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Richard Gere to be honoured


August 23rd, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Aug 23 (IANS) Actor Richard Gere will be honoured with a special award at the Zurich Film Festival, set to begin Sep 20.The actor will be conferred ... Read more...

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Capital to host its first ‘Delhi International Film Festival’


August 21st, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) After getting the glimpse of Arab and Asian cinema at the Osian's Cinefan Film Festival, get set for first ever Delhi International Film Festival ... Read more...

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Gay festival begins in Prague


August 14th, 2012 - 9:05 am ICT by IANS
Prague, Aug 14 (IANS) The Second Prague Pride festival of homosexuals began here in the capital of the Czech Republic Monday, Xinhua reported."Our goal is to present the community of ... Read more...

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Nine silent films to be shown at Mumbai fest


July 18th, 2012 - 3:37 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) Nine silent movies will be screened at the 14th Mumbai Film Festival and veteran filmmaker Shyam Benegal said "this is how we are going to celebrate ... Read more...

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Banks honoured at Hawaii Film Festival


June 19th, 2012 - 6:39 am ICT by IANS
London, June 19 (IANS) Actress Elizabeth Banks received one of the top honours at the Maui Film Festival in Hawaii.The 38-year-old was handed the Navigator Award by festival director Barry ... Read more...

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Taking magic of Indian cinema to ‘film-friendly’ Melbourne


June 2nd, 2012 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) She is set to showcase some new-age Indian films like "Kahaani" and "Teri Meri Kahaani" in Australia through the forthcoming Indian Film Festival of ... Read more...

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Mumbai hosts third queer film fest


May 24th, 2012 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) With no major homophobia expressed by the police or state secretariat officials and no tantrums from ultra-right wing gay-bashing groups on the horizon, India's only queer ... Read more...

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Kashish returns, set to take queer films straight to hearts


May 21st, 2012 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) It's time for the queers to get the straight treatment! With over 125 films in different languages from across the globe, the third edition of ... Read more...

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2-day fest of ancient healing arts in Delhi May 16


May 14th, 2012 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) A two-day showcase of ancient therapeutic arts and culture will bring to the capital rare musical instruments like the Chinese Guquin and Iranian Tar-Setar and ... Read more...

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‘The Forlorn’ opens Manipur’s first International film fest


April 15th, 2012 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, April 15 (IANS) "The Forlorn", a psychological thriller directed by Saptaswa Basu opened the first Imphal International Film Festival at the Rupmahal Theatre in Manipur capital Sunday. The festival ... Read more...

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Osian’s Cinefan Film Festival returns in July


March 24th, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) The aficionados of international cinema are set for a treat this July as the popular Osian's Cinefan Film Festival is set to return to the ... Read more...

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Iraqi, Indian films win awards at film fest


March 15th, 2012 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) Iraqi movie "The Qandil Mountains" and "Handover" (India) won the first and second prizes respectively at the UFO 0110 International Digital Film Festival that ended ... Read more...

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`Bonsai’ wins best film at Miami fest


March 12th, 2012 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Miami, March 12 (IANS/EFE) "Bonsai", directed by Chile's Cristian Jimenez, won the best Ibero-American film award at Miami's International Film Festival, which concluded its 29th edition Sunday after the screening ... Read more...

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David Guetta to get grand ‘festival set’ in India


February 22nd, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Grammy Award-winning DJ David Guetta wants his India tour to be special, and he is doing every bit to keep his promise. The music producer ... Read more...

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Indian film ‘Gattu’ wins special mention at 62nd Berlinale


February 19th, 2012 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Feb 19 (IANS) Indian filmmaker Rajan Khosa's "Gattu" has won a special mention at the 62nd Berlinale for capturing the ironies, the complexities and the vitality of India.At ... Read more...

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Capital to host 2nd edition of human rights film fest


February 2nd, 2012 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) The capital is set to host the second edition of Flashpoint Human Rights Film Festival, which will bring 16 films from various parts of the ... Read more...

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Kerala film fest caught in legal tangle ahead of Dec 9 start


December 4th, 2011 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 4 (IANS) The 16th edition of the International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) was caught in a legal tangle in the Kerala High Court which dismissed the plea ... Read more...

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Husain documentary to be screened at IFFI


November 29th, 2011 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 29 (IANS) A film documentary by late painter M.F. Husain will finally be screened at the ongoing 42nd International Film Festival of India despite right wing protests, said ... Read more...

