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Foreign exposure pushes independent films in India (Feature)


May 6th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) If yours is a low- or medium-budget, independent movie project and it has travelled to prestigious international film jamborees, chances are ripe for a good ... Read more...

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Dubai film fest to assist Arab filmmakers


October 26th, 2011 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Oct 26 (IANS/WAM) The Dubai International Film Festival has collaborated with the L'Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) to assist emerging and established filmmakers of the Arab world.Established in ... Read more...

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Bengali movie ‘Janala’ set to release Feb 25


February 9th, 2011 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) After travelling to 15 film festivals across the world and wowing film buffs, Buddhadeb Dasgupta's "Janala" will be screened here Feb 25 and the director is happy ... Read more...

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Want to make Dubai film hub too: Fest chairman


December 20th, 2010 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
By Dibyojyoti Baksi Dubai, Dec 20 (IANS) The Dubai International Film Festival was a great platform for countries that do not produce too many films, to market Arab cinema and also make Dubai ... Read more...

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India’s ‘Inshallah, Football’ bags Dubai Film Fest award


December 20th, 2010 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
By Dibyojyoti Baksi Dubai, Dec 20 (IANS) The 7th Dubai International Film Festival wrapped up with a glittering ceremony honouring the best of world and regional cinema, with Indian documentary "Inshallah, Football" ... Read more...

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Filmmart reaps success at Dubai Film Festival


December 19th, 2010 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
By Dibyojyoti Baksi Dubai, Dec 19 (IANS) Dubai Filmmart, the marketing division of the Dubai International Film Festival, brokered international distribution deals for a number of films but it will be a while ... Read more...

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Want to return to India for another film: Sendhil Ramamurthy


December 18th, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
By Dibyojyoti Baksi Dubai, Dec 18 (IANS) Indian American actor Sendhil Ramamurthy, known for his roles in TV series like "Heroes" and "Psych", has shot for a film on the "noisy" streets of ... Read more...

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Kelly Brook at Dubai Film Festival to support her movie


December 18th, 2010 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
By Dibyojyoti Baksi Dubai, Dec 17 (IANS) British model-cum-actress Kelly Brook, who attended the 7th edition of the Dubai International Film Festival to support her film "Removal" that was screened here Friday, said ... Read more...

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Dubai fest connects Arab world to Indian cinema: Karan Johar


December 16th, 2010 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
By Dibyojyoti Bakshi Dubai, Dec 16 (IANS) Popular Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar Thursday said that the ongoing Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) was a great platform to connect the Arab world to ... Read more...

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My dream to make ‘Agneepath’ a hit: Karan Johar


December 16th, 2010 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
By Dibyojyoti Baksi Dubai, Dec 16 (IANS) Karan Johar, who is remaking his father Yash Johar's production "Agneepath", says it's his dream to make it a commercial hit this time around."My decision ... Read more...

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Indians won’t like to see me sing and dance: Colin Farrell


December 16th, 2010 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
By Dibyojyoti Baksi Dubai, Dec 16 (IANS) Irish actor Colin Farrell says he can go to any place to work, but feels it would be a disaster if he sings and dances in ... Read more...

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DIFF to fund ‘Rehleh’


December 16th, 2010 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Dec 16 (IANS) Meyar Al Roumi's movie "Rehleh" has been selected by Enjaaz, the post-production fund of the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) and the bosses feel it has potential to ... Read more...

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Shooting in Darjeeling was memorable, says British actor


December 16th, 2010 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
By Dibyojyoti Baksi Dubai, Dec 16 (IANS) "The Way Back" was partly shot in India and British actor-musician Jim Sturgess who plays lead role in the true-life soldier story says shooting in Darjeeling ... Read more...

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Dubai fest expeccted ‘The King’s Speech’ Golden Globe citing


December 15th, 2010 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
By Dibyojyoti Baksi Dubai, Dec 15 (IANS) The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) organisers were so sure about British actor Colin Firth's film "The King's Speech" sweeping the Golden Globe nominations that ... Read more...

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Karan Johar to discuss foreign ventures at Dubai fest


December 15th, 2010 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
By Dibyojyoti Baksi Dubai, Dec 15 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar would discuss prospects of business and cultural collaboration with various foreign film industries at the 7th Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) Thursday, ... Read more...

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Dubai world premiere for ‘Khule Darwaze’ short film


December 14th, 2010 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
By Dibyojyoti Baksi Dubai, Dec 14 (IANS) Ashish Pande's short film "Khule Darwaaze" (Open Doors) is will have its world premiere at the 7th edition of the Dubai International Film Festival and the ... Read more...

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Aparna Sen’s ‘Iti Mrinalini’ housefull at Dubai film fest


December 14th, 2010 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
By Dibyojyoti Baksi Dubai, Dec 14 (IANS) Movie buffs here seem to be enjoying Bengali actor-director Aparna Sen's movie "Iti Mrinalini" as the two screenings of the movie at the Dubai International Film ... Read more...

