Sunday , 17 February 2019


From the director’s chair

NT BUZZ Day six of IFFI 2018 saw directors Lijo Jose Pellissery, Ram and Pratima Joshi talking about their respective films ‘Ee Ma Yau’ (Malayalam) ‘Perambu’ (Tamil) and ‘Aamhi Doghi’ (Marathi) which are part of the Indian Panorama Feature Film category. ‘Perambu’ focuses on how a single father has to take care of his daughter who suffers from Spastic Paralysis ... Read More »

VFX Master at IFFI

The Oscar award winning VFX director for the movie Total Recall (1990), Tim McGovern is not a new guest to the International Film Festival of India. He was here, this year, to deliver a session on visual effects. NT BUZZ gets talking to him Danuska Da Gama I NT BUZZ Tim McGovern is probably why we loved the movies like ... Read More »

Osho had asked Vinod Khanna to continue working as an actor

RAMNATH N PAI RAIKAR | NT “Vinod Khanna, my husband was very depressed at one point, during the 1970s, following the death of five of his near and dear ones, and had become a disciple of Osho, and it is during this time that he was emotionally supported by him as well as film director, Mahesh Bhatt,” said Kavita Khanna, ... Read More »

Dhawans share the stage at IFFI

VENITA GOMES | NT BUZZ   David and Varun Dhawan have garnered a lot of fame in the Bollywood film industry. David Dhawan is known for his films like ‘Swarg’, ‘Judwaa’, ‘Mujhse Shaadi Karogi’, ‘Coolie No 1’ and others. Varun on the other hand is known for acting in films like ‘Student of the Year’, ‘Badlapur’, ‘October’, ‘Judwaa 2’, ‘ABCD2’. ... Read More »

Promoting values through films

Member of International Council for Film, Television, and Audiovisual Communication (ICFT), Georges Dupont and UNESCO representative, Eric Falt spoke about inspiring the production and distribution of excellent audio-visual works, especially among young artists. IFFI has collaborated with the ICFT to present a special ICFT prize known as the UNESCO Gandhi medal. Please like & share: Read More »

Seetee made it to IFFI

Seetee is a Goan Short Film made my Gopinath Chandelkar from Old Goa. This is his first film to be screened at the International Film Festival of India. A passionate filmmaker – in his free time, he now has plans of making a full length feature film. NT BUZZ finds out more Please like & share: Read More »

Tales about bravery and grim realities

Day five of IFFI 2018 saw directors Satyaprakash Upadhyay (‘Bunkar: The Last of the Varanasi Weavers’), Akashaditya Lama (‘Nani Teri Morni’), and Sanoj V S (‘Burning’) discussing their films which are a part of the Indian Panorama Non Feature category. Please like & share: Read More »

Cinema Paradiso

Sunday is the day when you would expect the biggest crowds but they were conspicuous by their absence, unless most of them were watching films, which is highly likely, but the buzz in the courtyard was missing. Please like & share: Read More »

Is IFFI an inclusive festival?

Senior citizens make up for at least 40 per cent of the IFFI delegates. However, facilities can always be improvement for senior citizens and the differently-abled. The main problem is that there are no separate queues for us. If there was a separate queue it would have been a blessing. While this time I have seen a reservation counter for ... Read More »

Joan of Arc story reimagined

Years ago when Mathew Wilder happened to catch the ‘Trial of Joan of Arc’ in a theatre, he admits that the film left him devastated. But he also realised that the story of the French warrior who was later canonised as a Roman Catholic saint is timeless and always has a powerful impact.  Please like & share: Read More »