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24TH KIFF screens restored classics for cine buffs

Kolkata, Nov 16 (IBNS) The terms “restoration” and “preservation” have very positive associations so far as cinema across the world is concerned.

Australia’s High Commissioner to India inaugurates ‘Exhibition of Iconic Australian Films’ at Kolkata International Film Festival

Kolkata, Nov 11 (IBNS) Australia’s High Commissioner to India, Harinder Sidhu, on Sunday inaugurated a poster exhibition of iconic Australian films to commemorate more than 100 years of Australian cinema at the Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF). 

KIFF: A bouquet of films from across the world

Kolkata, Nov 10 (IBNS) The  Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) keeps growing in leaps and bounds from one year to the next. This year, its 24th year, is no exception. 

Mayurakshi wins Best Feature Film Award in Singapore South Asian International Film Festival

Kolkata, Oct 15 (IBNS): Bengali movie "Mayurakshi", which featured actors Prosenjit Chatterjee and Soumitra Chatterjee, has grabbed the Best Feature Film Award at the second edition of the Singapore South Asian International Film Festival.

Would love to work with Sarah Greene again: Paddy Breathnach

Irish director Paddy Breathnach's film Rosie, adapted from a story penned by BAFTA winning novelist and screenplay writer Roddy Doyle, shows a gripping tale of a family fighting homelessness in Ireland. Paddy's last film, Viva, was the first Irish film to get shortlisted for best foreign-language film at the Oscars. Rosie, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, stars Sarah Greene and Moe Dunford. In a chat with Suman Das and Sudipto Maity, Paddy and Roddy share different aspects of film-making and writing as they discuss Rosie and the experiences of working with the lead actors. Excerpts:

Film Lionheart by Genevieve Nnaji premieres in TIFF 2018

Toronto, Sept 9 (IBNS) The film Lionheart, directed by Nollywood (Nigeria) actress Genevieve Nnaji, was premiered on Saturday at the TIFF Bell Light Box during the Toronto International Film Festival 2018 (TIFF 2018).

Meet Pella KÃ¥german, the co-director of ANIARA

One of the more unique titles at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival is the science-fiction epic ANIARA, co-directed by Pella Kågerman and Hugo Lilja. Made with modest means and a surplus of ingenuity, ANIARA is based on a 1956 epic poem by Swedish Nobel Prize winner Harry Martinson and details what happens after we destroy our planet and seek refuge elsewhere. Harrowing and sobering in its portrait of what human beings are capable of, ANIARA constantly surprises. It’s part of a string of intelligent, off-genre pictures from Sweden — such as Ali Abbasi’s Cannes hit Border, also screening at this year’s Festival — which are built around issues and which ask probing, disturbing questions.

Meet Imogen Thomas, the director of Emu Runner

Blending social realism with touches of lyricism, Imogen Thomas’ engaging debut feature Emu Runner follows a nine-year-old girl growing up in the isolated community of Brewarrina, Australia. When Gem’s (Rhae-Kye Waites) young mother dies unexpectedly, she copes with the loss by bonding with a wild emu, while her father struggles to keep his family of three children together. As Gem connects with her ancestors’ totem animal — a male emu rearing its chicks — her behaviour attracts the attention of an over-eager social worker who may misinterpret grief for parental neglect.  

Canada: TIFF selects Patricia Chica among the female directors for TIFF Filmmaker Lab

Toronto, Aug 1 (IBNS): Canadian-Latina filmmaker Patricia Chica ( (“A Tricky Treat”,“Serpent’s Lullaby”), has been selected by Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) among the female directors for the prestigious TIFF Filmmaker Lab, said media reports.

Mumbai-based designer wins KASHISH 2018 International Poster Contest

Mumbai, March 5 (IBNS) KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival has chosen the look for the ninth edition of South Asia's biggest LGBTQ film fest scheduled to be held from May 23-27, 2018. 

Kailash Kher feels honoured to be part of Hornbill Festival

Mumbai, Nov 28 (IBNS): Singer Kailash Kher said it will be a moment of 'pride' for him to perform in the Hornbill Festival for the second time.

ReelLife Film Festival 2017 ends offering hope for greenhorns

Kolkata, Oct 28 (IBNS) “ReelLife Film Festival 2017”, a festival of short films and documentaries organised by ‘Creazione Production’, a newly launched group of film lovers and production house offering a platform to the promising greenhorns, concluded recently here on Oct 25 with the event witnessing enthusiastic participation by the young filmmakers.

Indian beauty Priyanka Chopra rocks Global Citizen Festival

New York, Sept 24 (IBNS): Indian actress Priyanka Chopra looked dazzling in a red, white and black mini shift dress as she appeared at the Global Citizen Festival in New York City.

Toronto International Film Festival reveals first gala and special representation titles for 2017

Toronto, July 26 (IBNS): Piers Handling, CEO and Director of TIFF, and Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director of TIFF, have unveiled the first round of titles premiering in the Gala and Special Presentations programmes of the 42nd Toronto International Film Festival.

Irrfan Khan's Doob o be screened at Shanghai International Film Festival

Dhaka/Mumbai, June 12 (IBNS): Right before Moscow film festival, Doob (No bed of roses), featuring Indian actor Irrfan Khan, is going to compete at another A-list competition.