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Aamir Bashir’s ‘Harud’ in competition section at Dubai fest


December 13th, 2010 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
By Dibyojyoti Baksi Dubai, Dec 13 (IANS) The directorial debut of actor Aamir Bashir's "Harud" is competing for Muhr Asia Africa awards at the seventh edition of Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) and ... Read more...

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‘The King’s Speech’ opens Dubai film fest, Firth feels honoured


December 13th, 2010 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
By Dibyojyoti Baksi Dubai, Dec 13 (IANS) Colin Firth starrer "The King's Speech" opened the 7th edition of the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) here and renowned British actor says he is humbled ... Read more...

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Sean Penn Prefers Haiti To Dubai International Film Festival


December 13th, 2010 - 9:09 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
The 50-year-old star was supposed to receive the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ at the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF). The fans of the actor were looking forward to interact with their favorite ... Read more...

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Neil very popular now, so film will work: Producer


December 7th, 2010 - 9:39 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) Producer Tutu Sharma's "Tera Kya Hoga Johnny" has been ready since 2008, but he says this is the right time to release the film as the ... Read more...

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Sean Penn to get lifetime award at Dubai film fest


November 24th, 2010 - 12:28 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Nov 23 (IANS) Veteran American actor Sean Penn will be honoured with the lifetime achievement award at the upcoming Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) to be held Dec 12-19.The actor, ... Read more...

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European cinema in focus at Dubai festival


November 16th, 2010 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Nov 16 (IANS) Films from Europe will be in focus at the 'Cinema of the World' segment of the forthcoming Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) to be held Dec 12-19.Various biopics, ... Read more...

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Indian films in spotlight at Dubai festival


November 13th, 2010 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Nov 13 (IANS) The upcoming edition of the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), to be held Dec 12-19, will see a melange of movies from different and diverse nooks and ... Read more...

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Dubai film fest’s Canadian founder sidelined


December 11th, 2009 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Dec 11 (IANS) The legal battle over the control of the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) is getting uglier, with the sidelined Canadian founder of the mega-show vowing to "right this ... Read more...

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IIFA Awards 2011 going to Canada


December 10th, 2009 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 10 (IANS) The 12th Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFA) will be held in Ontario, Canada, in 2011. However, organisers are yet to announce the venue for the IIFA awards ... Read more...

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‘Rocket Singh…’ to be screened at Dubai film fest


December 10th, 2009 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) YashRaj Films' "Rocket Singh - Salesman Of The Year", slated for Dec 11 release in India, has been selected to be screened at the 6th edition ... Read more...

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Yogi to release before DIFF


November 13th, 2009 - 1:23 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Filmmaker Ameer seems to be really confused on finalizing the release date of his upcoming film "Yogi'. Earlier the plans were about getting it released by the end of October and ... Read more...

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Films to release after Dubai Film Festival


November 11th, 2009 - 6:20 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
In the recent times, Kollywood producers have patently started following traits of Bollywood and international film industries about promoting their films through International Film Festivals.With 6th Dubai International Film Festival ready ... Read more...

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Firaaq screening in Kochi


August 14th, 2009 - 5:21 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Firaaq, National award-winning actress Nandita Das' directorial debut will be screened at the Sangeetha Theatre by the Kochi Metro Film Society on Sunday at 9.30 a.m. The film is about the disturbing ... Read more...

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‘Firaaq’ to premiere on DTH Friday


May 7th, 2009 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 7 (IANS) Actress Nandita Das' directorial debut "Firaaq" will be premiered on television Friday thanks to direct-to-home (DTH) service provider Reliance Big TV Ltd. The service provider, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ... Read more...

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Now Deepa Mehta’s brother makes documentary on Indian widows


May 1st, 2009 - 9:07 am ICT by IANS
By Subhash K. Jha Mumbai, May 1 (IANS) Inspired by Deepa Mehta's Oscar-nominated film "Water", her brother Dilip Mehta has done a documentary on the lives of widows from across India and ... Read more...

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Malayalam film industry will help develop Arabian cinema: Mammootty


December 17th, 2008 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 17 (IANS) Malayalam film superstar Mammootty, who has just returned from a two-day Dubai trip, Wednesday said that he had assured the full support of the Malayalam film industry to ... Read more...

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After historical, Akbar Khan plans his next on terrorism


December 17th, 2008 - 8:33 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 17 (IANS) After his epic romance "Taj Mahal", filmmaker Akbar Khan now plans to make a film called "Taxi Driver" and says it will send out a strong message on ... Read more...

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Deepa Mehta’s double celebration at Dubai film fest


December 15th, 2008 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 15 (IANS) It was a double celebration for Canada-based Indian filmmaker Deepa Mehta at the ongoing Dubai International Film Festival. "My 'Heaven On Earth' was screened and my brother Dilip ... Read more...

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