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And the Oscar goes to... - new film's title!

The 89th Academy Awards happened yesterday in a grand manner, and on the same day, popular Malayalam filmmaker Salim Ahamed announced the title of his next.

 

The title goes by the name, 'And the Oscar goes to'. Quite an interesting title to be revealed on the same day the Oscars happened. The film is said to be based on cinema, and the struggle of a budding young filmmaker. and the lead actors for this Salim Ahamed's directorial are yet to be finalized.
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Eros films win top honors at the prestigious 63rd National Film Awards

The 63rd National Awards have been announced across categories and multiple languages, and Eros’ 2015 releases have once again triumphed with its critically and commercially acclaimed films, such as Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Bajirao Mastani and Tanu Weds Manu Returns among others winning multiple awards.

While Kangana Ranaut won Best Actress for her role in Aanand L Rai’s Tanu Weds Manu Returns, the biggest grosser of 2015, Kabir Khan’s Bajrangi Bhaijaan, starring Salman Khan, won Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment.

Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s epic love story Bajirao Mastani swept away 3 awards — Sanjay Leela Bhansali won Best Director, Remo D’Souza won Best Choreography for the ‘Deewani Mastani’ song and Sudeep Chaterjee won Best Cinematography. Himanshu Sharma won in Best Screenplay Dialogue and Best Screenplay Writer (Original) categories for Tanu Weds Manu Returns.

One of the five films to be shortlisted for the official Oscar nomination from India, Eros’ Malayalam film
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Shyam Benegal Retrospective at Indian Film Festival in Netherlands

Shyam Benegal Retrospective at Indian Film Festival in Netherlands
Five of Shyam Benegal’s films will be screened at the Indian Film Festival The Hague (IndianFFTH) in Netherlands as a retrospective of the renowned film maker. The films are Ankur (1973), Bhumika (976), Suraj ka Satvan Ghoda (1993), Sardari Begum (1996) and Zubeida (2001). Benegal, considered as the pioneer of parallel cinema in India, has won seven National Awards.

Other films to be screened at the IndianFFTH include Adaminte Makan Abu (Abu Son of Adam) by Salim Ahmed, Anhey Ghorhey Da Daan (Alms for the Blind Horse) by Gurvinder Singh, Chillar Party by Nitesh Tiwari and Vikas Bahl and Gattu by Rajan Khosa.

The 2nd edition of the festival will be held from 3rd – 7th October, 2012.
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Bedabrata Pain’s Chittagong to open Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles 2012

Bedabrata Pain’s Chittagong to open Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles 2012
The world premiere of Bedabrata Pain’s drama Chittagong featuring Manoj Bajpayee will open the 10th Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles. The film is set against the backdrop of 1930’s British-occupied Chittagong on the brink of a youth led revolution, and tells the story of 14-year-old Jhunka who comes of age as he is faced with the ultimate questions of sacrifice, love, and the quest for true freedom.

The award-winning film Patang by Prashant Bhargava will be the closing film of the festival. The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles announced its 2012 lineup comprising 33 features, documentaries, and short films.

The eight feature films to be screened at the festival include Salim Ahmed’s Abu, Son of Adam, Rajan Khosa’s Gattu, Karan Gour’s Kshay and Umesh Vinayak Kulkarni’s Deool.

Documentaries include the world premiere of Ruchika Muchhala and Faiza Khan’s look into Indian society with The Great Indian Marriage Bazaar
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Indian entry Abu, Son Of Adam out of Oscar race

A short list of nine films in the 84th Academy Awards foreign language category does not include India's official entry the Malayalam film Abu, Son Of Adam (Adamante Makan Abu) by Salim Ahmed. Among the short-listed films are Iranian film A Separation by Asghar Farhadi, which has already won the foreign language Golden Globe announced recently. The list surprisingly includes Germany's Pina by Wim Wenders, an artistic 3D documentary on the famous German choreographer, dancer, and a
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The Colours of the Mountains bags top honor at 16th Iffk

The Colours of the Mountains bags top honor at 16th Iffk
The Colours of the Mountains (USA) directed by Carlos Cesar Arbelaex won the Best Film at the 16th International Film Festival of Kerala that concluded on Friday. Best Director went to Hamid Reza Aligholian of Iran for Flamingo No:13.

Both Netpac and Fipresci award for Best Malayalam Film went to Adaminte Makan Abu directed by Salim Ahamed.

The 16th Iffk ran from December 9-16,2011.

List of Awards:

Netpac Award

Best Asian Film: At The End Of It All( Aditi Roy)

Best Malayalam Film: Adaminte Makan Abu(Salim Ahmed)

Fipresci

Best Competition Film: The Future Last For Ever (Ozcan Alper)

Best Malayalam Film: Adaminte Makan Abu(Salim Ahmed)

Hassankutty

Adaminte Makan Abu(Salim Ahmed)

Rajatha Chakoram

Best Debut Film: A Stone’S Throw Away(Sebastian Hiriat)

Best Director: Hamid Reza Aligholian(Film: Flemingo No: 13)

Audiance Award: The Painting Lesson (Pablo Perelman)

Suvarna Chakoram

The Coloursof The Mountains(Carlos Cesar Arbelaez)
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Kerala director to spend Iffi prize money on Oscar promotion - Realbollywood.com News

Kerala director to spend Iffi prize money on Oscar promotion - Realbollywood.com News
Panaji, Dec 3: Salim Ahmed, director of Malayalam film 'Adaminte Makan Abu' which won the Silver Peacock prize at the 42nd International Film Festival of India (Iffi), will spend his award money on gearing up for the Academy Award campaign.

