FILM FESTIVAL

  • Highlights of the first day of Berlin film festival 1 week ago

    CNN-IBN brings to you the highlights of the first day of Berlin film festival. ...
  • Three Indian films selected for 65th Berlin International Film Festival 1 week ago

    CNN-IBN's Film Critic Meenakshi Shedde talks about three Indian films that have been selected at the Berlin this year. The three films are "Dhanak" by Nagesh Kukunoor, "Chitrashala" by Amit Dutta and "Kamakshi" by Satinder Singh Bedi. ...
  • Nagesh Kukunoor's 'Dhanak' honoured at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival February 15, 2015

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Nagesh Kukunoor's film "Dhanak" has bagged The Grand Prix of the Generation Kplus International Jury for the best feature-length film and also received a special mention at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival. He was also endowed with euro 7,500. The awards were announced Saturday. "@Dhanakthefilm wins grand Prix for...
  • Iranian film 'Taxi' wins Golden Bear top prize at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival February 15, 2015

    Berlin: "Taxi" by Iranian director Jafar Panahi won the Golden Bear prize for best film at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival on Saturday. The award for best director was shared by Radu Jude of Romania for "Aferimi" and Polish director Malgorzata Szumowksa for "Body". Tom Courtenay received the award for best...
  • 'Fifty Shades of Grey' draws unscripted laughs at the Berlin International Film Festival February 12, 2015

    The movie "Fifty Shades of Grey" is about the serious business of sadomasochism and bondage, but you might not have gathered that from the laughter in the audience at a press screening on Wednesday before the world premiere. Dakota Johnson, who plays Anastasia Steele, generally won praise from those at the...
  • e Lounge: Chaitanya Tamhane's debut Marathi film ‘Court’ is an outstanding film February 10, 2015

    Meenkashi Shedde in her new section 'India Indie Club' talks about outstanding films by standards of world cinema. Chaitanya Tamhane's debut Marathi film 'Court' is one such film. We also take a look at Sonam Kapoor's journey to stardom along with a look at the much controversial AIB Knockout. ...
  • India's '175 Grams' wins at Sundance film fest February 4, 2015

    Washington: '175 Grams', directed by Bharat Mirle and Aravind Iyer, is one of the five Short Film Challenge winning films at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. Sundance Institute Jan 28 premiered the Sundance Institute Short Film Challenge, a program of nine international short films, at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival held...
  • Dilip Kumar, Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi get the lifetime achievement award at Jaipur International Film Festival February 2, 2015

    Jaipur: Padam Vibhushan and tragedy king of Bollywood Dilip Kumar was today conferred 'Lifetime Achievement Award' for his contribution to Indian cinema. Actor Anumpam Kher received the award carrying a citation, shawl and srifal (coconut) by the Jaipur International Film Festival (JIFF) organising team, led by its founder chairman Honu Roz,...
  • Dia Mirza: Why has Vidya Balan's performance in 'Bobby Jasoos' been ignored this award season January 31, 2015

    Mumbai: Vidya Balan finds it "sweet" on producer Dia Mirza's part to question why the actress' performance in 'Bobby Jasoos' was not nominated for any leading film awards. However, the National Award winner says she has no regrets about it. Vidya's 2014 film 'Bobby Jasoos' received a fair response from the...
  • Coen Brothers: Presiding over the Cannes Film Festival Jury is a special honour January 20, 2015

    Los Angeles: Filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen have been announced as the co-presidents of the 68th Cannes Film Festival jury. The official line-up and jury of the 2015 festival will be announced in April, reports variety.com. "We look forward to returning to Cannes this year. We welcome as always the opportunity to...
  • Kolkata International Children's Film Festival begins Sunday December 20, 2014

    Kolkata: Workshops, quizzes and over 200 films for children from 25 countries, in addition to India, will be the highlights at the fourth edition of Kolkata International Children's Film Festival beginning here Sunday. As many as 180 films from India will be screened at the fest which concludes Dec 28, said...
  • Argentinian movie 'Refugiado' bags the prestigious Suvarna Chakoram award at the International Film Festival of Kerala December 20, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Argentine movie 'Refugiado' has bagged the coveted 'Suvarna Chakoram' (Golden Crow Pheasant Award) for the Best Feature Film in the 19th edition of the International Film Festival of Kerala, which concluded here today. The movie's director-producer Diego Lerman and co-producer Nicolas Avruj would share the prize money of Rs 15...
  • Asha Bhosle to be honoured at the Dubai International Film Festival December 6, 2014

    Dubai: Legendary Indian singer Asha Bhosle will be awarded with the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) Lifetime Achievement Award for her contribution to Indian cinema. Bhosle, 81, has recorded more than 12,000 songs and is known for her versatility as a singer be it folk songs, Indian classical music, pop songs, ghazals...
  • Palm Springs International Film Festival: Reese Witherspoon to be conferred Chairman's Award at for 'Wild' December 6, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actress Reese Witherspoon is to receive the Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) Chairman's Award. The 38-yea-old actress is being recognised for her role as Cheryl Strayed in 'Wild' an adaptation of Strayed's memoir about hiking 1,100 miles up the Pacific Crest Trail following the death of her mother,...
  • Mumbai Women's International Film Festival: Ila Arun, Charu Khurana to be felicitated December 6, 2014

