Festivals

Exceptional and Soul-stirring Films at the 5th Illuminate Film Festival

For most people, films are the idea of entertainment. Be it rich or poor to educated and uneducated, films influence each and every one in positive and negative (mostly positi...

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9th Jagran Film Festival receives over 3000 Entries

India’s largest travelling film festival - Jagran Film Festival, which is in its 9th edition this year, has received movie entries across 116 countries. The festival h...

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Talented South Asian Filmmakers at the Locarno Film Festival

Sanjeewa Pushpakumara’s latest film project ‘Amma’ has been selected as one of the eight projects in the Open Doors section, which is the Prestigious Locarno...

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Uttarakhand to Host India's First Ever Butterfly Festival

India houses more than 1200 species of birds and 1300 species of butterflies. While bird tourism is already on a roll in India, butterfly tourism is slowly and steadily catchi...

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The Cannes Red-Carpet Protest: 82 Women Protest Inequality in the Film Industry

The Harvey Weinstein scandal was an awakening the world much needed. Thanks to that, the conversation around women in the film industry is finally seeing a shift, with initiat...

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Call Her Ganda: A Mother's Chance to fight for her Daughter

Call Her Ganda, a documentary by Filipino-American director PJ Raval made its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival. The film recounts the tale of how Jennifer Laude, a ...

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Theatre Festivals still in an Amorphous Stage in India

Going out on a weekend to watch a theatre play is not what comes to one's mind in India. Those who watch plays will agree with me that it truly is a magical experience. But it...

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Tribeca Film Festival is for the Virtual Reality Enthusiasts

Virtual Reality (VR) is the latest form of storytelling in Hollywood. Among film festivals, the Tribeca Film Festival has one of the strongest relationships with VR, with seve...

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Cannes in Support of Films made by Dissident Directors

The 71st Annual Cannes Film Festival is scheduled to be held from 8 to 19 May 2018. Asghar Farhadi's psychological thriller Everybody Knows, starring Javier Bardem, Pen&e...

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The First Annual Interplanetary Festival in Mexico

The first annual Interplanetary Festival will draw space enthusiasts from around the world for a two-day celebration of human ingenuity on June 7 and 8, 2018, in Santa Fe, New...

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Vyjayantimala: At the confluence of politics, gender and art

Humra  Quraishi recalls a meeting with Vyjayantimala Bali and shares excerpts from ...

August 4 2020

Bazaar 2 In The Works: Sagar Sarhadi

Khalid Mohamed catches up with the eminent short story writer, film dialogue wordsmith a...

August 3 2020

Little Wonders: The Vanishing Child Stars

Film historian, Dhruv Somani, writes on Bollywood’s little wonders whose fame fade...

August 2 2020