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Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival 2010

9 – 13 December, 2010,Kathmandu, Nepal

The annual and competitive Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival (KIMFF) will be organised by Himal Association from 9 – 13 December, 2010. By screening some of the most recent and exciting films about mountain people, sports, environment, cultures and societies from various corners of the world KIMFF seeks to celebrate the complexity and diversity of mountain life.

KIMFF 2010 will reflect the parallel challenges of preserving cultural diversity and cultural identities and promoting intercultural dialogue. Simultaneously, the festival will celebrate the variety of life on earth by screening a section of films on safeguarding biodiversity.

We are, at the moment, soliciting entries for the festival, and we hope you can participate by sending relevant films you may have directed or produced in the last three years. We look forward to your involvement in KIMFF 2010.

The entry form and brochure download is available at

Please visit us at for more detail.

The submission deadline for the entries is August 15, 2010.

Interested filmmakers are requested to mark the following timeline:

January 1, 2007: Films made after this date are eligible

August 15, 2010: Late date for submission of entry

October 15, 2010: Final selection of entries

October 30, 2010: Last date for submission of final print

December 9 – 13, 2010: Holding of KIMFF 2010

For further information, please contact:

Festival Director

Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival

Himal Association

P.O. Box 166

Patan Dhoka, Lalitpur

Kathmandu, Nepal.

I Am The Change…*D7z9LfjW7yFJKNizoztp6cDgVICpYkDOs1Xk0npCu4t/change_logo_final.jpg

I Am The Change a 2 day film festival will be held in IIM
Ahemdabad campus, Ahemdabad
On 12th-13th January 2010 .

This festival, which is a part of the ‘Dream Big
India’ Event organized by the IIM-A Entrepreneurship Club, will bring
together unique individuals and organizations who are using media for
bringing positive change and transformation. Some unique features of
this festival are:

Film festival: Showcasing short films from ‘I am the change film
project’ and interaction with the filmmakers and changemakers.

Presentations and stalls of Media organizations who are focusing on
innovative ways through which youth can engage in contributing towards
social change.

Workshops will be held for participants on innovative ideas such as
Gift economy, social media entreprenuership, zen & independent
filmmaking, community video etc.

Everyday heroes will share their personal inspiring stories of how
and why they have dedicated their lives for service.

Idea corner: Participants will be able to book room and share their
ideas with others.

Metta Media networking Stall: A multimedia team will be covering the
entire event and will update online network throughout the event. Metta
members will be able to meet and network.

Creative space for Media installations and exhibitions.
Festival is open to all free of charge

Cut in…. the students festival of TISS

The second Cut.In Students’ Video Festival will be held at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai on the 30 and 31 January 2010.

The festival is being organized by the Centre for Media and Cultural Studies (CMCS), Tata Institute of Social Sciences. CMCS is an independent centre of Tata Institute of Social Sciences, engaged in media teaching, production, research and dissemination.
This national level video festival aims to encourage talent among this group and also to bring them together. The competition is for short documentaries, short films, public service messages and music videos produced between 1 January 2008 to 15 December 2009.
Entries are invited for the following categories:
a) Best Documentary (under 45 min)
b) Best Short fiction (under 45 min)
c) Best Public Service Message (Under 2 min)
d) Music Video (under 6 min)
The festival will feature works by graduate/postgradua te/diploma students all over the country selected by a panel of judges.

Two prizes will be given in each category. The prize consists of a trophy and a citation. In addition there are prizes for Best Camera, Edit and Sound Design.

Entry Form and other details on http://cutinfest. wordpress. com/

IFFK -Trivandrum Film Schedule


Mrinal Sen Retrospective

  • Calcutta 71 1972/B&W/101’/Bengali
  • In search of famine/Aakaler sandhane 1980/color/115’/Bengali
  • The ruins/Khandhar 1983/color/106’/Hindi
  • This is my land/Aamar bhuban 2002/color/107’/Bengali
  • Mr. Shome/Bhuvan Shome 1969/B&W/96’/Hindi
  • Suddenly one day/ Ekdin achanak 1989/color/105’/Hindi
  • The Confined/Antareen 1993/color/91’/Bengali
  • Ek Din Pratidin / A day like any other 1997/color/95’/Bengali

Arturo Ripstein Retrospective

  • Castle of Purity / El castillo de la pureza Mexico/1974/Colour/116’/Spanish
  • The place without limits/ El lugar sin límites Mexico/1978/110’/ Spanish
  • The Realm of Fortune/ El imperio de la fortuna Mexico/1985/ Colour/ 35mm/135’/ Spanish
  • The beginning and the end/ Principio y fin Mexico/1993/35mm/Colour/188’/Spanish
  • The Queen of the Night/ La reina de la noche Mexico, USA, France/ 1993/ Colour/ 35 mm/ 120’/ Spanish
  • Divine/ El Evangelio De Las Maravillas Mexico, Spain, Argentina/1998/Colour/112’/Spanish
  • The Ruination of Men /La Perdcion de los hombres Mexico/Spain/2000/35mm/B&W/106’/ Spanish

Mikio Naruse Retrospective

  • Her Lonely Lane/Hourou-ki Japan/ B &W / Wide / 1962 / 123 min. / Takarazuka Eiga
  • Husband and Wife Japan /B & W / Standard / 1953 / 87 min / Toho
  • Scattered Clouds Japan/1967/35mm/colour/108’/Japanese
  • The Echo Japan/B & W / Standard/ 1954 / 95 min / Toho
  • Mother Japan/B&W / Standard/ 1952 / 98min / Shin Toho

Jacques Tati Retrospective

  • Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday / Les Vacances de M. Hulot France/1953/ Restored Version /114’/French,English
  • Festival Day/ Jour de fête France/1949/Restored Version/70’/French
  • Play Time France/1967/ Restored Version/155’/French
  • My Uncle/Mon Oncle Italy,France/1958/ Restored Version/117’/French

Contemporary Master in Focus : Raoul Peck

  • Lumumba France, Belgium, Germany/2000/116 Min/Color/French
  • Man by the Shore/L’Homme sur les Quais France/Canada/ Haiti/1993/colour/105’/French
  • Sometimes In April USA/ Rwanda/ 140’/colour/English
  • Lumumba: Death of a Prophet
  • Moloch Tropical United States/ 2009/105’/Color/English, French

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The Fall of the Wall Film Series , Mumbai

28. November – 05. December 2009, 6.30pm
MMB, Goethe Hall
German with englisch subtitles
Entry free

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall the
Goethe-Institut is presenting a series of films, narrative and
documentary features, as well as shorts that portray not only the
historical events but also the conditions before and after November 9,
Saturday, November 28

Regie: Leander Haußmann, Farbe, 94 Min., 1998/99

The film “Sonnenallee” ventures a look back to GDR times – it is not a
maudlin portrayal, but an unabashedly sentimental and fabulously
exaggerated one. It is the story of young people, forbidden music and
dances, and of that special love that changes everything.

Monday, Nov 30
Regie: Andres Veiel, Farbe, 100 Min., 2000

An investigation into two contrary, but equally radical lives, both of
which ended through violence: Alfred Herrhausen, chairman of the board
of Deutsche Bank, died in 1989 in a bomb attack presumably planned and
executed by the RAF. Four years later, the suspected RAF terrorist
Wolfgang Grams was to be arrested at Bad Kleinen station, but died in a
hail of bullets. The circumstances surrounding his death were never
fully revealed.

Tuesday, Dec. 1

My Wall (Short films)
Berlin Today Award, Short Film Competition 2009 Regie: 5 Regisseure,
Farbe, 59 Min., 2009

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall in
2009, My Wall was chosen as the creative focus for the sixth edition of
the Berlin Today Award – the short film competition of the Berlinale
Talent Campus.

Wednesday, Dec. 2 & Thu, Dec.3

Deutschlandspiel (Enacted Scenes + Documentary Footage)
1. Teil: Auf die Straße, 2. Teil: Eilig Vaterland!
Regie: Christoph Blumenberg, Farbe, 2 x 90 Min., 2000

In the space of just under a year, from 7 October 1989 to 3 October
1990, the Wall came down in Berlin, the GDR shuffled off the world
stage and the two German states were unified. DEUTSCHLANDSPIEL
reconstructs the story behind the story and shows the conflicts,
discussions and intrigues which were carefully concealed from the
public eye at the time.

Friday, Dec. 4

Director: Frank Beyer, colour, 133 min., 1995

Leipzig 1987: The individual gestures of revolt against the state are
becoming more and more apparent. The Monday prayers in the St. Nicholas
Church are attended by an increasing number of people. The state reacts
by trying to intimidate the people, expulsion from the party and other
repressive measures. On 9 October 1989 the Leipzig citizens achieve a
decisive victory. The head of Leipzig state security declares : “We
have reckoned with many things, but not with candles and prayers !”

Saturday, Dec. 5

Nach dem Fall
Director: Frauke Sandig, colour, 86 min., 1999

Documentary film about the disappearance of the Berlin wall.
Contemporary witnesses include an American historian, a church minister
in Berlin and a Bavarian demolition expert. The common tenor of all
their statements is that the wall and its traces were eradicated too
quickly and too radically with the intention of forgetting the past.
One of the absurd consequences: British homeopathists use pulverized
concrete from the wall to produce a therapeutic agent.

