June 20, 2021 16:22 (IST)
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Bangladeshi short film receives honorable mention at Prague film fest

Bangladeshi short film “Niruddesh Jatra” (Journey to oblivion) has received an honorable mention in the Best Student Director category at the Prague International Indie Film Festival.

NBCUniversal drops trailer of Last Night in Soho

Los Angeles/IBNS: After the success of Baby Driver, director Edgar Wright is coming back with one of the most awaited releases, Last Night In Soho.

Amazon Prime Video India to launch Brazilian series Dom in four languages

Mumbai/IBNS: Over-the-top (OTT) platform Amazon Prime Video India has released the trailer and key art for the upcoming Brazilian Amazon Original series Dom, a crime drama inspired by the true story of a father and son on opposite sides of the war on drugs in Rio de Janeiro.

Pakistani short film wins triple award in New York City film fest

Pakistani filmmaker Shoaib Sultan's short film Darya Kay Iss Par (Across the River) has bagged three awards at the New York City International Film Festival (NYCIFF).  The director said it was "a moment of pride for the team and Pakistan".

Pakistani actress says her stepfather tried to rape her as a child

Pakistani actress Eshal Fayyaz has made public that she was abused as a child, with the culprit being no other than her then stepfather.

Every piece of music has a gender and personality: filmmaker Jennifer Kramer

Jennifer Kramer is an auteur filmmaker who combines multiple talents into a unique and original filmmaking style. Her short film NAKUSA is the first in a series of shorts that combine music, social issues, and avante garde storytelling. During an e-mail interview with Jennifer, Asha Bajaj had an opportunity to learn about her various talents and skills 

Canadian documentary film ‘Divine Musical Dancers’ showcases sublime culture of South India

Canada/IBNS: Directed, produced, and written by Ken Kandiah from Canada, the documentary ‘Divine Musical Dancers’ showcases the celestial culture of South India through the performances of a celebrated dance group from Tamil Nadu — comprising of 4 states namely Chennai, Kerala, Karnataka, and Andhra Pradesh — in South India.

Pakistan’s two-time Oscar-winner launches first digital platform for minorities

She is the only Pakistani who has received two Academy Awards. Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, a filmmaker, journalist, and activist, who has to her credit six Emmy Awards and a Knight International Journalism Award, has launched Pakistan's first digital platform for minorities.

Unlawful killings, rapes, kidnapping based on 2009 Sri Lankan civil war feature in Canada film

Toronto/IBNS: Filmed in Tamil Nadu in 2019, ‘Pearl in the Blood’ is a feature film produced, directed, and written by Ken Kandiah from Canada and is based on true events of the Sri Lankan civil war of 2009 depicting a lethal society of numerous rapes, crimes, and killings.

Canadian documentary 'Divine Dancers In Heaven' by Ken Kandiah showcases Tamil Nadu's dances

Toronto/IBNS: 'Divine Dancers in Heaven', a documentary produced and directed in Canada by Ken Kandiah, showcases the dances of Tamil Nadu, well-known as the cultural paradise for several celebrated folk dances.

Pakistani celebrities ask people to continue taking safety measures to fight COVID

Pakistani entertainers Mahira Khan, Adeel Hussain, Bilal Abbas and Iqra Aziz have joined hands to ask their fans to continue taking safety measures as the nation battles the third wave of the COVID-19 virus.

British Pakistani actor Riz Ahmed makes history, nominated for Oscar

British Pakistani actor Riz Ahmed made history as the first Muslim nominated for the Oscar for the lead actor role. Ahmed accomplished the feat with his powerful performance in Amazon’s Sound of Metal, which has been nominated for six Academy Awards in 2021 - best picture, best actor, best supporting actor for Paul Raci, best original screenplay, best editing, and best sound.

NBCUniversal's Promising Young Women gets six nominations at BAFTA 2021

The prestigious BAFTA 2021 nominations have just been unveiled and it’s certainly a mood of immense joy and jubilation for the entire Promising Young Women’s team.

Robert Kirkman's Invincible to premiere on Mar 26 on Amazon Prime Video

Mumbai/IBNS: Season one of Invincible, the new, hour-long, adult animation series from The Walking Dead’s Robert Kirkman, will premiere on Mar 26 on Over-the-top (OTT) platform Amazon Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide.

Filmmaker Alex Piperno's Window Boy Would Also Like To Have a Submarine premieres at 51st IFFI

Goa/IBNS: Filmmaker Alex Piperno's debut feature film Window Boy Would Also Like to Have a Submarine was premiered at the 51st International Film Festival of India on Jan 17.