Friday, August 7, 2015

MARATHI CINEMA ALL THE WAY!

The Indian Film Festival, Stuttgart offers two German Star of India awards. The best feature film 
award carries 4,000 Euros and 1,000 Euros each goes to the Best Documentary, Best Short and 
Audience Choice Award. In addition, there is a Director’s Vision Award to the film that shows 
creative insights.

Director's Vision Award to Gajendra Ahire's  The Silence






















This year the delegates included Dr Mohan Agashe as jury member (his film Asthu 
won the Audience Award here the previous year). He also delivered a well attended talk 
on Marathi Cinema as did Mumbai actor Vipin Shah on the intricacies of acting for 
the cinema. Others present were directors Archana Borhade, Satinder Singh Bedi, 
Will Sankhla, Leslie Udwin, Sagar Shiriskar, Parabeet Singh and German director 
Tom Uhlenbruch.

Director's Vision Award - Special Mention to  Makarand Mane's Ringan 





















Present at the opening film screening of Prashant Nair’s Umrika was India’s Ambassador for Germany, 

Mr Vijay Gokhale

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Award winners at 2015 Indian Film Festival, Stuttgart

*  German Star of India for Best Feature - Chaitanya Tamhane’s debut film Court
* Director's Vision Award -Marathi film The Silence by Gajendra Ahire
* Director’s Vision Special Mention: -Marathi film Ringan (The Quest) by debut director Makarand Mane.


Other Awards 

*German Star of India for Best Documentary -Megha Ramaswamy’s NewBorns 

* German Star of India for Best Short Film -  Safar (Journey) by Pratyusha Gupta 
* Honourable Mention Satindar Singh Bedi for his short film Kamakshi
*Audience Award  -   India's Daughter by Leslee Udwin

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Article reproduced courtesy  http://thecitizen.in   - India's first independent on-line daily newspaper 



Chicago International Film Festival Call for Entries



The Festival's new hub for filmmakers and industry professionals to connect, share ideas and inspire each other, the Industry Days program will examine current and future trends in the art and industry of the entertainment business. Topics covered include artistic, social, and political issues related to filmmaking as well as new modes of production and shifting financing and distribution paradigms. The four-day gathering will be comprised of networking events, master classes, panel discussions, workshops, and a competitive pitch session co-produced by IFP Chicago.

Industry Days dates: Thurs, Oct. 22 - Sun, Oct. 25, 2015
Early Bird Registration deadline: August 17

Click here for more information. For assistance during the registration process, please call 312-683-0121 from 10:00am - 6:00pm (CST) Monday - Thursday and 10:00am - 2:00pm Friday or email info@chicagofilmfestival.com


Wednesday, August 5, 2015

12th edition of the DIFF Call for Entries


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Registration is now open for industry delegates, media and students
offering them exceptional access to the 12th edition of the DIFF, including
an unrivalled programme of screenings, red carpet galas, master classes,
discussions, industry support, workshops and the opportunity to meet
filmmakers, onscreen talent and industry professionals from across
the globe.

For any additional information, please contact us at Registration@filmfest.ae
THE DEADLINE FOR EARLY BIRD
IS SEPTEMBER 30, 2015


For more information on DIFF’s exclusive travel packages please click here

Rotterdam's Cinemart call for projects!

Call for projects

CINEMART, IFFR
INTERNATIONAL CO-PRODUCTION AND FINANCING MARKET
31 January - 3 February 2016

Entry deadline  September 1, 2015

CINEMART 2016
CineMart is the international co-production platform of International Film Festival Rotterdam. It offers a carefully curated selection of 25 feature film projects with market potential.
CineMart is an efficient platform for creating important connections between filmmakers and potential partners. At CineMart you can meet our selection of some 700 CineMart delegates and enjoy our informal networking events.

PROJECTS
We are looking for strong and authentic film projects that already have a director attached and are quite well developed. By the time of CineMart a solid script and financing strategy should be in place and preferably a certain amount of financing.
The selected projects will be thoroughly prepared to work on their financing strategies, so that the one to one meetings can be meetings of high quality to talk about creative and financial partnerships.
AWARDS
The Eurimages Co-production Development Award of € 20.000
The Arte International Prize of € 7.000
The Wouter Barendrecht Award of € 5.000

RESULTS
Each year, about 20 CineMart titles premiere at major international festivals including Cannes, Venice, Locarno, Toronto, Berlin and, of course, Rotterdam.

Some recent results include:
Turist by Ruben Östlund, The Lobster by Yorgos Lanthimos, Mustang by Gamze Ergüven, Boi neon by Gabriel Mascaro and Schneider vs. Bax by Alex van Warmerdam.

MORE INFORMATION
For more information on CineMart, how to apply and the online entry form click on website.

Contact  cinemart@iffr.com for queries

Marit van den Elshout – Head of Industry & CineMart
Bianca Taal – CineMart Manager & IFFR programmer
Inke Van Loocke – Coordinator CineMart & Rotterdam Lab


CineMart is supported by Creative Europe, the City of Rotterdam, the Netherlands Film Fund and international partners.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Los Carbos (Mexico) call for entries!


COME AND SEE WHAT THE NEIGHBORS ARE DOING
MEXICO, USA AND CANADA SHOWCASE THEIR BEST FILMS TO THE WORLD

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Monday, August 3, 2015

4 from India among Busan's 30 strong Asian Project Market selection at the election!


Four Indian film projects among the 
30 official selections at the
2015 Busan Asian Project Market (APM) 



AGRA by Kanu BEHL 
MANTO by Nandita DAS
INDIA ROSE by Geetanjali RAO 

THE SWEET REQUIEM by Ritu SARIN


In its 18th edition, APM, the largest investment and co-production market in Asia, selected a total of 442 projects over the past 17 years, in which approximately 200 projects were completed and introduced in prestigious international film festivals. 

This year’s official selections include 30 titles from 15 countries out of which three are from India!.

APM 2015 presents projects by young up-and-coming Asian directors such as  "Agra" by Kanu Behl (India) who was invited to the Un Certain Regard section of 2014 Cannes Film Festival with his first feature film "Titli", "Cha Cha Cha" by  Do Quoc Trung (Vietnam) and "The Wasted Lan" by Eddie Cahyono (Indonesia) who was invited to the 2014 Rotterdam International Film Festival with SITI.

Korean projects mark a strong presence at this year’s APM with new projects. Also worthy of note this year is the increase in the participation of various Asian countries. Out of many projects from internationally renowned animation directors, “Bombay Rose” by Gitanjali Rao (India) was selected.
Moreover, the selected projects show the current trend of how co-productions between countries surpassed all boundaries.

APM 2015 will take place for 3 days starting Sunday, October 4 to Tuesday, October 6,
in Busan at the BEXCO Exhibition Center II, Hall 4.