international festivals

From classical roots to free flow in Indian dance (With Images)


August 23rd, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Contemporary Indian dance drew much attention at the just-concluded Edinburgh International Festival, among the few international festivals dedicated solely to performing arts.A troupe led by ... Read more...

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New scripts reflect our world: Hansal Mehta


August 10th, 2012 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) Trends and formulas are here to stay, but nowadays filmmakers are pciking stories from around them and briginging it to big screen in a fascinating ... Read more...

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Ranvir Shorey’s ‘Fatso’ to release May 4


April 21st, 2012 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Ranvir Shorey-starrer "Fatso", will hit the screens worldwide May 4.Co-produced by Pritish Nandy Communications and Daily Multimedia Ltd, the romantic comedy also features Gul Panag and ... 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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Flydubai to start flights to Belgrade


September 19th, 2011 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Sep 19 (IANS/WAM) Flydubai Monday announced the launch of flights to Belgrade from November.Ghaith Al Ghaith, CEO of flydubai, said: "We are committed to opening up routes previously underserved ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabi Film Festival announces grants for 2011


August 26th, 2011 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 26 (IANS/WAM) The Abu Dhabi Film Festival has announced the latest group of projects to receive financial support from Sanad, the festival's fund for filmmakers from the ... Read more...

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‘I am Kalam’ set for June release: Director


April 22nd, 2011 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 22 (IANS) "I Am Kalam", an award-winning feature film about the struggle of a boy who is inspired by A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, is set to hit the screens ... Read more...

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‘Dance Forms of India’, now a card game on Indian culture


January 13th, 2011 - 7:31 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 13 (ANI): Jayalakshmi Eshwar, a leading exponent of Bharatanatyam, has come up with a unique card game named 'Dance Forms of India', where children and their parents can learn ... Read more...

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Bedo’s ‘Chittagong’ Gearing Up For International Film Festivals


December 28th, 2010 - 3:25 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
, the film by director Bedabrato Pain, is set in the 1930’s Chittagong riots and has some very proficient actors on its helm which has made the film a great watch.The ... Read more...

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Documenting the history of Asian cinema


December 10th, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) The semantics of Asian cinema has got a new archive - a comprehensive anthology "Asian Film Journey: Selections From Cinemaya" that has compiled 93 best articles published ... Read more...

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‘Third Person Singular Number’ is Dhaka’s Oscar entry


September 23rd, 2010 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Sep 23 (IANS) Director Mostafa Sarwar Farooki's film "Third Person Singular Number" will be Bangladesh's entry for the 83rd Academy Awards, competing in the Best Foreign Language Film segment. The film ... Read more...

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Tannishtha excited about sharing screen with Martin Sheen


July 15th, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 15 (IANS) Dusky beauty Tannishtha Chatterjee is excited about her forthcoming film "Bhopal - A Prayer for Rain", based on the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy, in which she shares ... Read more...

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PNC’s FATSO Selected For 13th Shanghai International Film Festival


May 28th, 2010 - 4:34 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
May 28, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): After receiving several awards for their films at top international festivals in recent months, Pritish Nandy Communication's forthcoming film FATSO has been officially selected for Spectrum ... Read more...

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Pritish Nandy Communication’s (PNC) Ek Tho Chance and Saluun win top awards at 43rd WorldFest Houston 2010


May 13th, 2010 - 6:08 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
May 13, 2010 (Sampurn Wire):It's celebration time at PNC! Two PNC films, Ek Tho Chance and Saluun have won top honours at the 43rd Worldfest Houston, one of the oldest and ... Read more...

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Satish Kaushik excited on being stranded in desert!


March 4th, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
March 4, Sampurn Wire: 'Road, Movie', which is born out of the dream of director Dev Benegal, is surely having a dream run at all the international festivals. Moreover, for Satish ... Read more...

