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New Delhi | 4 months ago
Internet secures future of documentaries: Indo-Canadian filmmaker
New Delhi, Nov 26 - The internet is a boon for short films and documentaries as it serves as a platform to grab more eyeballs, says Indo-Canadian filmmaker Keshhav Panneriy. He feels that the medium has exposed docu-dramas to a bigger commercial market and that the revenue generated through the domain also helps recover costs.The filmmaker, a first generation Indian in Canada, is known for his doc ... read more

Dharamsala | 5 months ago
India needs theatres to screen independent films: Indo-Canadian filmmaker
Dharamsala, Nov 4 - Independent filmmakers are known worldwide and it's high time they got the right platform at home to showcase their films, says Canadian filmmaker Jennifer Baichwal, who is half-Indian and loves the spiritual aspect of her father's country.I think Indian filmmakers are known around the world, there is no question about that, she said when asked about her take on Indian indie fi ... read more

New Delhi | 6 months ago
Indo-Canadian filmmaker to direct Bollywood movie
New Delhi, Oct 1 - Indo-Canadian filmmaker Keshhav Panneriy will soon head to India to make a film, the story of which is penned by US-based author Purnima Mead. The project is likely to feature a leading Bollywood actress.The film's story is based on the struggle of a woman, who dares to dream, and the hardships that she faces in trying to achieve her dream. It also speaks about the way in which ... read more

7 months ago
Ladakh film fest gasps, but baby steps continue
Leh, Sep 16 - An international film festival at an altitude of over 11,000 feet in Leh in Jammu and Kashmir region is a bravo attempt, no doubt! The second edition of Ladakh International Film Festival gasped a moderate success despite sickness factor, lack of visibility and understanding of a 'film festival' among locals. Only in its second year, the three-day film extravaganza drew the interes ... read more

7 months ago
Ladakh film fest gasps, but baby steps continue
Leh, Sep 16 - An international film festival at an altitude of over 11,000 feet in Leh in Jammu and Kashmir region is a bravo attempt, no doubt! The second edition of Ladakh International Film Festival gasped a moderate success despite sickness factor, lack of visibility and understanding of a 'film festival' among locals.Only in its second year, the three-day film extravaganza drew the interest o ... read more

7 months ago
'OASS' wins best film at LIFF
Leh, Sep 16 - Abhinav Shiv Tiwari's OASS, a movie on human trafficking, was named the best film at the second edition of the Ladakh International Film Festival -. It also won the best screenplay, and Divya Chhetri was awarded the best actress for the same movie. Sewan Sing Yein won the best actor for KO:Yad, for which Manju Patra Borah clinched the best director award at the closing ceremony of ... read more

7 months ago
'OASS' wins best film at LIFF
Leh, Sep 16 - Abhinav Shiv Tiwari's OASS, a movie on human trafficking, was named the best film at the second edition of the Ladakh International Film Festival -. It also won the best screenplay, and Divya Chhetri was awarded the best actress for the same movie.Sewan Sing Yein won the best actor for KO:Yad, for which Manju Patra Borah clinched the best director award at the closing ceremony of the ... read more

7 months ago
I'm not a feminist messiah: Aparna Sen
Leh, Sep 15 - Acclaimed actress-filmmaker Aparna Sen says she is no feminist messiah and that she doesn't believe that women can only make delicate, women-oriented films which always show the gender in a positive light. When a woman makes a film, I don't know why people think it will be about women only. I am not a feminist messiah that I will only talk about women's issues if I am a woman. I th ... read more

7 months ago
I'm not a feminist messiah: Aparna Sen
Leh, Sep 15 - Acclaimed actress-filmmaker Aparna Sen says she is no feminist messiah and that she doesn't believe that women can only make delicate, women-oriented films which always show the gender in a positive light.When a woman makes a film, I don't know why people think it will be about women only. I am not a feminist messiah that I will only talk about women's issues if I am a woman. I think ... read more

7 months ago
Badshah Khan planted a seed, I watered it: Teri C. McLuhan
Leh, Sep 15 - Teri C. McLuhan, who spent 22 years making a film about Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan, whom she initially knew nothing about, says through The Frontier Gandhi - Badshah Khan, a Torch for Peace she has managed to water the seed of a plant sown by the Pashtun freedom fighter to bring about harmony. The Canadian filmmaker's film on the founder of a pacifist movement among Pakhtuns was scree ... read more

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