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Indian Panorama section at IFFI to screen 47 films


August 21st, 2012 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 21 (IANS) As many as 47 films will be screened in the Indian Panorama section at the 43rd International Film festival of India (IFFI), which will be held ... Read more...

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‘Kolaveri di’ success shows regional cinema’s mass appeal


December 3rd, 2011 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Dec 3 (IANS) South Indian superstar Suriya Saturday said regional cinema had potential for success across the country, in the same manner in which 'Tanglish' song 'Why this Kolaveri ... Read more...

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Kerala director to spend IFFI prize money on Oscar promotion


December 3rd, 2011 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Dec 3 (IANS) Salim Ahmed, director of Malayalam film "Adaminte Makan Abu" which won the Silver Peacock prize at the 42nd International Film Festival of India (IFFI), will spend ... Read more...

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Regional cinema should get prime slots at IFFI: Kannada filmmaker


November 30th, 2011 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 30 (IANS) Renowned Kannada filmmaker P. Sheshadri Wednesday lambasted the organisers of the 42nd International Film Festival of India (IFFI) for giving step- motherly treatment to regional filmmakers ... Read more...

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Mullaperiyar protests reach IFFI campus


November 29th, 2011 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 29 (IANS) Protests over the contentious Mullaperiyar dam in Idukki, Kerala, echoed at the 42nd International Film Festival of India (IFFI), as film personalities and journalists from Kerala ... Read more...

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Communist-era Poland produced better films than now: Director


November 29th, 2011 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 29 (IANS) Poland churned out qualitative, richer cinema during the repressive and censorship oriented communist regime in pre-1990s, than in freer and more open contemporary times, a leading ... Read more...

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‘Hollywood can’t afford animation films for kids only’


November 28th, 2011 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 28 (IANS) Hollywood, despite its burgeoning budgets, can no longer afford to make animation films exclusively for children, says Academy Award winning producer Hugh Welchman.Speaking to reporters in ... Read more...

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‘Inklab’ director slams censors for demanding cuts


November 28th, 2011 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 28 (IANS) A Chandigarh-based activist filmmaker Monday accused the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) of acting as a "political wing" of the government, which was only ... Read more...

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Agrentinian filmmaker wants Bachchan to play Tagore


November 27th, 2011 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 27 (IANS) If Argentinian filmmaker Pablo Cesar has his way, Amitabh Bachchan may soon play Bengal's literary giant Rabindranath Tagore in a film. Cesar, whose film "Shores" ... Read more...

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No screening of Husain’s film at IFFI


November 27th, 2011 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 27 (IANS) Bowing to pressure from rightwing Hindu groups, organisers of the 42nd International Film Festival of India (IFFI) deferred the screening of legendary artist M.F. Husain's documentary.Speaking ... Read more...

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Entertainment tax on films may come down: Soni


November 24th, 2011 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 24 (IANS) Entertainment tax on films could come down as the union government is contemplating a less stringent tax structure under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) ... Read more...

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Suited, booted SRK feels awkward in Goa


November 23rd, 2011 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Margao (Goa), Nov 23 (IANS) Shorts, T-shirts, ganjis and rubber slippers make for ideal wardrobe when in Goa. No wonder when superstar Shah Rukh Khan arrived wearing formals - ... Read more...

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Indian films need to be technologically sound: Shah Rukh


November 23rd, 2011 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Margao, Nov 23 (IANS) Indian films need to be technologically sound in order to compete with films made abroad, Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan said Wednesday.Speaking to reporters on ... Read more...

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Bollywood should also come to Goa for IFFI: Jackie


November 23rd, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 23 (IANS) Bollywood actors and industry professionals should not see Goa merely as a holiday destination, but also participate in the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), which ... Read more...

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Tisca Chopra to host 42nd IFFI opening ceremony


November 22nd, 2011 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 22 (IANS) The 10-day extravaganza of the 42nd International Film Festival of India will start Wednesday and actress Tisca Chopra has tweeted that she will host the ... Read more...

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For Goa church, it’s IFFI versus saint’s feast


October 17th, 2011 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 17 (IANS) The Church has hit out at the Goa government for promoting 'questionable values' by holding events like the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) compared to ... Read more...

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IFFI aims to be ‘people friendly’


September 5th, 2011 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 5 (IANS) The International Film Festival of India (IFFI), held annually in Goa, will be presented in a new "people friendly" avatar this year, an official said Monday.Speaking ... Read more...

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Filmmakers shooting in Goa might get tax relief


July 14th, 2011 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 14 (IANS) In a bid to promote Goa as a film shooting destination, the state government is working on a tax relief scheme which aims to refund ... Read more...

