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4 days ago
Indian film 'Jal' in running for two Oscars

New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Girish Malik's National Award winning film Jal has found a place in the Oscar contenders of 2014 in two categories -- Best Picture and Best Original Score. The film, which has the backdrop of water scarcity and tells the story of Bakka, a person gifted with a special ability to find water in the desert, features in the reminder list of productions eligible for th...

4 days ago
A.R. Rahman in contention for Oscar again

Los Angeles, Dec 13 (IANS) Double Oscar winning Indian composer A.R. Rahman is once again in the race for an Academy Award. Among the 114 scores in contention for a nomination in the Original Score category for the 87th Oscars, the Mozart of Madras stands a chance with three mentions. His work for Million Dollar Arm, The Hundred-Foot Journey and Indian film Kochadaiiyaan are part of the ...

6 days ago
'Fandry', 'Liar's Dice' out of Golden Globe race

Los Angeles, Dec 11 (IANS) Acclaimed Indian films Fandry and Liar's Dice, which were among the 53 motion pictures approved for Golden Globe consideration in the foreign language category, are not part of the final nomination list for the 72nd edition of the awards ceremony. Nagraj Manjule's Marathi film Fandry, revolving around an untouchable (Dalit) boy and his love for a girl from a hi...

27 days ago
IFFI 2014 gets eminent International juries onboard

Panaji, Nov 20 (IANS) From noted cinematographer Slawomir Idziak, Chinese filmmaker Zhang Jianya to actress Seema Biswas, the 45th edition of International Film Festival of India (IFFI) that started Thursday has celebrated film personalities from all over the world as its jury. Idziak from Poland, who is also the jury chairman, is a noted cinematographer, screenwriter, director and lectu...

28 days ago
Filmmakers cannot be made through 'shortcut' courses: Govind Nihalani

Kolkata, Nov 19 (IANS) Unhappy with the way the current crop of film students are being shaped up through short-term courses, National Award-winning director and cinematographer Govind Nihalani has lashed out at shortcut courses for their failure to connect aspirants with Indian cinema's rich history and legacy. The 74-year-old veteran of Indian cinema, known for mainstreaming parallel c...

1 month ago
Farooque Sheikh appreciates 'Garm Hawa' in video message

Mumbai, Nov 14 (IANS) Farooque Sheikh's acting has captivated the audience again with the re-release of his debut film Garm Hawa Friday. In a video, the late actor says any list of Indian classic movies is incomplete without the film that was intially released in 1974. The list of Indian classics is incomplete without the mention of 'Garm Hawa', the actor is seen saying in the clip. ...

1 month ago
Need support for 'Liar's Dice': Nawazuddin Siddiqui

New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) Film Liar's Dice starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui is India's official Oscar entry for the best foreign language film category but the actor says the filmmakers don't have funds to screen the movie at the academy awards on a very grand scale. The movie is a small budget movie. We need to screen the movie on a big scale there, but we don't have the money and are search...

1 month ago
'Garm Hawa' to re-release on Children's Day

New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) M.S. Sathyu's National Award winning movie Garm Hawa, which was India's entry for the Academy Awards in the best foreign film, will re-release across theatres in select Indian cities Nov 14. PVR Director's Rare will release the movie, digitally restored by Indikino Edutainment, in Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Pune and Ahmedabad. Sathyu is touched by ...

1 month ago
DIFF 2014 to roll out bouquet of independent films

Dharamsala, Oct 29 (IANS) The third edition of Dharamshala International Film Festival (DIFF), starting Thursday, will present high quality, independent films along with their filmmakers. Also, the fest will screen Liar's Dice, India's official entry for the best foreign film category at the 87th Academy Awards and workshops for local filmmakers. Being organised in the scenic locales of ...

1 month ago
All filled with losers: Neil Patrick Harris on Academy Awards

Los Angeles, Oct 25 (IANS) Actor Neil Patrick Harris, who is all set to host the forthcoming edition of Academy Awards, says that the show is mostly filled with losers as there is just one who lifts the trophy. Harris, in an appearance on E! News, talked to the hosts Jason Kennedy and Giuliana Rancic on how he's preparing for the Oscars, reports eonline.com. I'm trying to watch a...