IFFI Film Schedule -Indian Section


IFFI – film schedule Foreign Section

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Silversalt Animation Festival

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Kabir Festival

Open Space, in collaboration with
Either Or and Symbiosis Law School,  brings you the
Festival of Kabir in Films, Music & Conversations.

chalohamaradeshThe Kabir Festival is a wonderful opportunity to explore and celebrate the
ideas of inclusion, pluralism, and cultural diversity through a quartet of
four critically-acclaime d films by Shabnam Virmani on the life and work of
the15th century saint-poet, the myriad ways in which Kabir lives on in the
subcontinent, and the relevance of Kabir in a 21st century India that is
being increasingly divided along religion, caste and class lines.

The screenings will culminate in a unique music concert that brings together
some of the finest folk-classical- sufi voices of Kabir — Mukhtiar Ali,
Mahesha Ram and Pt Vijay Sardeshmukh.

Entry for all events is free and on a first-come first-served basis.

The Festival is being brought to Pune by the Kabir Project at Srishti School
of Art, Design and Technology.
About the films
*Chalo Hamara Des: Journeys with Kabir and Friends: A journey in search
of Kabir’s “des ” or country unfolds through the narratives of two people
from two very different countries – dalit folk singer Prahlad Tipaniya and
North American scholar Linda Hess.

Had-Anhad: Journeys with Ram and Kabir- Delves into the heart of
divisive Hindu-Muslim politics of religion and nationalism, probing the
forces of history that have created disputatiously diverse Rams, while also
spawning many Kabirs.

Koi Sunta Hai: Journeys with Kumar and Kabir- Interweaves the oral folk
traditions of Kabir in central India with the intensely personal narrative
of the late classical singer Kumar Gandharva. The film journeys between folk
and classical music, between rural and urban expressions of Kabir.

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Samudaya Film Festival-Don’t Miss it



docedge-10 workshop


Asian Documentary Forum
The 7th edition of docedge International Documentary Workshop

will take place from 12th to 17th of January, 2010

at the Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute, Kolkata, India.
This edition of docedge aims to create a platform for intense dialogue on Asian socio-political reality as seen and interpreted by filmmakers through this 3rd Asian Documentary Forum.

The authors will present their new documentary ideas for feedback, input, guidance and possible fund/co-pro support. The workshop includes three days of tutoring and two days of pitching session with a panel of international commissioning editors. Maximum of 24 projects will be critically discussed, tutored and finally pitched to the distinguished panel. A team of internationally acknowledged professionals will train filmmakers through project development clinics and pitch labs in a warm and caring environment where you further improve your ideas and visual pitch.
The last date of submission of projects for consideration is 10th November 2009.

Please log on to for online application and further details.


GLOBAL FESTIVAL OF DOCUMENTARY FILMS will be held from 20th to 22nd November, 2009, at Marwah Studios, Film City, Noida-NCR, U.P. INDIA.
There will be three categories of films:- 1. Films 7 to10 mts. , 2. Films 25 to 30 mts., 3. Feature length Doc.s 90 mts. to 110 mts. All films made after Ist January 2008 are eligible to participate.
Some of the most significant international award winning films from abroad and India will be participating in the festival along with the Directors.
There will be a simultaneous “Young Film Maker Festival” for students and first time film makers. Entries are invited from all Media Colleges/Schools/ Institutes from across the country and abroad for this festival.
For more details and Entry Form please visit the website – globalfestival
Suman Bajaj Kalra (9958813188)
Festival Director, Global Festival of Documentary Films
Marwah Studios, 14/15 Film City, Sector 16A, NOIDA-NCR, U.P. India

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20th to 22nd November, 2009,

at Marwah Studios, Film City,

Noida-NCR, U.P. INDIA.

There will be three categories of films:-

1. Films 7 to10 mts.

2. Films 25 to 30 mts.

3. Feature length Doc.s 90 mts. to 110 mts.

All films made after Ist January 2008 are eligible to participate.

Some of the most significant international award winning films from abroad and India will be participating in the festival along with the Directors.
There will be a simultaneous “Young Film Maker Festival” for students and first time film makers. Entries are invited from all Media Colleges/Schools/ Institutes from across the country and abroad for this festival.
For more details and Entry Form please visit the website – globalfestival
Suman Bajaj Kalra (9958813188)
Festival Director, Global Festival of Documentary Films
Marwah Studios, 14/15 Film City,
Sector 16A, NOIDA-NCR, U.P.

The 48 Hour Film project- apply now

48 hour film projectThe 48 Hour Film Project comes to Bangalore on the weekend of October 30th. Filmmakers from all over the Bangalore area will compete to see who can make the best short film in only 48 hours. The winning film will go up against films from around the world.

Enter today! Space is limited.

This year, teams will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. Once the initial registration is complete, teams will be accepted for the Waiting List. If a registered team must drop out, chance will go to the Waiting List. If there is enough interest, and   can secure additional theater time, organisers  may be able to add more teams from the list.

Registration is Rs.2500.

organisers prefer films in English, Hindi, Kannada, Malyalam, Tamil or Telugu, but   will screen films in any language.

Register for Bangalore now!

Voice From The Waters Film festival 2009-schedule, venue and films

Deeply Superficial 2 (1)

DATES : 4th to 7th September 2008

TIME : 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.


:: Alliance Francaise de Bangalore :: (The Main Venue)

:: Suchitra Film Society, Bangalore ::

:: Badami House, Bangalore ::

:: YWCA, Bangalore ::

:: MES College :: (for College Students)

:: Bal Bhavan :: (children)

Alliance Francaise de Bangalore, Vasanth Nagar

Final Festival & Conference Schedule

Friday 4th September, 2009

11.00am : Flood of Memory (Baad Ki Raat)

Dur: 11min

Country: India

Dir: Anitha Balachandran

In 2006, a devastating flood hits the Rajasthan desert of western India. The film uses a combination of live footage, charcoal and sand animations to evoke the desert landscape, and the memories of people who live within it.

11.10pm:Source to Sea: The Columbian River Swim

Dur: 90min

Country: USA/Canada

Dir: Andy Morris

Chris Swan swam 1243miles in 13months, all across the Columbia River, braving not just cold and exhaustion but pollution and encroachments which threaten to turn the once thriving and glorious water body into sewage, displacement and extinction. Andy Morris’s remarkable ‘Source to Sea’ is not just a rousing paean to human endeavor but also spans the ancient story of a river and the life and culture that thrives in and around it.  It is through these epic narratives that the film arrives on the essential connect between man and the elements; one we are in the danger of forgetting. Winner of the Best Environmental activism/ Social Justice Award and Most Inspiring Adventure Film Award.

1.15pm – 2.00pm: LUNCH

2.00pm: Toxic Waste in Papago Territory

Dur: 18min

Country: Mexico

Prod: Promedios

In a Papago Indigenous community located in Quitovac, near the boarder with Arizona the community discusses their fight against the construction of a toxic waste dump that will be a repository of waste from both the US and Mexico. Elders speak about the extinction of certain trees, birds, how toxins will become air-borne and the serious health consequences for all.

2.20pm :Switch-Off (Apaga y Vanamos)

Dur: 83min

Country: Pehuenche-Mapuche/Chile/Spain

Dir: Manel Mayol

The Biobio is an angry river, one that has resisted every attempt to tame its furious currents- from the Incas to the Spanish Armada. But with an energy giant and an uncaring government trying to construct a hydro-electric dam over its waters, the lands and histories of the indigenous Pehuenche-Mapuche tribes are a stake. However evasive and sly the officials try to be, the voice of protest booms across the land. Director Mayol captures these angry voices and images to channel them into the explosive and acclaimed ‘Switch-Off’.  Winner of Best Film at both, the prestigious Planet in Focus and Ecocinema 2005.

3.45pm – 4.00pm :TEA

4.00pm: Sujan Bandhu, a boatman’s journey

Dur: 19min

Country: India

Dir: Viplab Majumder

The river, like life, inspires us to keep moving and that is the story of this protagonist of ‘Sujan Bandhu’. More than the documentation of his life, the director feels it is the documentation of life itself. ಓದನ್ನು ಮುಂದುವರೆಸಿ

Voices from the Waters -2009

The 4th International Film Festival on Water

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Voices From the Waters-2009 is the largest International Film Festival on Water, with more than 300 handpicked films that deal with the many dimensions of the water crisis- ecological destruction, livelihood and migration, discrimination distribution, sanitation, harvesting and so on. The festival has been much acclaimed and films from the festival have played at prestigious international film festival such as the Margaret Mead Film Festival, New York, Mountain film in Telluride and Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, Ithaca College, USA.

It was a festival in design, but has become a movement in reality. The true success of ‘Voices From The Waters’ lies in its ability to reach out to the students, film makers, artists, water activists, architects, engineers, scholars and policy makers.

This Film Festival on Water is brought to you by a consortium of National and International organizations active in water issues, bringing together students, film makers, artists, water activists, architects, engineers, scholars, visionaries and all concerned from across the world! 
This unique event will spotlight on the serious global water crisis, conservation, consumption, conflicts, dams, displacements, floods, droughts, migrations, global warming, climate change and how these impacts our contemporary lives and futures… It’s a unique platform for voices of concern over water including testimonies of people working on water and with water. 
Voices from the Waters -2009 seeks to embrace and trigger interdisciplinary dialogue and vigorous debate on water across all its forms: economic, social, ecological, political, cultural, technological and the aesthetic.


