Saturday , 15 December 2018


‘Reality has more imagination than we can imagine’

SHERAS FERNANDES | NT BUZZ “The costume of any movie makes it come alive as it is the first image of the character,” said costume designer, Rosalie Varda as she delivered a Masterclass on Costume Designing at the 47th IFFI on Wednesday. Rosalie spoke about how she took to costume designing. Born to parents who were part of the film ... Read More »

From Surabhi to Tribhanga – a journey well lived

Actor and filmmaker Renuka Shahane doesn’t believe in mincing words. Her comments on social networking sites are frank and objective. In a candid chat with NT BUZZ she speaks about her film which she has written and directed, her comments, television shows and projection of women in films ARTI DAS | NT BUZZ Actor Renuka Shahane who became a household ... Read More »

Film restoration: Rising from the ashes

Restoring films is not only a walk down the memory lane, but also ensuring that celluloid expressions, which have left footprints on the sands of time, are preserved for generations to come. Tessa Idlewine, the short film preservationist at the Academy Film Archive of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), Hollywood shares the trials and tribulations experienced ... Read More »

Documenting everyday India

Sheras Fernandes | NT BUZZ Each film has a distinctive identity which differentiates it from the lot, believes documentary film director Richie Mehta who delivered a Masterclass on documentary filmmaking on the third day of 47th IFFI. Richie spoke about his latest documentary film titled ‘India in a Day’ which was screened at IFFI 2016 on Tuesday. Unlike other films ... Read More »

The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki

Movie Review Sachin Chatte Language: Finnish Year of Release: 2016 Duration: 92 minutes Section: Cinema of the World Directed by: Juho Kuosmanen Based on a true story, ‘The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki’ is about the boxer who had a shot at the 1962 World Championship in Helsinki. Prima facie, this appears as a sports film but ... Read More »

Serendipity Arts Festival Collaborates with IFFI 2016

NT BUZZ Let’s Talk, a collaboration between Serendipity Arts Festival and the International Film Festival of India is scheduled to be held from November 23 to November 27 in Goa. This will be an integral pre-event feature of the inter-disciplinary festival’s inaugural edition that is set to take place from December 16 to December 23 in Goa. A series of ... Read More »

IFFI 2016 introduces Children’s Village

SACHI NAIK | NT BUZZ In an attempt to involve children and teenagers in the happenings at the International Film Festival of India, the organizers have taken steps to host peripheral fun activities for the younger crowds. Proprietors of Vinayak Decorators, Siddhesh Dessai, Vinayak Dessai and Virendra Naik have taken the initiative to develop the concept of the Children’s Village ... Read More »

Have a hearty meal at IFFI 2016

Unlike every year, Food & Drug Administration (FDA), held a special training program for all the food stall owners at IFFI prior to the festival, with focus on various aspects including sanitation, hygiene and customer relations. NT BUZZ finds out more and whether the demonetisation issue has affected the food stall owners SACHI NAIK |NT BUZZ Vice Chairman of Entertainment ... Read More »

‘Your movies are code of your secret’

Filmmaker Imtiaz Ali the brain behind the movies like ‘Rockstar’ and ‘Jab We Met’ strongly believes in the story of a film and often showcases the internal conflict of an individual, which is complex. Speaking at NFDC’s Film Bazaar’s Knowledge Series, held on the sidelines of the 47th IFFI, he elaborted about his movies, why he makes love stories and ... Read More »

Widening the reach of regional films

SACHI NAIK | NT BUZZ As part of the IFFI events, apart from the films being screened.  One such event titled ‘In conversation with’ gives delegates a chance partake in discussions and interactions with filmmakers and other people associated with the film business. The fist of this season saw a conversation amongst directors Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury and Raam Reddy, moderated ... Read More »