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  1. Attention to all the filmmakers around the world!... You can submit your movie NOW! To the 1st Edition of Puerto Rico International Film Fest & Convention. We have $8,000.00 in cash prize, plus international distribution for future film, your movie is going to present in a local movie theater and much more... We are accepting - Short Film - Documentary - Future Film and Animation. And also we are accepting all genre. And we are inviting to click on our Facebook Fan Page: www.facebook.com/priffc Just click on this page so you can see all the information about the festival and at the same time you can register your movie: Do not passe this GREAT OPPORTUNITY! https://filmfreeway.com/festival/priffc2017
  2. MTDC Short Film Festival 8th to 15th January, 2015 First prize Rs 100,000/- Details at http://www.piffindia.com/mtdc-competition.html
  3. Kirloskar Vasundhara International Film Festival 16th to 23rd January, 2015, Pune Balgandharv Rang Mandir, Jawaharlal Nehru Auditorium and Raja Ravi Varma Art Gallery, Golde Road. For online registrations: www.kirloskarvasundharafest.in
  4. The Entertainment Society of Goa cordially invites you for the 19th European Union Film Festival- Goa which will be held from 26th of April to 4th May 2014 at Maquinez Palace- Audi I. Themed as “Voices of Youth”- In its last year of being a teenager, the 19th European Union Film Festival in India invites you to relive them through a collection of 19 award-winning movies showcasing different stories of youth. It's a collection of dreams and passion, fear and frustration, fun and joy, mistakes and recognition – all things old and young for both the young and not-so-young. The festival will be inaugurated on 26th April at Maquinez Palace- Audi I, 5:00pm with a special screening of the Hungarian movie Fresh Air in the presence of the Consul General of Hungary (Mumbai). ESG website- Screening Schedule: http://www.iffigoa.org/iffi2013/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/screening_schedule_goa.pdf Festival Catalogue: http://www.iffigoa.org/iffi2013/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/euff_2014_catalogue.pdf Film Trailers : On the homepage of the website. Synopses of the films: Fresh Air | Friss Levegő|2006 - Col - 109 min| Hungary Cast Izabella Hegyi, Juli Nyakó, Anita Túróczi, Zoltán Kiss Directed by Ágnes Kocsis Viola lives quietly with her daughter Angela in a tidy flat. Though they seldom talk to one another and both are possessed of nearly obsessive domestic behavioural patterns. Viola wants to find a new man, while Angela has ambitions to become a fashion designer. Both women want to escape their humdrum lives to find something different. Bright Vision | Aisling Gheal|2010 - Col - 119 min Directed by Dónal Ó Céilleachair This documentary focuses on ten-year-old Shahira Apraku, who has a German mother and a Ghanian father and who attends the local Irish speaking school. Shahira embodies an entire new generation of Irish speakers and sean-nós singers. Sean-nós, a type of traditional Irish signing, is considered to be the holy grail of Irish traditional music and the Sean-nós singer is the living embodiment of a tradition that stretches far into Gaelic history. Breathing | Atmen|2011 - Col - 93 min Cast Thomas Schubert, Georg Friedrich, Gerhard Liebmann, Karin Lischka Directed by Karl Markovics Eighteen-year-old Roman Kogler is serving time in a juvenile detention center. He has already served half of his sentence, and could be released on probation, but his chances are poor: he doesn't have a family, and he seems incapable of coping with society. After many failed attempts, Roman finds a probation job at the municipal morgue in Vienna. One day, Roman is faced with a dead woman who bears his family name. Even though it soon turns out that she is not his mother, Roman wonders about his past for the first time and starts looking for his mother. Of all things, it is this job dealing with the death that shows him the path back to life. The Brides |2004 - Col - 123 min| Greece Cast Damien Lewis, Victoria Charalambidou, Andrea Ferreol, Evi Saoulidou Directed by Pantelis Voulgaris Many women from these countries attempt to find husbands in the United States through correspondence. When the bride Eleni returns from the United States to Samothrace, Greece, since she has not adapted to the life in America, her sister Niki Douka is assigned as her replacement. She travels aboard the SS King Alexander to New York to marry the Greek immigrant in Chicago. She becomes a leader of the brides and discovers the scheme of the crook Karabulat from Georgia with the Russian brides. She also falls in love with the American photographer Norman Harris from Detroit. But Nikki is committed with Prodromos and she knows about the consequences if she runs away with Norman. Snowboarders | Snowboarďáci |2004 - Col - 99 min| Czech Republic Cast Vojtěch Kotek, Jiří Mádl, Ester Geislerová, Jiří Langmajer, Pavla Tomicová, Lucie Vondráčková, Barbora Obozněnková, Braňo Polák, Martin Písařík Directed by Karel Janák» The fast-paced teen comedy, full of suspense, romance and action thrills, explores the playful aspects of the new millennium's younger generation life. Jáchym and Rendy are friends who really like snowboarding. And they're champions at it — although only on computer simulators. They're 16 and determined to change their lives. The first step is a fabulous trip to the mountains and their