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.
  • NYIFF 2022

    FCCI institutes award for best debut feature at New York Indian Film Festival

    The oldest and largest Indian film festival in America, the 22-year-old annual New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF), organised by the Indo-American Arts Council, Inc. (IAAC), finally opened up and went hybrid this year, after being forced to be totally virtual in the previous two editions due to the pandemic....
  • SIFFCY

    Animation from Germany wins the SIFFCY Best Feature Film Award

    The sixth edition of the Smile International Film Festival for Children and Youth (SIFFCY), totally virtual given the circumstances, got off to a really delightful opening, with excited kids from all over world happily painting the screen in vibrant colors and impatiently texting, “Start the screenings, start the screenings,...
  • Meel Ke Patthar

    Hindi Film Sangeet Ka Safar: Meel Ke Patthar

    Hindi Film Sangeet ka Safar: Meel Ke Patthar, a 626-page hard-bound book makes for an insightful journey into the history of Hindi film music, its significance, and its milestones. It also serves as a critical evaluation /exploration of our master music makers. The author is 87-year-old Vijay Verma, a...
  • The blue notes

    events & workshops—Music, Film, & Literature

      c i n e m a   20th Pune International Film Festival (PIFF) Festival dates: March 03-10 Where: Pune, Maharashtra https://www.piffindia.com/   26th International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) Festival dates: March 18 -25 Where: Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala IFFK 2020   17th Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF) Submissions: February...
  • Kautik 2021

    Aimee Baruah’s Semkhor is the opening film of Kautik 2021

    The fifth edition of the Kautik International Film Festival, organized by HIMACEEF in association with the District Administration of Almora and the Mahasser Fishing Camps, has announced its list of nominations. In the competition sections are 7 feature films, 7 documentaries, 16 short fiction films, and 5 animation films....
  • FIPRESCI India Grand Prix

    Hellaro wins FIPRESCI India Grand Prix

    FIPRESCI India Grand Prix Abhishek Shah’s Hellaro received the maximum number of votes among the 39 films that were nominated for the FIPRESCI India Grand Prix for the Best Indian Feature Film of 2019. Two rounds of voting took place. In the first round, half the films were knocked...
  • IFFT

    Thrissur all decked up and ready for IFFT 2020

    The city of Thrissur in Kerala is all decked up and ready for the grand 15th edition of the International Film Festival of Thrissur (IFFT 2020). Organised by the Orange Film Academy in association with the Thrissur Chalachitra Kendram, the Thrissur Corporation, the Thrissur Jilla Panchayath, the Kerala State Film...
  • 12th Panchajanyam International Film Festival

    Maadathy, an Unfairy Tale will open the 12th edition of the Panchajanyam International Film Festival

    A grand film fiesta awaits film buffs of Chittur-Pallakad, Kerala. The 12th edition of the Panchajanyam International Film Festival would take place Jan 24-30 at the Kairali-Sree Theatres. The inaugural film is Leena Manimekalai’s Maadathy, an Unfairy Tale about “Maadathy, a poor girl from the Puthiraivannaar Dalit caste group...
  • 2nd Kasargod International Film Festival

    Once again, international film festival time in Kasargod

    Kasargod is all decked up and ready for the second edition of its international film festival, scheduled for December 29-31, at the Municipal Conference Hall in Pulikunnu. Organised by Kasargodinoridam (lit., A space for Kasargod), a non profit organization created with the motto ‘Towards a Better Kasargod’, the primary aim of...