Quantcast
News

“Celluloid Man” to screen at British Film Institute

By NewsDesk • Published on June 22, 2013

Celluloid_Man_PosterCelluloid Man by Shivendra Singh Dungarpur will be screened on July 7 at the BFI Southbank in London. This screening has been organized by the British Film Institute and the South Asian Cinema Foundation (SAF).

Celluloid Man is an award-winning documentary on the life and work of film archivist P.K. Nair who is the founder-director of the National Film Archive of India (NFAI).

P.K. Nair and Shivendra Singh Dungarpur will discuss the film with Lalit Mohan Joshi of the South Asian Cinema Foundation after the screening.

Shivendra Singh Dungarpur will deliver the South Asian Cinema Foundation’s 11th Dada Saheb Phalke Memorial Lecture on “The Future of Indian Cinema’s Past” on July 9 at The Nehru Center in London.

Dungarpur will talk about lost films of Indian cinema such as Alam Ara (1931) and the commitment to find them. He will elaborate on the importance of creating awareness and attitudinal change for film preservation as an inherent part of a society’s culture and history and not just as a commercial venture or mere entertainment.

Instituted by the SAF in 2002, the Phalke Memorial Lecture is held annually to raise issues and awareness about South Asian cinema.

Tagged with: , , , , ,

Did you like reading this article?

Get DearCinema in your Inbox

Or grab the RSS feed!

Editor's Pick

Ashim Ahluwalia debunks 12 rules of filmmaking
The maverick director of John and Jane and Miss Lovely shared his insight on ...
DearCinema brings out funding and markets guide for indie filmmakers
DearCinema has brought out a handbook for Indian independent filmmakers who are looking ...
Aditya Vikram Sengupta wins Best Debut Director award at Venice Days
Aditya Vikram SenGupta was named the Best director of a debut film for Bengali film ...
Chaitanya Tamhane talks about”Court” that won two awards in Venice
Mumbai-based filmmaker Chaitanya Tamhane’s debut feature film Court recently had a ...

Join the discussion

Leave a Reply