plan was to have a blast — on the slopes and off. Great soundtrack, funny teen gags and charming winter atmosphere at the mountains made the film win the Czech Lion Audience Award of 2004 and made it the most popular Czech teen comedy for many years. Sneakers | Kecove|2011 - Col - 110 min| Bulgaria Cast Philip Avramov, Valeri Yordanov, Ivan Barnev, Vassil Draganov, Ivo Arakov, Ina Nikolova Directed by Ivan Vladimirov, Valeri Yordanov In the beginning of summer six young people try to escape from their own failures connected with their families, love, ambitions, money making etc. They escape from the aggression of the city invaded by the “different”. Each of them flees East of Hell... as far as possible and to the seacoast. A deserted beach brings them together and helps them find hope again. But is such an escape possible at all? Shocking Blue | Shocking Blue|2010 - Col - 82 min| The Netherlands Cast Ruben van Weelden, Jim van der Panne, Niels Gomperts and Lisa Smit Directed by Marck de Cloe William, Jack and Chris have been friends for as long as they can remember -until that day in April when Jack ends up under the wheels of a tractor, his body crushed, William at the wheel. Suddenly nothing is left of the boys' friendship. Chris tries his best, but William is one lump of impenetrable rock, secretly wondering if the events of the night before, when Jack went off with fifteen-year old Marianne, had anything to do with the accident... Killing Bono | 2011 - Col - 114 min| United Kingdom Cast Ben Barnes, Robert Sheehan, Krysten Ritter Directed by Nick Hamm Two brothers attempt to become global rock stars but can only look on as old school friends U2 become the biggest band in the world. Love Me or Leave Me |Miluj ma alebo odíď|2013 - Col - 95 min| Slovakia Cast Éva Bandor, Marko Igonda, Diana Pavlačková, Elena Podzámska, Anikó Varga Directed by Mariana Čengel Solčanská Sixteen-year-old Mira cannot forgive her mother for getting married after her father's death and finding happiness alongside a new husband and a child. Left-out daughter will revenge for mother´s lack of interest by her escapes from home and provocative behaviour. However, her biggest trump will be to take over the mother´s husband. Mira, in her attempts for incestuous relationship with her stepfather, is plunging into a self-destructing gamble and does not realize that her desperate effort is in fact a call for mother´s love. Hope is a Strange Place /A Esperança Está Onde Menos Se Espera|2009 - Col - 115 min Cast Ana Padrao, Alcídia Vaz, Virgílio Castelo, José Carlos Cardoso, Carlos Nunes Directed by Joaquim Leitão Portugal Lourenço is the son of Francisco Figueiredo, a soccer coach at the beginning of a very promising career. Everything goes well: Francisco's team is in the Portuguese Cup final and Lourenço is going to be class valedictorian in a very prestigious private high school. But everything starts to collapse. Francisco is fired and Lourenço is transfered to a public high school whose students are predominantly from a ghetto near Lisbon. While Lourenço is fighting to fit into a new and harsh reality, he also helps his father find his lost dignity. Don't Be Afraid | No tengas miedo|2011 - Col - 90 min| Spain Cast Michelle Jenner, Lluís Homar, Belén Rueda, Nuria Gago, Rubén Ochandiano, Cristina Plazas, Javier Pereira, Irantzu Erro, Ainhoa Quintana, Irene Cervantes, Maider Salas Directed by Montxo Armendáriz Silvia is a young girl marked by a dark childhood. At the age of 25 she decides to rebuild her life and face the people, feelings and emotions that keep her bound to the past. In her struggle against adversity and against herself, she learns how to control her fears and becomes an adult woman, taking control of her own actions. »Don't Be Afraid« it is Montxo Armendáriz's approach to the very difficult and sometimes taboo subject of child abuse. Garbage Prince | Roskisprinssi|2011 - Col - 100 min| Finland Cast Jon-Jon Geitel, Pihla Maalismaa,Kristiina Elstelä, Heikki Silvennoinen, Milla Kaitalahti Directed by Raimo O. Niemi Nineteen-year-old Jed walks out on his former life, without destination,without explanation, and gets on a train. He ends up by happenstance in a small eastern town where he soon comes face to face with the daily rigors of independent life. Coping becomes a challenge for him almost to the point of being an obsession. Of all the people in town, Jed seems to constantly run across the prickly and quick-witted seventeen-year-old Lulu. Gradually, without either of them admitting it, their relationship changes from bickering, picking on each other and a battle of wills to friendship, and as can happen, finally to love. Easy | Scialla|2011 - Col - 97 min| Italy Cast Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Filippo Scicchitano, Barbora Bobulova, Vinicio Marchioni Directed by Francesco Bruni This debut feature film from celebrated screenwriter Francesco Bruni is touching comedies about two broken men who help each other find their way. A ghost writer for sports and television celebrities, he is currently writing the biography for former adult star Tina, while also tutoring privately to make ends meet. One of his students is Luca, a drifting and despondent teenager who is on the brink of failure at school. Luca's mother takes a six-month job in Mali, and asks Bruno to look after her son while she's away. Confused by the request, Bruno's world is turned upside down when she reveals he is Luca's father. A poignant yet fresh story