Water Awareness Cycle Rally by Youth Conference 
on 29th August, 2009 on climate change and water.

Paintings and photos exhibition on water.

Water Songs.

Conference on Critical link between Climate changes Food, water, livelihood and ecosystem security.

Interaction with various Film Directors.

DATES : 4th to 7th September 2008
TIME : 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
:: Alliance Francaise de Bangalore :: (The Main Venue)
:: Suchitra Film Society, Bangalore ::
:: Badami House, Bangalore ::
:: YWCA, Bangalore ::
:: MES College :: (for College Students)
:: Bal Bhavan :: (for School Children)


LOKAYAT organizes a cultural festival of film, play and songs


Film screening:
PROPHECY  – On bombing of Hiroshima-Nagasaki
HUNTING WARREN ANDERSON – On Bhopal gas traged


SATINATH SARANGI -World renowned leader of the Bhopal gas survivors


Venue:  LOKAYAT Hall, Lenovo Building, Opposite Syndicate Bank, Law College Road, Nal Stop, Pune.

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3rd – 9th OCTOBER 2009


Pre School Films (Film)
Early Education Films (Film)
Animation Films for Children (Film)
Advertisements (Film)


Prioritizing the children audience and creating media space for children.


Initiated in the backdrop of 60th year of India’s Independence, CHINH INDIA KIDS FILM FESTIVAL and FORUM is an initiative to celebrate knowledge, ideas and perspectives on culture, development and education in context of children programming.

The objective of the CHINH INDIA KIDS FILM FESTIVAL 2009 is to inculcate taste for quality children programme and to generate awareness about new genre, innovations, and formats linking education with culture & development issues among children.

The highlight of CHINH INDIA KIDS FILM FESTIVAL 2009 is intelligence exchange sessions of children with experts to share, voice and express their views. In CHINH INDIA KIDS FILM FESTIVAL, children’s opinion matters and they decide the winners.The video clippings of the children jury and judgment process is uploaded on

Test your children programmes with INDIAN CHILDREN JURY.


1. Any film or video produced in India between 1st July 2007 and 30th April 2009, of any format or length unless otherwise specified is eligible for entry. Entries to the Director’s Showcase must have been produced in India anytime after the 1st of July 2007. There is no cut-off date for this category.

 2. The last date for receipt of entries is 15th April 2009. Late entries will be accepted up to 08-05-2009

on payment of a late fee .

3. Entries are to be submitted on DVD, in PAL or NTSC format. Multiple films may be submitted on a single DVD, as long as a clear cue sheet is submitted with each disc. All films must be subtitled in English or have an English narration or dialogue.

4. Entries in the Cell Stories category must be wholly comprised of material acquired on a mobile phone camera. The finished film may be submitted on CD in wmv, mov or wav formats.

5. Each entry will require a separate entry form. A single entry may be submitted under several categories of competition within a single entry form. Consolidated entry fees for all entries may be submitted in a single cheque or demand draft.

6. The responsibility for completion of the entry form rests with the entrant. IDPA will accept
all details as attested by the entrant as final. Falsification of details could lead to the
disqualification of the entry.

7. Each entry will be accompanied by the following, which will not be returned:
• DVD of entry
• 200-word synopsis of the film
• Two stills from the film
• Photograph of Director of the film
• 100-word bio-filmography of the Director
• Cheque or demand draft

8. Juries appointed by the Indian Documentary Producers Association will judge each category of the IDPA Awards. The decision of each jury shall be final and binding on all entrants. The results of the IDPA Awards 2008 will be announced and awards conferred at a public function in the first week of June 2009.

9. Entry forms to the IDPA Awards as well as membership forms may be downloaded from

Schedule of Entry Fees for the IDPA Awards 2008: To be submitted by Cash / Cheque / Demand Draft in favour of Indian Documentary Producers Association. Entry fees once accepted will not be refunded under any circumstances.

Final Extension
Last Date 08-05-2009

Artivist Film Festival – Merging Art & Activism

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Location:Los Angeles, United States


200 9-04-01: Earlybird Deadline:

$30:Standard fee

2009-05-01: Regular Deadline

$35:Standard fee

2009-06-01: Late Deadline

$45:Standard fee
$40:Premium WAB Members

2009-07-01: Withoutabox Extended Deadline

$60:Standard fee
$45:Premium WAB MembersCATEGORIES

International Human Rights ಓದನ್ನು ಮುಂದುವರೆಸಿ

Summer Film Festival-2009

Date: 6-8 May 2009; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Venue: The American College, Madurai

6 May 2009; 10 a.m.

Chief Guest: P.Varthini
Little’s Children Centre, Madurai

Inaugural film: “Nee Yaar”
A documentary film on Tamil writer Sundara Ramasamy
Directed by R.V.Ramani
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Jnanapravaha-Film Screenings

2009filmfestimageScreening of films by
Soudhamini, Filmmaker and Installation Artist
Monday, May 11th and 12th.

At May 11th 2009

at 6:30 pm :Pitru Chayya (1991)
Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

at 6:30 pm:Saga of a Poet (2001)
Meditations on the Tiger (2006)
(Screenings will be followed by discussions with the Filmmaker)

3rd Floor, Queens Mansion, G. Talwatkar Marg, Fort

(Next to Cathedral and John Connon Middle School)
RSVP: / +91-22-6615-4103

Film Details
Pitru Chayya – Shadows of our Forefathers
100 minutes; Tamil with English subtitles; 1991
This film was made after carnatic singer M.D. Ramanathan’s death, and features interviews with his family, friends, colleagues and students. It also showcases those who never knew him, claim to know nothing at all about music, and represent the ‘dominant sensibility’ within which he lived and sang. The music washes over them too, drawing them into its ever expanding sweep.

Saga of a Poet
62 minutes; Tamil with English subtitles; 2001
Many years after the death of poet Subramania Bharathi (1882-1921), the words and images he conjured up continue to inspire generations of artists. Cinema, dance, painting, music, theatre, literature all resonate with his vision. This film explores how the public and private lives of men, women and children are shaped indelibly by his ideals.

Meditations on the Tiger
18 minutes; English and German; 2006
Stepping out from the security of her home, a young woman begins a ride on the S-Bahn. A tiger paces inside and outside his cage. Outside the S-Bahn window there is endless green and plentiful water. Soudhamini engages with the works of poet and writer Rose Auslander, and painter Franz Marc in this 3-screen installation.

About Soudamini
Soudhamini lives and works in Chennai. She graduated from FTII, Pune, with a specialization in Film Direction, and read English Literature in Stella Maris, Madras University, for her Masters. Her films include Thalarndhadhu – It Rested (1988), Pitru Chayya (1990), Saga of a Poet (2000), Meditations on the Tiger (2006) and Vettaikkoru Magan – A Son for Hunting (2008). Soudhamini has officiated in film festival selection committees and international juries, and is visiting faculty at FTII. She is currently working on a feature length installation video titled Solo.
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AIFF – Call For Entries

ahamAhmedabad is bringing home its own red carpet. To know that it will be rolled out to the works of the likes of Federico Fellini, Louis Malle and Fatih Akin along with the current top notches of the celluloid is a remarkable feat achieved in pinning the city to the world cinema map. With the city being home to several globally acknowledged artists, filmmakers, photographers and creative minds being prepared by the renowned institutes of learning, the Ahmedabad International Film Festival 2009 will give a panoramic view of the world’s best in cinema.


“Facilitate dialogue between cultures and nations through cinema, making the Ahmedabad International Film Festival a melting pot of global ideas and ideologies, at the same time providing a platform to showcase Indian and international talent in storytelling.”
We are ambitious about our foray into cinema and have worked dedicatedly for the past two years to tab the market for short films and in return find an audience for new filmmakers. We aim at making this festival an annual feature in Ahmedabad on the lines of the festivals held in various cities world over.


Best Film of the Festival:5000 USD

Best Fictional / Live Action Short Film :3000 USD

Best Documentary Short Film :2000 USD

Technical Awards

Best Screenwriting,Best Motion Picture Photography,Best Editing,Best Sound Design

Submission Deadline: May 20, 200

For Details visit:

Cinefan – call for entries


CMS VATAVARAN-Environment and Wildlife Film Festival


The 5th edition of CMS VATAVARAN – Environment and Wildlife Film Festival, scheduled for October 27-31, 2009 at the India
Habitat Centre, New Delhi.
The Early Bird Entry to CMS VATAVARAN 2009
closes on April 30, 2009.
Send your entries to avail the nominal entryfees.

Student filmmakers have the unique opportunity to send their
entry without any entry fee in the Early Bird Call.

CMS VATAVARAN is a visionary initiative of CMS, a Delhi-based,
nationally-function ing independent multidisciplinary
organization, engaged for the past two decades in research, policy
advocacy,advisory services and programme evaluation in the domain of
environment,social issues, public health, governance, development
communications and transparency.

CMS VATAVARAN, today, is considered a prestigious international green
film fest in India. The festival follows the format of being
competitive one year and travelling the next. The 4th edition of the
festival, held in 2007, attracted 275 entries from 18 Indian states and
18 foreign countries. Considering that 2007 was the inaugural year for
the international category, we are truly happy with the response from
our non-Indian filmmakers. The year 2007 also saw an increase in prize
money from INR 11 lakhs to INR 14 lakhs.

