Southern Sonata
Southern sonata southern southern With the global pandemic, unrelenting in its pervasive, octopus grip, social interactions, in public spaces, have been dictated by Standard Operating Procedures of physical distancing and masking. So much so, the annual film festivals, that run on precise set calendar dates, have had to rework the congregation...
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    The Voice of Women in the Arts

    Women today are making their voice heard in all forms of the arts, and in particular, cinema. Older women are taking interest in cinema with the advent of smartphones in Nepal as well as other countries. All have important stories to tell, and social media too is of great...
  • 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...
  • International film festival upon the virgin hills of Uttarakhand

    International film festival upon the virgin hills of Uttarakhand

    In the land of wonders, here’s a wondrous film festival. Upon the virgin hills of Uttarakhand. What started out two years ago, modestly, as Kautik Student Film Festival is now Kautik International Film Festival. In 2018, the Festival went international and competitive. This year, the “student” tag was  dropped...
  • Women in Cinema

    Women in Cinema

    Women in Hollywood as well as Bollywood are mostly portrayed as objects of desire, and it is no different in mainstream South Asian and Bangladeshi cinema. This formed the topic at the two-day Women in Cinema Conference 2019 held as part the Dhaka International Film Festival. Sharing their professional...
  • 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...
  • 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...

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