about a man learning to become a father and a son to become a man. Love Like Poison | Un Poison Violent |2010 - Col - 92 min| France Cast Clara Augarde, Lio, Michel Galabru, Stefano Cassetti, Thierry Neuvic Directed by Katell Quillévéré Anna, a young teenager, comes home from her Catholic boarding school for the holidays and discovers her father has left. Her mother is devastated and confined in the company of the local priest, who is also a childhood friend. Anna clings to her beloved grandfather. She also grows close to Pierre, a free spirited teenager who cares little about God. Anna is preparing for her confirmation, but her budding desire for Pierre shakes her faith. She longs to give herself over, body and soul... but doesn't know if it is to God, or something else? Aching Hearts | Kærestesorger|2009 - Col - 125 min| Denmark Cast Thomas Ernst, Simone Tang, Søren Pilmark, Andrea Vagn Jensen, Finn Directed by Nils Malmros Set in the early 1960s, the story evolves around high school sweethearts Jonas and Agnete, their friendships and families, trials and tribulations. Jonas fails to give Agnete the kind of attention she craves, and when she decides to start a new romance, he feels for the first time a cold stab of jealousy. Their rocky relationship takes Jonas through the spectrum of emotions that arises with an aching heart. »Aching Hearts« is shot over a period of three years, taking into account the development of the young actors, some of whom are amateurs from the actual milieus Malmros is depicting. On the Sly | A Pas de Loup|2012 - Col - 77 min| Belgium Cast Wynona Ringer, Olivier Ringer, Macha Ringer Directed by Olivier Ringer In a world and in a time not so faraway lived a little girl who had the feeling to be invisible in her parent’s eyes. To be sure, she decided to disappear. You Am I | Aš Esi Tu|2006 - Col - 90 min| Lithuania Cast Daiva Jovaišienė, Silvia Ferreiri, Renata Vėberytė Loman, Mykolas Vildžiūnas, Jurga Jutaitė, Andrius Bialobžeskis Directed by Kristijonas Vildžiūnas A contemporary tale about an architect-dreamer building a futurist house in a tree, within a gloomy forest. His determination to create a new model of life has to go through various trials. Courage, sincerity and simplicity help him to acquire “Half a kingdom and a princess' heart” like in a fairy tales; in other words, maturity and love. Happiness is not lost until the dream about it is alive. Lessons of a Dream | Der ganz große Traum |2011 - Col - 113 min| Germany Cast Daniel Brühl, Burghart Klaußner, Thomas Thieme Directed by Sebastian Grobler Based on real events, »Lessons of a Dream« tells the story of young teacher Konrad Koch, who starts working in a preppy school in Braunschweig in 1874. Koch is teaching English, but the subject doesn′t interest his pupils at first. In order to gain their attention, he introduces them to a popular sport, which is the craze in England, but unknown in Germany – football. His new approach works with the youngsters, but causes dismay among his conservative colleagues and the elitist parents. They try to get rid of the unorthodox educator, but have underestimated the commitment of the schoolboys. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- All films will be screened in national languages of member states of the European Union, with English subtitles. Among them there are languages like Hungarian, Irish, Danish and Lithuanian – many of which you may hear for the first time. Better than anything, all films portray Europe's fascinating diversity and its rich cinema tradition. Entry to the festival is free, with seating on first-come, first-served basis. For more info log on to the website www.iffigoa.org and also log on to Entertainment Society of Goa- Facebook page for constant updates Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG) Maquinez Palace, 1st Floor, Old GMC Heritage Precinct, D.B. Marg, Campal, Panaji, Goa 403001 Voice: 91-832-2428111 Fax: 91-832-2428000 Email: registration@iffigoa.org Website: www.iffigoa.org
  5. Films have power. They create conversation. They reveal truths. They inspire. But for far too long, Hollywood has told only half the story: what is missing are the stories of women as change agents and heroes in their own right. For the fourth year, Barnard College, the most sought-after women’s college in the nation, will celebrate women’s leadership both on and off-screen at the Athena Film Festival, scheduled to take place from February 6-9, 2014. The Festival aims to expand the definition of what it means to be a female leader, highlighting the many ways that women can and do make a difference. The weekend program exhibits a wide range of cinema including Academy Award-nominated films, top tier features, documentaries, and shorts. The Festival’s audiences are invited to engage in conversations with directors, writers, and producers that challenge convention and examine leadership with a new lens. Submissions are now open for the Athena Film Festival. They will be accepted until September 15. We are looking for documentaries, features and shorts that: * Reveal the diverse narratives of women leaders from all walks of life—narratives of ambition, courage, strength and resilience. * Showcase women leaders who help us interpret the reality of the modern world—captivating stories of truth, determination, innovation and vision. * Highlight the talents of emerging artists — capturing a new generation’s take on what truly makes exemplary women leaders. Important Information To Keep in Mind: * All films must feature a female in a leadership position at the center of the story. * Films may be directed by a person or people of any gender. ***** Films that are directed by women but do not focus on female leadership will not be considered.