The year 2008 was a travelling year for CMS VATAVARAN. The festival
travelled to eight cities — Leh in J&K, Agartala in Tripura, Bhopal in
Madhya Pradesh, Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu, Ranchi in Jharkhand, Lucknow
in Uttar Pradesh and Hyderabad in Andhra Pradesh. Over 80,000 people
participated in the festival. With the year 2009, the fifth competitive
edition has arrived, bringing with it some terrific new features. These
Total prize money: INR 20,00,000
Prize money ranging from: INR 50,000-INR 150,000
Twenty five awards in 16 Indian categories
Ten awards in nine international categories
Five new categories for Indian filmmakers
Five new categories for international filmmakers
Travel and accommodation support to all nominated Indian filmmakers
Accommodation= 2
0ur support to all nominated international filmmakers
Theme 2009 is “Sustainable Technologies” , a highly relevant issue

CMS VATAVARAN is respected widely for the high standards it has
set in the judging of films — the impartiality of the process and
involvement of eminent personalities from across a wide spectrum.

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Hola to world cinema



IN a first-of-its-kind venture, the Crossword and Oxford bookstores are inviting movie buffs to watch critically acclaimed films over the next couple of weeks. 
Every Friday, UTV World Movies will screen a foreign film at Crosswords. Featuring films across different genres, it is bound to be a feast for anyone who wants a slice of the International movie scene, while sipping on a hot cup of coffee. “People appreciate and enjoy watching foreign films,” points out Sameer Ganapathy, UTV World Movies. “Since the Spanish fraternity has given us some of the greatest stories, we decided to start with a Spanish film,” he says. 

Machuca and Nobody is Perfect are some of the Spanish films that will be screened at the Crossword Bookstore. Machuca is a story that is set in a convent in Chile, wherein the principal character tries to create conflicts between the upper and lower classes. 
Nobody is Perfect is a story about three friends challenged by their impairments. They attend a bachelor’s party and realise that nobody is perfect.
Another film that you can watch today is The Motorcycle Diaries that is being screened at the Oxford Bookstore. Organised by Zee English, this film captures Guevara’s memorable motorcycle journey through South America. They start off with the same goals and aspirations, but when the journey is over, it is clear where each man’s destiny is going to lead him. The audience at this screening can also avail of a 10% discount on Che Guevara’s classic book – Motorcycle Diaries.

courtesy : DNA Bangalore

International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala


The Kerala State Chalachitra Academy announces

the 2nd International Documentary and Short Festival of Kerala

to be conducted from the 19th-25th June 2009

at Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India.

The festival, a unique venture in India is being organized by the Kerala State Chalachitra Academy for the Dept of Cultural Affairs, Govt. of Kerala as part of its endeavor to catalyze a vibrant documentary and short film movement. Increasing accessibility and affordability of film and other media technology has led to a boom in the production and scope of films.

The media is now used by image-makers from all walks of life to express, experiment, learn and as an effective tool to conscientise and bring about social change. The festival aims to map and reflect the exploding nature of the medium in its many facets of creativity and resistance.

To participate in this unique event please read the rules and regulations and

download the entry form and submit before 1st May 2009 to

Kerala State Chalachitra Academy
Mani Bhavan
Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695010

Ph: 0091 471 2310323
Fax: 0091 471 2310322,

1take media- film competition



NSS ENGG COLLEGE ALUMNI, BANGALORE is organising a  film screening session-

on March 29, 2009, Sunday

Girish Kasaravalli’ s
Winner of 3 Karnataka State Film Awards in 2008 including Best feature film
Winner of 2 awards at Osian’s Cinefan Festival 2008 including Best Indian Film


MG Sasi’s
Winner of 5 Kerala State Film Awards in 2007 including best film and best director

will be screened at


Adarsh Tech Park,

Devarabisana Halli, Next to Intel Gate,

Outer ring road, 560037.

2.00pm: Gulabi Talkies
4.15pm: Discussion with director Girish Kasaravalli and other invited guests

4.45pm: Adayalangal
6.45pm: Discussion with director MG Sasi and other invited guests

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Life on Venus

Bangalore Film Society in collaboration with Breakthrough TV- Human Rights in Frames is   presenting `Life on Venus’, a selection of the most acclaimed and award-winning documentary films on women from across the globe.

Friday 27th March 2009 Time: 4.00pm


Morality TV and Loving Jehad – A Thrilling Tale(31mins/ India) Dir: Paromita Vohra In winter 2005 in the town of Meerut, India, police officers, mostly women, swooped down on lovers in a park and began to beat them up. Along with them they took photographers and news cameramen with a promise of an exclusive sting operation. As images of the operation played again and again on every news channel as ‘breaking news’, Meerut saw some of the couples run away out of fear and shame and serial protests for and against the event, which also made the news for some days. The film looks at a town’s complex dynamics – the fear of love, the constant scrutiny and control of women’s mobility and sexuality, a history of communal violence, caste and feudal equations. Assuming the tone of pulp fiction it examines the relishing accounts of true crime magazines like ‘Manohar Kahaniyan’ (The Thrilling Tales) to the double morality of pulp detective fiction to the tabloid news on Indian TV.

4.30pm- 5.00pm Tea Break

Time: 5.00pm Leila Khaled Hijacker (59mins/Sweden) Dir: Lina Makboul In 1969 Palestinian Leila Khaled made history by becoming the first woman to hijack an airplane. As a Palestinian child growing up in Sweden, filmmaker Lina Makboul admired Khaled for her bold actions; as an adult, she began asking complex questions about the legacy created by her childhood hero. This fascinating documentary is at once a portrait of Khaled, an exploration of the filmmaker’s own understanding of her Palestinian identity, and a complicated examination of the nebulous dichotomy between “terrorist” and “freedom fighter.”

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Poland Film festival schedule

Monday, 2nd March, 2009                      Time: 6.00pm 

Persona Non Grata                               Dir: Krzysztof Zanussi 


The expression “persona non grata” takes on multiple meanings in this tense psychological drama unfolding in the high stakes and morally dangerous world of international diplomacy. The complicated relationship between Poland and Russia plays out in multiple subplots. Jury Prize and Best Supporting Actor (Mikhalkov), Gdynia Film Festival.

 Palm Springs International Film Festival

Director Krzysztof Zanussi will be present at the screening of the film for a discussion with the audience. 

Venue: Alliance Francaise de Bangalore, Thimmaiah Road, Vasanth Nagar, Bangalore – 52. 

Tuesday, 3rd March, 2009                        Time: 6.00pm 

Knife in the Water                                 Dir: Roman Polanski 


While driving to sail with his wife Krystyna in his yacht, the arrogant and wealthy Andrzej “stumbles” onto a drifter in front of his car hitchhiking on the lonely road. Andrzej gives a ride to the young man with despisal. When they reach the marina, Andrzej unexpectedly and without any reason invites the young man to sail with them, initiating a tense dispute of power with the youth, in a claustrophobic and erotic environment. Nominated for Best Foreign Film, Academy Awards ‘64 and winner of FIPRESCI award, Venice ’62.


Venue: Alliance Francaise de Bangalore, Thimmaiah Road, Vasanth Nagar, Bangalore – 52. 

Wednesday, 4th March, 2009                    Time: 6.00pm 

Ashes and Diamonds                              Dir: Andrzej Wajda 


Maciek, a young Resistance fighter, is ordered to kill Szczuka, a Communist district leader, on the last day of World War II. Though killing has been easy for him in the past, Szczuka was a fellow soldier, and Maciek must decide whether to follow his orders. Winner of FIPRESCI award, Venice ’59.


Venue: Alliance Francaise de Bangalore, Thimmaiah Road, Vasanth Nagar, Bangalore – 52. 

Thursday, 5th March, 2009                     Time: 6.00pm 

Camouflage                                            Dir: Krzysztof Zanussi 

A group of students who are participating in a university’s summer science camp are drawn into an incredible quagmire of conflicts, ranging from the relatively simple conflict between an engaging and forthright young teacher and his older manipulative colleague, to a contest pitting political correctness against free scientific inquiry. Despite the murkiness of some of the issues in the latter conflict, the students pitch in enthusiastically on what they believe to be the side of righteousness, and passions rise to fever pitch. Winner of Golden Lion, Best Director, Best Actor at Polish Film Festival ’77.


Venue: Ashirvad, 30, St. Mark’s Road cross, Op. State Bank of India 

Friday, 6th March, 2009                           Time: 6.00pm 

Katyn                                                       Dir: Andrzej Wajda 


Katyn is the name of the forest where the Soviets secretly murdered 15,000 Polish officers, intellectuals and professionals over a 3-day period in 1940 (during which a 14-year-old Wajda lost his own father). Stalin’s purpose was to destroy those elements of the population who would be most resistant to Soviet control following WWII. For decades the truth was obfuscated, with the Nazis often blamed for the atrocity. Half a century later, in 1990, Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev admitted his nation’s responsibility. In this elegant production, Wajda recreates war-torn Poland and the stories of both the perpetrators and their victims. Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language Film in 2008.


Venue: Ashirvad, 30, St. Mark’s Road cross, Op. State Bank of India 

Saturday, 7th March, 2009                         Time: 6.00pm 

Polish Animated Short Films                 Dir: Various 

A collection of the best award-winning, groundbreaking animated short films from Poland.  

