events & workshops—Music, Film, & Literature

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9th Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival

Damages: ₹450 – 650
When: May 23 – 27
Where: Liberty, Carnival Cinema, and Metro Inox; Mumbai


Film Retrospective–Govind Nihalani

Film: Drishti (171 mins)
When: The, May 29 | 6:30 pm

Film: Hazaar Chaurasi Ki Maa (152 mins)
When: Wed, May 30 | 3:00 pm & 6:15 pm

Where: Little Theatre, NCPA, Mumbai


Felicitation of 65th National Film Award winners from E & NE India

Organiser: Federation of Film Societies of India (FFSI), Eastern Region
When: June 04 | 05:00 pm
Where: Nandan Theatre, Kolkata

1. Rima Das / Director and Producer / Best Feature Film / Village Rock Stars / Assamese
2. Ridhdhi Sen / Best Actor / Nagarkirtan / Bengali
3. Bhanita Das / Best Child Artist / Village Rock Stars / Assamese
4. Sambit Mohanty / Best Dialogue Writer / Hello Arsi / Odia
5. Mallika Das / Best Location Sound Recordist / Village Rockstars / Assamese
6. Rima Das / Best Editor / Village Rock Stars / Assamese
7. Gobinda Mondal / Best Costume Designer / Nagarkirtan / Bengali
8. Ram Rajjak / Best Make Up Artist / Nagarkirtan / Bengali
9. Sani Ghose Ray / Producer / Best Jury Award / Nagarkirtan / Bengali
10. Kaushik Ganguly / Director / Best Jury Award / Nagarkirtan / Bengali
11. Prashuti Mishra / Special Mention / Hello Arsi / Odia
12. Utpal Borpujari / Best Assameese Film / Ishu / Assameese
13. Atanu Ghosh / Director / Best Bangal Film / Mayurakshi / Bengali
14. Firdausul Hasan / Producer / Best Bangal Film / Mayurakshi / Bengali
15. Ajay Rourtray / Producer / Best Odia Film / Hello Arsi / Odia
16. Sambit Mohanty / Director / Best Odia Film / Hello Arsi / Odia
17. Meghnath / Director / Best Biographical Film / Nanch Se Banchi
18. Biju Toppo / Director / Best Biographical Film / Nanch Se Banchi
19. Debariyo Adhikari / Director / Best Film on Arts / Girija
20. Samanwaya Sarkar / Director / Best Film on Arts / Girija
21. Sankapl Meshram / Director / Best Film on Arts / Girija
22. Madhu Chandra / Producer / Best Film on Arts / Girija
23. Sudha Datta / Producer / Best Film on Arts / Girija
24. Satarupa Santra / Director / Best Film on Social Issues / I am Bonnie
25. Farha Khatun / Director / Best Film on Social Issues / I am Bonnie
26. Shourabh Kanti Datta / Director / Best Film on Social Issues / I am Bonnie
27. Indrani Chakrabarti / Director / Best Film on Adventure / Ladakh Chale Rickshawala
28. Rukshana Tabassum / Director / Special Mention / Cake Story
29. Bobby Wahengbam / Best Book in Cinema / Matmagi Manipur-The first Manipuri Feature Film.

Following the felicitation, the award-winning film Laddakh Chale Rickshawala would be screened.


3-day Film Appreciation Course | Eskay Film & Television Institute

Learn to appreciate cinema as a text though the point of view of a screenplay writer, a cinematographer, a sound designer, an editor, and a director.

Fri, Jun 08 | 03 – 06 pm—Screenplay by Indranil Roychowdhury
Sat, Jun 09 | 11 am – 02 pm—Cinematography by Arindam Bhattacharjee
& 03 – 06 pm—Sound by Anup Mukherjee
Sun, Jun 10 | 11 am – 02 pm—Editing by Shyamal Carmaker
& 03 – 06 pm—Direction by Atanu Ghosh

VenueEskay Film and Television Institute, Kolkata
For details, call:  98302 65567,  983031 1505


6-week Film Appreciation Course | Chalachitra Satabarsha Bhavan

Application form distribution from: May 28
Application form submission deadline: June 15
Selection interview: Jun 20 | 11:00 am onwards
Registration dates: June 20 – 22

Course: 6 weeks (Jun 25 – Aug 03)
Filmmaking workshop for select candidates: 7 days (Aug 06 – 12)

Timing: 11:30 am – 07:30 pm
Venue: Chalachitra Satabarsha Bhaban
Fees: Rs. 2,000/-

For more info, contact: Information & Cultural Affairs, Govt. of WB, 72, Deshpran Sashmal Rd, Kolkata – 700 033 | Tel:  033 – 2473 1942


2nd Bangladesh Film Festival

When:  June 25 – 28
Where: Nandan Theatre, Kolkata
Organiser: Federation of Film Societies of India – FFSI (ER)


18-day residential workshop in filmmaking

When: July
Where: Assam
Faculty: Ex-FTII alumni
Max number of participants: 24
Qualifications: No bar. No prior experience, training or degree in filmmaking required.
Age: no bar


Participants would be divided into 3 groups, each of which will create 3 short films as their final assignment.


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Summer Music Camp – Discover the Musician in You

Ages: 08 – 15 years
Damages: ₹9,500
When: 03 weeks (May 15 –  Jun 02) | Tue 04 pm – 06 pm & Sat 05 pm – 07 pm
Where:  True School Of Music, No. 107, Sun Mill Compound, Opp. Hanuman Temple, Lower Parel, Mumbai


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IPTA’s Kaifi Aur Main

A celebration of renowned Urdu poet and film lyricist Kaifi Azmi’s life and works.
Seen through the eyes of his wife, Shaukat Kaifi.
And brought to life by his daughter Shabana Azmi and son-in-law Javed Akhtar.

When:  Sat, 26 May | 06:00 pm
Where: Prithvi Theatre, 20, Juhu Church Road, Janki Kutir, Juhu Tara, Mumbai


Shakespeare Stories Workshop

Damages: ₹ 6,000 plus GST
When: June 04 – 09 | Mon to Fri, 10 am to 01 pm
Where: West Room 1, Jamshed Bhabha Theatre, NCPA
Number of Participants: 30
Contact: T- 66223822, 66223830 | M-9137076369 |

This workshop aims to introduce kids to the basics of theatre and performance through the exciting world of Shakespeare, and to make his timeless stories accessible. The stories will be explored in simple prose language, and the participants will attempt to find the essence of a few of his main stories and their various situations. Through improvisations in both story-telling and performance, the participants will try to make Shakespeare’s stories relevant to themselves in this day & age. The workshop will have individual exercises, as well as ensemble improvisations, with a focus on creating effectively as a group. From playing characters to becoming story-tellers, the participants will understand how to hold an audience’s attention, how to create imaginative worlds on stage, and how to share the joys and tensions of a good story universally. On the final day parents will have an experimental session on the floor with kids
doing some of the workshop games that the kids have done over the week.


IMDB link of Rima Das, the sensational indie filmmaker from India. Her Village Rockstars picked up 4 National Film Awards. Just prior to that, it had won the Film Critics Circle of India Award for the Best Indian Film of 2017.

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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.

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