2 months ago
Neil Patrick Harris starts planning for Oscars

Los Angeles, Oct 18 (IANS) Actor Neil Patrick Harris, who will host the Oscars in 2015, is ready with a list of things for the ceremony. The How I Met Your Mother fame actor shared his ideas during an interview with a radio channel, Sirius XM, reports contactmusic.com. Gaga, Adele. That would be cool, Pink? We could do circus things, said the 41-year-old star when asked about hi...

2 months ago
Neil Patrick Harris to host 87th Academy Awards

Los Angeles, Oct 16 (IANS) Actor Neil Patrick Harris has been roped in to host the Oscars in 2015. The How I Met Your Mother fame actor took to social networking site Twitter to announce the news by posting a video Wednesday, reports hollywoodlife.com. In the video, Harris filmed himself on the phone saying, I'm in. He then showed his bucket list with 'Host the Oscars' at the bot...

2 months ago
It's a proud moment: 'Liar's Dice' director

Mumbai, Sep 23 (IANS) Happiness and pride are feelings that engulfed actress-director Geetu Mohandas when her independent film Liar's Dice was chosen as India's official entry for the best foreign film category at the 87th Academy Awards Tuesday. She says this was unexpected. I am extremely excited and happy for my entire cast and crew, and for my producers. This ('Liar's Dice') was pure...

2 months ago
'Liar's Dice' is India's entry for Oscar

New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) National Award winning Hindi film Liar's Dice, starring acclaimed actors Geetanjali Thapa and Nawazuddin Siddiqui, is India's entry for the best foreign film category at the 87th Academy Awards. The film has been chosen by a 12-member jury appointed by the Film Federation of India (FFI), and out of a record number of 30 shortlisted films. 'Liar's Dice' is...

2 months ago
'Liar's Dice' is India's entry for Oscar

New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) National Award winning Hindi film Liar's Dice, starring acclaimed actors Geetanjali Thapa and Nawazuddin Siddiqui, has been zeroed in on as India's entry for the best foreign film category at the 87th Academy Awards. The film has been chosen by a 12-member jury appointed by the Film Federation of India (FFI), and out of a record number of 30 shortlisted films.

3 months ago
Julia Roberts to do Argentine thriller remake

Los Angeles, Sep 5 (IANS) Actress Julia Roberts is in talks to come on board for the remake of English-language remake of Oscar-winning Argentine thriller Secret in Their Eyes. Chiwetel Ejiofor and Gwyneth Paltrow have also been cast in director Billy Ray's revamp of the Juan Jose Campanella movie, which was crowned Best Foreign Film at the Academy Awards in 2009. IM Global, whic...

3 months ago
Jennifer Lawrence in Guinness World Records

London, Sep 5 (IANS) Actress Jennifer Lawrence has entered the Guinness World Records after becoming cinema's most successful film heroine following her role as Katniss Everdeen in the hugely popular Hunger Games franchise. The Hunger Games and its sequel Catching Fire grossed over 900 million pounds worldwide to earn the record for Lawrence, reports telegraph.co.uk. The actress ...

3 months ago
Rose McGowan eyes Oscar for directorial debut

Los Angeles, Aug 28 (IANS) Actress Rose McGowan hopes to win an Oscar by launching a week-long movie festival that will feature her directorial debut. The Charmed star stepped behind the camera for a short film called Dawn, which was received with critical acclaim after its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. Now McGowan is hoping to win gold at next y...

3 months ago
Attenborough had plans to make Khasi documentary in Meghalaya

Shillong, Aug 28 (IANS) Tribal Khasi philanthropist Honsen Lyngdoh, who was closely associated with Richard Attenborough's Oscar-winning film 'Gandhi', said the late British director had plans to make a documentary on Meghalaya's matrilineal system. The filmmaker died in London Sunday at the age of 90. Attenborough wanted to make a documentary film on our rich culture . He was ve...

4 months ago
Florida businessman sues brother-in-law over IIFA profits

Tampa Bay, Aug 11 (IANS) A Florida businessman of Indian origin is suing his brother-in-law, a noted Indian American philanthropist, for robbing him off of his due profit share earned by hosting a Bollywood film award show. According to Florida's Tampa Bay Times, the ongoing legal dispute involving the International Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFA), US edition, has entered a contentious...

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