Saturday, June 11, 2016

Thithi bags all three top Asia New Talent Awards in Shanghai!

19th Shanghai International Film Festival, China
Asia New Talent Awards
Raam Reddy's Thithi
for its three top categories

Best FilmBest Director, Best Screenplay

Raam Reddy’s Kannada language directorial debut. Thithi is the  the only film from India that has to screen in the 19th Shanghai International Film Festival held in China from 11-19 June.

Overwhelmed with the warm response to Thithi Raam Reddy says, “While the film is still in theatres across India and doing very well, it is really exciting to continue our festival journey, this time with nominations in all three of the top categories in the Asia New Talents Awards. Thithi continues to surprise me with it’s traction in different countries and cultures and I am very excited to see how a Chinese audience respond to the film!”

Produced by Pratap Reddy and Sunmin Park (acclaimed producer of "The Others" starring Nicole Kidman), Thithi was screened in over 12 prestigious international and national film festivals and won 13 awards.
Thithi bagged two top awards –-Pardo d’oro Cineasti Del Presente Premio Nescens”  (Golden Leopard, Filmmakers of the Present Competition) and “Swatch First Feature Award" for the best debut feature— at the Locarno International Film Festival where it had its international premiere in 2015. The film made its Asia premiere at Mumbai Film Festival (MAMI), 2015 and won the Jury Grand Prize in the international competition. The film recently won the 2016 National Award for Best Feature film in Kannada and also won three awards at the Karnataka State Film Awards 2016 - Best Film, Best Dialogues and Best Supporting Actress. The film was also selected for 2016 New Directors/ New Films.
Thithi is a dramatic comedy about how three generations of sons react to the death of the oldest in their clan, a man named Century Gowda: a locally renowned, highly cantankerous 101-year-old man. Set in a small village in Karnataka, the three storylines intertwine before converging at Century Gowda’s ‘thithi’ — the final funeral celebration, 11 days after a death.
The film was released by Suresh Movies in Karnataka on May 6 and has got a tremendous response in its home territory that has been unprecedented for a film of its kind. The film not only received rave reviews but has also won over the audience and is running mostly houseful in urban centers. 

About the Director:
Raam Reddy, 26, is a graduate of Economics from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi and Prague Film School. Previously, he has directed a critically acclaimed short film called Ika (Feather), and published a magic-realism novel titled It’s Raining in Maya.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Congratulations, Bauddhayan, on your Durban coup!



by Bauddhayan MUKHERJI
A Thrilling Vibrato..." , "Originality in mixing humor and pathos" -The Hollywood Reporter

The Violin Player is the story of one day in the life of a failed Bollywood session violinist whose life revolves around remarkable nothingness. Life, that day, throws a carrot at him and he ends up finding expression in an unlikely place. The day unfolds to reveal startling truths about music, art, life and survival.

Produced by Monalisa Mukherji for Little Lamb Films
starring Adil Hussain (The Stranger), Ritwick Chakraborty (The Violin Player)
India - 2015 - 72 min - 1:2.35 - 5.1 - Hindi

presented by filmmaker Bauddhayan Mukherji

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Thursday, June 9, 2016

Savannah Film Festival | Official Call for Entries! Prize for Best Student Film!


Savannah, Georgia - USA October 22 to 29, 2016

The 19th Annual Savannah Film Festival, hosted by top-ranked arts university the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), draws upon an inquisitive and exuberant appreciation for great cinema. This year the Festival offers a diverse showcase of shorts programming, narrative and documentary features, and expanded international programming as a diverse and enriching experience for its over 40,000 attendees.

Best Student Short
A $5,000 USD cash prize will be presented to the winner of the HBO Filmmaker Award for Best Student Short, and a $2,500 editing software package will be presented to the winner of the AVID Award for Best Editing.

All accepted filmmakers enjoy full access to events and screenings.

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June 15, 2016 - Regular Deadline

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The Savannah Film Festival was founded and is hosted by the Savannah College of Art and Design to bring film industry talent and expertise to the students of SCAD and the greater Savannah community, in a relaxed environment that promotes education and a spirit of collaboration.

This year Savannah Film Festival is excited to announce the World Shorts: Brazil category that invites all films made in Brazil and utilizes local crew and talent. The Festival has chosen to recognize short filmmaking from a different country each year, and Brazil has been selected as the current region to kick off this category. All Brazilian films are encouraged to submit under this category listing, and will also be considered for pro-short, animated or student short categories where applicable.

Feature and Short films are now being considered in a variety of categories.

Qualify your work today!