Festival

  • Filmmakers contribute to the 16th Mumbai Film Festival 4 days ago

    Filmmakers contribute to the 16th Mumbai Film Festival to be held from October 14 to October 21. The festival this time is running short of 2.25 crore. "Sustaining this festival is important. It has a very interesting line up with Helen being awarded for her contribution to Indian cinema," said...
  • Ali Mostafa's 'From A To B' to open Abu Dhabi Film Festival 1 week ago

    For the first time, 'From A To B', a film which has been locally produced will open the much-awaited Abu Dhabi Film Festival. The film has been directed by Ali Mostafa. Ali, popular for the award winning film 'City of Life', shows the life of three Western-educated Arab youths who...
  • Benedict Cumberbatch's 'The Imitation Game' takes top prize at the Toronto International Film Festival 1 week ago

    Toronto: "The Imitation Game," a biopic about British mathematician and World War Two code-breaker Alan Turing, won the top prize at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday. The film, which stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Turing, took the Groslch People's Choice award for best film at the 39th edition of the...
  • Himachal Pradesh to hold apple festival September 13, 2014

    Shimla: To promote apples of Himachal Pradesh, the fruit basket of the country, the state tourism department will organise a twoday apple festival here from September 25, an official said on Friday. "As apple is one of the main horticulture crops of the state, we would showcase its varieties to the...
  • Nawazuddin Siddiqui to be honoured at the Chicago South Asian Film Festival for 'outstanding achievement' in cinema September 12, 2014

    Mumbai: Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui says he is being honoured for "outstanding achievement" at the Chicago South Asian Film Festival Sep 16. He says awards and recognition mean a lot to him. Speaking shyly of the honour, Nawazuddin said: "It's something I am quite kicked about." The "Kick" actor would then proceed to...
  • Special trains to clear festive season rush September 12, 2014

    Kolkata: Special trains will be run to clear the festive season rush, authorities said. The South Eastern Railway will run nine pairs of Weekly Superfast Premium Specials between Santragachi and Puri and 17 pairs of Biweekly Superfast Janasadharan Specials between Santragachi and Chennai between September 18 and November 15 with a...
  • India bids adieu to Ganesha September 8, 2014

    The 10 day long Ganesh chaturthi festival comes to an end on Monday. The immersion ceremony has started in many cities across the country and is set to continue late into the night. ...
  • Suspected IM operatives planning to target city in the festive season: Delhi Police Special Cell sources September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Suspected Indian Mujahideen operatives were planning to target the national capital in the festive season, said Delhi Police Special Cell sources on Sunday. Sources said that alleged IM agent Azaz Sheikh, who was arrested on Saturday from Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh, was sent to recce the capital during...
  • Complete Sun Temple beautification work before festival: Dharmendra Pradhan September 6, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan asked the Archaeological Survey of India and the Puri district administration to complete beautification work of the Sun Temple at Konark before the ensuing Navakalebara festival of Lord Jagannth next year. Pradhan gave the direction after visiting the temple and reviewing the progress of...
  • Toronto film festival opens with Robert Downey Jr starrer legal drama 'The Judge' September 5, 2014

    Toronto: The red carpet has been rolled out for the 39th Toronto International Film Festival, which opened Thursday amid criticism over new rules meant to cement the event's reputation as an Oscar kingmaker. The legal drama "The Judge" starring Robert Duvall and Robert Downey Jr as father and son ...
  • Satyajit Rayinspired film 'Asha Jaoar Majhe' leads the Indian lineup at London Film Festival September 4, 2014

    London: A Satyajit Ray inspired film set in Kolkata and a truestory of a girl with cerebral palsy lead the Indian lineup at this year's London Film Festival. The British Film Institute's (BFI) annual film fiesta, to be held between October 8 and 19 across London's most iconic cinemas, revealed...
  • Shahid Kapoor's 'Haider', Deepika Padukone's 'Finding Fanny' to be screened at Busan Film Fest September 4, 2014

    Mumbai: Indian films like "Finding Fanny" and "Haider" will be screened at the forthcoming Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) in South Korea. The two films, along with "Margarita, With A Straw", "Labour Of Love", "Goli Soda" and "Zahir" from the country, will be showcased as part of the 'A Window on...
  • Ganesh Chaturthi a hit with celebrities August 29, 2014

    Festivities are uniting the country on Friday on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi. The festival has always been a hit with celebrities. ...
  • China shuts down Beijing Independent Film Festival August 24, 2014

    Beiing: Chinese authorities blocked an annual independent film festival from opening Saturday, seizing documents and films from organizers and hauling away two event officials in a sign that Beijing is stepping up its already tight ideological controls. Li Xianting, a film critic and founder of the Li Xianting Film Fund, the...
  • Gaza war stops director attending Sarajevo film festival: organizers August 23, 2014

    Reuters: Two Gaza directors won an award at Sarajevo's film festival, though the conflict raging in their home stopped one of them from coming to receive his part of the prize, said organizers. Abdel Salam Shehadeh and Ashraf Mashharawi shared a 7,000pound (8,700euro) bursary at the event late on Thursday, where...
  • Mathura all set to celebrate Janmastami August 18, 2014