Venue: Ashirvad, 30, St. Mark’s Road cross, Op. State Bank of India 

8th, 9th, 10th March                     To Be Announced Shortly 

For Further Information, Please Contact: 


Fifth Tri Continental Film Festival


Yamini Vijayan attends the Fifth Tri Continental Film Festival in Bangalore to catch a line-up of powerful and relevant films on human rights issues. There was an unsettling silence that hung heavily in the air. It was one thing to hear politicians bickering over the Kashmir issue on television or international communities debate ‘what would be right for the Kashmiris’. But to listen to the people who have lived in Kashmir for years talk about having to walk through the streets fearing the army and the militants, dealing with violence everyday, is an experience that could leave one feeing queasy within, and rightfully so.There Was A Queen, takes us into the lives of Kashmiri women, who have realised over time, that the only people they can rely on is themselves. ‘Kashmir is now filled with orphans and widows’, states a woman in the film, who is convinced of the futility of war that has brought on nothing but loss of lives and misery.

The Fifth Tri Continental Film Festival, organised by human rights organisation ‘Breakthrough’ with the Bangalore Film Society at Alliance France, Bangalore, last week was centred around human rights violation, in its broadest sense. The 28 films that were handpicked from a collection of 150 films from Asia, Africa and Latin America were part of a travelling film festival that passes through five Indian metros. “We use popular culture to mainstream human rights issues,” says Alika Khosla, director of the film festival in India. Flying Inside My Body is a poignant film that opens out into the personal and professional life of well known photographer Sunil Gupta, who returns to India after years of living abroad. Directed by a bunch of young graduates from Jamia Milia Islamia, this is an unusually honest film that delves into issues of physical appearances, sexuality and photography.

Gupta, an interesting storyteller himself, narrates his experiences of being tested positive for HIV and his life as a gay individual in India. The film received much applause, but it was hard not to have observed how people rushed out of the hall urgently, leaving behind only a handful of people and almost no scope for an interaction session. Why does this happen? “Well, the films are quite intense, some are very disturbing. Some people prefer to discuss the issues later. Some of them like to engage with the film individually, in their own spaces. Others may like to discuss the film with people who are familiar to them,” explains Alika.

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Green unplugged-online film festival

greenGreen unplugged is an online film festival, first of its kind in Asia , Middle East and Africa. You can watch more then 700 documentaries and shorts from 65 countries at this festival and the
venue  is
WHY Online
The benefit you can watch at your convenience of time and space.
This  online film festival is a humble effort to give the upcoming filmmakers as well as established or conscious film-makers a platform where they can showcase their work and present themselves to the larger global audience. Festival is a non-commercial event. It is an open-for-all festival, with free participating/viewing.
Why Green
since we  are the generation who has begun to witness the changing face of our mother earth, the organisers here makes an attempt to find answers to several questions like, where this change will take us – how can/will we adapt to this? Will it bring us – the humanity – closer to each other, and the nature around us? Who do we trust to help us make life-style-altering changes? How will/does it affect our ideals & ism? Can an individual carry the weight for this responsibility? To what level, the human spirit needs to rise to be effective partner in natures’ grand project?  .


Barrie Osborne (Producer, New Zealand, 7 times – Oscar winner)
Michael Pyser (Producer, USA, Several Oscar Nominations)
Shekhar Kapoor (Film-maker/Director, India, Oscar Nominated 2007)

Awards/Rewards :

PEOPLE’S CHOICE (Best Rated) : $5000
POPULAR (Most Viewed) :
Conversation with Conscious Creative
VIRAL (Most Shared/Linked) :
Media Storage Unit – 300 GB
JURY’S CHOICE (Must View) :
Premier Pass to Sundance Film Festival

Festival is non commercial in nature so there is no fee for either participating or viewing. The festival has been watched by more then 375000 people from 7500 cites , 185 countries till date.

human rights film festival



The 5th Tri-continental Film Festival has  opened in Bangalore on Friday.

The festival, India’s only one on human rights features 27 films from over 20countries. It is being held from January 30to February 1at the Alliance Francaise de Bangalore(AFB), Vasanthnagar. The films of suffering, struggle as well as hope, the film fest brings all that.

 There are four sections in the festival:

Body public (six film exploring the engagemaent of human body witu the public sphere),

Not All in Good Faith (seven films on exploitation by business ventures),

The Lion That Defines (Four films on poltical borders)


 Zones of War (11films on strife-torn regions).


The festival is organized by Break-through, an NGO working on human rights issues, along with Bangalore Film society (BSF) and the AFB.

The festival is launched as a perfect vehicle to introduce global human rights issues to the youth There are 11 Asia premieres, eight India premieres and one world premiere in the festival, that will later travel to Goa and Kolkata. Entry is free

.For details, call 25492774/25493705.

BIFF- Film Schedule


16th to 22nd Jan. 2009

Screenings at Vision Cinema, Auditorium-I
Feature Films -35 mm format


9.45 AM

12.00 Noon

2.15 PM

4.30 PM

6.45 PM


The Fourth Man
(Serbia/35mm/2007/107 mins)
Director: Dejan Zecevic

(Sri Lanka /Italy/35mm/2008/109 mins)
Director: Uberto Pasolini

Director: S. Priyadarshan

A Thousand Years of
Good Prayers
(US / 2007 / 35 mm/ 83 mins)
Director: Wayne Wang

(Poland/35 mm/2007/118 mins)
Director: Andrezej Wazda


Gone with the Woman
(Norway/2007/35 mm/90 mins)
Director: Petter Naess

Seven Pounds
(US /2008 / 35 mm / 118mins)
Director: Gabriel Muccino

Egyptian Story
(Egypt/1982/35 mm/120 mins)
Director: Youssef Chahine

Akasa Kusum
(Sri Lanka/2008 /35mm/90 mins)
Director: Prasanna

Tied Hands
(Israel /2006 /35mm / 92mins)
Director: Dan Wolman


(Malayalam/2008/35 mm/100 mins)
Director : M.G.Sasi

L’Orchestra di Piazza
(Italy / 2006 / 35mm / 93min)
Director: Agostino Ferrente

The Man without a Past
Rocky VI Short
(Finland/2002/35 mm/97 mins)
Director: Aki Kaurismaki

The Distance
(Israel/35 mm/1994/90 mins)
Director: Dan Wolman

I Served the King of
(Czech/35 mm/2007/115 mins)
Director: Jiri Menzel


Mee Shreyobhilashi
(Telugu/2008/35 mm/128 mins)
Director: V.Eshwar Reddy

(Norway/2006/35mm/105 mins)
Director: Joanchim Trier

(Bangladesh/2008/35mm/86 mins)
Director: Abu Sayeed

Three Monkeys
(Turkey/2008/35 mm/96 mins)
Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan

The Match Factory Girl
Oo Aina Ihminen (Short)
(Finland/1990/35 mm/68 mins)
Director: Aki Kaurismaki


Lettere del Sahara
(Italy / 2006 / 35mm / 100min)
Director: Vittorio de Seta

Second Half
(Norway /2006 / 35mm / 84min)
Director: Hilde Heier

Drifting Clouds
Those were the Days (Short)
(Finland/1996/35mm/96 mins)
Director: Aki Kaurismaki

La vie Biheme
These Boots (Shorts)
Director: Aki Kaurismaki

Behind the Glass


Double Portrait
(Poland /35mm/2001/114 mins)
Director: Mariusz Front

Director: Joseph Pulinthanath

Bet Collector
(Philippines/2006/35mm/98 min)
Director: Jeffery Jeturian

(France/2006/35mm/125 min)
Director: Alain Resnais

Song of the Sparrows
(Iran / 2008 / 35mm / 96 min)
Director: Majid Majidi


The Choice
(Egypt/1970/35 mm/110 min)

Silent Light
(Mexico/2007/35mm/95 min)

Thru the Wire (Shorts)
(Finland /1999/35 mm/78 min)

Gulabi Talkies
(Kannada/2008/35 mm/122 mins)

Summer 2007
(Hindi/2008/35mm/146 min)
Director: Sushait Tatari


16th to 22nd Jan. 2009

Screenings at Vision Cinema, Auditorium – II
Feature Films -35 mm format


9.45 AM

12.00 Noon

2.15 PM

4.30 PM

6.45 PM



Foreign Sister
(Israel / 2000 / 35mm / 88 min)
Director: Dan Wolman

Half Moon
(Iran / DB/ 2006 / 114 mins)
Director: Bahaman Ghobadi)

Dir : Kornel Mundruczo

Blind Mountain
(China/DB/2007/95 mins)
Dir: Yang Li

My Brother’s summer
(Italy / 2007 / 35 mm / 82 mins)
Director: Pietro Reggianis



Three Monkeys
(Turkey/ 2008 / 35 mm / 96 mins)
Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan