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‘Invite Omi Vaidya to make a film on Goa’


March 24th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 24 (IANS) "Three Idiots" star Omi Vaidya, who played the lovable snitch Chatur Ramalingam in the movie, should be funded to make a film on Goa, a ruling ... Read more...

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Pradhuman Singh Is The Talk Of The Town In Goa


December 4th, 2010 - 11:57 am ICT by Sampurn Wire
December 4, 2010 (Showbiz PR Wire): Pradhuman Singh recently came back with a bag full of memories from Goa Film Festival. The 41st International Film Festival of India (IFFI) opened on Monday at ... Read more...

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Lackluster foreign presence rankles IFFI organisers


December 1st, 2010 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Dec 1 (IANS) The inability to attract enough foreign delegates was one of the main shortcomings of the 41st International Film Festival of India (IFFI), an official said Wednesday.Speaking to reporters, ... Read more...

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Mira Nair making Broadway musical of ‘Monsoon Wedding’


November 30th, 2010 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 30 (IANS) US-based Indian filmmaker Mira Nair says she is working on a Broadway musical adaptation of her much-acclaimed movie "Monsoon Wedding"."I am also doing a Broadway musical adaptation ... Read more...

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Soaps a bane for Italian filmmakers too


November 30th, 2010 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 30 (IANS) Saans-bahu soaps are not India's bane alone, they are a curse for Italian filmmakers too."In the 1960s and 1970s we had many people coming to theatres but ... Read more...

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Woody might be old, but his creativity is much younger: Freida


November 29th, 2010 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 29 (IANS) Holywood filmmaker Woody Allen may be old enough to be her grandfather, but when it comes to creativity, he is much younger, says "Slumdog Millionaire" star Freida ... Read more...

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‘The Princess of Montpensier’ to close IFFI 2010


November 27th, 2010 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 27 (IANS) French director Bertrand Tavernier's "The Princess of Montpensier" will be the closing film at the 41st International Film festival of India (IFFI), director of Film Festivals S.M. Khan ... Read more...

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Resul Pookutty wanted to win a Physics Nobel prize


November 27th, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 27 (IANS) Academy award winner Resul Pookutty wanted to win a Nobel for India in physics, but ended up winning the coveted Oscar instead.Pookutty, who won the Oscar ... Read more...

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Gulzar to translate Tagore poetry in Hindi for ‘Nauka Dubi’


November 25th, 2010 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 25 (IANS) Noted Hindi poet and lyricist Gulzar will translate the lyrics of Rituparno Ghosh's latest Bengali film "Nauka Dubi" which premiered at the 41st International Film Festival of India ... Read more...

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Film to promote poor children’s education at IFFI


November 24th, 2010 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 24 (IANS) "I am Kalam", a children's film based on former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, is aimed at inspiring the poor to educate their children, director of the film Nila ... Read more...

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Southern film industry alleges discrimination


November 24th, 2010 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 24 (IANS) Organisers of the 41st International Film Festival of India (IFFI) were left red faced after filmmakers and distributors from southern India staged protests outside a function at an ... Read more...

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Jackie wants to kill me over Salma Hayek: Gulshan Grover


November 24th, 2010 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 24 (IANS) "Jackie Shroff wants to kill me over Salma Hayek," quips the quintessential 'bad man' of Indian cinema Gulshan Grover who is playing the Mexican actress' husband in "The ... Read more...

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May make comeback to action films soon: Bhandarkar


November 23rd, 2010 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 23 (IANS) Realistic film maker Madhur Bhandarkar says he might make a comeback to action films soon.Bhandarkar, speaking to reporters at the 41st edition of the International Film Festival ... Read more...

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IFFI opening film’s producer sore over audience apathy


November 23rd, 2010 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 23 (IANS) 'West is West' producer Leslee Udwin Tuesday said she was disappointed to see nearly 40 percent of the audience walk out of the screening of the ... Read more...

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Goa film fest to launch Oscar journey of ‘Peepli Live’


November 21st, 2010 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 21 (IANS) The 41st edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) starting in Goa Monday will serve as a launch pad for the Oscar journey of "Peepli ... Read more...

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Ajay Devgn to attend IFFI opening ceremony


November 21st, 2010 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 21 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Ajay Devgn will be present at the opening ceremony of the 41st International Film Festival of India (IFFI) here Monday.The "Golmaal 3" star will be ... Read more...

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Goa CM ducks queries on Amitabh’s absence from film fest


November 20th, 2010 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 20 (IANS) The name of Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan was yet again found missing from the guest list of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), forcing Goa Chief ... Read more...

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