FILM FESTIVALS

  • Icelandic Film About 43-Year-Old Virgin Tops Tribeca Awards Yesterday

    New York: An offbeat Icelandic romantic comedy about a 43-year-old virgin has won best narrative feature at the Tribeca Film Festival. 'Virgin Mountain' by the Icelandic filmmaker Dagur Kari also won best screenplay and best actor for Gunnar Jonsson in the festival honors announced Thursday night. The festival jury said the...
  • Freida Pinto to skip 68th Cannes film gala 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Actress Freida Pinto, who made her red carpet debut at Cannes International Film Festival as L'Oréal Paris Brand Ambassador in 2012, will not be attending the event this year due to prior work commitments. "Freida is a beautiful person and is truly a 'Woman of Worth'. Our Indian consumers...
  • Look of the day: Anushka Sharma exudes timeless glamour in a polka-dot dress by Rajesh Pratap Singh 5 days ago

    Anushka Sharma is currently in Beijing attending their International Film Festival and while posing for the photogs, at a press meet, for 'NH 10', the lissome beauty raised her style stakes in an off-the-runway look by designer Rajesh Pratap Singh. The 26-year-old looked pretty in the polka-dotted...
  • This award is a big achievement, it will bridge the gap between Sweden and India: Omung Kumar on 'Mary Kom' being honoured in Stockholm 6 days ago

    Stockholm: Omung Kumar's 2014 directorial 'Mary Kom', which was selected for the Stockholm International Film Festival Junior (SIFFJ), has won the Best Film award and has been endowed with the Bronze Horse Award, the festival's top honour. The jury for the junior section of the festival consisted of children from the...
  • Look of the day: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan looks elegant in a white embellished sari by Meera and Muzzaffar Ali 1 week ago

    New Delhi: If Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's Vogue shoot left you speechless then you will need some time to find the right words to describe the actress in her latest look. Dressed in a white embellished sari by Kotwara, created by Meera and Muzzaffar Ali, Aishwarya's one look will stop you...
  • Confirmed! Aishwarya Rai, Sonam Kapoor to grace red carpet at Cannes 2015 1 week ago

    Mumbai: Actresses Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Sonam Kapoor will return to the red carpet at the 68th Cannes International Film Festival. The two actresses will attend the 12-day festival (May 13-24) as the brand ambassadors of cosmetic brand L'Oreal, which took to Twitter to announce the stars' upcoming appearance. "Retweet if you...
  • Tribeca Film Festival opens with 'Saturday Night Live' documentary April 17, 2015

    New York: The Tribeca Film Festival kicked off with a special screening of 'Live From New York,' a warts-and-all documentary that looks at the storied 40-year history of the late night comedy show 'Saturday Night Live.' Vietnamese-American filmmaker Bao Nguyen's movie, which opened the festival on Wednesday night, traces the show's...
  • Indian films 'Masaan', 'Chauthi Koot' head to Cannes April 17, 2015

    Mumbai: Gurvinder Singh's Punjabi film 'Chauthi Koot' and Neeraj Ghaywan's debut feature 'Masaan' are among the Indian films that have been chosen to be screened in the official UnCertain Regard section of the 68th edition of the Cannes International Film Festival. The announcement was made in Cannes on Thursday. While 'Masaan' is...
  • Nawazuddin Siddiqui's brother's film heads to Cannes April 16, 2015

    Mumbai: 'Miyan Kal Aana', a short film by Shamas Siddiqui, the younger brother of acclaimed actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui, will be screened at the Cannes International Film Festival as part of the 'Short Film Catalog'. "I'm very happy that my first film got selected in the Cannes Court Meterrag Category. I would...
  • EUFF brings 21 award-winning European projects April 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Bringing myriad hues of European cinema, the 20th European Union Film Festival (EUFF) began in the capital on Wednesday. The festival brings a repertoire of 21 award-winning European films. EUFF 2015 was inaugurated by Joao Cravinho, ambassador of the European Union to India in the presence of Aivars Groza,...
  • Hrithik Roshan meets Mamata Banerjee, promises to attend Kolkata film festival April 7, 2015

    Kolkata: Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan met West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday and promised to attend the 21st edition of the Kolkata International Film Festival to be held later this year. "Whenever I see her smiling face, she is just full of love. First of all, I love this...
  • Goa Film Festival runs into controversy as Opposition calls it 'anti-minority' for organising it in 'Holy Week' April 1, 2015

    Panaji: The upcoming Goa State Film Festival has run into controversy with Opposition parties terming the BJP-led government as 'anti-minority' for holding it in the 'Holy Week'. The festival which will showcase 27 films made by Goan producers is scheduled to be held from April 3-5. It would be inaugurated on...
  • 'Haider' to screen at London Asian Film Festival March 16, 2015

    London: Bollywood director Vishal Bhardwaj's 'Haider', an adaptation of William Shakespeare's tragedy 'Hamlet', will have its screening at the 17th London Asian Film Festival (LAFF). The film, which is set in the backdrop of insurgency-hit Kashmir conflicts of 1995 and civilian disappearances, was previously screened at the 19th Busan International...
  • 'Haider' to screen at London Asian Film Festival March 15, 2015

    London: Bollywood director Vishal Bhardwaj's 'Haider', an adaptation of William Shakespeare's tragedy 'Hamlet', will have its screening at the 17th London Asian Film Festival (LAFF). The film, which is set in the backdrop of insurgency-hit Kashmir conflicts of 1995 and civilian disappearances, was previously screened at the 19th Busan International Film Festival. The...
  • Franco, Gere movies among entries at Tribeca Film Festival March 4, 2015

    New York: The 14th-annual Tribeca Film Festival will feature documentaries on Cuban muscle cars, New Yorker cartoonists and police stun guns. The downtown New York festival announced half its slate Tuesday, previewing the films that will play in competition. The festival will feature documentaries across a wide spectrum of subjects, including "Indian...
  • First ever South Asian film festival gets a warm reception in frosty Dallas March 2, 2015

    It was one of those weekends where the popcorn would be best savored in front of your big screen TV at home. But not so for the daring and enthusiastic cinephiles of North Texas. They came in droves, carpooling, putting their Texas-size vans and pick-up trucks to...
  • Highlights of the first day of Berlin film festival February 20, 2015

    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 February 20, 2015

    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...