(Belgium / 2007 / DB / 93 mins)
Director: Nic Balthazar

Coast Guard
(South Korea/2002/DB/91 mins)
Director: Kim Ki Duk

The Chorus
(France / 2004 / DB / 96 mins)
Dir: Christophe Barratier

(Korea / 2006 / DB / 97 mins)
Director: Kim Ki Duk



Tricks of Deceptive Love
(Czech / 1970 / 35mm / 120 min)
Director: Jiri Krejik

Spring Summer Fall
(Korea / 2003 / DB /103 mins)
Director: Kim ki Duk

Tuya’s Marriage
(China / 2006 / DB / 86 mins)
Dir: Wang Quanan

(Korea / 2007 /DB / 87 mins)
Director: Kim Ki Duk

(Poland/2002/35mm/69 mins)
Director: Artur Urbanski



Burmese Harp
(Japan / 1956 / 35 mm / 115 mins)
Director: Kon Ichikawa

All Will Be Well
(Poland/2007/35 mm/94 mins)
Director: Tomasz

(Norway/2007/35mm/100 mins)
Director: Marius Holst

Short Sharp Shock
(Germany/1998/35 mm/100 mins)
Director: Fatih Akin

The Yellow House
(Algeria/2007/35mm/84 min)
Director: Amor Hakkar



(France / 1974 / 35mm / 120 min)
Director: Alain Resnais

The Early Bird Catches
the Worm
(Italy/2008/35mm/100 min)
Director: Francesco Patierno

The Tour
(Serbia/35 mm/2007/107 mins)
Director: Goran Markovic

Director: Sergei Dvortsevoy

The Dreams of Dust
(Burkino Faso/2006/35mm/86 min)
Director: Laurent Salgues



Days of Glory
(Algiers / 2006 / 35mm .128 min)
Director: Richard Bouchareb

Dogs have No Hell (Short)
(Finland/1988/35mm/73 min)
Director: Aki Kaurismaki

Foreign Sister
(Israel / 2000 / 35mm / 88 min)
Director: Dan Wolman

(Poland/2003/35mm/104 min)
Director: Darius Gajewski

Banada Neralu
(Kannada/2008/35mm/110 min)
Director: Umashankara



Alice House
(Brazil /2005/35mm/116 min)
Director: Chico Teixeira

On the Wings of Birds
(India/2008/35mm/100 min)
Director: A.N.Prasanna

Elder Blossom
(Germany/2007/35 mm/89 min)
Director: Volker Koepp

Shadow in Paradise
(Finland/1986/35 mm/76 min)
Director: Aki Kaurismaki

Merry Christmas
(2005/France/35 mm/116 mins)
Director : Christian Cairon






2.30 PM

5.00 PM

7:00 pm


Non or the Vain Glory of Command
(Portugal / 1990 / 108 mins)
Director: Manoel de Oliveira

Love Conquers All
(Malaysia / 2006 / 90 mins)
Director: Tn Chui Mui.

(China / 2007 / 90 mins)
Director: Hou Kun


The Box
(Portugal / 1994 / DVD / 94 mins)
Director: Manoel de Oliveira

Fear Eats the Soul
(Germany/ 1974 / DVD / 93 mins)
Director: Fassbinder

(Japan / 2008 / 111 mins)
Director: Sherman Ong


(Hindi / 1982 / DVD / 135 mins)
Script: Vijay Tendulkar

Word and Utopia
(Portugal / 1999 / DVD / 130 mins)
Director: Manoel de Oliveira

Good bye Lenin
(Germany / 2003 / DVD /121 mins)
Director: Wolfgang Becker


I am Going Home
(Portugal / 2001/DVD/ 90 mins)
Director: Manoel de Oliveira

The Art of Flirting
(Singapore / 2006 / DVD / 80 mins)
Dir: Kanlume

Sophie Scholl- The final Days
(German / 2005 / DVD /120 mins)
Director – Marc Rothemund


Summer in Berlin
(Germany / 2005 / DVD / 105 min)
Director: Adreas Dresen

Things we do when we fall in Love
(Malaysia / 2007 / DVD / 89 min)
Director: James Lee

Port of My Infancy
(Portugal / 2001 / DVD / 92 min)
Director: Manoel de Oliveira


Baby Love
(Israel / 1983 / DVD / 85 min)
Director: Dan Wolman

The Art of Flirting
(Singapore / 2006 / DVD / 80 mins)
Dir: Kanlume

A Talking Picture
(Portugal / 2003 / DVD / 96 min)
Director: Manoel de Oliveira


Hide and Seek
(Israel / 1979 / DVD / 88min)
Director: Dan Wolman

(Germany / 2007 / DVD / 89 min)
Director: Christian Petzold

Ben’s Biography
(Israel / 2003 / DVD / 90 min)
Director: Dan Wolman


16th to 22nd Jan. 2009

Screenings at Suchitra Hall (BSK II Stage)
Feature Films – 35mm & Digital format


3. 15 PM

5.30 PM

7.30 PM


Ben’s Biography
(Israel / DVD / 2003 /90 mins)
Director: Dan Wolman

(Bangladesh / 2005 / 35 mm/ 82 mins)
Director: Abu Sayeed

(Kannada/2008/35mm/95 mins)
Dir: Abhaya Simha


The Letter
(Portugal / 1999 / DVD/ 105 mins)
Director: Manoel de Oliveira

An Inning of Life
(Marathi / 2007/ 35 mm / 118 mins)
Director: Sanjay Surkar

Hiroshima Mon Amor
(France / 1959 / 91 mins / 35 mm)
Dir: Alain Resnais


The Man who Quit Smoking
(Sweden / 1972 / 35 mm / 104 mins)
Director: Tage Danielsson

(Italy / 2008 / 35 mm / 90 min)
Director: Angelo Orlando

Last Year at Marienbad
Guernica (Short)
(France / 1959 / 35 mm / 91 mins)
Director: Alain Resnais


The Seduction of Mimi
(Italy / 1972 / 35 mm / 92 mins)
Director – Lina Wertmuller

The Land
(Egypt / 1969 / 35 mm / 130 mins)
Director: Youssef Chahine

Un Notte
(Italy / 2007 / 35 mm / 91 mins)
Director: Toni D Angelo


Same Old Song
(France / 1997 / 35mm / 120 min)
Director: Alain Resnais

Maha Satta
(Marathi / 2008 / 35mm / 110min)
Director: Ramesh Laxman More

Tricks of Deceptive Love
(Czech / 1970 / 35mm / 120 min)
Director: Jiri Krejik


In the Flesh
(Italy / 2008 / 35 mm / 87 min)
Director: Francesco Patierno

The Yellow House
(Algeria / 2007 / 35mm / 84 min)
Director: Amor Hakkar

(France / 1963 / 35 mm /115 mins)
Director: Alain Resnais


Short Sharp Shock
(Germany / 1998 / 35 mm / 100 min)
Director: Fatih Akin

I served the King of England
(Czech / 2008 / 35 mm / 115 min)
Director: Jiri Menzel

The Dreams of Dust
(Burkino Faso / 2006 / 35 mm / 86 min)
Director: Laurent Salgues






























16th to 22nd Jan. 2009

Screenings at Vision Cinema, Auditorium – II
Documentary Films


Title of the film




16. 01. 09



16 mm
Memories, movements and a machine
Dr. Rajkumar – Analysis of a Phenomenon

Lightning Testimonies



40 Min


43 Min

113 Min

3 pm to 3.30 pm – Inauguration – M.S. Sathyu
Ajay Kumar Singh
3.30 pm to 4.10 pm


4.10 pm to 4. 53 pm

4.53 pm to 6.00 pm



K.R. Manoj
Interaction with the Director

Maya Chandra

Amar Kanwar

17. 1. 09





30 Min


30 Min

120 Min

3 pm to 3.30 pm


3.40 pm to 4.10 pm

4. 10 pm 6.10 pm

Shriprakash (psbt)


Vinayaka kulakarni (CIIL)

R.V. Ramani

18. 1. 09



Had Anhad – The Kabir Project

25 Min


120 Min

3 pm to 3. 25 pm
3.25 pm to 3.45 pm

3. 45 pm to 5. 45 pm
5.45 to 6.15 pm

Krupakar/ Senani
Interaction with the Director

Shabnam Virmani
Interaction with the Director


Hua Noor, Curious Green, Mumbai ka raja, Harike
Dr. Clown India

Kannadiga the people their antiquity


45 Min

75 Min

24 Min

28 Min

3 pm to 3. 45 pm

3.45 to 5.00 pm 

5.00 pm to 5.24 pm

5.30 pm to 6 pm

Srishti Students Productions

Girish Machahalli

Jayanthi Manohar / B. S. Manohar
Central Institute of Indian Languages (CIIL)

20 1. 09

Forts of Maharastra


It’s a Boy


28 Min


30 Min

120 Min

3.00 pm to 3.30 pm


3.30 pm to 4.00 pm

4.00 pm to 6 pm

Central Institute of Indian Languages (CIIL)

Vani Subramaniam (psbt)

Deepa Dhanraj
Interaction with the Director

21. 1. 09

Devakaaru (Death of a Viillage)

Death knell of Nilagiri Biosphere

Resisting Coastal Invasion


Malavika Sarukkai

30 Min


28 Min


120 Min

60 Min

77 Min

1.00 pm to 1.30 pm


1.30 pm to 2.00 pm


2.00 pm to 4.00 pm

4.00 pm to 5 pm

5.00 pm to 6.17 pm






Ajay Sharma (psbt)

Prasanna Ramaswamy


Lost and Found

Makers of Bangla literature
Tea Break
Foot Prints of Cinema
Bishar Blues


30 Min

28 Min
14 Min

100 Min
80 Min

1.00 pm to 1.30 pm

1.35 pm to 2.05 pm
2.10 pm 2.24 pm
2.24 pm to 2.55 pm
3.00 pm to 4.40 pm
4. 40 pm to 6.00 pm



Harshvardhan Kulakarni

Central Institute of Indian Languages (CIIL)
Tea break
M.R. Rajan
Amitabh Chakraborthy