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Parents of mentally disabled kids look for filmmakers


November 28th, 2011 - 10:51 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 28 (IANS) If Aamir Khan's "Taare Zameen par" (TZP) triggered a ripple of social consciousness vis-a-vis autism, three women have come to IFFI this year armed with ... Read more...

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Shah Rukh Khan to inaugurate IFFI


November 17th, 2011 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 17 (IANS) Superstar Shah Rukh Khan will inaugurate the 42nd International Film Festival of India to be held here Nov 23-Dec 3."Shah Rukh will flag off the ... Read more...

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Women dominate at bigger, better Mumbai film fest


October 14th, 2011 - 1:02 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 13 (IANS) The 13th edition of the Mumbai Film Festival (MAMI) that kickstarted Thursday has an impressive line-up of over 200 films from 60 countries, but one stunning ... Read more...

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Medley of Indian classical dances as ode to rivers


September 23rd, 2011 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) A medley of classical dance genres drawn from seven forms -- Kathak, Bharatnatyam, Odissi, Manipuri, Kuchipudi, Mohiniattam and Kathakali -- will capture here the essence ... Read more...

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Ajmer set to host first global Sufi fest


September 22nd, 2011 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 22 (IANS) Qawwali, ghazals, discussions and Sufi music will be offered at the first edition of the International Sufi Festival Oct 21-27 in Ajmer, Rajasthan.The week-long event will ... Read more...

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‘Jo Dooba So Paar…’ goes to South Asian film fest


September 22nd, 2011 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 22 (IANS) Vinay Pathak's "Jo Dooba So Paar - It's Love in Bihar" will be screened in the Spectrum Section of the 2011 South Asian International Film Festival ... Read more...

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German playwright to open Kovalam Literary Fest


September 19th, 2011 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The first Delhi edition of Kovalam Literary Festival Sep 29 will open with a presentation by celebrated German playwright and short story writer Savyon Liebrecht, ... Read more...

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Indo-German script workshop, classics at Mumbai film fest


September 18th, 2011 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) The three-day Indo-German script development workshop will be one of the highlights of the 13th edition of Mumbai Film Festival. The fest will also bring a ... Read more...

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Rakesh Nath wins Kovalam fest’s Emerging Writer’s Award


September 17th, 2011 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Rakesh Nath, a 26-year-old journalist and writer based in Kerala, has won the second edition of the Emerging Writers' Award, an initiative of the Kovalam ... Read more...

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Jolie honoured at Bosnian film fest


July 31st, 2011 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, July 31 (IANS) Actress Angelina Jolie has been conferred with a special honour at a Bosnian film festival for her cinematic and philanthropic works.Jolie, 36, received the ... Read more...

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Manhattan short film fest comes to Mumbai again


July 9th, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 9 (IANS) For the second time in a row, the Manhattan Short Film Festival (MSFF) will take place here Sep 25-Oct 2 and woo movie buffs with futuristic ... Read more...

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‘Delhi Belly’ to open London Indian Film Festival


June 6th, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) Bigger, bolder and beyond Bollywood - that's the mantra of the second edition of the London Indian Film Festival (LIFF), which will open with ... Read more...

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When art becomes science to heal body and mind


May 11th, 2011 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Ever heard of Mozart's Effect? Several studies have shown that listening to the composer's music improves certain kind of mental tasks. Now, such positive scientific ... Read more...

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Mexican wrestler blocks film’s release over nudity


March 31st, 2011 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
Guadalajara (Mexico), March 31 (IANS/EFE) Mexican wrestler El Hijo del Santo has blocked the release of a 1960s film starring his father, wrestler Santo el Enmascarado de Plata, because he ... Read more...

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Woody Allen’s ‘Midnight in Paris’ to premiere at Cannes


February 3rd, 2011 - 7:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 3 (ANI): Director Woody Allen's new romantic comedy 'Midnight in Paris' will reportedly open the Cannes Film Festival on May 11.Shot in the French capital last year, it features ... Read more...

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More Indian voices at Jaipur lit fest next year


February 3rd, 2011 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
By Mohita Nagpal New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) Over 60,000 visitors, 225 speakers, 140 sessions, four halls, over 9,000 books sold...the show is barely over at the sixth Jaipur Literature Festival and plans ... Read more...

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Berlin hosts Khan after Khan


January 28th, 2011 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
By Mehru Jaffer Berlin, Jan 28 (IANS) Indian cinema fans in Europe are basking in the company of Khan after Khan and they can't believe their luck. First, it was Bollywood heartthrob ... Read more...

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