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Talk Like An Egyptian

One of the finest films of the festival so far (and in all likelihood will stay so), 18 Days is an Egyptian film that comprises of ten short stories made by ten different directors.

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In Relationship!

It is an extremely rare case wherein a film festival has two of its movies produced by different countries and set in different times, but follow the same theme with equal intensity.

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‘Maya’ to spread digital magic in films from Goa


Eight years after the arrival of the International Film Festival of India in Goa, a major project concerning film technology studio - Maya Digital Studio of Maya Entertainment Ltd - will arrive in Goa early 2012. It will make available the art and technology of computer animation as well as digital visual effects for Indian and foreign films.

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“Hollywood is the Biggest Coloniser”

By Sachin Chatte

Phillip Noyce, the renowned filmmaker from Australia who also successfully crossed over to Hollywood, conducted a Master Class at the ongoing International Film Festival of India. Noyce has some popular films like Dead Calm (1999), Patriot Games (1992), Clear and Present Danger (1994), Rabbit Proof Fence (2002) and more recently, Salt starring Anjelina Jolie, to his credit.

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Touching lives through cinema

Acclaimed French filmmaker Bertrand Tavernier who was recently conferred with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the inaugural of the 42nd International Film Festival of India, Goa believes in broadening ties between Indian and French filmmakers so that the two could mutually benefit from their interactions. He also spoke about his journey, Indian films, labelling of cinema, and why he would love to come down to India again

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Indian Panorama Section opens on ‘Dhak Dhak’ note

The opening of the Indian Panorama Section of the 42nd International Film Festival of India, Goa took off on a glowing note with the original ‘Dhak Dhak girl’ Madhuri Dixit Nene making her presence felt.  She was here to formally open the Indian Panorama section at the Inox multiplex, Panaji.

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