Television

‘Fireflies in the Abyss’ by Chandrasekhar Reddy gets selected at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/tv-images/2016/03/25/Reddy.jpg?itok=J758EoME

MUMBAI: Chandrasekhar Reddy’s acclaimed Indian documentary Fireflies in the Abyss has been selected to be featured in Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival this year. The festival will be held from 28 April to 6 May 2016.

The film is selected among 38 best features from across the world to be screened in the world showcase section, marking its North American premiere at the festival.

The 23 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival is North America's largest documentary film festival, conference and market that is held annually in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Reddy’s feature captures the dream of an 11-year-old boy who fights his way out of life in the rat-hole coalmines, to put himself in school.

The film made its world premiere at the Busan International Film Festival and made its India premiere at the 14 Mumbai International Film Festival where it won two top awards the Golden Conch award for best documentary feature film and the best cinematography in the national competition category.

Delighted with the selection at Hot Docs, Chandrasekhar says, “After the response and appreciation at the Busan and Mumbai fesivals, it is a great opportunity for the film to get a platform at Hot Docs, which will help reach the North American audiences and market. The Toronto audiences are known to be hugely appreciative and I am really looking forward to present the film there. There is also a brilliant selection of films this year to watch, including Herzog's new film and am hoping to catch some of them."

The short documentary titled Amdavad Ma Famous directed by Hardik Mehta is competing in the international shorts category.

Synopsis of Fireflies in the Abyss:

The ‘rat-hole’ mines in the Jaintia Hills of Northeast India, are hostile pits where men and boys risk their lives everyday to scratch coal out of hard rock. Burrowing into narrow tunnels, they are armed with nothing more than a pickaxe and a torch.

Each of them comes to the coal pit for different reasons. But once there, all of them are looking for a chance to breakout. Some are able to escape, most can’t. Even with the odds stacked against him, Suraj, an 11-year old boy, grapples his way out of this abyss to eventually put himself in school.

The film follows Suraj and several other miners whose lives intertwine with his, to reveal lives under extraordinary circumstances and the brutal choices they are forced to resolve at every turn of their lives

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/08/17/Shashi_Tharoor-Arnab_Goswami.jpg?itok=4tfOqWoc
Republic TV & Pushkar's kin restrained, hearing on 21 Sept

MUMBAI: The Delhi High Court has asked Republic TV and the kin of late Sunanda Pushkar not to indulge in "name calling" in connection with her death case but said there could be a possibility of some posturing from both sides.

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/08/17/Pehredaar_Piya_Ki.jpg?itok=UU4ZWeli
BCCC directs 'Pehredaar Piya Ki' to late night slot with disclaimers

NEW DELHI: The Broadcasting Content Complaints Council (BCCC), a self-regulatory body under the Indian Broadcasting Foundation umbrella, has asked Sony Pictures Network India to move its fictional serial Pehredaar Piya Ki, aired on one of its channels, to the 10 pm slot and simultaneously run a...

Television TV Channels GECs
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/08/17/Shashi%20Shekhar%20Vempati.jpg?itok=_4Vd6-eK
DD logo design submission deadline extended

NEW DELHI: The deadline for submission of logo design for India’s pubcaster Doordarshan has been extended by a week to 20 August 2017, the Prasar Bharati CEO Shashi Shekhar Vempati said yesterday.

Television TV Channels Terrestrial
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/08/16/ch.jpg?itok=72XY1Jyh
Movies Now & DD Sports top respective genres: Chrome

The English movies genre emerged as the most benefitted genre with 2.8 per cent in six metros with Movies Now topping the chart with 48.3 per cent opportunity to see (OTS) in week 32, Chrome Data Analytics & Media reported.

Television TV Channels Viewership
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/08/16/jay.jpg?itok=nNs8G7bM
Boxing Federation of India set to extend pro-league bid submission date (updated)

MUMBAI: The BFI has announced the extended date of submitting the bid documents as 11 September 2017. The tender documents are available on its website. Previously the last date for submitting the bid documents was 16 August. The BFI is looking at licensing the league for 10 years.  " BFI...

Television TV Channels Sports
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/08/16/Vishal%20Gurnani.jpg?itok=SiOULiSQ
Bhojpuri GEC Dishum launched, targets 65 mln C&S homes

MUMBAI: It's hoping to make a big impact on Indians love for everything Bhojpuri. Mumbai-based Dishum Broadcasting flagged off the free-to-air Bhojpuri TV GEC  Dishum just as India entered its seventy-first year of becoming independent. Branded Bhojpuri Dhamaka- Dishum, it is expected to have the...

Television TV Channels Regional
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/08/16/Kalanithi-Maran.jpg?itok=0LrB94av
Sun TV gets 'buy' rating from ICICI & Edelweiss

MUMBAI: Leading brokerages in India have recommended a 'buy' rating for Sun TV, the television channel consistently leading across genres for weeks as per BARC India ratings. ICICI Direct has recommended 'buy' rating with a target price of Rs 830 in its research report dated 14 August, and...

Television TV Channels Regional
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/08/16/Rajkummar.jpg?itok=dQ3Uok06
Rajkummar wins award for Trapped, 'Shab' Australian premiere on 18 Aug

NEW DELHI: Actor Rajkummar Rao won WESTPAC Special Mention Best Actor Jury award at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne for the survival drama Trapped released this year. Rajkummar won huge critical acclaim for the thriller helmed by award-winning filmmaker Vikramaditya Motwane. The movie was...

Television TV Shows Awards
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/08/17/nick.jpg?itok=jYeedMVK
Nick celebrates 'helper kids,' launches Halo

As part of Nickelodeon's commitment to recognize real kids who are making a difference in the world, the network is launching the Nickelodeon Halo Movement, a new year-round pro-social initiative celebrating kids who are helping and leading others (Halo).

Television TV Channels Kids

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories