Tuesday, October 24, 2017

22nd IFFK 2017- International Film Festival of Kerala-International Competition -list of films selected

22nd iffk 2017 എന്നതിനുള്ള ചിത്രം 

List of Films selected in International Competition of 22nd IFFK 2017 released.
1 Candelaria
Jhonny Hendrix/87 min/Colombia, Germany, Norway, Argentina, Cuba/2017
2 Garden of Desire/ Aedan
Sanju Surendran/130 min/India/2017
3 Grain
Semih Kaplanoglu/127 min/ Turkey, Germany, France, Sweden/2017
4 I Still Hide to Smoke/À mon âge je me cache encore pour fumer
Rayhana Obermeyer /90 min/France, Greece, Algeria/2016
5 Malila‐ The Farewell Flower
Anucha BOONYAWATANA/94 min/Thailand/2017
6 Newton
Amit V Masurkar/105 min/India/2017
7 Pomegranate Orchard/ Nar baghi
Ilgar Najaf/90 min/Azerbaijan/2017
8 Returnee/ Oralman
Sabit Kurmanbekov/95 min/Kazakhstan/2017
9 Symphony for Ana/Sinfonía para Ana
Ernesto Ardito, Virna Molina/119 min/Argentina/2017
10 The World of Which We Dream Doesn't Exist/Le Monde Dont on Reve N'existe Pas
Ayoub Qanir/103 min/USA, Mongolia/2017
11 Two Persons/ Randuper
Prem Shankar/111 min/India/2017
12 Village Rockstars
Rima Das/87 min/India/2017
13 Wajib
Annemarie Jacir/96 min/Palestine, France/2017
14 White Bridge/Pole Sefid
Ali Ghavitan/80 min/Iran/2017
22nd iffk 2017 എന്നതിനുള്ള ചിത്രം

Sunday, October 22, 2017

19th Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival-"Village Rockstars and "Summer 1993 won topmost awards

The seven-day ,19th Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival which concluded on 19th October ,2017, screened over 220 films from 51 countries including features, documentaries and short films. . Rima Das's "Village Rockstars won the Golden Gateway award in the India Gold Category and Carla Simon's "Summer 1993" won the in the International category. .  village rockstars TIFF Carla Simon's "Summer 1993 എന്നതിനുള്ള ചിത്രം
 Details of awards:
Half Ticket
The Golden Gateway Award (Feature) – ‘The Day My Father Became A Bush’ by Nicole Van Kilsdonk
The Silver Gateway Award (Feature) – ‘Cloudboy’ by Melkeminne
The Golden Gateway Award (Short) – ‘Half a Life’ by Tamara Shogaolu
The Silver Gateway Award (Short) – ‘Mduduboy boy’ by Ella Smith 
Young Critics Award- Yashvardhan Singh.
Young Critics Choice Award- ‘Village Rockstars’ by Rima Das.
Book Award in Excellence in Writing on Cinema Award (Hindi) - ‘Lata: Sur Gatha’ by Yatindra Mishra
The Excellence in Writing on Cinema Award (English) - ‘Voices Of The Talking Stars’ by Madhuja Mukherjee
MAMI-OXFAM Award for Best Film on Gender Equality
Rima Das for Village Rockstars
Special Jury Mention- ‘The Hungry’ by Bornila Chatterjee
Jio MAMI Reliance Foundation Award for Excellence in Digital Content
Special Jury Mention Award- ‘Detour’ by Sumi Mathai
The Silver Award- ‘Mandi’ by Yashovardhan Mishra.
The Golden Award- ‘Aishwarya Ki Behen’ by  Nitesh Bhatia
Audience Choice Award
‘On Body and Soul’ by Ildiko Enyedi.-Hungary
The Golden Gateway Award:  ‘Vacancy’ by Anurag Worlikar
The Silver Gateway Award:‘Wolf of Chawl Street’ by Pranav Bhasin.
The Jury Special Mention:‘Bambaiwale’  Director Chirag Suryavanshi. 
International Competition
The Golden Gateway Award- ‘Summer of 1993’ by Carla Simon
The Silver Gateway Award- ‘Quest’ by  Jonatahn Olshefski
The Jury Grand Prize -‘The Wound’ by John Trengove.
Special Mention - ‘I Am Not A Witch’ by Rungano Nyoni.
The Special Mention - ‘Scary Mother’ by Ana Urushadze
 India Gold
The Golden Gateway Award - ‘Village Rockstars’ by Rima Das
The Silver Gateway Award-‘Machines’ by Rahul Jain
The Jury Grand Prize - ‘In the Shadows’ by Dipesh Jain
The Jury Special Mention - ‘Up, Down and Sideways’ by Anushka Meenakshi and Ishwar Srikumar.
The Jury Special Mention - ‘Sexy Durga’ by Sanal Kumar Sasidharan