    Brindavan in Mathura is all set to celebrate the Krishna Janmastami on Monday. ...
  • Devotees celebrated the traditional 'Bagwal' festival by throwing fruits at each other August 10, 2014

    Thousands of devotees from Kumaon and Garhwal regions of Uttarakhand on Sunday threw apples, pears and flowers at each other as they celebrated traditional 'Bagwal' festival at Devidhura in Champawat district. "We had arranged 10 quintals of pear and apple fruits and four basket full of flowers for the purpose to...
  • NYC music festival to require antidrug video August 10, 2014

    New York: Attendees at the New York City music festival where two people died last year will be required to watch an antidrug video before admission this year. The final day of last year's Electric Zoo festival was called off after two people died of what the city medical examiner said...
  • Collector bans inflammatory posts on social networking sites ahead of festive season August 7, 2014

    The district administration banned the inflammatory posts on social networking sites ahead of festive season, a precautionary measure after such posts led to communal tension in the neighbouring Khandwa town last month. "Due to the Khandwa incident and the festival season, the district administration has decided to ban inflammatory and objectionable...
  • India celebrates Eid, politicians cut across party lines to offer prayers July 29, 2014

    New Delhi: As the holy month of Ramzan comes to an end, the Muslim community in India and across the world celebrates Eid on Tuesday. The moon was sighted on Monday evening and people greeted each other after offering their evening prayers. At Jama Masjid in Delhi, there are tourists...
  • 'The Judge', featuring Robert Downey Jr and Robert Duvall, to open Toronto International Film Festival July 26, 2014

    Toronto: 'The Judge', starring Robert Duvall and Robert Downey Jr, will open the annual Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 4, the festival said on Friday. The film, by 'Wedding Crashers' director David Dobkin, follows a lawyer who returns to his childhood home where his estranged father, who is also a...
  • Priyanka Chopra starrer 'Mary Kom' to have world premiere at Toronto Film Festival July 23, 2014

    Toronto: Priyanka Choprastarrer 'Mary Kom', based on boxer M.C Mary Kom, will have its world premiere here at Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), the organizers announced Tuesday. The 39th Toronto International Film Festival will take place between Sep 4 and 14. "Glamorous Indian star Priyanka Chopra completely transforms herself to play Mary...
  • Nana Patekar to attend London Indian Film Festival July 16, 2014

    Mumbai: Bollywood actor Nana Patekar, known for his brilliant performances in 'The Pool', 'Parinda' and 'Ab Tak Chappan', is all set to be a part of the ongoing London Indian Film Festival. Patekar, 63, will be one of the main guests at the World Premiere of director Samruddhi Porey's 'Hemalkasa' on...
  • Chandrababu Naidu, KC Rao visit temple to mark Bonalu festival July 13, 2014

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, his Telangana counterpart K Chandrasekhar Rao and several other leaders offered prayers at a famous temple in Secunderabad here on the occasion of Bonalu festival. The leaders visited the Sri Ujjaini Mahankali temple which is frequented by thousands of devotees during the festival. Rao...
  • Rajasthan gears up for season of fairs and festivals July 13, 2014

    It's that time of the year again, and Rajasthan is gearing up for a series of annual fairs and festivals that draw a large number of visitors from across the state as well as the country and abroad. From last week of this month till the year end, Rajasthan will play...
  • Over 1.5 lakh pilgrims make Amarnath Yatra July 10, 2014

    Srinagar: More than 1.5 lakh pilgrims have finished the Amarnath Yatra that started here June 28. An official statement on Wednesday said: "As many as 12,345 devotees paid their obeisance before the ice lingam on Wednesday amid chanting of prayers. With this, a total of 155,855 pilgrims have paid obeisance at...
  • 4 shot at Houston festival, 2 hurt when leaving July 6, 2014

    Houston: A man opened fire on an arena floor at a Caribbean music festival, wounding at least four people, police said, and two women were injured as the crowd rushed to flee the shooting. Several thousand people had gathered at the arena for a Fourth of July party at the...
  • Ladakh International Film Festival 2014: 'Kaafiron Ki Namaaz' sweeps awards; Anurag Kashyap, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra skip the closing ceremony July 2, 2014

    Leh: With Iranian, Korean and several competent Indian films being pitted against each other at Ladakh International Film Festival, which concluded recently, one was both surprised and happy to watch 'Kaafiron Ki Namaaz' by young Mumbaibased Bhargav Saikai and Sharma sweep top awards. Directed by Ram Ramesh Sharma, 'Kaafiron Ki Namaaz...
  • Ladakh International Film Festival 2014: The complete list of winners July 1, 2014

    Leh: The third edition of the recentlyconcluded Ladakh International Film Festival screened over 50 films, including Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's 'Bollywood: The Greatest Love Story Ever Told', Deepti Naval's 'Do Paise Ki Dhoop, Chaar Aane Ki Baarish', and several Iranian and Korean films, and also included Asia premiere of Anurag Kashyap's...