAN’S-CINEFAN is looking for volunteers to help with all aspects of preparation and on-site organization of the festival. The Festival will give Volunteers an opportunity

· To understand how an international film festival is organized

· The possibility of interacting with filmmakers, critics, writers, artists and cultural activists.

How :  Application Form and details about the Festival are available on Osian site. Here is the link.  

Deadline : Last Date for receiving Applications : 6 June, 2009

Interviews of short listed Applicants : 2nd week of June onwards

Contact : Shubhendu Chakravorty, Osian’s Connoisseurs of Art Pvt. Ltd., B 35, Qutub Institutional Area, New Delhi 110016

Phone : 91-11-41743166, 41743157, 41743159

Email :



















Films or no films, she manages it every year. And its the same scene this year. Aishwarya Rai is attending the Cannes Film Festival 2009. has some fourty pics of her on the red carpet of the opening film of the festival UP.

Here is the link to the photo feature. Enjoy!

Sharmila@Cannes 2009

Posted: May 4, 2009 by moifightclub in bollywood, cinema, News
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sharmila-tagoreYes,  finally some indian connection at Cannes Film Festival this year. Actress Sharmila Tagore will serve as a jury member in the festival’s feature film category.

The other desi connection at the festival this year is Uma Da Cunha (festival programmer) who will serve as jury member in Un Certain Regards section.

Tagore follows India’s Arundhati Roy, Aishwarya Rai and Nandita Das, who served on the Cannes jury in recent years. Though its been quite some time since an indian film made the cut at the festival.

This year’s festival jury will be headed by French actress, Isabelle Huppert. The other members of the jury are Asia Argento (Italy), Nuri Bilge Ceylan (Turkey), Lee Chang-Dong (South Korea), James Gray (US), Hanif Kureishi (UK), Shu Qi (Taiwan) and Robin Wright Penn (US).

More on Sharmila from Cannes Festival website : Sharmila Tagore started acting as a child in 1959, in the film Apu, directed by Satyajit Ray with whom she would shoot for other films, among which the Goddess, in competition at Cannes.

Star of the hindi cinema, she works with both auteur filmmakers and popular films produced in Mumbai. Sharmilla Tagore is also the great-granddaughter of the Indian poet Rabîndranâth Tagore.

Tagore, 52, currently heads the Central Board of Film Certification. 

The Cannes Film Festival is from May 13 to 24.