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Why can’t Imtiaz make a children’s movie?


July 19th, 2012 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) "I am not so clean internally that I could attempt a children's film," says writer-director Imtiaz Ali."I can't dare to do it right now because to ... Read more...

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Indian film industry ignores children: Nandita Das (Interview)


July 9th, 2012 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 9 (IANS) Are you keen to take your young one to see a children's film and are finding your choices limited? That is because, says actress Nandita Das, ... Read more...

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‘Gattu’ first CFSI film to be released commercially: Nandita


July 6th, 2012 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 6 (IANS) Nandita Das says that "Gattu" is the first work by Children's Film Society, India to be released commercially." 'Gattu' is the first film that CFSI is ... Read more...

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Nila Madhab Panda supports ‘green’ films for kids


June 21st, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) When go-green is the mantra for everyone, how can cinema be left behind. "I Am Kalam" director Nila Madhab Panda has collaborated with London's Performing ... Read more...

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Double win for ‘Gattu’ at NY film fest


May 29th, 2012 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
New York, May 29 (IANS) "Gattu", a film about a street kid's ambition to be a kite flying champ, made a mark at the New York Indian Film Festival by ... Read more...

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Movie maestro Mrinal Sen turns 90


May 14th, 2012 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 14 (IANS) Director Mrinal Sen, rated as one of the pioneers of the alternative cinema movement in the country, turned 90 Monday. He spent the day attending a ... Read more...

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India doesn’t make too many films for children: Revathy


May 2nd, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Actress Revathy, who has won a national award for her short film "Red Building Where The Sun Sets" that shows how fights between parents affect ... Read more...

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‘Gattu’ gets two awards at Los Angeles film fest


April 17th, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Children's Film Society of India's (CFSI) movie "Gattu" received two awards at the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles. Directed by Rajan Khosa, the children's film ... Read more...

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From Senna to Irrfan, through Asif Kapadia’s lens


March 16th, 2012 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 16 (IANS) At the turn of the new millennium, Ayrton Senna, Asif Kapadia and Irrfan Khan were three souls as disparate and far from one another as they ... Read more...

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Working in 55-year-old government structure not easy: Nandita


January 10th, 2012 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) Nandita Das describes her two-and-half year stint at the Children's Film Society India (CFSI) as a "challenging experience", but adds that working in a 55-year-old ... Read more...

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Bangladeshi ‘Guerrilla’ a huge draw at Agartala film fest


December 26th, 2011 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Dec 26 (IANS) Bangladeshi film "Guerrilla", which recreates the valiant deeds of the freedom fighters in the 1971 liberation war, is attracting huge crowds at the week-long Agartala film ... Read more...

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Was waiting to do children’s film: Raveena (Movie Snippets)


December 5th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Actress Raveena Tandon, who is making a full-fledged comeback with the bilingual project "Gin Liya Aasmaan", says she had been waiting to work in ... Read more...

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India’s largest kids film fest closes with a bang


November 20th, 2011 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Nov 20 (IANS) The nation's biggest and one of the largest in the world, The Golden Elephant 17th International Children's Film Festival, came to a close Sunday amidst much ... Read more...

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Conman held at children’s film fest


November 20th, 2011 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Nov 20 (IANS) In the commotion of hundreds of delegates and over 150,000 children at The Golden Elephant 17th International Children's Film Festival here, there was one man who ... Read more...

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Rebirth of children’s film society


November 19th, 2011 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Nov 19 (IANS) It was in the 20th century that Children's Film Society, India (CFSI) last released a film in the theatres. The millennium has changed, and so ... Read more...

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India’s biggest ever children’s film festival gets underway


November 15th, 2011 - 12:28 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Nov 14 (IANS) Children's cinema got a big boost Monday with the nation's largest ever and one of the world's biggest children's film festival, 'The Golden Elephant' 17th International ... Read more...

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African, South American films at kids fest


October 21st, 2011 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Films from Africa and South America will be screened at the 17th International Children's Film Festival to be held Nov 14-20 in Hyderabad."We received 741 ... Read more...

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Family fare pushing out children’s films: Nandita Das


October 20th, 2011 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Actress Nandita Das, head of the Children's Film Society, rues that unlike other countries not enough films here focus on children and blames the economics ... Read more...

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Films on Tagore at international fest in Agartala


September 1st, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 1 (IANS) "Rabindranath Tagore", "Tagore's ode to Nature" and "Brahmin" -- award-winning documentary films on the Nobel laureate -- and other movies from across the world will be ... Read more...