* **** If you are interested in submitting your film to the Athena Film Festival, please submit the following information to athenafilmfestival@ gmail.com * A brief synopsis of the film and any relevant links (especially trailers) * Type of film: documentary, feature, or short. * Running time, country of origin and language of film. * Year the film was made. * Type and date of release (if applicable) * Names of film festivals or other venues your film has been shown (if applicable) * Contact information: Name, email, address, phone number and Skype. * Rights Holder Information: Name, email, address, phone number and Skype. (if it is different from the contact information) If your film falls into the festival criteria and we would like to watch your film for potential inclusion in the festival, you will be contacted. Please do not contact us. Submissions need to be on DVD (in NTSC format) or available online (with no password expiration date.) Submission deadline: September 15, 2013 For all questions contact: athenafilmfestival@ gmail.com
  6. We Care Film Fest is an annual international travelling festival of documentary films on disability issues. It is organized by Brotherhood in association with the United Nations Information Centre for India and Bhutan (UNIC), the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the National Trust, the Asian Academy of Film and Television (AAFT), Rapiscan System and the Global Rainbow Foundation, Mauritius. This unique Festival began in 2003 and is now in its eleventh year. The Festival is an advocacy tool that seeks to bring about attitudinal and behavioral changes on approaches to disability, promote the inclusion of people with disabilities, and rid people of misconceptions, myths and prejudices surrounding disability issues. The Festival seeks to promote the rights of persons with disabilities as set out in the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) which came into force on 3 May 2008, as also the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995 (‘PWD Act’) and the National Trust Act, 1999. The Festival’s uniqueness lies in the fact that it is a 1. Travelling film festival: Screenings will be organized at 25 venues including educational institutions, universities and hospitals across India and other countries including Paris, Mauritius, Dubai and Doha. The next edition of the festival will begin in August 2013 and conclude in May 2014. We are expecting approximately 10,000 audience will watch and rate each and every film/documentary. 2. Involves a Participatory Rating Process (PRP) wherein the audience rates each film. An independent jury then judges the films on the basis of these ratings. This process provides a unique opportunity to students to develop their understanding and perspectives relating to disability issues, and also contributes to the process of participatory rating. Entries of documentary films are invited for 11th edition of We Care Film festival 2014 from anywhere from the world on the issues of disability. For any query you can contact at wecarefilmfest@gmail.com.
  7. Manhattan Short Film Festival (MSFF) has called in all Indian filmmakers to send in their short film entries to compete at the global film festival. This year, Festival Director Anil Sadarangani has collaborated with Mumbai-based PR, to bring MANHATTAN SHORT to India in the last week of September 2013. All the films in India languages, other than English must have subtitles. Deadline for entries is July 31, 2013. Established in New York City in 1998, this is the fourth consecutive year that Manhattan Short comes to India. Interested filmmakers must send their films directly to New York.
  8. The International Film Institute (IFI), Thrissur, will conduct a Monsoon Film Festival in August. The institute will also organise a 10-day-long short-film workshop. In a press meet here on Monday, short-film director Sandeep Pampally said that the workshop would be the first of its kind producing many short-films and helping candidates promote their films. The camp will be conducted on the IFI campus in 10 categories associated with the film field. Ten delegates can participate in each section. Around 20 short-films will be made during the workshop and will be sent to international film festivals in the country. The films will also be broadcast on television. Technical facilities and equipment needed for film production, food and accommodation will be provided free of cost to the participants. Film scripts of 30, 15 and 10-minute duration have been invited for the workshop. Entries have been invited for short-films, documentaries, cartoons, campus films, children’s films, advertisement films and home cinema. Short-film competition will be in 10 minutes, 30 minutes and 60-minutes categories. Awards will be given for the best short film, director, actor, actress, editor, music director, singer male and female and make-up. Admission to the workshop will be given on a first-come-first-served basis. Entries for the film festival should be received on or before July 31. For details and registration, contact: 0480-2802020, 9142202011, 9142202033, www.internationalfilminstitute.in, email: internationalfilminstitute@gmail.com.
