Sala Budha – Tale of Human Values and Generosity

The Director of the Odia film, ‘Sala Budha’ (The Stupid Old Man) Sabyasachi Mohapatra has said that instead of looking at elderly people as liability by the younger ones, he feels that they are a great resource for leading the society. He said this at a media interaction here today during the 44th International Film … Read more

India has Immense Potential for Independent Film Making

Noted independent film maker Ramesh Tekwani said that India has a huge potential for making good films. Interacting with media at 44th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) here today, he said, there are about 2 lakh film makers in India and there are millions of stories/plots on which good films could be made. Vincent … Read more

Films made in Japan in focus at IFFI

Films made in Japan was the focus of the International Film Festival of India in Goa on Saturday. Prominent film making company from there were screening significant films made by them. The section will have a special package of the best that Japan has to offer.The titles include a combination of Animation and Fiction feature … Read more

Soul in Art – Exhibition inaugurated by Manish Tewari at 44th IFFI

Shri Manish Tewari, Minister of Information and Broadcasting inaugurated an Art Exhibition ‘Soul in Art” here today along with the chief guest of the 44th IFFI, Susan Sarandon and Czech film maker and life time achievement award winner, Mr. Jiri Menzel. The showcasing of art forms painting and photography during the film festival was conceived … Read more

My films are Celebration of life – Jiri Menzel

The director of the directors and the recipient of the lifetime Achievement Award at the 44th International Film Festival of India, Jiri Menzel said, ‘life is good for living and my films are a celebration of life’. Jiri Menzel was addressing the mediapersons here. Underscoring the basic component of his films, Jiri Menzel said, ‘I … Read more

Acting is using one’s imagination – Susan Sarandon

The actor activist and the chief guest of the 44th International Film Festival of India, Susan Sarandon said, ‘I am an actor because I have very strong imagination which raises in me empathy towards the pain and pleasure of the people. These two qualities are connected and make for an activist’. Susan Sarandon was addressing … Read more

Bhartiya Cinema Ka Safarnama released by Manish Tewari at 44th IFFI

Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Shri Manish Tewari released the book titled ‘Bhartiya Cinema Ka Safarnama, here today in the presence of film director Rakesh Om Prakash Mehra, actress Divya Dutta and actor Pawan Malhotra. The book is a compilation of articles by Indian film personalities on the journey of Indian Cinema. The book has … Read more

Manoj Kumar Inaugurates Indian Panorama at 44th IFFI

Veteran film actor and director, Manoj Kumar inaugurated the Indian Panorama Section here at the ongoing 44th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in the presence of Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Shri Manish Tewari, Secretary, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Shri Bimal Julka and film personalities like Prem Chopra, Subhash Ghai and Manoj Bajpai. … Read more

Agnieszka Holland Retrospective at 44th IFFI

The 44th International Film Festival in Goa is presenting the six – film retrospective from today to acquaint the film aficionados with the content and craft of noted Polish film director, Agnieszka Holland. Her films underline decaying ideals, crisis of identities, human despair and a universal struggle to overcome maladies of the mankind. Her work … Read more

Nari Ki Choupal – Women’s Empowerment

The Nari Ki Choupal is a unique forum for women and men from all backgrounds to come together and share their stories, experiences and learning as well as receive exposure to a multiplicity of government schemes and programmes based on women’s empowerment. This colourful yet enlightening series of events kicked off with a Special Gram … Read more

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