Saturday, June 18, 2011

Film India Worldwide now available in select bookshops in the US!

The good news is that Film India Worldwide now has a distributor in the US. UBIQUITY DISTRIBUTORS in BROOKLYN (www.ubiquitymags.com), New York are taking Film India Worldwide to select retail outlets (the list is mentioned below) for magazines.



FIW, published by the founder-editor Uma da Cunha, is a one-of-its-kind quarterly: it provides a two way link between Indian cinema and world screens, with a regular update on films of interest to world distributors and exhibitors.
To know more about us, visit filmindiaworldwide.com/aboutus.html

To get your copy, please see if any of the following stores are in your vicinity and you can then buy it.



CA DAVIS NEWSBEAT - DAVIS



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Friday, June 17, 2011

Bold film ‘Gandu’ wins top prize at the ongoing Seattle film festival

Gandu wins the Jury Prize at the ongoing Seattle International Film Festival New Directors Competition.

 
Directed by Q, the film Gandu was introduced to the international market at the South Asian Film Festival last year (October 27 - November 2, 2010). It follows the life of a poor young man in Kolkata, who is disgusted with his life and finds a friend in an auto-rickshaw driver who is obsessed with Bruce Lee. Together, they escape into a psychedelic fantasy trip fuelled by free base drugs and dirty rap. The film’s high-level performance energy is backed by Kolkata-based band, Five Little Indians. The film is shot in black in white and is co-produced by Overdose with Dream Digital Inc.

 
Having directed this unique film, the Kolkata-based director is different even in that he chooses to be called by the name of 'Q'. He is an arts graduate from Kolkata University, was actively involved in the 1990s with music bands. He produces, writes, shoots and directs films for his progressive art-house (a production, design and music company) in Kolkata, Overdose.
 

 
Gandu has previously won the New York’s South Asian International Film Festival’s Director Award as well as its Jury Prize. It was an official selection at the 2011 Berlin International Film Festival and also screened at the Slamdance Film Festival.
 

Monday, June 13, 2011

Malayalam film wins multiple awards in Spain

Spot News!

Veettilekkulla Vazhi (The Way Home) won the awards for BEST FILM, BEST DIRECTOR AND BEST MUSIC DIRECTOR at the 10th imagineindia film festival Madrid, Spain (May 19 to 31st 2011).

The film is also selected for Zanzibar International Film Festival, London Indian film festival, and Bollywood and Beyond Film Festival Germany in their competition section.



Veettilekkulla Vazhi (The Way Home) revolves around the life of a doctor (played by Prithviraj) who is witness to his wife and five year old son being killed in a terrorist explosion at a Delhi market. He takes a job at a prison hospital, where he treats a woman, a suicide bomber in a critical condition after an attack by the “Indian Jihadi” terrorist group. Before dying she asks him to find her five-year-old son and unite him with his father. Soon the doctor and the boy set out on a mysterious journey to find his father only to discover that the father is head of the very same terrorist group that killed his mother.



Director Biju, who is a homeopathic medical graduate, made his debut as writer and director with Saira (2005), the opening film in ‘Tous Les Cinemas Du Monde’ at Cannes 2007. The film is produced by B C Joshi for the banner Soorya Cinema. Its DOP is M J Radhakrishnan, the music score is by Pandit Ramesh Narayan and has editing by Manoj Kannoth.