    Mumbai: Mumbai Women's International Film Festival (MWIFF) will honour actress and singer Ila Arun and make-up artist Charu Khurana with MWIFF Excellence Award. Film editor Namrata Rao will also be felicitated at the closing ceremony of the festival here Dec 13. The eight-day festival aims to promote female filmmakers and provide...
  • Rajat Kapoor-starrer 'X' to be screened at International Film Festival of Kerala December 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Rajat Kapoor-starrer 'X', made by 11 directors, is set to have its India premiere at the prestigious International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) on Dec 14. In Nov, the film had its world premiere at the South Asian International Film Festival in New York. "The 'X' team rocked it...
  • IFFI 2014: Best and worst moments from the film festival December 1, 2014

    Whether it is the selection of films, stars who flew down to Goa or the masterclass celebrities conducted for the delegates, the 45th edition of International Film Festival of India turned out to be a perfect event for those who wanted to understand both Indian and international cinema. Read on...
  • IFFI should have a proper red carpet like Cannes and Venice Film Festival: Wendell Rodricks November 28, 2014

    Panaji: Noted designer Wendell Rodricks feels that International Film Festival of India (IFFI) should have a 'proper' red carpet like the international festivals to promote fashion. The Goa-based designer said that the rich Indian fashion can be promoted through the festival if organisers focus on the glamour side of it. "IFFI...
  • Anil Kapoor, John Abraham to attend 11th Dubai film festival November 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Hindi film celebrities Anil Kapoor, John Abraham, Nana Patekar and Paresh Rawal will attend the 11th edition of the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) along with international stars like Emily Blunt, Kelsey Grammer, Eva Longoria and Olga Kurylenko. The festival, which runs Dec 10-17, will feature 118 films from...
  • IFFI 2014 gets eminent International juries onboard November 20, 2014

    Panaji: From noted cinematographer Slawomir Idziak, Chinese filmmaker Zhang Jianya to actress Seema Biswas, the 45th edition of International Film Festival of India (IFFI) that started Thursday has celebrated film personalities from all over the world as its jury. Idziak from Poland, who is also the jury chairman, is a noted...
  • Dutch filmmaker Tamar Van Den Dop wins best director at KIFF November 17, 2014

    Kolkata: Dutch filmmaker Tamar Van Den Dop was adjudged best director for her film 'Supernova' at the 20th Kolkata International Film Festival, which came to an end today. The best film award was jointly won by Rakshan Banietemad of Iran for 'Tales' and Najwa Najjar of Palestine for 'Eyes of the...
  • Dia Mirza, Shyam Benegal, Sania Mirza kickstart National Children's Film Festival November 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The first edition of the National Children's Film Festival began here today on children's day with a glittering ceremony attended by acclaimed filmmaker Shyam Benegal, actress Dia Mirza and tennis star Sania Mirza. The three-day event was inaugurated by Union Minister of Finance and Information and Broadcasting, Arun Jaitley. Dia,...
  • Real meaning of classics has been lost in the age of selfies: Amol Palekar November 14, 2014

    Kolkata: In the age of trends like selfies and social networking that are a rage among the youth, words like "genius" and "classics" are being used so rampantly and easily that the real meaning of classics has been lost, veteran actor-filmmaker Amol Palekar said here Thursday. The 'Chitchor' and 'Gol Maal'...
  • Amitabh Bachchan to open IFFI 2014, Rajinikanth to receive centenary award November 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Two legends of Indian cinema - megastar Amitabh Bachchan and superstar Rajinikanth - will share the dais at the opening ceremony of the 45th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) to be held at Goa Nov 20-30. Newly-inducted Minister of State, Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore Tuesday announced...
  • Irrfan Khan: Hope Kolkata International Film Festival inspires the upcoming generation to tell their own stories November 11, 2014

    Kolkata: Delighted to attend the opening of the 20th Kolkata International Film festival (KIFF) here, actor Irrfan Khan hoped the event would encourage youngsters to narrate stories they believe in, help them find their own voice and engage a global audience through their craft. Boasting of a rich oeuvre of 137...
  • Shah Rukh Khan urges international filmmakers to experience Kolkata; speaks in Bengali at the opening ceremony of Kolkata International Film Festival November 11, 2014

    Kolkata: All keyed up for being present at the opening of the 20th Kolkata International film festival, Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan Monday urged Australian filmmaker Paul Cox and other international dignitaries to relish the experiences that Kolkata has to offer, including the variety of sweets. Addressing a star-studded audience at...
  • Tanuja hospitalised after complaining of breathing problem November 11, 2014

    Kolkata: Veteran Bollywood actress Tanuja was tonight admitted to a private hospital here after she complained of breathing trouble. Belle Vue Clinic CEO P Tandon said the 70-year-old actress complained of breathing problem after which she was administered oxygen. "Her condition is normal now," Tandon said. Tanuja, mother of Bollywood actresses Kajol...