  9. FORMEDIA presents DOK LEIPZIG LAKE FESTIVAL between March 7 – 11, 2013 at Naukuchiatal, Nainital, Uttarakhand, India. Why This Festival There are so many film festivals in India. Why would anyone want to start yet another one? Good question! Read on. So, what is – or are! – the USP of the DOK Leipzig Lake Festival. Here goes: It is a purely documentary film festival It is truly international and brings an exclusive collection of documentaries The collection comes from the oldest international documentary film festival in the world, the DOK Leipzig Film Festival – so there is really no risk about quality films It is wide-ranging because it covers different genres / strands. Something no documentary event offers in India – at least as yet It is not cluttered with demanding parallel events and offers uninterrupted intensive viewing of 15 films over five days Wonderful. So, what's the Catch 22? The usual way of running an event like this is to run around and hunt for support. It's a complicated way of trying to do something worthwhile and often imbued with strange corporate / institutional politics. We chose otherwise. We decided to place this unique documentary event in India within the marketplace. If it doesn't work there, it means it's not needed, people don't want it. So, we only approached various governments for support through their embassies in India based on the argument of cross-cultural understanding and exchange. We are still to hear from them. Apart from that, this unique documentary event has to basically run and survive on accreditations. The accreditation fee may sound high for some. The online survey we conducted before finally deciding on this event had some very strong responses about this aspect. Many feel that there should be no fee or that it should be greatly subsidised / reduced. The argument is that documentary film- makers make films on less than shoe-string budgets, do it for passion, for a cause. These are not people who should be charged a fee. Fair enough. Do heed our view on this. It has been a major step to initiate this festival without any financial support in position. To make this first edition happen, we needed some income to cover expenses. Based on the feedback from the online survey we conducted, we have tried to keep the fees as modest as possible - with special concessions for film students, groups and residents of Uttarakhand. We hope you will appreciate this initiative that brings the world of international documentaries so close. Do spread the word for the future, so we can raise funds for it. Our endeavour is to build a platform where conversations grow around the international forms of genres and storytelling techniques – and 'falling in line' is not viewed as a compromise. Rather, we envision these conversations will lead to some churning and create an Indian narrative style that, in the future, is something people will really talk about globally. We hope you understand, appreciate and empathise with our view. Your support will go a long way in truly internationalising the Indian documentary. To those whom it matters, this will also enable putting the marginalised Himalayan state of Uttarakhand, in northern India, on the global cultural map. Offering opportunities for peripheral employment and income generation to the local population, in the lake district of Nainital. So sign up! Thank you for going along with us and helping FORMEDIA make the DOK Leipzig Lake Festival a success. Join us at The Lake Resort, Naukuchiatal, from March 7 to 11, 2013 DOK Leipzig – The HeArt of Documentary DOK Leipzig, the International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film, was founded in 1955 and is one of the leading international documentary film festivals and the oldest in the world. Unrivalled as a place of encounters between filmmakers from East and West during the Cold War, DOK Leipzig developed into one of the most dynamic festivals for documentary and animation filmmakers since the fall of the Berlin wall, due to the quality of its programming. Today it is both, a highly popular festival for the general audience and the annual meeting place for the German and international documentary film industry. The Leipzig festival has a tradition of presenting films that take a stand for peace and human dignity. On the backdrop of its eventful history, the festival celebrates the freedom of the mind, freedom of expression and the carefully chosen image. High artistic quality, outstanding narrative skills, a critical eye, precise observation, an awareness of history and the exploration of the "memory of images" are the elements that make up its diversity and character. The official festival programme comprises of five competitive sections (with awards amounting to 79,000 €) and a rich international programme. In addition, DOK Leipzig offers an annual retrospective, attractive special programmes, homages, workshops and master classes with famous film-makers. Thanks to its excellent DOK Industry offers, Leipzig has become a leading meeting place for the non-fiction industry. Every year the digital DOK Market with 300 pre-selected new international documentaries, the International DOK Leipzig Co-Production Meeting, the Leipzig Screenings of new German documentaries for international buyers, the 'Wild at Heart' think tank as well as DOK Summitpanel discussions and DOK Podiums draw 1,500 professionals from all over the world to DOK Leipzig. Since 2010, DOK Leipzig has also been active in vocational training by offering workshops and networking events in the field of cross media, by co-launching the highly successful DOK.Incubator rough-cut workshop and by connecting documentary and animation filmmakers. The 56th edition of DOK Leipzig will take place from 28th October till 3rd November 2013. List of Films : Overview - Synopses : http://www.formedia .org.in/lake- festival/ list-of-films. html#synopses
