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Indian American director’s thriller wins another US award


September 14th, 2012 - 11:31 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 14 (IANS) "9 Eleven", a Bollywood-style thriller by Indian American director Manan Singh Katohara, has won the Best Narrative Feature Award at the 2012 Third World Independent Film ... Read more...

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Venice film fest: Hoffman, Yaron win best actor, actress


September 9th, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Venice, Sep 9 (IANS) Philip Seymour Hoffman won the Coppa Volpi award for best actor for his role in the film "The Master" while Israeli actress Hadas Yaron won the ... Read more...

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Indian American director’s thriller wins two US awards


August 28th, 2012 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 28 (IANS) "9 Eleven", a Bollywood-style thriller by Indian American director Manan Singh Katohara, has won the Best Feature and Best Director awards at the 2012 World Music ... Read more...

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Hong Kong director declared best at Changchun film fest


August 26th, 2012 - 10:23 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 26 (IANS) Hong Kong director-producer Johnnie To Kei-fung was honoured with the best director award for his 2011 film "Death of a Hostage" at the 11th Changchun Film ... Read more...

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Dileep, Swetha Menon win top honours at Kerala film awards


July 19th, 2012 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 19 (IANS) Popular actor Dileep Thursday won the best actor award at the Kerala State Film Awards, his first, for his role in "Velaripravinte Changathi", while Swetha Menon ... Read more...

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‘Zindagi Na…’ sequel not necessary: Farhan Akhtar


June 11th, 2012 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 11 (IANS) Filmmaker-actor Farhan Akhtar, whose production "Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara" bagged nine awards at the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards, says the movie's success doesn't ... Read more...

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Ranbir, Vidya win top IIFA honours


June 10th, 2012 - 1:43 am ICT by IANS
Singapore, June 10 (IANS) Bollywood heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor and actress Vidya Balan walked away with top honours for their films "Rockstar" and "The Dirty Picture" respectively at the 13th ... Read more...

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Technicians should get recognition, says Zoya (IIFA Diary)


June 8th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, June 8 (IANS) No film is possible without technicians, says Zoya Akhtar who is sad about these behind-scene people not getting recognition for their work."I hope all my ... Read more...

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‘Urumi’ wins best film at Madrid film fest


June 4th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) Malayalam film "Urmi" won the best film award at the Imagineindia International Film Festival held in Madrid, while Santhosh Sivan won the best director trophy ... Read more...

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‘Shanghai’ best film, Dibakar best director: Kashyap


June 1st, 2012 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 1 (IANS) Filmmakers rarely applaud each other's work -- but Anurag Kashyap and Dibakar Banerjee are all praises for each other. After watching "Shanghai", Kashyap has declared it ... Read more...

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After war, Iraqis tell their tales through films


April 22nd, 2012 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, April 22 (IANS) After Saddam Hussein's long, oppressive rule and the subsequent US invasion of Iraq in 2003 that ended only last year, Iraqi and Kurdish filmmakers ... Read more...

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Puerto Rican band taps Oscar winner to direct video


April 17th, 2012 - 11:04 am ICT by IANS
San Juan, April 17 (IANS/EFE) Puerto Rico's Calle 13 roped in Oscar-winning Argentine director Juan Jose Campanella for their latest music video, "La vuelta al mundo".Lead singer Rene "Residente" ... Read more...

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‘Regional cinema, regional parties rule India’


March 21st, 2012 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) "Office Office" fame actor Sanjay Mishra draws a parallel between regional movies and regional political parties, saying both are doing well in their respective ... Read more...

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Gurvinder Singh wins best director National Award


March 7th, 2012 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhie, March 7 (IANS) Gurvinder Singh was named the best director for his debut film "Anhe Ghorey Da Daan" at the 59th National Awards announced here Wednesday.Based on Gurdial ... Read more...

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It’s start of an American movie career for me: Jean Dujardin (Interview)


February 29th, 2012 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 29 (IANS) Jean Dujardin is beaming with joy after winning his first ever Oscar for his performance in black and white silent French movie "The Artist" and ... Read more...

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Sarkozy congratulates ‘The Artist’ team


February 28th, 2012 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Feb 28 (IANS) French President Nicolas Sarkozy has congratulated the team of black and white silent film "The Artist" for winning five Oscars."It is a tremendous success for ... Read more...

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Spirit of Kolkata celebrated


February 27th, 2012 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 27 (IANS) Some called it their "muse" some their "inspiration" and some felt "special" to be a part of it. Celebrities from various fields rejoiced in the 'Spirit ... Read more...

