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Goan media humiliated at IFFI

In another example of the step motherly treatment given to the local media by the officials of the International Film Festival of India, scheduled interviews with the renowned international film star Michelle Yeoh were cancelled by the PR agency citing reasons of 'objections from the organisers of the festival, on grounds of protocol’, whatever that is supposed to mean. The star is in town for the closing film of the 42nd IFFI, The Lady.

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Cannes Film Festival is a racket, Vidhu Vinod Chopra

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Cutting the final word to a suggestion from certain quarters of national media that the venue of the International Film Festival of India should be shifted to Mumbai so as to attract maximum Bollywood personalities for the mega film event, well-known producer and filmmaker, Vidhu Vinod Chopra advised organisers of raising the level of IFFI to such a height that the filmmakers like Yash Chopra, who are sceptical about attend this event, would be forced to leave their Juhu residences and rush to Goa.

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Animated about animation

BY ARTI DAS | NT BUZZ

 Due to the availability of advanced technology making animation films may seem easy to the lay person. However, the fact is that it is a product of hard labour.

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‘Give regional films prime time slots’

Bettada Jeeva - Man of the Hills’, the Kannada film based on Jnanpith awardee, K Shivaram Karanth’s novel, considered a literary classic, was screened at the 42nd IFFI festival.

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After IFFI it is MIFF at Mumbai

Films Division, the oldest media organization of the union government now wants to start its own TV channel that will screen documentaries and animation films from India.

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Chota Cinema announces awards

The third edition of Chota Cinema Centre, a platform for amateur filmmakers presented awards under varied categories of five minutes, 15 minutes, 30 minutes and above 30 minutes.

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A power based harmonica player

BY PRATIMA ACHREKAR | NT NETWORK

Brendan Power is one of the most in demand harmonica player in the world today. UK-based New Zealander Brendan Power is acknowledged by many for his creativity and music skills as a versatile harmonica player.

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Treatment to Kasab made me rethink 26/11, Gajendra Ahire

By RAMNATH N PAI RAIKAR | NT NETWORK
The Mumbai terrorist attack that happened on November 26, 2011 and continued for the next two days shocked the nation and the world with its sheer magnitude of tragedy.

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Andrei Zyvaginetsev: The new Russian Master

He won the Golden Lion at Venice for his very first film The Return (2003) along with 28 other international awards. Elena the film which is being screened at the International Film Festival of India won the Un Certain Regard Jury Prize at Cannes this year and critics have compared him with legends like Andrei Tarkovsky.

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ESG should have film professionals in its governing council: Laxmikant

Goa’s well known filmmaker, who made headlines with his award-winning Konkani film ‘Paltadcho Munis - The Man Beyond The Bridge’, Laxmikant Shetgaonkar  believes there is a dire need to have film professionals in the governing council of ESG in order to promote a film culture in Goa.

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