Piyush Chauhan

Piyush Chauhan is an apple farmer from Simla with an immense interest in films of all sorts, especially, Hindi. He has reviewed Hollywood films in the past for a semi-trade film magazine. And is a certified mountaineer. In his spare time, which isn’t much these days, he imagines climbing the impossible mountains. He dreams of, someday, touching the peak of Everest on his own as well as of introducing himself to popular Indian cinema as an actor-producer.
  • Film Workshop


    The Workshop Scenario   Cinematic language of cinema and methodology of filmmaking, screenplay structure, directing acting, cinematography, sound designing, & editing Workshop director: Prof. Samar Nakhate (ex-Dean of FTII) Time: Feb 24 & 25, and Mar 03 & 04 Place: Ravindran Natya Mandir, Prabhadevi, Dadar (W), Mumbai Phone: 9768930853...
  • Music literature & film events

    events—Music, Film, & Literature

    f i l m   Bring Your Own Film Festival (BYOFF) Feb 21-25 Facebook page Puri, Orissa Bangalore International Film Festival (BIFFES 2018) Feb 22 – Mar 01 Bangalore FICCI-FRAMES 2018 Mar 04-07 Hotel Grand Hyatt, Santa Cruz, Mumbai South Asian Short Film Festival (SASFF-2018) Mar 30 – Apr...
  • MIFF 2018

    MIFF 2018 to screen over 430 films

    The much awaited documentary film festival in India, the Mumbai International Film Festival for Documentary, Short and Animation Films or MIFF as it is known popularly, will see a grand inaugural on 28 January, 2018 at  NCPA Mumbai.   The week long festival will showcase nearly 430 documentary, short and animation films from over...
  • The Grey Dusk of Guru Dutt

    Grey Dusk of Guru Dutt

    The Grey Dusk of Guru Dutt: a Keep-Alive/Manohar-Monologues music concert Venue: Sawarkar Hall, Shivaji Park Date: Monday, Oct 9 Time: Sharp 07.30 Donor passes/details:  Contact Mr. Krishnan Iyer at 98204 77643   A peep into the Creative Pehlu of the Cosmic Persona—Guru Dutt through ‘Dhwani~n~Drishya’ (audio~visual) presentation of Slides~Scenes~Songs from his much...
  • Film appreciation

    FTII film appreciation courses in July

    Two film appreciation courses are being conducted by FTII-Pune, in association with the Directorate of Film Festivals (DFF) and the National Film Archive of India (NFAI), in  July. One is a 5-day course, which would Include screening of film classics, both Indian and international, in Jaipur. The other is a 20 days...
  • Simran

    On the incorrect hierarchy of a film credit

    On the incorrect hierarchy of a film credit The scenario: Hansal Mehta’s upcoming film ‘Simran’. Main (first) scriptwriter is Apurva Asrani. Enter: Kangana Ranaut, lead actress. The director gives her the go-ahead to edit parts of the story/dialogues (please note: a director has every right to get anyone of their choice to add/modify parts...
  • half-open windows

    Half-Open Windows

    Half-Open Windows. Originally written in Marathi. Author: Ganesh Matkari. Translator: Jerry Pinto   ‘On one side, the sea. On the other, the city. A city that seemed to believe that the Queen’s Necklace was enough past for it, a city sacri cing its beauty at the dirty altars of money.’ Half-Open...
  • Loev

    Loev is now on Netflix

    A story about loev, no matter how you spell it. Loev—official selection last year at some of the world’s leading film festivals, including SXSW and Talinn Black Nights—is a tender and intimate portrait of three men who struggle to define the boundaries of their friendship and the loev that...
  • Kautik

    Kautik Student Film Festival

    Less than a year since CEFM-the Hermitage, Kaumun University, initiated a filmmaking course, the faculty and first batch of fourteen students has organised what was supposed to be a tiny (and first-of-its-kind) campus film festival. Atop the Himalayas. Within the city of lakes. Naintal. Uttarakand. It immediately attracted the...