Television

Over 790 entries for Mumbai International Film Festival

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/tv-images/2015/09/01/fh.jpg?itok=8EndsZkf

NEW DELHI: A total of 793 entries have been received from 34 countries for the Mumbai International film Festival for documentary, short and animation films.

The festival organised by the Films Division will be held as usual at the NCPA, Mumbai, (also known as Tata Centre) from 3 to 9 February.

Information and Broadcasting Secretary Bimal Julka, along with Joint Secretary (Films) Raghvendra Singh held a review meeting with the festival director V S Kundu and the organizing committee members in Mumbai.

Of the entries, 588 are for the national section and 205 for the international section.

MIFF is the oldest and the largest international film festival for the non-feature and animation films in Asia, and is often held at par with internationally renowned short film festivals like Berlin, Leipzig, Krakow (Poland) and Tampere (Finland).

Julka said: “The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting is committed to promoting documentary and short films, and MIFF provides one of the best platforms for showcasing our film making talent. MIFF 2014 brings a lot of valuable content for film makers and cineastes.”

The total number of awards for MIFF 2014 has gone up from 22 to 32. Apart from the regular awards, new awards have been introduced for producer, cinematographer, editor, sound recordist and animator. Awards for the most innovative film (named after Pramod Pati who was an experimental filmmaker and head of the Films Division) and most popular film of the festival have also been instituted.

A veteran Indian documentary filmmaker will be honoured with the V Shantaram Lifetime Achievement Award. MIFF will distribute cash awards worth Rs 55 lakhs apart from golden conches, trophies and certificates to the winners in different categories.

MIFF 2014 will also see an increased international participation. As part of an initiative to take cinema to the students, Cinekids, Amsterdam and Lennep Media will hold a ‘Dutch Children’s film festival-cum-students film workshop’ for school children of Mumbai. ActionAid will hold a film festival on ‘Our City Ourselves’ as part of MIFF 2014.

An attempt is being made to hold a Film Market for documentary films, which will be a first of its kind initiative in India.

In another new initiative, the festival directorate has decided to hold parallel screenings of national competition films in Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Guwahati and Nagpur, for the benefit of documentary film lovers, who are unable to travel to Mumbai to participate in the festival.

The festival will pay tribute to the acclaimed Canadian documentary filmmaker Peter Wintonick who passed away on 18 November by screening his select works. Besides, the festival will have panel discussions, directors’ adda, retrospectives, homages, curated film  packages, seminars, workshops and master classes to make MIFF-2014 a rich and wholesome experience for filmmakers, students and cinephiles.

The government of Maharashtra and the Indian Documentary Producers’ Association (IDPA) are the partners of MIFF 2014.

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/08/18/DD-800x800.jpg?itok=PriYkDkh
Sponsored serials: Doordarshan issues new invite for eight genres

Doordarshan has invited fresh entries under the sponsored category for the mid prime time band in eight different categories.

Television TV Channels Terrestrial
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/08/18/Smriti-Irani.jpg?itok=mgydNZ1A
Doordarshan sourcing agencies' pre-bid meet on 30 Aug

Doordarshan has decided to empanel agencies for crowd sourcing artistes (t

Television TV Channels Terrestrial
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/08/18/dd.jpg?itok=m7Ijk7-U
DD Kashir: Prime Focus, Beehive & Grasshopper shortlisted for packaging

Three agencies have been shortlisted by Doordarshan to undertake the channel packaging work for its channel, DD Kashir. The agencies are -- Prime Focus Technologies Pvt Ltd, Beehive Systems Pvt Ltd, and Grasshopper Media Pvt Ltd.

Television TV Channels Terrestrial
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/08/18/inside%20%281%29.jpg?itok=k6O4gL4H
Hindi GEC: Star Plus reclaims top urban slot & Zee Anmol retains lead in two markets

In the Hindi GEC genre this week, Star Plus has reclaimed its top slot and Zee Anmol has retained its leadership in two markets -- Hindi GEC (rural plus urban) and Hindi GEC - rural, according to BARC India all-India week 32 data.

Television TV Channels Viewership
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/08/18/pkl.jpg?itok=o_f2tEkX
PKL rural telecast exceptionally propels Star Sports First to top

Star Sports First, primarily on the strength of PKL viewership in urban as well as rural areas, has again retained its lead with almost double the ratings as compared to BARC week 32's second position-holder.

Television TV Channels Viewership
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/08/18/viwer.jpg?itok=sSGbkCn6
Times Now narrows gap with Republic TV, again

Over the last few weeks, a see-saw ratings battle is on between the two of the leading Indian English news channels - the Arnab Goswami-led Republic TV that has held a pole position for over a quarter of a year since its launch, and its nearest competitor and the ratings king it dethroned - Times...

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/08/18/ss_0.jpg?itok=BLplwPWV
English Ent.: MNX leads & Zee Cafe retains top slot with significant drop

Times rebranding gamble seems to have paid off. Three weeks after Movies Now 2 was rechristened as MNX, it topped the weekly viewership chart of BARC India's latest all-India data.

Television TV Channels Viewership
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/08/18/love-aur-dhokha.jpg?itok=HtkxcIii
ABP News' 'Love aur Dhokha' revisits 6 untimely deaths

The film and television industry, while well known and envied for its glamour and lifestyle, has also had its fair share of tragedies over the years. Tragedies which took away some of the brightest and most promising stars of the industry and left behind a plethora of questions about what happened...

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/08/18/Brett_Hogg.jpg?itok=kxEwzszH
Sony moves ahead with own distributors in four SE Asian countries post Spider-Man's success

MUMBAI: Sony Pictures Entertainment is reportedly planning to launch distributors of its own in four countries after terminating a longstanding theatrical-releasing joint venture with Disney in Southeast Asia. Sony has plans to launch Sony Pictures Releasing units in Singapore, Thailand, and...

Television TV Channels English Entertainment

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories