Friday , 26 April 2019


‘I feel the festival is losing its charm with every passing year’

Award winning Assamese film director M Maniram’s film ‘Xondhikhyon’ (Transition) was the inaugural film of the New Horizons from the North East Section at the 46th International Film Festival of India. The director is best known for his National Award winning film ‘Mon Jaai’ (2008). Maniram spoke to NT BUZZ about how he takes risks to make films while expressing ... Read More »

FTII students to host ‘Retracing Freedom: Goa Chapter’ on Nov 24 and Nov 25

The Film and Television Institute of India has been partially boycotted by the management of the IFFI, with only about 20 of the 55 applications accepted from the institute. To add to the students’ dilemma, the Directorate of Film Festival (DFF) dropped the students’ film package from the IFFI. In a bid to showcase the works of the Institute, the ... Read More »

Shoojit Sarcar on filmmaking and more

“I never thought that stars like Amitabh Bachchan and Deepika Padukone would do a movie (Piku) based on constipation,” said filmmaker Shoojit Sarcar. He was speaking at the Knowledge Series of the Film Bazaar of NFDC on the sidelines of the 46th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) on the topic ‘A journey in storytelling.’ Please like & share: Read More »

How a docu-film championed the cause of the differently abled

  ARTI DAS | NT BUZZ The passion to tell a story that could bring in social change brought three friends together to make a documentary on India’s most successful deaf athlete and two-time gold medal winner at Deaflympic, Virendra Singh. Titled ‘Goonga Pehelwan’, the documentary has been directed by Ahmedabad-based filmmakers Vivek Chaudhary, Prateek Gupta and Mit Jani. Please ... Read More »

It’s suhana safar for location India

Following the one-window system introduced by the state government to facilitate film producers shooting movies in Goa, the Union Ministry for Information and Broadcasting, with the co-operation of the Union Ministry for Tourism, on November 21, announced the opening of the ‘Film in India: Film Facilitation Office’, at the Film Bazaar organised by the National Film Development Corporation (NFDC), against ... Read More »

Female protagonists in Bollywood today: How real is the discourse?

Janice Rodrigues| NT BUZZ With movies like Queen, Kahaani, Piku and English Vinglish, mainstream Bollywood seems to be breaking the barriers of stereotyping heroines. But the fact that these movies are just a speck in the whirlwind of movies with song and dance sequences, and women in mini-skirts prancing around to comply to the male protagonists fantasies, is not altogether ... Read More »

Goonga Pehelwan and Polish film Body open IFFI 2015

On the first day of the screenings, the usual hustle bustle and chaos that is seen was missing. This could actually be a good sign because most of the shows were full and as long as that happens, the organisers should be pleased. Please like & share: Read More »

Indian Panorama opens to promote language and inclusiveness

  “The governments world over are realising the soft power of cinema,” stated MoS for Information and Broadcasting, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore during the inauguration of Indian Panorama section of the 46th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) on November 21 at Inox screen II. Please like & share: Read More »

Shetgaonkar pitches ‘Bhavarth…’ at Film Bazar

‘Bhavarth…the Faith’, the in-the-pipeline Konkani film conceptualised by noted Goan filmmaker, Laxmikant Shetgaonkar was pitched before the choicest experts at the Film Bazaar, organised by the National Film Development Corporation, which is being held at the backdrop of the ongoing International Film Festival of India in Goa.   Please like & share: Read More »

Heritage of Indian cinema comes alive

Minister of State, Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore inaugurated the National Film Heritage Mission (NFHM) exhibition on, November 21, the first day of IFFI. Organised by the National Film Archive of India (NFAI), the exhibition is a project undertaken by the Government of India to acquire and preserve the country’s film heritage. Please like & share: Read More »