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  • Want to follow Nora Ephron's footsteps? Try for Romance Screenwriters' Lab April 29, 2014

    Mumbai: If you have a gripping idea for a romantic story and you wish to see it manifest into a book as well, try your luck with the Romance Screenwriters' Lab, a new initiative by NFDC Labs and publishing company Harlequin. NFDC Labs is the training and development arm of the...
  • The Good Road: India's Oscar entry to be screened at Harvard University December 6, 2013

    Mumbai: Gujarati film 'The Good Road', India's official submission for the foreign language film category at the 86th Academy Awards, will be screened at Harvard University's Cambridge campus in Massachusetts, US. A production by the National Film Development Corporation (NFDC), the film will be shown Dec 9 at Harvard University's South...
  • NFDC Film Bazaar 2013 to begin on November 20 in Goa November 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Film Bazaar- South Asia's Global Film Market, NFDC's (National Film Development Corporation) promotional arm, is set to kickstart from 20 - 24 Nov, and will be in its seventh edition this year. The film market, like every year, will be held at Marriott Resort, Goa, alongside IFFI (International...
  • NFDC announces names of 9 scripts for National Script Lab September 25, 2013

    New Delhi: The National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) has announced the names of nine scripts that will be a part of the National Script Lab. These scripts will be mentored by Marten Rabarts (Senior Consultant, Training and Development, NFDC), Olivia Stewart (Script Advisor, Binger Filmlab) and Ritesh Batra (Director of...
  • 'The Lunchbox' and 'The Good Road' are siblings: Gyan Correa September 25, 2013

    Mumbai: Gyan Correa, whose film 'The Good Road' has been selected to represent India at the Oscars, tackles the controversies that have erupted over the film saying 'running my film down is not going to help any other film'. Many felt that 'The Lunchbox' should have been selected for the Oscar...
  • India's Oscar entry 'The Good Road': 10 unknown facts September 21, 2013

    New Delhi: Debut feature filmmaker Gyan Correa's 'The Good Road' will represent India at the Oscars this year. The film was picked by a committee appointed by the Film Federation of India (FFI), which was led by celebrated Bengali filmmaker Gautam Ghose. Here is a list of 10 unknown facts...
  • NFDC makes its award winning films available for online viewing September 6, 2013

    New Delhi: Good news for all cine lovers. Some of the best films made in India under the NFDC banner are now available online. In an attempt to make some of the path breaking films, which have won accolades at various International films festival, the films will now be available...
  • NFDC selects six projects for Screenwriters' Lab, Toronto August 20, 2013

    New Delhi: The National Film Development Corporation has selected six projects for the Screenwriters' Lab, which is going to take place in Toronto. The six projects have been selected from more than 350 applications. The projects will be discussed in Toronto before being sent to Goa where they will be presented...
  • National Award hasn't changed much: Gurvinder Singh December 30, 2012

    New Delhi: Gurvinder Singh received the National Award for the Best Director for his film 'Anhey Ghore Da Daan' (Alms for the Blind Horse) at the 59th National Awards. The film went on to win the awards for Best Cinematography and Best Feature Film in Punjabi as well. It was...
  • Rs 13.60 cr released to NFDC in 2012-13: Government December 19, 2012

    New Delhi: The central government has released Rs 13.60 crore to the National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) during 2012-13 against an allocation of Rs 17 crore, the Lok Sabha was told Tuesday. "During the year 2012-13, Rs.13.60 crore have been released to the NFDC against an allocation of Rs.17 crore for...
  • 6 Indian scripts sent to Venice film festival September 2, 2011

    The National Film Development Corporation has sent scripts of six Indian writers to the Venice International Film Festival. NFDC's Film Bazaar project is trying to bridge the gap between the Indian film industry and the international film fraternity. Film Bazaar serves as a platform for the filmmakers to reach out to...
  • NFDC mourns filmmaker Mani Kaul's death July 7, 2011

    Mumbai/New Delhi: The National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) has mourned the death of eminent filmmaker Mani Kaul, describing him as a "legend" who would be missed by film connoisseurs and students of cinema. Kaul died in New Delhi early on Wednesday following prolonged illness. He was 66. "Mani Kaul was truly a...
  • DVD review: Tagore Stories on Film June 3, 2011

    In this age of torrents and pirated DVDs it is indeed difficult to market a set of classics, even if it about Rabindranath Tagore himself. But the National Film Development Council has pulled out an ace, a set of six DVDs to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore,...
  • NFDC chairman Om Puri plans to revive ailing corp April 24, 2008

    Mumbai: National Film Development Corporation, popularly known as NFDC, is planning to resume film production in a bigger and better way. What’s more, it has got a new Chairman too. Om Puri, the actor who was part of many NFDC films will now head the body and he plans to...
  • NFDC using IFFI to return to former glory November 25, 2007

    Goa: After producing with films like Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron, Ek Doctor Ki Maut and Mirch Masala, the National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) has gone through a lull. But now, it is planning to get its groove back through the International Film Festival of India. NFDC was established in 1975...