Tuesday, January 18, 2022

MeeraSahib Online: 43rd Durban International Film Festival 2022 -21-3...

MeeraSahib Online: 43rd Durban International Film Festival 2022 -21-3...:   The Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) is organized by the Centre for Creative Arts (CCA) housed in The College of Humanities, Scho...

43rd Durban International Film Festival 2022 -21-30 July 2022-on virtual platform

 


The Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) is organized by the Centre for Creative Arts (CCA) housed in The College of Humanities, School of Arts at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.


The 43rd Durban International Film Festival will take place in Durban, South Africa from 21 July to 30th July 2022. The mission of DIFF is to develop and deliver a sustainable world-class film festival, which engages stakeholders and achieves critical acclaim by presenting a unique programme that inspires, challenges and entertains an increasingly broad and diverse audience. The festival aims to offer a platform for content that is unavailable through mainstream cinema to both local and international audiences.

As a response to the Covid-19 lockdown, the 42nd Durban International Festival in 2021 presented its programme online. The inaugural Isiphethu International Student Film Festival (IISFF) will be launched during the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF). 




MeeraSahib Online: 26th International Film Festival of Kerala(26th IF...

MeeraSahib Online: 26th International Film Festival of Kerala(26th IF...:   26th International Film Festival of Kerala-26 th IFFK- scheduled to be held from February 2022 is postponed due to pandemic spike in Keral...

Monday, January 17, 2022

26th International Film Festival of Kerala(26th IFFK) -postponed

 





26th International Film Festival of Kerala-26 th IFFK- scheduled to be held from February 2022 is postponed due to pandemic spike in Kerala. It was scheduled for 4th February 2022. The revised schedule will be decided after the covid-19 situation improves. Saji Cherian, Minister for Cinema and Culture, Kerala announced.





Wednesday, December 8, 2021

13th IDSFFK -OPENING FILM- Beirut:Eye of the Storm

 








Beirut:Eye of the Storm
Beirut fi Ain Al-Assif
Lebanon, France/2021/75:00/Arabic


 
Four young women artists in Beirut document a turbulent period in Lebanese history, from the momentous October 2019 uprising against the ruling regime to the subsequent lockdown and then, just months later, the massive explosion at the port.
Noel and Michelle are two multi-talented sisters whose avant-guard songs have made them the voice of their generation. Hanine is a cutting-edge journalist whose in depth outlook defies her young age and takes us into another side of Lebanon we rarely see. Lujain is a fearless Iraqi camerawoman who has a unique insight into the Lebanese uprising and its connections to the Arab Spring.
The prevailing mood is one of hope and change. But a few months later, Covid-19 has locked down the city, and all optimism evaporates with the devastating explosion in Beirut’s port. Will the young women be able to hold onto their dream of a new Lebanon?
Director Mai Masri
Mai Masri is an award-winning Palestinian filmmaker based in Beirut. She studied film at San Francisco State University (USA) and directed several films that were screened worldwide and won over 90 international awards. Her feature narrative film, 3000 Nights (2015) had its world premiere at Toronto International Film Festival, and won 28 awards. Mai’s filmography includes Children of Fire (1990), Hanan Ashrawi (1995), Children of Shatila (1998), Frontiers of Dreams and Fears (2001), Beirut Diaries (2006), and 33 Days (2007). She also co-directed with her husband Jean Chamoun, Under the Rubble (1983), Wild Flowers (1986), War Generation – Beirut (1988), and Suspended Dreams (1992).


Monday, November 29, 2021

52nd IFFI -2021-Peacock Awards

 



Japanese Film ‘Ring Wandering’, a film which resurrects memories of Tokyo’s hidden war-torn past, bags The Golden Peacock at 52nd IFFI

Czech Director Václav Kadrnka bags IFFI 52 Silver Peacock for Best Director for ‘Saving One Who Is Dead’, a Candle of Hope Amidst the Winter of Despair

Indian and Marathi Actor Jitendra Bhikulal Joshi’s brilliant portrayal of Late Marathi actor and filmmaker Nishikant Kamat in ‘Godavari’ earns him Silver Peacock for Best Actor (Male)

Silver Peacock for Best Actor (Female) goes to Spanish Actor Angela Molina for her role as Charlotte, a performance which captivated all jury members

Marathi Director Nikhil Mahajan’s ‘Godavari’ receives Silver Peacock for Special Jury Award, sharing the award with Brazilian Actress Renata Carvalho for her role in Director Rodrigo de Oliveira’s ‘The First Fallen’

Russian Director Roman Vasyanov’s ‘The DORM’ receives Special Mention for its impactful narration of the complicated and corrupted society of 1984 USSR

Director Mari Alessandrini’s ‘Zahorí’, which lampoons religion and colonisation and gives respect to the organic indigenous people of Patagonia in an elegant and visually intelligent way, is IFFI 52 Best Debut Feature Film

Spanish film 'The Wealth of the World' by debut Director Simon Farriol receives Special Mention in IFFI 52 Debut Competition Category