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‘The Artist’ wins top honours at BAFTA


February 13th, 2012 - 6:27 am ICT by IANS
London, Feb 13 (IANS) The black-and-white silent movie "The Artist" swept away top honours at the Orange British Academy Film Awards - it was was named the year's best film, ... Read more...

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Karan Johar chooses his directors on instinct


January 28th, 2012 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 28 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar is ecstatic with the reception of his latest production "Agneepath", helmed by a debutant director, Karan Malhotra, who is getting rave reviews. ... Read more...

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‘Hugo’ leads Oscar nominations, ‘The Artist’ 2nd


January 24th, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Jan 24 (IANS) Martin Scorsese's "Hugo" leads this year's Oscar nomination pack with 11 nods, with "The Artist" following close behind with 10 nominations, while India's only hope ... Read more...

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Martin Scorsese wins best director award for ‘Hugo’


January 16th, 2012 - 10:53 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Jan 16 (IANS) Martin Scorsese has won the best director - motion picture Golden Globe award for his film "Hugo".The 69-year-old pipped Woody Allen for "Midnight In Paris", ... Read more...

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‘Descendents’ unfolds slowly and beautifully: Clooney


January 12th, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Jan 12 (IANS) Actor George Clooney, who will be seen in "The Descendents", says that the beauty of his new film lies in the script."I thought it ... Read more...

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Hindi film awards for social causes


October 30th, 2011 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Oct 30 (IANS) Acknowledging the huge impact of cinema on India's socio-cultural life, a civil society organisation working in various fields of social concern here Sunday announced it would ... Read more...

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NY film festival honours `Maria My Love’, `El regreso’


August 23rd, 2011 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 23 (IANS/EFE) "Maria My Love" and Costa Rican feature "El regreso" were the winners of the awards for best US and foreign film, respectively, at the New ... Read more...

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Probe sought into White House role in Osama movie


August 11th, 2011 - 11:32 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 11 (IANS) A top Republican lawmaker has demanded an investigation into a report that the White House is cooperating with a film on the mission to kill Osama ... Read more...

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I’m bowled over by power of Bollywood: Cuba Gooding Jr


June 26th, 2011 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 26 (IANS) The power of Indian films bowled over American actor Cuba Gooding Jr, who vibrantly displayed Bollywood dancing on the green carpet at the International Indian ... Read more...

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SRK, Anushka win best actors at IIFA


June 26th, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 26 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan was named the best male actor for Karan Johar's "My Name Is Khan", while Anushka Sharma picked the trophy for ... Read more...

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Gosling locks lips with ‘Drive’ director at Cannes


May 23rd, 2011 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, May 23 (IANS) Actor Ryan Gosling created a stir in Cannes Film Festival after he planted a kiss on the lips of director Nicolas Winding Refn.The 30-year-old actor ... Read more...

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Fight over Osama’s movie title in Ghana


May 22nd, 2011 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Accra, May 22 (IANS) Two movie producers in Ghana are fighting over the movie title "Osama bin Laden" as they look to cashing into the attention generated worldwide by the ... Read more...

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Stewart wins best actress award at Milan film fest


May 12th, 2011 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 12 (IANS) "Twilight" actress Kristen Stewart, best known for playing Bella Swan in the vampire franchise, won the top honour at the Milan International Film Festival (MIFF).Dailystar.co.uk reports ... Read more...

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Hollywood plans movie on US hunt for Osama bin Laden


May 3rd, 2011 - 11:25 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 3 (IANS) Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden's killing may move production datelines of a Hollywood movie about US operatives hunting for the world's most wanted terrorist, Variety.com ... Read more...

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‘Life! Camera Action…’ nominated for Washington fest


April 25th, 2011 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) New York-based Indian director Rohit Gupta's "Life! Camera Action..." has been nominated in seven categories at the World Music and Independent Film Festival (WMIFF) to ... Read more...

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`Ticket to Paradise’ takes top prize at Havana Film Fest New York


April 17th, 2011 - 11:10 am ICT by IANS
New York, April 17 (IANS/EFE) Cuban film "Boleto al paraiso" (Ticket to Paradise) by Gerardo Chijona took home best picture at the Havana Film Festival New York.The film was based ... Read more...

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Reality theatre sweeps Mahindra excellence awards


March 9th, 2011 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) An 80-minute reality play in English, "The Interview", directed by Akarsh Khurana, swept the Mahindra Excellence in Theatre awards at a glittering awards ceremony in ... Read more...

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How game of golf won ‘The King’s Speech’ its Oscars


March 1st, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 1 (ANI): It has emerged that British historical drama film 'The King's Speech' would have missed winning its Oscars had it not been for a game of golf.Joan Lane, a ... Read more...

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