  10. Dear Members, Given below is the detailed programme for the Global Festival of Journalism to be held on 12-14 February 2013 at Marwah Studios, Noida. You are requested to join the program and send your RSVP to Mr. Viney Kumar at 9818286555. Day 1 – 12th February 2013 Timing Events 10:00 – 11:30 am Competition: Extempore (Lawns) 12:00 – 01:15 pm Inauguration at (1E) 01:15 – 01:30 pm Exhibition1 - Cartoons 01:30 – 02:15 pm Release of Bulletin & Lunch 02:15 – 04:00 pm Seminar – Changing Facets of Reporting & Book Release(1E) 04:00 – 05:00 pm a. Workshop: Live Reporting & Anchoring b. Master Class 05:00 – 05:30 pm Screening of Films ENG/Documentaries (1D/1C) 05:30 – 07:00 pm Tea & Cultural Programme Day 2- 13th February 2013 Timing Events 10:00 – 11:30 am Competition: Extempore (Lawns) 12:00 – 01:30 pm Seminar – The New Mantra of Journalism Marketing Reports & Book Release (1E) 01:30 – 01:45 pm Exhibition2 – Journalistic Photography 01:45 – 02:25 pm Release of Bulletin & Lunch 02:30 – 04:00 pm a. Workshop: Journalistic Cartoons b. Master Class 04:00 – 05:00 pm Screening of Films ENG/Documentaries (1D/1C) 05:30 – 06:30 pm Tea & Award Function 06:30 onwards Cultural Programme Day 3- 14th February 2013 Timing Events 10:00 – 11:30 am Competition: Extempore (Lawns) 12:00 – 01:30 pm Seminar – Citizen Journalism Opportunities Challenging & AEG Journal Release(1E) 01:30 – 01:45 pm Exhibition3– Student Work & thesis (G8) 01:45 – 02:25 pm Release of Bulletin & Lunch 02:30 – 04:00 pm a. Workshop: Cyber Journalism b. Master Class 04:00 – 05:00 pm Screening of Films ENG/Documentaries (1D/1C) 05:30 – 07:00 pm Tea & Cultural Programme at N
  11. The 6th Gulf Film Festival will host the Gulf Script Market for Short Films. The Market aims to support script-writers by assisting them with script development and building partnerships with producers and directors. Participants will be able to exchange ideas and artistic and technical expertise in order to realize the production of their short film. To participate in the Gulf Script Market for Short Films apply before March 15, 2013. www.gulffilmfest.comThe 6th Gulf Film Festival will host the Gulf Script Market for Short Films. The Market aims to support script-writers by assisting them with script development and building partnerships with producers and directors. Participants will be able to exchange ideas and artistic and technical expertise in order to realize the production of their short film. To participate in the Gulf Script Market for Short Films apply before March 15, 2013. www.gulffilmfest.com
  12. We are proud to present you our new CALL FOR ARTISTS: HYBRID IDENTITIES | UK / Cuba 2013. International ArtExpo is selecting all interesting video/short films, photo works, computer graphics works, architecture projects and performances, to include in the next 2013 Exhibition: HYBRID IDENTITIES - International Art Festival of Photography, Video Art, Computer Graphics, Architecture and Performing Art Selected artworks will be presented at: - Edinburgh, at the Old Ambulance Depot, from March 29th 2013, to March 31st 2013 - Cuba during the 5th edition of FIVAC, International Video Art Festival, in Camaguey, in "The Next Resistance" section, from 24th to 28th April 2013 The deadline for applications is February 25, 2013. The selections will be based on the main concept of hybridization between identities and urban environment to create a smart life. People, backgrounds, societies, progress and all their inputs creates hybrid identities, modifying each other and being mixed in prospect to shape a better world. Mixing sustainable transport; modern (ICT) communication infrastructure; sustainable economic development; and wise management of natural resources, human, intellectual and social capital, is the key to reach a future better life quality. Be smart. Be hybrid. Be better. The Edinburgh event is open to photography, video art, computer graphics, architecture and performing art; the Cuba event is open only to video art. It would be a great pleasure for us if you would help us to spread the press release among your contacts and on your website. In attachment you can find the press release and the image. Best regards, Luca Curci Director International ArtExpo Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, 33 70122 Bari (Italy) +39.0805234018 +39.3387574098 lucacurci@lucacurci.com www.lucacurci.com/artexpo HYBRID IDENTITIES_Call for Artists.pdf
  13. After Habitat and LTG, finally Short and Sweet reaches Gurgaon, over this weekend (7-9 Dec). 10 brilliant directors; Clown theatre, Comedy, Musical and much more packed in just one evening. This weekend in Epicentre Gurgaon. Be there: hoelace Productions presents Short and Sweet Delhi 2012, 3rd edition of world`s largest 10-minute theatre festival in Delhi. This year 42 directors including many stalwars will showcase their talent during 9 shows across 4 venues. Tickets are available at http://in.bookmyshow.com/concerts/Short-Sweet-delhi-tickets/ Schedule for TOP 20 (Week 2) :- 1) Dickheads (Theatre Garage, ITC) Written by Ashwath Bhatt Directed by Vivek Shrivastava Cast – Kailash, Amit,Vivek and Natraj hasrat Dickheads’ is a story about two street children (orphans) who go on to be the biggest icons ever produced by India. From ‘rags to riches’ their whole life is captured in this play in a playful funny way with a deep meaning inside it for the society. 