Hot on the heels of its world premiere at Mumbai Film Festival, Geethu Mohandas’ debut feature Liar’s Dice has been selected for Sundance Film Festival 2014.
Before donning the director’s hat, Mohandas has acted in twenty seven Malayalam films over more than three decades. She started out as a child actor when she was five years old.
I think our distribution networks need to understand the marketing of such films. You cannot market everything in the same manner. Here everything is sold like potatoes. If it’s a Bollywood film it’s sold like a potato and if it’s an indie film it’s sold like a potato. How will people buy it then?
Cedomir Kolar (French co- producer of “Lunchbox, No Man’s Land) talks to DearCinema about what drew him towards Chingari (Incredible India Award winner) and the market for Indian films abroad
It’s a very complicated issue that I am addressing – body, religion, cinema, theology, psychology. I couldn’t end it with a simple answer. So I opted for this kind of an ending.
From winning the Camera d’Or at Cannes Film Festival to being officially nominated from Singapore for the Oscars in the foreign language category, first-time director Anthony Chen has gone places with his film Ilo Ilo. It recently won him the Best Director award at the Mumbai Film Festival.
Sange Dorjee’s Crossing Bridges, which recently screened at the Mumbai Film Festival, is the first film made in Shertukpen, the dialect spoken by a tribal community of the same name in Arunachal Pradesh. Shot in the hilly villages of Arunachal Pradesh using a Canon 5D, the film will also be showcased at the upcoming International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) in December.
But if someone likes the film because it’s issue-based, I can’t stop them. Like after the screening, someone in the audience shouted, “Jai Bhim”. Maybe it’s after a long time that he saw his representation on the screen.
Shilpa Ranade, a well-known figure in the Indian animation industry, presented her latest feature The World of Goopi and Bagha at the Mumbai Film festival 2013. Produced by the Children’s Film Society of India (CFSI), the film had its world premiere at Toronto International Film Festival 2013E
Resul Pookutty, best known as the Oscar-winning sound designer for Slumdog Millionaire, turned producer for I.D. with five other friends (called Collective Phase One). His ambition for production encompasses the plan of opening a production house of his own very soon.
Shubhashish Bhutiani has every reason to celebrate. His diploma film at the School of Visual Arts in New York was not only the lone Indian film at the prestigious Venice Film Festival this year, but it also won the Orizzonti award for Best Short Film.