16th to 22nd Jan. 2009

Film Screenings at Badami House


4  PM

6.30 P M


Gandhada gudi
Dir. Vijay/1977
(M P Shankar Homage)

Muttina Hara
Dir.S. V. Rjendra Singh (Babu)/1990
(Kan. Retro)


Dir. Dr. Baraguru  Ramachandrappa/1987
(Word to image)

Janumada jodi
Dir. T. S. Nagabharana/199
(Word to image)


Mathad mathadu Mallige
Dir. Nagathihalli Chandrashekhara/2007
(Word to image)

Dir Ravichandran/2003
(Kan. Retro)


Beladingala Bale  
Dir. Suni Kumar Desai /1995
(Kan. Retro)

Dir. Kesri haravoo/1997
(Kan. Retro)


Dir. S. Mahendar /2001
(Kan. Retro)

Mungaru Male
Dir. Yogaraja Bhat/2006
(Kan. Retro)


Dir. K. V. Raju /1996
(Kan. Retro)

Nanjundi Kalyana
Dir. M. S. Rajashekhar/1989
(Kan. Retro)


Gandugali Kumararama
Dir. Bhargava/2006
(Kan. Retro)

Dir. Prakash/2007
(Kan. Retro)




ಗೋಲ್ಡನ್ ಗ್ಲೋಬ್ ಪ್ರಶಸ್ತಿ: ಹಾಗಂದರೇನು?

ಮುಂಬೈ ಸ್ಲಂಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಚಿತ್ರೀಕರಣಗೊಂಡ ಸ್ಲಮ್ ಡಾಗ್ ಮಿಲೇನಿಯರ್ ಸಿನಿಮಾ ನಾಲ್ಕು ಗೋಲ್ಡನ್ ಗ್ಲೋಬ್ ಪ್ರಶಸ್ತಿ ಗಳನ್ನು ಗೆದ್ದುಕೊಂಡಿದೆ. ಎ ಆರ್ ರೆಹಮಾನ್ ಅವರ ಸಂಗೀತಕ್ಕೆ ಗೋಲ್ಡನ್ ಗ್ಲೋಬ್ ಪ್ರಶಸ್ತಿ ದಕ್ಕಿದೆ. ಇದು ಭಾರತೀಯ ಚಿತ್ರರಂಗಕ್ಕೆ ಸ್ಪೂರ್ತಿ ನೀಡಿದೆ. ಈ ಹಿನ್ನೆಲೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಗೋಲ್ಡಲ್ ಗ್ಲೋಬ್ ಎಂದರೆ  ಏನು, ಅದಕ್ಕೆ ಯಾಕಿಷ್ಟು ಮಹತ್ವ ಎಂಬ ಕುರಿತ ಮಾಹಿತಿ ಇಲ್ಲಿದೆ.

ಗೋಲ್ಡನ್ ಗ್ಲೋಬ್ ಪ್ರಶಸ್ತಿಗಳು

golden-globe_0114051ಹಾಲಿವುಡ್ ಫಾರಿನ್ ಪ್ರೆಸ್ ಅಸೋಸಿಯೇಷನ್ ಪ್ರತಿವರ್ಷ ಗೋಲ್ಡನ್ ಗ್ಲೋಬ್ ಪ್ರಶಸ್ತಿಗಳನ್ನು ನೀಡುತ್ತದೆ. ಇದಕ್ಕಾಗಿ ಮನೋಂಜನಾ ಉದ್ಯಮದಲ್ಲಿ ಅತ್ಯುತ್ತಮ ಸಾಧನೆ ಮಾಡಿದ ದೇಶಿ ಹಾಗೂ ವಿದೇಶಿ ಚಲನಚಿತ್ರಗಳನ್ನು ಪರಿಣಗಣಿಸಲಾಗುತ್ತದೆ.

ಆರಂಭ ಹೇಗೆ, ಯಾಕೆ..

ಮನೋರಂಜನಾ ಕ್ಷೇತ್ರದಲ್ಲಿ ನಿಖರವಾಗಿ ಸಮರ್ಥವಾಗಿ ವರದಿಗಾರಿಗೆ ಮಾಡಲು ಇಚ್ಛಿಸುತ್ತಿದ್ದ ಪತ್ರಕರ್ತರ ಗುಂಪು, ಹಾಲಿವುಡ್ ಫಾರಿನ್ ಪ್ರೆಸ್ ಅಸೋಸಿಯೇಷನ್ ನ ಹುಟ್ಟಿಗೆ ಕಾರಣ. ಎರಡನೇ ಮಹಾಯುದ್ಧದ ಸಂದರ್ಭದಲ್ಲಿ ಜನ ಮನೋರಂಜನೆ ಹಾಗೂ ಥ್ರಿಲ್ ಆಧಾರಿತ ಚಿತ್ರಗಳನ್ನು ಹೆಚ್ಚು ಹೆಚ್ಚು ನೋಡಲು ಬಯಸುತ್ತಿದ್ದರು. ಜನರ ಈ ಬೇಡಿಕೆಯನ್ನು ಪೂರೈಸಲು ಆರ್ಸನ್ ವೆಲ್ಲೀಸ್, ಪ್ರೆಸ್ಟನ್ ಸ್ಟರ್ಗೇಸ್, ಮೈಕೆಲ್ ಕರ್ಟೀಜ್ ಮುಂತಾದ ನಿರ್ದೇಶಕರು ಪ್ರಯತ್ನ ನಡೆಸಿದ್ದರು. ಸಂವಹನ ಅತ್ಯಂತ ಕಠಿಣವಾಗಿದ್ದ ಸನ್ನಿವೇಶದಲ್ಲಿ ಲಾಸ್ ಏಂಜಲೀಸ್ ನಲ್ಲಿ ಕೆಲಸ ಮಾಡುತ್ತಿದ್ದ ಕೆಲ ವಿದೇಶಿ ಪತ್ರಕರ್ತರು ಮಾಹಿತಿ ಹಾಗೂ ಸಂಪರ್ಕಗಳ ವಿನಿಮಯಕ್ಕೆ ಮುಂದಾದರು.

1943 ರಲ್ಲಿ ಈ ಪತ್ರಕರ್ತರು ಹಾಗೂ ಬ್ರಿಟನ್ನಿನ ಡೇಲಿ ಮೇಲ್ ಪತ್ರಿಕೆಯ ವರದಿಗಾರರು ಒಟ್ಟಾಗಿ ಹಾಲಿವುಡ್ ಫಾರೆನ್ ಕರೆಸ್ಟಾಂಡೆಂಟ್ಸ್ ಅಸೋಯೇಷನ್ ಹುಟ್ಟುಹಾಕಿದರು. ಧರ್ಮ ಹಾಗೂ ಭೇದ ರಹಿತ ಒಗ್ಗಟ್ಟು, ಈ ಸಂಘದ ಧ್ಯೇಯವಾಗಿತ್ತು.

ಯಾವಾಗ ಆರಂಭ-

ಮೊದಲ ಗೋಲ್ಡನ್ ಗ್ಲೋಬ್ ಪ್ರಶಸ್ತಿ ಪ್ರದಾನ 1944 ರಲ್ಲಿ 20th Century Fox ಸ್ಟೂಡಿಯೋಸ್ ದಲ್ಲಿ ನಡೆಯಿತು. ಬಳಿಕ ಇದು ಪ್ರತಿವರ್ಷ ವಿವಿಧ ಸ್ಥಳಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ನಡೆಯುತ್ತಲೇ ಬಂದಿದೆ. 1950 ರ ಸುಮಾರಿಗೆ ಹಾಲಿವುಡ್ ಫಾರೆನ್ ಪ್ರೆಸ್ ಅಸೋಸಿಯೇಷನ್, ವಿಶೇಷ ಸಾಧನೆಗಾಗಿ ಪ್ರಶಸ್ತಿಯೊಂದನ್ನು ಸ್ಥಾಪಿಸಿ ಅದನ್ನು ಮೊದಲ ಬಾರಿಗೆ ನಿರ್ಮಾಪಕ ಹಾಗೂ ನಿರ್ದೇಶಕ Cecil B. DeMille ಯವರಿಗೆ ನೀಡಲಾಯಿತು. ತದನಂತರ ಈ ಪ್ರಶಸ್ತಿ Cecil B. DeMille ಯವರ ಹೆಸರಲ್ಲೇ ನೀಡಲಾಗುತ್ತಿದೆ.

1963 ರಲ್ಲಿ ಮಿಸ್ ಗೋಲ್ಡನ್ ಗ್ಲೋಬ್ ಪ್ರಶಸ್ತಿ ನೀಡುವ ಪರಿಪಾಠ ಆರಂಭವಾಯಿತು. ಅನಿಮೇಷನ್ ಚಿತ್ರಗಳ ಪ್ರಭಾವವನ್ನು ಗಮನಿಸಿದ ಅಸೋಸಿಯೇಷನ್, 2006 ಅತ್ಯುತ್ತಮ ಅನಿಮೇಷನ್ ಚಲನಚಿತ್ರ ಪ್ರಶಸ್ತಿಯನ್ನು ಹುಟ್ಟುಹಾಕಿತು.