2) 2922 (FreeParking Entertainment, ITC) Written by Arnav Nanduri Directed by Pranay Manchanda Cast - Pranay Manchanda, Kabir Nath, Arnav Nanduri The epic journey of a talented young athlete, who is forced into exile after being accused of doping. A ten minute musical chronicling his life and struggle. 3) Who’s the Boss (CreaShakti Productions, ITC) Written by Dushyanth Gunashekar Directed by Vaidhya M Sundar Cast – Dushyanth, Drishya India's cities' frequent power cuts makes one night at the office a little TOO close for comfort for a secretary and her boss. 4) Chairpersons (Strayfactory, ITC) Written & Directed by Rajiv Rajaram Cast – Sandeep john, Joslin Julius, Venkatesh Harinathan What happens when a game of musical chairs turns too serious, does it matter anymore that it is just a game. 5) Nine types of ice (PACT, ITC) Written by Michael Ripley Directed by Gouri Nilakantan Mehta Cast – Vipul Malhotra, Avantika Tomar, Neha Bishnoi and Shubh bharatari What happens when someone close to you is on the verge of death? This play talks about the juxtaposition oflife, hope and loss. 6) The evil effects of smoking (Swayambhu, ITC) Written & Directed by Dinesh Yadav Cast – Dinesh Yadav This short dramatic monologue is in the form of public lecture given by protagonist at an assembly hall in a small town. His domineering wife has forced him to lecture on the harmful effects of smoking, even though he himself smokes-but not in her presence. As he talks he keeps postponing the actual topic and instead fills us in on his regrets, longings and views on his wife. 7) A different Client (Scene stealers, ITC) Written by Josh Hartwell Directed by Vivek Mansukhani Cast – Vivek Mansukhani, Sahil Sethi A wealthy gentlemen is visited by a younger male escort. His desires are not as simple as the young man anticipates. 8) Solitary Creeper (Turntable productions, ITC) Written by Medha Bankhwal Directed by Akriti Saronwala Cast – Arnav Sahni, Medha Bankhwal, Pranidhi Das, Prateek Handa, Rishan Dhamija, Shoury Gupta, Tulika Vardhan For the milling crowds, the Delhi Metro is not just a means of affordable transportation, it's a glimpse of the outlines of each countenance, on the wheels. Every station defines the introduction of new characters in the episode of the show we are conveniently an element of. But what when you knew you could trim or reassemble this episode, in the same space, or not? 9) Chup (Atelier, ITC) Design & Directed by Himanshu Mehta. Cast - Diwakar Kumar. Sound Design by Ayushansh Gupta. Lights Design by Ritika Chauhan. Birth - Sound - Touch - Life - Differences - Hatred - Slavery - Gunshot!!! 10) Khool do (Asmita, ITC) Written by Sahadat Hasan manto Directed by Arvind Gaur
  14. SUNDAY 09 DECEMBER 11:00 am 43 India FOCUS: The Gendered Impact of Neoliberal Globalisation AMERICA AMERICA KP Sasi A music video that cocks a snook at the great American empire and exposes the American war machine for what it is - global terrorism. HOW GREEN WAS OUR VALLEY Fereshteh Joghataei A dam has been built and the water is rising. 63 villages will be flooded and the residents must be uprooted. People wait for a miracle at a holy shrine. BRANDED GIRLS Bijoyeta Das, Khaled Hasan In Bangladesh, young women work in sweatshops producing clothing for the world’s top brands at less than minimal wages. Discussion with Ilina Sen FOCUS: our bodies, our rights MERA ANUBHAV OP Arora Interviews of women across the country, about their experience of using the Loop as a family planning device in the 1960s. SOMETHING LIKE A WAR Deepa Dhanraj This classic traces the history of the family planning program and exposes the cynicism, corruption and brutality which characterizes its implementation. CAN WE SEE THE BABY BUMP PLEASE? Surabhi Sharma Medical tourism and commercial surrogacy have spawned a range of clinics and practices across big cities and small towns The film meets with surrogates, doctors, law firms, agents, and family in an attempt to understand the context of surrogacy in India. Panel: filmmaker Surabhi Sharma and others WE ARE FOOT SOLDIERS Debolina Dutta, Oishik Sircar In 2005, children of sex workers in Kolkata’s Sonagachi red light district came together to form their own organisation, Amra Padatik (We Foot Soldiers), drawing inspiration from the work that their mothers had been doing to demand their right to sex work as work. The film journeys through the lives of six Amra Padatik members. MORE THAN A FRIEND Debalina Rupsa and Ranja are in love with each other, and move in together. Their domestic help seems bemused. When Ranja’s mother comes to visit, all the characters must come to terms with the situation and with their own feelings. A docu-fiction work set in Kolkata, in the climate of greater awareness about same sex relationships. ORCHIDS: MY INTERSEX ADVENTURE Phoebe Hart Phoebe Hart knew she was different growing up – but she didn’t know why. This award-winning documentary traces Phoebe’s voyage of self-discovery as an intersex person, as she embarks on a road trip with her sister to meet other intersex people and hear their stories. Discussion: Understanding Intersex (and looking beyond the gender binary) with Shalini Mahajan MANN KE MANJEERE Sujit Sircar, Gary The famous anthem about a woman rebuilding her life in the aftermath of domestic violence. Mita Vashisht as the woman, Prasoon Joshi’s lyrics, Shubha Mudgal’s voice. CLosing film: FACING MIRRORS Negar Azarbayjani With her husband in prison, Rana drives a taxi to support herself and her young son. During a journey to drop Adineh far outside Tehran, Rana makes a discovery that horrifies her. A story of prejudice, friendship and redemption. This schedule is subject to change. For details log on to www.iawrtindia.blogspot.com Kerala state Chalachithra Ac ademy DEPT. OF COMMUNICATION MEDIA FOR CHILDREN SNDT WOMEN’S UNIVERSITY PUNE Venue: RR Theatre 10th floor Films Division 24, Pedder Road Mumbai – 400026 Directions Nearest station - Grant Road. From Grant Road(West), take a taxi, or bus no 155 to Pedder Road. The Films Division is located at the signal diagonally opposite Jaslok Hospital. The screenings are free and open to all. Regards, “THE fd ZONE” team