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Film festival kicks off in New York


August 11th, 2011 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 11 (IANS/EFE) The Latinbeat film festival in New York, which started Wednesday, will present 23 films of different genres from 11 countries in Latin America as well ... Read more...

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Cinema festival postponed after Mumbai blasts


July 15th, 2011 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 15 (IANS) The Naya Cinema Festival that was supposed to begin Friday has been postponed following the triple blasts that rocked India's financial and entertainment hub Wednesday. The ... Read more...

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Film festival to pay homage to Mani Kaul


July 7th, 2011 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) Taj Enlighten Film Society's Naya Cinema Festival has decided to pay tribute to late filmmaker Mani Kaul by screening two of his movies - "Uski ... Read more...

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‘Dil Chahta Hai’ screening to mark Farhan’s 10 years in Bollywood


June 28th, 2011 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 28 (IANS) After Bollywood star Aamir Khan, who celebrated 10 years of his production house recently, director-turned-actor Farhan Akhtar is all set to celebrate a decade of ... Read more...

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Mumbai to host first European film festival


May 30th, 2011 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 30 (IANS) The city of dreams is set to host a month-long European Films Festival, where works of greats like French-Swiss director Jean-Luc Godard and Swiss master Daniel ... Read more...

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Film critic Chidananda Dasgupta is dead


May 23rd, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 23 (IANS) Eminent film critic, academic and director Chidananda Dasgupta died at his home here late Sunday night following old-age complications. He was 89. Dasgupta was the father ... Read more...

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Mumbai to host Tagore film festival


May 7th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 7 (IANS) In order to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Nobel laureate Rabindra Nath Tagore, Enlighten Film Society will organise a film festival based on his text ... Read more...

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New York film society to celebrate Satyajit Ray’s work


April 2nd, 2011 - 10:38 am ICT by IANS
New York, April 2 (IANS) The Film Society of Lincoln Centre will celebrate India's greatest filmmaker and one of cinema's greatest auteurs Satyajit Ray with "Long Shadows: The Late Work ... Read more...

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Aligarh varsity film fest in March


February 26th, 2011 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
Aligarh, Feb 26 (IANS) The University Film Club of Aligarh Muslim University will organise the 4th national film festival of short films and documentaries - "FILMSAAZ-II" - from March 8 to 10 ... Read more...

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Mumbai set to host first animation film fest


February 3rd, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 3 (IANS) If you are a fan of animated characters, here is good news for you. The Enlighten Film Society is organising a film festival, starting Sunday, especially for animation ... Read more...

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Hindi Remake Of Tamil Film Vinnaithaadi Varuvaayaa To Commence From April 4


January 29th, 2011 - 6:54 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
: Subsequent to a great deal of conjecture, it has been divulged that the champion director of South Indian films, Gautham Vasudeva Menon, is geared up to commence the Hindi remake ... Read more...

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Two Days ‘Tagore Film Festival’ Celebrated In Mangalore


December 27th, 2010 - 2:39 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
The fans of Bengali poet and playwright Rabindranath Tagore had a great treat in Mangalore last weekend. The 'Sahamatha Film Society' of the city organized a two day ‘Tagore Film Festival’ ... Read more...

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Filmgoers have stopped taking cinema seriously: Adoor Gopalakrishnan (Lead, Interview)


November 22nd, 2010 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee Thiruvananthapuram/New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Renowned filmmaker Adoor Gopalakrishnan is unhappy with Indian 'masala' movies and the way regional cinema is treated. And he doesn't spare film-goers too."Ideas for ... Read more...

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Filmgoers have stopped taking cinema seriously: Adoor Gopalakrishnan (Interview)


November 22nd, 2010 - 10:39 am ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee Thiruvananthapuram/New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Renowned filmmaker Adoor Gopalakrishnan is unhappy with Indian cinema. He believes that commercial cinema is far removed from reality, that National Awards jury members focus ... Read more...

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Manisha may bring Bollywood to Nepal


November 21st, 2010 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Nov 21 (IANS) Almost two decades after she left Nepal to carve out an illustrious career in neighbour India's film industry, Bollywood diva Manisha Koirala is now seeking to bring ... Read more...

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‘Toonpur Ka Superhero’ director to join global animation group


November 20th, 2010 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) "Toonpur Ka Superhero" director Kireet Khurana has been approached by the International Animation Consulting Group (IACG) to be part of their advisory board."The group is very pleased to ... Read more...

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