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The experience of Virtual Reality at IFFI

To give delegates a new viewing experience of cinema, the 48th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) has put up two Virtual Reality (VR) spaces – one that allows delegates to watch around 13 films using the VR device and another VR installation where delegates can watch videos of Canada (Country Focus of IFFI) NT BUZZ finds out more about …

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Celebrating the life of a lesser known music activist

The life of a lesser known social reformer and Indian musician, Susmit Bose who played an important role in initiating urban folk music in India has been documented by Bengal based filmmaker Aneek Chaudhuri. The film, ‘Urban Voice’ is produced by La Artiste Productions and was screened at NFDC Film Bazaar recently. NT BUZZ talks to the director to know …

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Atom’s way of creating drama in films

Danuska Da Gama I NT BUZZ The Masterclass conducted by acclaimed Canandian filmmaker Atom Egoyan, who will be presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award at this edition of the International Film Festival of India, drew a huge crowd, a mix of young budding filmmakers, cine enthusiasts and delegates who’ve watched some of his great works like Exotica, Chloe, The Captive, …

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‘Television shows have to be planned more carefully than the films for family viewing’- Ekta Kapoor

SACHI NAIK | NT BUZZ Indian TV and film producer, Ekta Kapoor highlighted that television shows have to be planned more carefully than the films. Besides Ekta, Indian film director, producer, and screenwriter, Karan Johar; film producer and founder of Roy Kapur Films, Siddharth Roy Kapur; and CEO for Fox Star Studio, Vijay Singh were also present at a panel discussion at …

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An artist among the film buffs

IFFI has been host to a bouquet of talent and one such talent is caricaturist ND Adam who is not an infrequent face to IFFI this year. NT BUZZ speaks to this 81-year-old caricaturist to know about his life and more SHERAS FERNANDES |NT BUZZ ND Adam may not be a known personality to many but he is a familiar …

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Stop manufacturing films, start creating them

Odia filmmaker and National Award winner for cinematography, Amartya Bhattacharyya’s second feature film ‘Khyanikaa – The Lost Idea’ was the only Odia film in the Indian Panorama section of the 48th International Film Festival of India 2017. Khyanikaa was also premiered at Hidden Gems Film Festival in Canada. In conversation with the filmmaker, NT BUZZ finds out more RAMANDEEP KAUR …

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‘I am a hungry actor and I want to try out every role’

Lead actress of commercial hits like ‘Dum Laga Ke Haisha’, ‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’, and ‘Shubh Mangal Savdhan’, Bhumi Pednekar conducted a masterclass on breaking stereotypes in Indian Cinema at IFFI 2017. Bhumi speaks to NT BUZZ about overcoming different challenges as an actor Lead actress of commercial hits like ‘Dum Laga Ke Haisha’, ‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’, and ‘Shubh Mangal …

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Victorious, but unclear

NT NETWORK Sanal Sasidharan, the director of the Malayalam film, ‘S Durga’ on Saturday evening submitted a censored copy of the film to Sunit Tandon, the director of the International Film Festival of India 2017, however, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has neither announced the screening date and time of the movie, nor contacted the jury members, three of …

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Showtime of Russian Films at IFFI

After the success of its first two seasons, the 3rd edition of Russian Film Days that showcases the best of contemporary and classic Russian cinema is back in India. Russian Film Days commenced in Delhi, travelled to Mumbai and is now part of the International Film Festival of Goa. Producer of the Russian Film Days festival in India, Maria Lemesheva …

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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, …

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