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A R Rahman: Virtual Reality did something to me emotionally

Music Maestro A R Rahman’s favourite music track ‘Vande Mataram’ was launched in Virtual Reality format at NFDC’s Film Bazaar on Wednesday. Giving the viewer a 360 degree experience, this technology allows for a magical viewing experience. In conversation with Nasreen Munni Kabir at the Knowledge Series Rahman spoke to a packed audience about his experience with Virtual Reality – …

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NFAI celebrates 70 years of India’s independence at IFFI

SACHI NAIK | NT BUZZ Multimedia exhibition titled ‘Azadi 70 Saal: Yaad Karo Kurbani’ inaugurated by Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Venkaiah Naidu on November 21 is dedicated to the Indian soldiers and the struggle during the independence of India. The exhibition is organised by the National Film Archive of India (NFAI), Pune under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. …

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Films communicate on an emotional level: RajkoGrlic

NT BUZZ The Croatian filmmaker, Rajko Grlic, met the media at the 47th IFFI, 2016 in Goa, where his Film ‘The Constitution’ was screened. The filmmaker was invited by the Directorate of Film Festivals (DFF) to deliver a Master Class lecture on filmmaking. He is a recipient of numerous awards like Golden Arena for Best Director, Tokyo Grand Prix. His …

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‘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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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