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The 3rd Dharamshala International Film Festival (Diff) will open on October 30 with Rajat Kapoor’s critically acclaimed film, Ankhon Dekhi. The four-day festival will showcase feature films, documentaries, short films and animation films. Besides, Diff will also host Masterclasses, panel discussions and Harun Farocki Retrospective.
Feature films to be screened at the festival include Chaitanya Tamhane’s Court, Hansal Mehta’s Citylights, Geetu Mohandas’ Liar’s Dice, Avinash Arun’s Killa, Khyentse Norbu’s Vara: A Blessing, Meenu Gaur and Farjad Nabi’s Zinda Bhaag, Hany Abu-Assad’s Omar, Gabriela Pichler’s Eat Sleep Die, Byamba Sakhya’s Remote Control, Joanna Kos-Krauze and Krzysztof Krauze’s Papusza and Jim Jarmusch’s Only Lovers Left Alive.
Q’s Nabarun, a documentary about famous Bengali writer Nabarun Bhattacharya who passed away in July, will have its »
The nominations for 14th New York Indian Film Festival Awards have been announced! The festival is widely recognized as the oldest, most prestigious Indian film festival in the United States, showcasing some of the greatest talents working in the diaspora. Nyiff boasts five days of premiere screenings of feature, documentary & short films, industry panels, special events, retrospectives, red carpet galas,and an award ceremony to round out the festival. Celebrating its 14th year, Nyiff will run May 5 to 10 at a variety of prestigious New York City venues, including the Skirball Center for Performing Arts, where the opening and closing films are set to take place. Nyiff is dedicated to showcasing, promoting and building an awareness of Independent, art house, alternate and diaspora films from/about/connected to the Indian subcontinent. Their mission is to encourage filmmakers to tell their stories, to educate North America about them and their talent and »
- Stacey Yount
A Still from Liar’s Dice
The 14th New York Indian Film Festival (Nyiff) announced nominations today in various categories of awards. The festival will be held from May 5 to 10 and will screen 23 narrative features and 11 documentaries.
In the Best Feature Film category; Astu, Fandry, Goynar Baksho, Liar’s Dice and Ugly will vie for the award while Anurag Kashyap, Aparna Sen, Buddhadeb Dasgupta, Gajendra Ahire and Nagraj Manjule will compete for the Best Director award.
Full List of nominations:
Bar Stools Blouse The Corner Table Give Into the Night Nightlife
An American in Madras Gulabi Gang Rangbhoomi The Auction House The Unseen Sequence
Apur Panchali As The River Flows Shesher Kobita Virgin Talkies Zinda Bhaag
This coming week the oldest and largest Indian film festival in North America will inundate the cultural fabric of New York City with award-winning, cutting-edge and entertaining films from the Indian subcontinent.
The New York Indian Film Festival, now in its fourteenth edition, is set to screen more than 40 films—features, short narratives and documentaries—from at least four South Asian countries. Organized by the Indo-American Arts Council, the week-long festival will mark the New York premiere screening of director-producer Anurag Kashyap’s widely admired thriller Ugly. It will be the second time for Kashyap at the festival, whose film Gangs of Wasseypur was the closing night film two years ago.
This time the closing film is acclaimed Bengali auteur Aparna Sen’s Goynar Baksho (The Jewelry Box), a film based on a novel of the same name. The centerpiece film is Malayalam director Geethu Mohandas’ Liar’s Dice – which »
- Shelly Walia
The New York Indian Film Festival (Nyiff) announced the full lineup last night for their 14th year of celebrating independent, art house, alternate, and Diaspora films from/about/connected to the Indian subcontinent (May 5 – 10) at the SoHo Tiffin Junction. Dedicated to bringing these films to a New York audience, the festival will feature 34 screenings (23 narrative, 11 documentary) –all seen for the first time in New York City.
The festival highlights various cinemas of India’s different regions – Marathi, Bengali and two films from the Northeast. In addition the festival covers cinemas from the neighboring South Asian countries – four films by Pakistani filmmakers, two from Sri Lanka – a feature and a documentary, and one from Nepal.
The festival’s Marathi films include Postcard and multiple-award winning films Astu and Fandry. Directed by Nagraj Manjule, Fandry received rave reviews in India, winning the grand jury prize at the Mumbai Film Festival in October »
- Press Releases
The New York Indian Film Festival has announced a far-ranging lineup that includes pics from neighboring Pakistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka. Fest runs May 5-10.
Among the world premieres are “Acceptance,” by Ryan Matthew Chan, a Yale undergrad, about a boy who lies to his peers that he has been accepted into Harvard to join their circle, and “Songs of the Blue Hills,” helmed by Utpal Borpujari, which takes a look at the northeastern tribe of Nagas and their music.
” ‘Fandry’ is, in my book, perhaps the best film made in India in 2013,” said fest director Aseem Chhabra.
The 14th edition of the New York Indian »
- Shalini Dore
New Delhi, Jan 13: Veteran Indian actor Naseeruddin Shah will mark his presence at the UAE premiere of Pakistani film "Zinda Bhaag" in Dubai Wednesday. He plays a pivotal role of a gangster in the movie.
The film, which had its Gulf premiere at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival 2013, is releasing in the country Thursday.
"Its invite-only red carpet premiere will be held at Vox Cinemas, Deira City," Front Row Filmed Entertainment's Jean Mathew, who is working on the movie's. »
- Abhijeet Sen
7 items from 2014
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