 ವಿಭಾಗಗಳು –

ಟೆಲಿವಿಷನ್ ಮತ್ತು ಸಿನೇಮಾ ವಿಭಾಗಗಳಲ್ಲಿ Best motion picture, ನಾಯಕ ಹಾಗೂ ಪೋಷಕ ನಟ, ನಿರ್ದೇಶನ, ಚಿತ್ರಕಥೆ, ಹಾಡು, ಹಾಗೂ ಅತ್ಯುತ್ತಮ ವಿದೇಶಿ ಚಿತ್ರಕ್ಕೆ ಪ್ರಶಸ್ತಿಗಳಿವೆ.

ಗೋಲ್ಡನ್ ಗ್ಲೋಬ್ ಗೆ ಯಾಕಿಷ್ಟು ಮಹತ್ವ?

ಈ ಪ್ರಶಸ್ತಿಗಳು ಸ್ಥಾಪಿತವಾದಾಗಿನಿಂದಲೂ ಅವುಗಳ ಗುಣಮಟ್ಟದಲ್ಲಿ ಕಿಂಚಿತ್ತೂ ವ್ಯತ್ಯಯ ಬಂದಿಲ್ಲ. ಗೋಲ್ಡನ್ ಗ್ಲೋಬ್ ಪ್ರಶಸ್ತಿ ಬಂದಿದೆಯೆಂದರೆ ಆ ಚಿತ್ರ ಅತ್ಯುತ್ತಮವಾಗಿರಲೇಬೇಕು ಎಂಬಷ್ಟರ ಮಟ್ಟಿಗೆ ಪ್ರಶಸ್ತಿಗಳ ಗುಣಮಟ್ಟವನ್ನು ಕಾಯ್ದುಕೊಳ್ಳಲಾಗಿದೆ. ಜೊತೆಗೆ, ಇವುಗಳನ್ನು ಆಸ್ಕರ್ ಪ್ರಶಸ್ತಿಗಳ ಕೀಲಿ ಕೈ ಎಂದೇ ಭಾವಿಸಲಾಗುತ್ತದೆ. ಈ ಪ್ರಶಸ್ತಿ ಪಡೆದ ಬಳಿಕ ಸಾಕಷ್ಟು ಚಿತ್ರಗಳು ಆಸ್ಕರ್ ಗೆದ್ದುಕೊಂಡು ಯಶಸ್ಸಿನ ನಗೆ ಬೀರಿರುವುದೇ ಇದಕ್ಕೆ ಕಾರಣ. ಈ ಹಿನ್ನೆಲೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಸ್ಲಮ್ ಡಾಗ್, ಭಾರತಕ್ಕೆ ಆಸ್ಕರ್ ಆಸೆಯನ್ನೂ ಚಿಗುರಿಸಿದೆ.


BIFF-Film feast

The 3rd Bengalooru International Film Festival is all set for the launch tomorrow(16-01-09) at four different venues in Bangalore city. The Bengalooru International Film Festival Organized by Suchitra in collaboration with the Government of Karnataka and supported by the Kannada Film Industry, will provide a feast for the good movie lovers in the coming eight days.

The selected Feature Films, documentaries and short films from various countries  will be screened during the festival in various sections from competition to retro and homage.

The Festival, to be staged at the Vision Cinemas complex, K.H.Patil Auditorium and Suchitra Auditorium in the heart of Bengalooru, will adopt some essential reforms both in content and organization.

Following are the list of films short listed for screening in Bangalore film Festival











Gulabi Talkies,

Girish Kasaravalli


122 mins



Banada Neralu

Umashankar Swamy


110 mins




Abhaya Simha


95 mins



Kanchivaram (Tamil)



117 mins



Summer 2007 (Hindi)

Sushail Tatari


146 mins



Yarwing (Kokborok)

Joseph Pulinthanath


95 mins



Mee Shreyobhilashi (Telugu)

V.Eshwar Reddy


128 mins



Atayalangal (Malayalam)



100 mins



 MahaSatta ( Marathi)

Ramesh Laxman More


110 mins




IFFS-60, and FFSI – 50






 Lettere dal Sahara

Vittorio de Seta


100 mins



 L’Orchestra di Piazza

Agostino Ferren


93 mins



 Un notte

Toni D’Angelo


91 mins



 La ragazza del lago

Pietro Reggiani


95 mins



 Bianco e nero

Angelo Orlando


100 mins




Italian Embassy






 In the Flesh 

Francesco Patierno


87 mins



The Early Bird Catches
the Worm

Francesco Patierno


100 mins



Speed of Light

Andrea Papini


90 mins


ಓದನ್ನು ಮುಂದುವರೆಸಿ

ನಮ್ಮ ಫಿಲ್ಮ್ ಫೆಸ್ಟಿವಲ್-BIFF 09

















signs20092The 4th Edition-For JOHN ABRAHAM NATIONAL AWARDS
From this year onwards, SIGNS will be THE INDIAN FESTIVAL OF FEATURES AND NON-FEATURES, showcasing the best among independent, experimental and innovative attempts in film/ Video media from India.
SIGNS includes a national level competition for feature films. Films made in any format – video, digital or film – are eligible to participate in the competition. Apart from awards for categories like the best feature, short feature, non- feature and cinema of resistance, there will be another award for the best experimental work – cinema experimenta – from this year. The last two awards are irrespective of the category.
One of the prestigious gallery sections of the festival will be dedicated to video art from India and abroad.
SIGNS also showcase selected animation films, advertisements and spot films in different gallery sections.
1. Best Feature (Duration 70 minutes or above)
Prize money: Rs 1 lakh
2. Best Documentary
Prize money: Rs 25,000/-
3. Best Short Feature (Duration less than 70 minutes)
Prize money: Rs 25,000/-

4. ” Cinema of Resistance”
(Award for the best film/video on subjects like state oppression, human rights violation, environmental issues or any other matter that suppresses the human spirit, especially in the areas
Like gender equality, social/cultural identity etc)
Prize money : Rs25,000/-
5.the best experimental work – “cinema experimenta”
(Award for the best experimental attempt that expands the horizons of the medium, both aesthetically and technically.)
Prize money: Rs25, 000/-

All Features made after 1st January 2008 and non features /short features made after 1st January 2007 .
( Films made by film makers from India/ Indian diaspora or films made by non-Indians with Indian content)

All awards carry a Certificate of Merit and a memento.

 Films submitted for previous editions of SIGNS / JA Awards are not eligible.

Duration: 70 minutes or above for features, less than 70 minutes for Short Features and no time limit for documentaries.
Language: Any language with English subtitle or dubbed in English.

Last date for submission of applications : 15 JANUARY 2009
(along with a DVD copy and entry fee of Rs.2000/- for features and Rs.500/-for non/ short features)

Intimation of selection : 25th JANUARY 2009

Final submission of selected films : 5th February 2009

Selection procedure
A preview committee of filmmakers, critics and technicians will short-list the entries, for screening before the award Jury.
Besides the films chosen for the Competition section, selected films will be screened in Focus, the non-Competitive section.

Format for final submission
The films must be submitted in DV/Mini DV or 35mm format.

How to Apply

For details and application form visit 

Filled  applications should reach the following address on or before
15th JANUARY 2009

Federation of Film Societies of India
Kerala Sub Region
Kalabhavan, Vazhuthacad
tel:0471 2321953, mob:+91 9446748294,
+91 9447401822,+91 9946089946.

SIGNS 2009
The Indian Festival of Features and Non Features
February 13 -19
Festival Advisor :
Chief Patron:
Shri .M.A.BABY
(Hon. Minister For cultural Affairs & Education, Govt. of Keralam)

Jeevika: Documentary Film Festival 2009

Jeevika: Documentary Film Competition and Festival, which began in 2003, aims at capturing the livelihood challenges faced by the rural and urban poor and bringing it to the attention of the public, media, judiciary, and most importantly, policy makers. It is part of the ‘Law, Liberty and Livelihood Campaign’ (L3C) founded on the principle that the quality of life is intrinsically related to the degree of livelihood and economic freedom. Over the years, Jeevika has been successful in advocating for the cause of numerous small entrepreneurs, self employed, rickshaw pullers, street vendors, sex-workers, child labourers, farmers and forest-dwellers.

To document the livelihood challenges of the rural and urban poor across Asia.
Identify and bring to light policies and social, religious and cultural practices which prevent people from earning an honest living.
Advocate with the policy makers for changes in policies and with social leaders for changes in practices that can have far-reaching impacts on the lives of the poor.

Jeevika 2009, the competition is open to all professional filmmakers and students, who are citizens of any nations provided the documentary focuses on the livelihood of the individuals & communities of the following Asian nations: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand¸Vietnam, People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, Mongolia, North Korea, South Korea and Taiwan.

Competition entry deadline: 31 May 2009

FESTIVAL: 28-30 August 2009, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

PRIZE: 5 lakh INR/10,000 US$, certificates and Advocacy Grants

For Details visit


we are very happy to inform all the film makers that karimnagar film society (affiliated to federation of film societies of india) is organising its regular annual event  ‘ NATIONAL SHORT AND DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL-2009’ from 14-19 February 2009 at Karimnagar,Andhra Pradesh
this is the third edition of regular festival.
The festival consisting of two sections:
the regular festival section with short and documentary films to be screened at main venue FILMBHAVAN and different college auditoria,
and as the second section of the festival
we have introduced a competitive section for the short and documentary films, with cash prizes and ‘INDIAN ROLLER AWARDS’
31 DECEMBER 2008
please respond and send your films
with regards
varala anand