Women in Cinema
Alin Tasciyan: "Instead of wearing black on the red carpet, women directors ought to question the necessity of their actresses to walk on a red carpet posing to the cameras and exposing themselves as sensual objects."
  • Mumbai Film Festival

    Jio MAMI 20th Mumbai Film Festival with Star

    For regular festival buffs, Mumbai Academy for the Moving Images would revoke the nostalgia of the indie filmmaking, the film society movements across the country, the glamour and the power of intellect (and not of hallowed stardom). This is how the metro’s own film festival began. This is how...
  • Of Documentaries and Shorts

    Of Documentaries and Short Fiction Films

    I was wondering why Documentaries and Shorts are treated as stepping stones to Features. Buddhadev Dasgupta and Goutam Ghose have continued to alternate feature films and documentaries. Even Mrinal Sen and Satyajit Ray made docus after debuting with features! Indeed, the very fact that Buddha Da – who’s undergoing...
  • Film Festivals

    On the History and Importance of Film Festivals

    In the Indian subcontinent, the tradition of film festivals goes back to 1952, when the first International Film Festival of India (IFFI) took place, in Mumbai. It gave birth to a new league of Indian filmmakers, such as the Bengali trio Satyajit Ray, Ritwik Ghatak and Mrinal Sen, who...
  • Kautik

    Kautik International 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 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 attention...
  • 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...
  • MAMI

    Top Films of Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival 2017 with Star

    Every film that has been selected in MAMI 2017 is possibly in a class of its own. “Undoubtedly the best film festival in India—227 films from 58 countries in 51 languages,” says Amit Khanna. However, since there is a limit to the number of films that one can view, here’s...
  • Cannes Classics 2017

    Revisiting the Classics

    Since 2004, Cannes Film Festival under Artistic Delegate Thierry Frémaux has been showing old classics, restored, in the Bunuel theatre or on the official beach of the festival, Cinema de la Plage. Before this, old films were screened as a part of the themed retrospectives. The aim is to celebrate...
  • IFFI introduces FTII film workshops

    Film-labs are organized during many prestigious film festivals across the world for training people in the art of film making and this beautifully contributes in creating a vibrant fringe around any festival thereby providing a breathing space beyond the screenings. It takes nothing away, in fact it adds in...
  • IFFK 2015

    International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK)

    IFFK festival dates: Dec 04–11 Delegate registration opens on Nov 05 “Every film selected to the IFFK competition section offers a different experience for film lovers,” says filmmaker Kamal “Young aspiring filmmakers should make use of the opportunity afforded by IFFK to the fullest. They should see this as a...

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