Saturday, June 29, 2013

Stuttgart unfurls its 10th year celebrations

Complete  Programme

  • Celebrating 100 Years of Indian Cinema
A silent film classic with live Indian classical music   …
Franz Osten’s Throw of Dice (1929)

To the composition of internationally reputed sitar exponent, Nishat Khan

  • Homage to the late Rituparno Ghosh  - Chokher Bali  (2003)  
The noted filmmaker, Rituparno Ghosh. passed away due to a massive heart attack on May 30, 2013. 
The Indian Film Festival Stuttgart mourns his loss and dedicates this screening in his memory

Jury Members :
Feature Film Jurors
Alex Ruhle
Jorn Precht

Jurors of Documentaries
Gudrun Hanke El Ghomri
Joel Fargis
Wolfgang Kerber

Jurors of Short Films
Andreas Dahn
Christoph Holthof – Keim
Selvaggia Velo

In honour of Indian  Jury member,  Revathy
Special Screening :  Ranjith Sankar’s - Molly Aunty Rocks 


In which Revathy plays the central role

The programme - films being screened

Opening film:

Anurag Kashyap, Dibakar Banerjee, Karan Johar and Zoya  Akhtar’s Bombay Talkies

Followed by …

Feature  films
Hansal Mehta’s - Shahid
Anwar Rasheed’s - Ustad Hotel
Neeraj Pandey’s - Special 26
Dr. Biju’s - Akashathinte NiramColor of Sky
Ravi Jadhav’s - Balak Palak  
Kamal K.M’s - I.D
Nitin Kakkar’s - Filmistaan
Abhinav Shiv Tiwari’s - Oass – The Dew Drop  
S.S. Rajamouli’s - Eega
Reema Kagti’s - Talaash
Raghu Jeganathan’s - 500 & 5
Suman Ghosh’s - Shyamal Uncle – Turn off the Lights
Sanjeev Sivan’s - Venal OdungatheEndless Summer
Samit Kakkad’s - Aayna Ka Bayna
Ananth Narayan Mahadevan’s - Life is Good!  
Kuvera Sivalingam, Nelson Sivalingam’s - The Rajini Effect  
Prithvi Konanur’s - AlegaluWaves  
K. Rajesh’s - Chor Chor Super Chor

Feature length documentaries:
Dheeraj Akolkar’s - Liv & Ingmar
Steve Hoover’s - Blood Brothers
Fahad Mustafa and Deepti Kakkar’s - Powerless  
Rudradeep Bhattacharjee’s - The Human Factor  
Nisha Pahuja’s - The World Before her
Joël Farges’s - Alexandra David-Néel – J’irai au pays des neiges
Hochschule der Medien’s – Dancing Colours – 11 minutes

Short films
Govinda Raju’s - Sonyacha AambaGolden Mango
Samvida Nanda’s - 2B or not 2B
Vikram Dasgupta’s -  Calcutta Taxi  
Viver Soni’s Bawdi – The Well  
Kuldip Patel’s - Paroksh
Yugandhara Muthukrishnan’s - Thaambadhyam  
Sumit Vanjari’s - Umbartha
Remesh Sreemoolam Venkitachalam’s - Velicham – The Light in the Dark  
Parthiban Shanmugam’s - A Letter to a Terrorist
Utkarsh Thukral’s  - Aam Kahani – A Common Story  
Raam Reddy’s - IkaFeather
Junaid Imam’s -  MelawaThe Festival of Marriages
Parimal Aloke’s - Saari Raat
Andrea Iannetta’s - Allah is Great
Abhishek Chatterjee’s - Gutthi The Riddle  
Vasudev Keluskar’s - Tatpaschat And after that
Anuj Nijhawan’s - According to Plan A
Shaheen Muhammed’s - Rabiya  
Sonia & Miriam Albert Sobrino’s - Recurrence
Khanjan Kishore Nath’s-  Saknoia – The River Flows

Thursday, June 27, 2013

18th International Children’s Film Festival India
14 – 20 November 2013
Call for Entries in all categories  
18th International Children’s Film Festival India (ICFFI) is calling for entries. The deadline for submissions is July 31, 2013.

The International Children’s Film Festival India also popularly known as The Golden Elephant, is a biennial festival that brings the most delightful and imaginative national and international children’s cinema to young audiences in India. Outstanding features, shorts, live action and animation films are screened over seven days of colourful celebrations. The festival is organized by Children’s Film Society India, currently chaired by Amole Gupte.

ICFFI attracts the largest children’s film festival audience in the world. In the last edition 175,000 children traveled from little villages and towns from across India to view over 150 international films that they would have never been exposed to otherwise.
The 18th edition will have three Competition Sections: Competition International, Competition Asian Panorama and Competition Little Directors where films will compete for the Golden Elephant Trophies, accompanied by cash awards.

ICFFI is organized by Children’s Film Society India (CFSI) a national government body committed to nurturing a dynamic children’s film culture in the country

If you are a producer/director/sales agent of a Children’s film completed after August 2011, you are invited to submit your film for selection to the 18th ICFFI.

We are also sourcing films made by children (age 6 to 16) for Competition Little Directors.  

Enquiries -  

Wednesday, June 26, 2013


First Europe-India Cross-Continental Pitching Contest for Feature Length Film Projects in Development

Berlin/Mumbai June 24th, 2013. PRIMEHOUSE, the organizers of PRIMEXCHANGE Europe-India, and POCKET FILMS, India’s leading aggregator and distributor for alternative content, are delighted to announce PRIMEPITCH, the first Europe-India cross-continental pitching contest for feature length film projects in development.

Producers are asked to submit a two minute visual pitch for a feature length project that demonstrates the potential to attract both European and Indian audiences. The best pitch will win one of ten coveted places at the established co-production workshop PRIMEXCHANGE 2013 in Goa.

“We are very excited about the new partnership with Pocket Films and I’m keen to see the scope of the content presented, as well the differences between European and Indian producers and their approach to the pitch challenge - if in fact there are any.” Frank Stehling, CEO Primehouse said.

PRIMEPITCH, a crowd-voting based initiative, provides a platform for creating momentum around feature film projects in advanced stages of development, across continents and cultures. This valuable tool supports producers in building a community and encourage crowd participation from the start - to an online audience as well as talent, funders, sales agents and more.

Saameer Mody, M.D. of Pocket Films says, “We have already revolutionized the way short films are viewed and distributed in India. Having provided multiple opportunities to filmmakers, we now want to help them realize their ultimate dream – that of making a feature film. We are proud to be associated with Primehouse - a company that shares our ideology - to launch PRIMEPITCH, a first-of-its-kind venture between India and Europe”.

PRIMEXCHANGE is a forum for independent European and Indian film producers. The main focus of the 7-­‐day workshop is the successful development of individual projects, combined with targeted networking opportunities between participants and industry experts. PRIMEXCHANGE 2013, celebrating its fifth anniversary, will be held 18 - 24 November under the banner of Film Bazaar Goa in India.

Film Bazaar is organised by the National Film and Development Corporation (NFDC) and is held each year at the end of November since 2006. Its aim is to facilitate sales of world cinema in South Asia, and to promote India cinema internationally.

PRIMEXCHANGE is supported by the European Commission, Media Mundus.
Contact: PRIMEHOUSE GmbH,, T +49 30 4372 272 910,