Thursday, September 26, 2013


Films selected for India Gold section in the 15th edition of the Mumbai International Film Festival  2013 includes “Liar’s Dice,” directed by Geethu Mohandas; “Crossing Bridges,” by Sange Dorjee Thongdok; “The World of Goopi and Bagha,” by Shilpa Ranade; “Virgin Talkies,” by K R Manoj; “A Silent Way,” by Manju Borah; “Monologue,” by Vaibhav Abnave; “Invincible,” by Jahnu Barua; “Powerless,” by Fahad Mustafa and Deepti Kakkar; “Qissa: The Tale of a Lonely Ghost,” by Anup Singh; “Oonga,” by Devashish Makhija; “Sunglass” by Rituparno Ghosh; and “Mastram” by Akhilesh Jaiswal. The India Gold jury is headed by Asghar Farhadi.


The Celebrate Age competition Jury will be headed by noted director Hansal Mehta who's most recent feature Shahid has been received with critical acclaim at festivals around the world. The jury panel will also consist of noted journalist Siddharth Bhatia, acclaimed photographer Ishika Mohan, director Tanuja Chandra and widely popular actor Divya dutta.Renowned director Shoojit Sircar, whose films include Yahaan, Vicky Donor and the political thriller Madras Café, will preside over the Dimension Mumbai Jury. Other members  include noted actor Rajkumar Yadav of Kai poche and Shahid fame, acclaimed director Ravi Jadhav whose films Natrang and Balak Palak was met with both critical and commercial acclaim, noted screenwriter Niranjan Iyengar who  wrote scripts for Kurbaan, Wake up Sid and My name  Khan and celebrated actor Tisca Chopra.


Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI)  has constituted the Jury for the 15th edition of the Mumbai International Film Festival  2013.Jury President for 'India Gold 2012' will be Oscar winning director Asghar Farhadi (A Separation and Le Passe). Fellow jury members will include Afghan film-maker Siddiq Barmak whose film Osama was nominated for the Academy awards, British director Waris Hussein, the award-winning editor Jill Bilcock who has films such as Moulin Rouge and Elizabeth to her credit and Roger Garcia, film critic and pundit on Asian cinema who is also the executive director of the Hong Kong International Film Festival.


The 15th edition of the Mumbai film festival presented by Reliance Entertainment and organized by the Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI) will be held from 17-24 October 2013 at Liberty Cinema, Metro Big Cinema, Marine Lines as the main festival venues and Cinemax, Versova as the satellite venue.The highlights of the fest include over 200 films from over 65 Countries to be screened,USD 220,000 to be awarded as cash prizes, Costa Gravas and Kamal Hassan to be conferred with Lifetime Achievement awards,leading talent such as Bruce Beresford, Asghar Farhadi, Leos Carax, Siddiq Barmark, Nathalie Baye, Masato Harada to attend ,15th MFF will pay homage to Shri.Yash Chopra, Shri.Rituparno Ghosh and Shri. Pran,celebration of Spanish cinema , spotlight on Cambodian cinema , 6th Rendez-vous with French cinema , Kabul Fresh :New voices in Afghan cinema ,Experimental films ,Costa Gravas retrospective ,Leos Carax special tribute.Mumbai Film Mart will be held from 18-20 October and with new initiatives such as India Project room and Filmy Room,Special Master Classes by Industry veterans such as Bruce Beresford, song composer Ilan Eshkeri, editor Jill Bilcock, and filmmaker Leos Carax, Special panels to be conducted by the Academy of Motion picture arts and sciences .

Tuesday, September 17, 2013


44th International Film Festival of India, Goa which will commence from 20th to 30th November 2013 invites applicants  for online registration as delegates through the website Delegate Registration has begun on 13th September and close on  7th November 2013 and fee for registration is Rs.300/-. Delegate Registration from 8th to 15th November 2013, fee applicable will be Rs. 500/- (Late payment charges of Rs. 200/-)Students of Film and Mass Communication from recognized institution of India provided their applications are forwarded by the Head of their Institution and Chairman, members of the FCAT, CBFC and Regional Panels of CBFC are exempted from paying registration fees.
Members of Goa Cinephile club can also renew their registration on the website of Entertainment Society of Goa, fees for the registration is Rs. 1300/-, and the membership fees for Senior Citizen is Rs. 650/-.  Documents required for Goa Cinephile registration, Residence certificate (stating you are a resident of Goa), Documents stating you are a Senior Citizen and one Photograph.                                                                                          
Any queries related to delegate registration are invited on Tel No. 0832- 2428111 (during office hours) or email: or .

Monday, September 16, 2013

'12 Years A Slave' Wins Audience Award at 38 th Toronto International Film Festival 2013

The 38th edition of Toronto International Film Festival came to a close today with  the awards ceremony. The prestigious Audience Award  winning film directed by British filmmaker Steve McQueen," 12 Years A Slave", tells the true story of Solomon Northup (Ejiofor), a free man who gets kidnapped and sold into slavery Starcast include Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Lupita Nyong'o, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Paul Giamatti, Alfre Woodard, Sarah Paulson and Brad Pitt,Films that have won the festival's People's Choice honor over the last 15 years include Best Picture winners "American Beauty" (1999), "Slumdog Millionaire" (2008) and "The King's Speech" (2011), and Best Picture nominees "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" (2000), "Precious" (2009) and last year's "Silver Linings Playbook." Over these last four to five years, the big winner usually goes on to achieve some Oscar awards or nominations.
People's Choice Award For Documentary:
"The Square"
People's Choice Award For Midnight Madness:
"Why Don't You Play In Hell?"
Best Canadian Feature Film:
"When Jews Were Funny"
Best Canadian First Feature Film:
"Asphalt Watches"
Prizes of the International Critics (FIPRESCI Prize) for Special Presentations Section:
Prizes of the International Critics (FIPRESCI Prize) for Discovery Section:
"The Amazing Catfish"
NETPAC Award For Best Asian Film:
"Qissa" directed by Anup Singh
Award For Best Canadian Short Film:
The Grolsch Film Works Discovery Award:
"All The Wrong Reasons"