'I will spend this money for Oscar promotion,' the Special Jury award winner told the audience in Panaji, after picking up the prize, which comes with a Rs.15 lakh cash award and a citation.

While announcing the award to 'Adaminte Makan Abu', India's only entry to the competition section which comprised of 14 films from 14 countries, jury chairman and Dadasaheb Phalke award winner Adoor Gopalakrishnan.
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International Film Festival of Kerala announces lineup

International Film Festival of Kerala announces lineup
The 16th International Film Festival of Kerala has announced the slate of films that will be screened at the festival from December 9-16, 2011.

National Award winner for Best Film and India’s entry for Oscars—Malayalam film Adaminte Makan Abu (Abu, Son of Adam) directed by Salim Ahamed will be presented in International Competition section at the festival.

Complete lineup:

International Competition

1. A Stone’s Throw Away/A Tiro de Piedra

Dir: Sebastian Hiriat/Mexico/118min/2010

2. Aadimadhyantham

Dir: Sherrey/Malayalam/104min/2011

3. Adaminte Makan Abu/Abu Son of Adam

Dir: Salim Ahmed/Malayalam/101min/2010

4. At the end of it all/Abosheshey

Dir: Aditi Roy/Bengali/118min/2011

5. Black Blood

Dir: Miaoyan Zhang/China|France/123min/2011

6. Body/Vucut (debut)

Dir: Mustafa Nuri/Turkey/104min/2011

7. Delhi in a Day

Dir: Prashanth Nair/Hindi|English/88min/2011

8. Flamingo No.13/Flamingo Shomareh 13

Dir: Hamid Ahmadi Tofighi/Iran/82min/2010

9. Ndoto za Elibidi

Dir: Kamau Wa Ndung’u|Nick
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Day 6: Teesri Manzil was screened as a tribute to Shammi Kapoor

Day 6: Teesri Manzil was screened as a tribute to Shammi Kapoor
Click above for more event stills With the 13th Mumbai Film Festival nearing its end and another three days to go, the excitement continues to be roaring. Melancholia, The Yellow Sea Histórias Que Só Existem Quando São Lembradas, Abu, Son Of Adam, Teesri Manzil and were without doubt the popular movies for the day. Dimensions Mumbai section jury for which Kiran Rao, Renuka Shahane, Vikramaditya Motwane, Onir and Nishikant Kamat were present. Encouraging the young talents and new generation of filmmakers, Kiran Rao said, "It's a great step forward to encourage young filmmakers. This is my first experience as a jury member and I must say it has been great." She further suggested, "We should try and screen these short films before a regular movie screening in theatres. This would give a great platform to budding filmmakers." Kamat added, "Each film had a compelling storyline that portrayed Mumbai and its attractions really well,
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Day 6: Teesri Manzil was screened as a tribute to Shammi Kapoor

Day 6: Teesri Manzil was screened as a tribute to Shammi Kapoor
Click above for more event stills With the 13th Mumbai Film Festival nearing its end and another three days to go, the excitement continues to be roaring. Melancholia, The Yellow Sea Histórias Que Só Existem Quando São Lembradas, Abu, Son Of Adam, Teesri Manzil and were without doubt the popular movies for the day. Dimensions Mumbai section jury for which Kiran Rao, Renuka Shahane, Vikramaditya Motwane, Onir and Nishikant Kamat were present. Encouraging the young talents and new generation of filmmakers, Kiran Rao said, "It's a great step forward to encourage young filmmakers. This is my first experience as a jury member and I must say it has been great." She further suggested, "We should try and screen these short films before a regular movie screening in theatres. This would give a great platform to budding filmmakers." Kamat added, "Each film had a compelling storyline that portrayed Mumbai and its attractions really well,
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Malayalam film Adaminte Makan Abu wins 58th National Film Award for Best Feature

Malayalam film Adaminte Makan Abu wins 58th National Film Award for Best Feature
Malayalam film Adaminte Makan Abu directed by Salim Ahmed won the 58th National Award for Best Feature Film. The 58th National Film Awards for the year 2010 were announced at a press conference in New Delhi on Thursday.

Vetrimaran won the Best Director for Tamil film Aadukalam. Do Dooni Chaar directed by Habib Faisal was declared the Best Hindi Film. Abhinav Kashyap’s Dabangg won the award for Popular film providing wholesome entertainment.

Best Feature Film:

Adaminte Makan Abu

Indira Gandhi Award For Best Debut Film Of A Director:

Baboo Band Baaja (Marathi)

Nargis Dutt Award For Best Feature Film On National Integration:

Moner Manush (Bengali)

Best Hindi Film:

Do Dooni Chaar

Award For Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment:

Dabangg

Best Film On Social Issues:

Champions (Marathi)

Best Film On Environment Conservation/Preservation :

Bettada Jeeva (Kannada)

Best Children’S Film:

Hejjegalu (Kannada)

Best Direction:

Aadukalam (Tamil)

Director: Vetrimaran

Best Actor
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