Saturday, October 14, 2017

15th Mumbai International Film Festival 2017-MIFF-Entries Open

Entries open for Films Division’s Mumbai International Documentary Festival

Entries for the Mumbai International Film Festival 2018 for Documentary, Short  and Animation Films are now open.  The biennial festival organized by the Films Division of the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Government of India, will be held in Mumbai from January 28 – February 3, 2018.
Documentary films, short fiction films up to 45 minutes and animation films of any duration, produced between September 1, 2015 and August 31, 2017 are eligible to be entered in the International and National Competition Sections. 
Entry fee for foreign nationals is USD 50 and Indian filmmakers – Rs 1,500, for entering their films in International Competition.  For filmmakers from SAARC nations, there is a concessional entry fee of USD 30 per film.  For National Competition, the entry fee is Rs 1,000. 
The deadline for submitting entries is November 15, 2017.  Details are at www.miff.in

Explaining the changes being effected for the 2018 edition of MIFF, Director General, Films Division Manish Desai said “for the 15th edition of MIFF, the cash prize for the top award has been doubled from Rs 5 lakhs (INR 500,000) to Rs 10 lakhs (INR 1 million).  The Best Documentary Film of the Festival in the International Competition will be given this prize along with the Golden Conch Award.”  Best Short Fiction Film (up to 45 minutes) and Best Animation Film in the International Competition will get Silver Conch and Rs 5 lakh (Rs 500,000) cash prize each. 
In the National Competition, filmmakers can enter their documentaries in two categories – above 60 minutes or below 60 minutes.  Both the categories carry Silver Conch Award and Rs 5 lakhs (Rs 500,000) cash prize each.  Best Short Fiction Film and Best Animation Film will get Silver Conch and Rs 3 lakhs (Rs 300,000) cash prize each.
Pramod Pati Special Jury Award will be given in the international competition section.  Dadasaheb Phalke Chitranagari Award, instituted by the Government of Maharashtra will be given to the Best Debut Film of the Director.  IDPA  (Indian Documentary Producers’ Association) Trophy along with cash prize will be given to the Best Student Film.  Technical Awards will be given in the fields of cinematography, editing and sound design.
All the awards in the competition category will be decided by a 5 member International Jury, comprising 3 foreign nationals and two Indians and a National Jury comprising 2 foreign nationals and 3 Indians.

About MIFF
MIFF, started in 1990 is the oldest competitive festival for documentary, short and animation films in South Asia.  The festival aims to provide a platform for documentary film makers from all over the world to meet, exchange ideas, explore possibilities of co-productions and marketing of documentary, short and animation films.
The activities of the festival are being guided by the Organizing Committee chaired by the Secretary, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, N K Sinha with eminent filmmakers, documentary producers, film critics and marketing experts as members.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

22nd International Film Festival of Kerala 2017 -22nd IFFK 2017-Films selected in Indian Cinema today section

Kerala State Chalachitra Academy released the list of films selected in 'Indian Cinema Today' section for the ensuing 22nd edition of International Film Festival of Kerala. Among the films Newton (Hindi) directed by  Amit V Masurkar and  Village Rockstars (Assamese) directed by Rima Das are included in the competition section.

Competition Films

1 Newton (Hindi) Amit V Masurkar
2 Village Rockstars (Assamese) Rima Das
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3 Kadvi Hawa (Dark Wind) – Hindi Nila Madhab Panda
4 III Smoking Barrels – Hindi, Assamese English, Bengali, Sanjib Dey
5 Shehjar (Shade) – Hindi, Kashmere, Bengali Nikhil Allug
6 TMeaerna tAhui,r E Anagdlhisah ( Three and a Half) – Hindi, Daria Gaikalova
7 Nude – Marathi Ravi Jadhav
8 In the Shadows – Hindi, English Dipesh Jain
9 Kachcha Limbu (Unripe Lemon) – Marathi Prasad Oak

Sunday, October 1, 2017

11th SiGNS Film Festival for Short and Documentary films 2017-Jury citations




JURY :Amrit Gangar – Chairperson
Dr Meena T. Pillai – Member
Amudhan R.P. - Member

Miryavar Kahi Mahine (Many Months in Mirya) [Marathi]
Dir: Renu Savant
Poignant yet unsentimental reflections of fleeting moments in the life of a little village. Striking in its poetics and politics, the film seamlessly blends the temporal into the spatial.

 Unmathavath (Malayalam)
Dir: Ravisankar
Pushing the boundaries of the time-image, the film explores the possibilities of the palpable and the perceptible, discovering new philosophical dimensions in the abstract and the material.

Andhere Mein (In the Dark) (Hindi)
Dir: Vijaya Singh
 A lyrical ode of an adaptation that evocatively captures an ineffable pang, a fleeting void in human life.

Theatre of the Earth (Manipuri)
Dir: Oinam Doren
A film that celebrates the triumph of human will. It makes a trenchant and yet elegant use of the body to subvert all hierarchies of oppressive power, and bears testimony of individual and collective desires to live with dignity and love.

Nostalgia for the Future (Hindi)
Dirs: Avijit Mukul Kishore and Rohan Sivkumar
A sensitive evocation of popular memory in imagining homes and habitations while weaving individual aspirations into larger narrative of the nation.

Saavat (Marathi)
Dir: Swapnil Rajsekhar
A film that attempts to bear witness to the pathos of human life in rural India, where age-old oppressions continue to nip dreams and strangle humanity.