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Road, Movie is going to be kick ass- Satish Kaushik


March 3rd, 2010 - 3:47 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
March 3, (Sampurn Wire):The actor par excellence Satish Kaushik aka Calendar ('Mr. India') has been raking in appreciation at all the international festivals for his role in "Road, Movie'. But even ... Read more...

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Satish Kaushik positive about Road, movie


February 18th, 2010 - 11:52 am ICT by Sampurn Wire
February 18, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Abhay Deol starrer "Road, Movie' after fetching rave reviews in all the international festivals will see its theatrical release in India on 5th March. Seeing the ... Read more...

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American director’s Hindi film nominated for Oscar


February 2nd, 2010 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) American director Gregg Helvey's Hindi film "Kavi", which deals with the issue of child labour, has been nominated in the Short Film (Live Action) category at the ... Read more...

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National Film Awards and IFFI expert committees constituted


December 10th, 2009 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 10 (ANI): The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has constituted two expert committees for upgradation of the National Film Awards (NFA) and the International Film Festival of India ... Read more...

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Indian films yet to go global: Anurag Basu


October 30th, 2009 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai Oct 30 (IANS) Bollywood director Anurag Basu says Indian films are screened at various international festivals and do good business abroad but maintains they are yet to go global as they ... Read more...

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BIG Pictures’ Shob Charitro Kalponik selected for Durban Film Festival ‘09.


July 28th, 2009 - 5:24 am ICT by Sampurn Wire
BIG Pictures' Shob Charitro Kalponik selected for Durban Film Festival '09. BIG Pictures, motion picture brand of Reliance Big Entertainment's Bengali film directed by the maverick Rituparno Ghosh's "Shob Charitro ... Read more...

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Rituparno’s film to be screened at Durban film festival


July 27th, 2009 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 27 (IANS) Bengali film-maker Rituparno Ghosh's new celluloid venture, "Shob Charitro Kalponik" (All Characters Imaginary), has been selected for the 30th Durban Film Festival 2009, in South Africa. ... Read more...

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Mumbai Meri Jaan Director Does a Somersault with John Abraham


July 1st, 2009 - 2:28 am ICT by Sampurn Wire
By Subhash K JhaAfter making the gritty and glorious Mumbai Meri Jaan you would expect the ultra-shy self-effacing quietly-brilliant Nishikant Kamat to go deeper into the same realistic terrorism territory.But Nishikant ... Read more...

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Agra gears up for ”Taj Mahotsava”


February 17th, 2009 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
Agra, Feb 17 (ANI): Preparations are on in full swing for the "Taj Mahotsav", the ten-day annual festival at Shilpgram near the Taj Mahal. Bedecked elephants and camels, drum beaters, folk artists ... Read more...

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Marathi film ‘Valu’ to open Germany’s only fest of Indian cinema


July 11th, 2008 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
By Mehru Jaffer Stuttgart, July 11 (IANS) Bollywood and Beyond, Germany's only festival of Indian cinema, will kickstart July 16 with the Marathi film "Valu - The Wild Bull", a rib tickling film ... Read more...

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Hindi film included in US varsity syllabus


May 23rd, 2008 - 11:22 am ICT by admin
New York, May 23 (IANS) An Indian film for children has been included in the curriculum of a leading US university in a course that aspires to expose students to other cultures. ... Read more...

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Go beyond Kuala Lumpur, Tourism Malaysia urges Indians


April 16th, 2008 - 8:27 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Anticipating 180,000 arrivals from India this summer, Tourism Malaysia has rolled out a special campaign focussing on retreats beyond Kuala Lumpur. Featuring the getaways of Langkawi, Penang, ... Read more...

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Tourism suffers setback as snowfall eludes Dharamsala


January 5th, 2008 - 4:09 pm ICT by admin
Dharamsala, Jan 5 (ANI): Tourists are keeping away from Dharamsala in Himachal Pradesh as the region awaits winter snowfall. Visitors, mainly domestic tourists usually throng the region during this time to enjoy ... Read more...

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