Saturday, January 2, 2016

Congratulations, film critic Archana Nathan

45th Iinternational Film Festival, Rotterdam  27 - 07 FEBRUARY 2016
CineMart  31 - 03 FEBRUARY 2016


International Film Festival Rotterdam recognizes the important role of film criticism and supports journalistic talent with a trainee project for the next wave of film journalists: the IFFR Trainee Project Young Critics.

Bangalore critic Archana Nathan was one among the finalists to represent the IFFR 2016 group of Young Film Critics. They will take part in a talent development programme during IFFR 2016. As a Trainee they are part of the editorial staff, will have 2-3 expert meetings with experienced film critics,
will cover the festival for their own affiliation, take part in the FIPRESCI jury and of course enjoy the full pleasure of being at International Film Festival Rotterdam.


Archana Nathan is a journalist and film critic living in Bangalore, India. She is a staff reporter and sub-editor at The Hindu, a leading English national daily of the country. She reviews Kannada films,  a sub-genre of Indian cinema for the State edition of The Hindu. Trained in Indian classical music and dance for  nine years, Archana writes regularly on music, dance, theatre, culture, education and independent cinema. She holds a Masters degree in Arts and Aesthetics from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi where she studied Art History, Theatre and Performance and Cinema Studies. She has also worked as a research assistant to Ramachandra Guha, a renowned historian from India.

Thursday, December 31, 2015

8th Annual Chicago International Movies and Music Festival - Call for entries

Chicago, Illinois - USA
April 14 to 17, 2016

8th Annual Chicago International Movies and Music Festival (CIMMfest), bringing musicians and filmmakers together for a roaring event that is nonstop with parties, concerts, premiere screenings, and mingling with some of the most exuberant indie artists. Fest goers enjoy the latest in music videos and competitive films that are all focused on music themes whether they're a documentary, feature, short or student project.

Louis Black, co-founder of the world-renowned South by Southwest (SXSW) describes the fest, "CIMMfest reminds me of what South by Southwest was when we were starting it. It has the same intensity and intention and it cares about music and movies." Last year the festival fanned out to 25 venues in Chicago's most vibrant and arts-friendly communities. The film menu included more than 125 documentary and narrative features, shorts, and music videos covering a dizzying array of cultures and genres, from Chinese punk and Cambodian pop to African taarab and vintage hip hop, rock, and blues.

CIMMfest offers enriching cinema and infectious music -- all of which has been culled from artists in every corner of the globe. Guests of CIMMfest have spanned the gamut from film and television star Lizzy Caplan (Masters of Sex) to legendary directors Melvin Van Peebles (Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song) and music icons like Hank Shocklee (Public Enemy), Robert Trujillo (Metallica), Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Booker T. Jones and Sam Lay, Yo La Tengo, Sierra Leone's Refugee All-Stars, and many more!
January 1, 2016 - Late Deadline
February 1, 2016 - Extended Deadline

CIMMfest is Chicago's only music-centric film festival and one of the biggest events of its kind in the United States. It's mission is straight forward: Movies. Music. Inseparable.

The festival is proud to add two new categories this season: Best Original Score and Best Soundtrack. CIMMfest continues to expand its scope to discover the best music driven content and often times a film is only as strong as the score or soundtrack that accompanies it. Films more than 45 minutes with an exceptional original score or soundtrack are encouraged to be submitted regardless of theme.

Films and music videos are now being accepted for consideration - qualify your project today!

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

5th Montclair Film Festival 2016 call for entries

Submit Your Film To The 2016 Montclair Film Festival!

Celebrating our 5th year, the Montclair Film Festival has established itself as New Jersey’s leading film non-profit, with hundreds of screenings, events, education programs and community partnerships providing a unique opportunity for our diverse audience to connect with filmmakers working in all different genres and forms. In addition, our festivals hosts dozens of film and television professionals, offering filmmakers a chance to forge new relationships across the industry. 
Featuring a rich program of films in the Fiction, Non-Fiction, World Cinema, Short and Student Filmmaking categories, as well as a program dedicated to the work of filmmakers from New Jersey, The Montclair Film Festival offers emerging and established artists to present their films in a world-class screening environment, with curated competitions, Audience Awards, and opportunities to reach attending members of the national press. 

Located just a short ride away from New York City, with public transportation directly into midtown Manhattan, Montclair offers a relaxed community environment with sophisticated audiences deeply engaged in the art of film.   

Submit your film today and join for The 5th Annual Montclair Film Festival, April 29-May 8th, 2016! 

Early bird Deadline: November 20th, 2015
Regular Deadline: December 14th, 2015
Late Deadline: January 8th, 2016
Extended Deadline: January 15th, 2016