  15. February 21-25, 2013, Puri, Orissa. The Bring Your Own Film Festival (BYOFF) is a film festival that began in 2004 on the beaches of the temple town Puri, in the Indian state of Orissa. Its uniqueness lies in the fact that there is no formal screening or qualifying process, but rather it is a forum for independent filmmakers. Anyone can just walk-in, register, and exhibit his work. The festival has proven to be popular and has generated considerable interest in the Indian film-making community.[1] In this Film Festival, Any film maker can bring their film to the festival and screen it. Not only filmmakers, but also artists from other fields like music, theatre, painting, sculpture, dance, literature and photography are encouraged to participate and show their work.
  16. 6th December to 13th December 2012, Mumbai Contact details are here. Spectrum Asia Contemporary Asian films will be showcased in this section to capture the cinematic trends in Asian countries. First / Second Film Competition The Festival is starting a competition of first or second film made by Asian director. Director of the film must have debuted not before before one year of the festival. This competition will be adjudged by an International Jury. Best Film will be awarded Trophy + cash prize of US$ 2,000. Best Short Film Competition Many aspiring young directors and film school students in Asia are making digital short fiction films. 8th Asian Film Festival is organising Short Fiction Film Competition. The idea is to hunt new talents in direction. Short Fiction Film made two years before the festival are eligible. Duration should be upto 30 minutes and in digital format - preferably DVD. Running time of more than 30 minutes will be at the discretion of Festival Director. This competition will be adjudged by an International Jury. Best Film will be awarded Trophy + cash prize of US$ 1,000. Master of Asian Cinema Japanese master Akira Kurosawa first placed Asian cinema squarely on the world map with his classic, Rashomon by winning the Grand Prix at Venice International Film Festival in 1951. Thereafter, Asian cinema has slowly but steadily emerged into international spotlight by winning top awards at world's important film festival. The Award Winner will present some of these award-winning Asian films that bagged the top honours at Global film festival. Satyajit Ray Memorial Award Ths award will honour the person who's lifetime mission is to propogate film culture by running of film society, writing books or Magazine etc. Focus on One Asian Country A package of six to seven films will be screened showcasing the trends in cinema in that country Retro Tributes will be paid to Indian and Asian directors by organising Retrospectives of their films. Asian Film Culture Award The award will honour the achievements of Asian directors, who remain unknown to common cinemagoers in India. There is a little awareness about Indian directors in other Asian countries and vica versa. The award will be presented to recognise the achievement of the director in popularising Asian cinema and artistic achievement in cinematography. The award will be presented to the winner during the Festival's opening ceremony. Background: Cinema arrived in Mumbai, formerly Bombay on the western coast of India, in December 1896 with the package of first ever films made by Lumiere brothers. By 2000, the Mumbai Film Industry had truly acquired the dimensions of an Entertainment Industry, catering to the entertainment needs of a nation of one billion, currently poised on the verge of corporatisation and expected to touch a total turnover of Rupees 15,000 crores. India remains the only country perhaps where Hollywood has failed to capture the local theatres. The Hollywood blockbusters prefer to dub in regional Indian languages to gain foothold in the Indian market and compete with the indigenous cinema. In a country where Hollywood machinations, with its smart marketing and sleekly made films, have made a dent in India slowly in the last five years. However the concept of Asian Cinema is completely alien. It is interesting to note that while the Asian Cinema has been winning accolades in the international festival circuit, none of the SAARC countries screen Asian cinema commercially. It is not even much known in film society network of South Asia. The Asian Film Festival is one such beginning in the right direction. The Festival aims to establish interaction between Asian Film fraternity and create a dialogue with the West. Extending from Turkey to Japan, and divided culturally in the Middle East, West Asia, South Asia, Central Asia and the Far East, the Asian Cinema is as diverse and rich as its topography. Yet, the Asian countries share cultural similarities, and a comman socio-economis scenario. They are plagued by similar problems of poverty, illiteracy, population, lowly status of women. Cinema could be a comman bond, which could create awareness about each other amongst Asian countries.
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