Kolkata Film Festival

  • Kolkata Film Festival begins on November 10 10-11-2013 01:30 PM

    Kolkata: Showcasing a global mix of contemporary and regional cinema - the 19th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) will begin here Sunday. The event will begin at Netaji Indoor stadium in presence of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee along with Indian cinema's bigwigs - Amitabh Bachchan, West Bengal's brand...
  • Bangladeshi film 'Guerrilla' wins KFF award 18-11-2011 06:18 PM

    Kolkata: Bangladeshi film 'Guerrilla', which recreates the heroic deeds of the valiant freedom fighters of the 1971 liberation war on an epic canvas, today won the best Asian film award at the 17th Kolkata Film Festival (KFF) here. Altogether 12 films were competing in the Asian Select section for the...
  • Kolkata Film Fest ends with 'Rang Rasiya' 18-11-2011 05:56 PM

    Kolkata: The Kolkata Film Festival ended today as the most glamourous one ever with Bollywood 'badshah' Shah Rukh Khan, a display of rare photographs taken by Satyajit Ray and screening of two controversial films 'Rang Rasiya' and 'Meherjaan' being the biggest crowdpullers. The presence of SRK and yesteryears' glamour queen...
  • Mamata plans to honour Hollywood directors 18-11-2011 01:23 PM

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday said her government plans to felicitate renowned directors and actors of Hollywood and Bollywood in the 2012 Kolkata Film Festival. "From next year we will felicitate and award the famous directors, actors and even good technicians of Hollywood, Bollywood and Tollywood," she...
  • Full house for 'Rang Rasiya' at Kolkata film fest 16-11-2011 03:04 PM

    Kolkata: Ketan Mehta's historical film Rang Rasiya, based on the life of 19th century painter Raja Ravi Varma, was screened to an overcrowded theatre at the ongoing Kolkata Film Festival (KFF) today. The film starring Randeep Hooda and Nandana Sen is yet to be released commercially and has courted controversy...
  • Empty theatres dishearten filmmakers in KFF 13-11-2011 05:18 PM

    Kolkata: A last-minute change in the screening schedule of the Kolkata Film Festival has left some theatres empty and disappointed filmmakers who have come from different parts of the country to present their award-winning movies. Rajesh Pinjani, who won four National Film Awards including the best debut director, left the...
  • Photos by Satyajit Ray displayed at Kolkata fest 13-11-2011 03:38 PM

    Kolkata: Very few know that Legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray was equally at ease with still camera as he was with a movie camera. Rare photographs taken by Ray are on display at 17th Kolkata Film Festival. The pictures capturing various moments both in India and abroad between late 1950s to...
  • Mamata Banerjee takes elite film fest to masses 12-11-2011 07:04 PM

    Kolkata: With Bollywood's 'Badshah' Shah Rukh Khan and 'Kashmir Ki Kali' Sharmila Tagore by her side, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has taken the hitherto elite Kolkata Film Festival to the masses while giving the exponents of the popular genre of Bengali films a pride of place in the...
  • Marathi, Kannada films to premier at Goa festival 12-11-2011 02:37 PM

    Panaji: A Marathi and a Kannada film would premier at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) 2011, to be held in Goa. IFFI would be held from November 23 to December 3. The inaugural function of the 10-day festival would be held in Margao, 35 km from here. 'Bhageerathi',...
  • Include Tamil films in festival: WB Governor 12-11-2011 02:16 PM

    Kolkata: West Bengal Governor M K Narayanan today asked Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee not to forget Tamil cinema amidst Bollywood and Hollywood at the ongoing Kolkata Film festival (KFF). "The CM had yesterday spoken of Bollywood, Hollywood and Tollywood while inaugurating the film festival. But I want to also include...
  • Film Mart launched at Kolkata film festival 11-11-2011 06:56 PM

    Kolkata: A Film Mart was inaugurated Friday at the 17th Kolkata Film Festival in an endeavour to create a platform for the Bengali film industry to showcase its movies and promote regional cinema in national and international markets. "Film Mart brings film producer and distributors under one roof. It will...
  • What is shown in films is not India: Sharmila 11-11-2011 04:35 PM

    Kolkata: National Award winning actress Sharmila Tagore lamented that despite technological advancements and increased budgets, the real India is not depicted in current films. "Although contemporary films have improved in production, I often find there is a disconnect between the India as it exists today and what is shown," she...
  • Kolkata produces the best of Indian cinema: SRK 11-11-2011 04:20 PM

    Kolkata: Kolkata produces the best of Indian cinema and is the country's cultural and literary hub, Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan said this evening. "I really believe in the cinema of Bengal. We have some of the best cinema coming in from this part of the country," said 'King Khan' at...
  • SRK, Sharmila inaugurate 17th Kolkata Film Fest 10-11-2011 06:31 PM

    Kolkata: With a balance of glamour and tradition, the 17th Kolkata Film Festival (KFF) started here Thursday with Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan and the popular Sharmila Tagore inaugurating the eight-day fest by lighting the ceremonial lamp. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, host of Bengali film personalities including top star...
  • SRK, Sharmila to inaugurate Kolkata film fest 06-11-2011 04:08 PM

    Kolkata: Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan and yesteryear's actress Sharmila Tagore will inaugurate the 17th Kolkata Film Festival (KFF) starting Nov 10, the organiser's said. Veteran actress Supriya Devi will be the guest of honour at the inaugural. Bengali movie star Koel Mullick will be the thali girl for the opening,...
  • Cine magic at Kolkata Film Festival 12-11-2006 01:51 PM

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