Tuesday , 20 November 2018


International jury reflects on cinema

NT BUZZ With a culturally diverse and illustrious jury, the International Film Festival of India 2017 has been playing out on a grand global scale. Jury chairman of IFFI, National Award-winning Indian filmmaker, Muzaffar Ali, who has been associated with the festival for a long time, began the International jury press conference by acknowledging that IFFI has grown in content, ... Read More »

May it be digital or cinema; the story has to reach its audience

NT BUZZ In order to discuss the future of digital space; whether it is a threat to cinema or a platform to showcase creative works, a panel discussion on the topic ‘Digital Space: The Future Ahead’ was conducted on the sixth day of the 48th International Film Festival of India (IFFI). The panel was lead by members of the film ... Read More »

‘This is an age of unlimited possibilities for cinema’

The noted cinematographer, produced and director, Govind Nihalani, known for films like ‘Aakrosh’ and ‘Ardh Satya’ as well as television serial, ‘Tamas’ is attending the International Film Festival of India 2017/ Film Bazaar. Nihalani, whose film ‘Ardh Satya’ is also being screened at the film festival as homage to actor, Om Puri, has a heart-to-heart conversation with NT BUZZ RAMNATH ... Read More »

Filmmaker Anand Gandhi comes out in support for S Durga

NT BUZZ It was the fourth day of the festival and team of the film S Durga still did not have any clarity on a slot for the screening of their movie. Unable to find a solution or people who could give answers they spoke to the media. They were supported by Anand Gandhi who addressed the media as an ... Read More »

Marathi films see ray of light at IFFI 2017

Sudesh Bhosle | NT NETWORK Marathi film actress, director and writer, Mrinal Kulkarni has expressed her desire to shoot her third film in the port town of Vasco giving Goan artistes an opportunity to display their talent. Kulkarni inaugurated the screening of the first Marathi movie ‘Yellow’ as part of 48th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) at 1930 Vasco, ... Read More »

Meet the Directors – Amshan Kumar and Gajendra Ahire

NT BUZZ At the ‘Meet The Director’ of Indian Panorama held on Thursday, director of ‘Manusangada’, Amshan Kumar and director of ‘Pimpal’, Gajendra Ahire spoke about their films and how they went about shooting for their respective films. Having a keen interest in documentary making Amshan would visit rural areas to know what problems people would face. On one such ... Read More »

Visual and hearing impaired to enjoy films at IFFI

NT BUZZ In the 48th year of IFFI which also has a section on ‘Accessible India’ under which two films ‘Secret Superstar’ and ‘Hindi Medium’ are being screened for the Visual and hearing impaired.  Saksham – a Delhi-based organisation has added audio description and subtitles in these movies to make movies accessible to all including people who cannot see or ... Read More »

Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron team pays homage to late filmmaker Kundan Shah

NT BUZZ Film director Sudhir Mishra who worked with late filmmaker Kundan Shah on Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron said that Kundan was one of the most humble persons he has ever met. Mishra was speaking along with the team members of ‘Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron’ at a press conference at the 48th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) where they ... Read More »

An insight into ‘Dangal’

NT BUZZ We are all aware of the 2016 blockbuster film ‘Dangal’ that is based on the Phogat family and narrates the story of Mahavir Singh Phogat, an amateur wrestler who trains his daughters Geeta Phogat and Babita Kumari to be India’s first world-class female wrestlers. On Thursday evening team Dangal comprising Nitesh Tiwari, Piyush Gupta and Nikhil Mehrotra delivered ... Read More »

Critics are important for films and filmmakers

NT BUZZ While discussing various issues pertaining to filmmaking at the panel discussion titled ‘Young Filmmakers of India: Emerging Voices and Narratives’ at the 48th International Film Festival of India (IFFI), the panellists agreed that it was important for film and filmmakers to get criticism for their work to help them improve. The panel consisted of emerging directors like Ashwiny ... Read More »