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New language of filmmaking

Cinematographer, Amol Gole, who created a wave by shooting the popular film, ‘Stanley Ka Dabba’ on a still digital camera, believes that this medium allows you to take risk and thus brings out the best in you.

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The football screenings should have been given more publicity

“Wake me up at night, or early morning and tell me to show a football film in another part of the world, and I will do it,” says football historian Jan Tilman Schwab, who has just finished writing his book ‘Lexicon of Football Films’.

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‘Like Here, Like There’

Anjali Monteiro and K P Jayashankar, professors of Centre for Media and Cultural Studies at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai are in Goa for the screening their documentary, ‘So Heddan So Hoddan’ in the Indian Panorama section, at the 42nd IFFI. In a conversation with NT BUZZ they spoke about their film, Sufism and why they would like to make a film about Goa


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Beyond the subtitle


 The 1955 Film Noir, CID had the popular song, ‘Aankhon hi aankhon mein ishara ho gaya, Baithe baithe jeene ka sahara ho gaya,’ filmed on Dev Anand and Shakila. When the film was subtitled for consumption of foreign audiences, the translation of the song was absurd. It said, ‘When our eyes met, they signalled each other, and as we were sitting together, we got the support for our lives’.

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‘Know the rules


Max Howard, who comes from a theatrical background, got into animation by chance, as he calls it. Speaking on the topic ‘Writing for Animation’ during the Master Class at the 42nd IFFI, Howard said, "Animation is a tool with which we can tell stories," adding, "Animation films should have a great story, a believable world and engaging characters."

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Each character for me is a new adventure: Vitor Norte

In a chat with NT Buzz, Vitor Norte, the lead actor of ‘Consul of Bordeaux’, a film on Aristides de Sousa Mendes, the Portuguese consul general in Bordeaux, France, who saved the lives of Jews during WWII, helping them get safe passage from France into Portugal, spoke on how he become emotional playing this role. Among other things, Vitor, who will next be seen playing a cop, spoke of the research he did to play Aristides

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Film festivals have to be reinvented: Sibal Chatterjee


At the Open Forum held on Wednesday, the topic discussed was ‘Film Festivals: Medium to spread film culture’. Participating in the discussion were, film critic Sibal Chatterjee, organiser of the Jagran festival, Mr Prashant Kashyap and filmmaker, Anwar Jamal.

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Taz and his Desi beats


Taz the abbreviated version of Tarsame Singh Saini has a huge fan following nationally as well in the international arena. Taz is a British singer, music composer; lyricist and actor of Indian descend.

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Moving images will continue to live in different formats, Laurence Kurdish

Laurence Kardish, a member of the International Jury at the 42nd Film Festival of India literally lives cinema. However, this should not come as a surprise since he had been the senior curator of  New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)  from 1968 and is constantly involved in holding exhibitions, retrospectives and festivals, besides writing books, all related to films.

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