Movies

Women filmmakers' northeast works to be highlighted at India fest in NY

https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/tv-images/2017/10/23/Priya_Giri_Desai-David_Schwartz.jpg?itok=F8Usp4a2

NEW DELHI: Three films from northeast India and a special focus on films made by women filmmakers will be the highlights of the second edition of the India Kaleidoscope Film Festival (IKFF) to be held in New York next month. The festival is being presented by the Museum of the Moving Image (MOMI) and The India Centre Foundation (ICF) from 9 to 12 November 2017.

Drishyam Films’ Kadvi Hawa directed by Nila Madhab Panda will open the festival and it will close with Director Prakash Kunte’s Cycle. Actor-turned-produced Priyanka Chopra’s Pahuna and Anurag Kashyap’s Mukkabaaz will also feature at the festival.

The films to be screened will explore the most relevant and pressing topics facing the subcontinent, are being made by today’s most progressive filmmakers working in regional languages. This year, India Kaleidoscope will span seven different regional Indian languages and include new programming initiatives that bring independent regional Indian cinema to an even wider audience.

The India Centre Foundation Founding Director Priya Giri Desai said “It is an honour to offer these cinematic works to the film-going community and to give exposure to new sights, sounds and languages from across the Indian subcontinent.”

Museum of the Moving Image Chief Curator David Schwartz said, “India Kaleidoscope, in just its second year, is already making a great impact as a showcase for the incredible diversity of Indian cinema, with its focus on artistic and independent films from the many regions of this sprawling, culturally rich country."

“Indian cinema today is independent and regional language cinema, and these films represent the best and most exciting work from the country. We are thrilled to present this eclectic and wholly original selection of films and filmmakers to the New York and US audience,” said Sudeep Sharma, Festival Programmer.

India Kaleidoscope Film Festival 2017 will screen eight feature films, seven of which will be US or North American premieres. Most of the films will feature directors in person, and a major chunk of the programming lineup feature films directed by women filmmakers.

In an effort to expand IKFF to wider audiences, this year’s closing night screening will be held at the SAG-AFTRA Foundation Theatre in Manhattan. All films will be screened with English subtitles.

The IKFF 2017 programming committee includes Priya Giri Desai (The India Center Foundation), Ashok Sinha (The India Center Foundation), Priyadarshini Shanker (NYU Cinema Studies), Anupama Kapse (Loyola Marymount), Tristine Skyler (Writer and Producer), Ritesh Mehta (Film Independent) and Sudeep Sharma (Film Programmer); with additional programming support from Uma da Cunha and Christina Marouda (Museum of the Moving Image, IFFLA).

The films are: Kadvi Hawa in Hindi stars Sanjay Mishra, Ranvir Shorey, and Tillotama Shome;  Mukkabaaz in Hindi has Vineet Kumar Singh, Zoya Hussain, and Jimmy Shergill; Sonar Baran Pakhi by director Bobby Sarma Baruah in Rajbangshi stars Pranami Borah, Arati Barua, and Pranjal Saikia; Prakasan by Director Bash Mohammed stars Dinesh Prabhakar, and Laya Krishna; Pahuna by director Paakhi Tyrewala in Sikkimese stars Ishika Gurung, Anmoul Limboo, and Manju KC Nanu; and Cycle by director: Prakash Kunte in Marathi stars Hrishikesh Joshi, Priyadarshan Jadhav, and Bhalachandra Kadam.

The documentaries are Up Down And Sideways (Kho ki pa lü) by directors Anushka Meenakshi and Iswar Srikumar in Chokri on rice cultivators, and Last Days. Last Shot by director Sumira Roy in Hindi/Bengali/Bhojpuri on how Life and death co-exist every day on the banks of the Ganges in Varanasi.

ALSO READ :

Maiden Indian film fest in Poland honours Koirala, Mittra

Two internationally renowned Indian films get country premiere at MAMI

NY Indian Filmfest: 'Mukti Bhawan' is best feature, short on  Kejriwal is best docu

L'Oreal Paris ambassadors brighten red carpet at Cannes Film Festival

Latest Reads

https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/02/12/cannel%2B.jpg?itok=1fvodSSn
REWIND NETWORKS' HITS MOVIES LAUNCHES ON MYANMAR'S CANAL+

Singapore/Yangon – Rewind Networks today announced the launch of HITS MOVIES in Myanmar through a carriage deal with CANAL+. The channel is available on Channel 1004 in HD. HITS MOVIES joins sister channel HITS, which has been on CANAL+ (Channel 34) since January 2018.  

Movies International
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/02/10/oscars.jpg?itok=g4JUxhO3
Oscar departs from norm; awards 'Parasite' multiple times

MUMBAI: The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences sprang a few surprises at the Oscar Awards today. For starters, it rechristened the foreign language film category to best international feature film. It took that renaming pretty seriously by showering the South Korean film Parasite with...

Movies International
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/01/23/pvr_cinema.jpg?itok=10qnqsj7
PVR declares FY20 Q3 results, witnesses growth of 8%

MUMBAI: PVR Ltd today announced its unaudited standalone and consolidated financial results for the quarter ended 31 December 2019.

Movies Hindi
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/11/09/pvr_cinemas.jpg?itok=wmgS7pAR
PVR to launch first 12-screen property in Delhi

MUMBAI: Banking on rising theatrical revenues, PVR, one of India’s biggest multiplex chain, will launch its first 12 - Screen Superplex at Vegas Mall, Dwarka, New Delhi, on Monday. The flagship property, biggest by PVR in India so far, will be launched in the presence of the starcast of the...

Movies Hindi
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/11/08/pubg.jpg?itok=HVXZ7j-_
PUBG launches documentary film – ‘BE THE ONE’ on YouTube

MUMBAI: PUBG MOBILE has created a short documentary capturing the journey of homebred competitive players who boldly pursued their dreams of building a career in esports. The 21-minute long documentary film, aired on YouTube on November 4, and has already garnered over 8 lakh views. Three...

Movies Documentary
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/09/10/holy.jpg?itok=8rHaUINR
The biggest hollywood blockbusters will take over star movies in september

MUMBAI: The big India festive season has started and everyone is gearing up with their plans to celebrate it in the best possible avatar. When it comes to grand celebrations and larger than life content offering, no one does it better than Star Movies – the leading Hollywood destination of India.

Movies Hollywood
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/08/16/sattru.jpg?itok=byCPgOSS
Get ready for a blockbuster date with 'Saturday Premiere Nights' at 8 only on &pictures

Having an exhausting week, and still struggling to figure plans for the weekend to unwind?  Well, &pictures, is all set to take you on a transcending journey with some big-ticket actors and superhit movies through its all-new offering ‘Saturday Premiere Nights’. Starting 17th August, &...

Movies Hindi
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/08/14/carter.jpg?itok=3oDvaaY9
Critically acclaimed short film Half Full starring veteran Naseeruddin Shah and Vikrant Massey wins major accolade at ShortsTV’s Best of India Short Film Festival 2019 in Los Angeles

Critically acclaimed short films Half Full, featuring veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah and Vikrant Massey, and Counterfeit Kunkoo, written and directed by Reema Sengupta, were declared winners at ShortsTV’s Best of India Short Film Festival 2019 being held in Los Angeles.

Movies Short Films
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/06/28/movies.jpg?itok=TN01ucGX
Upcoming Bollywood Movies we are excited about in 2019

First half of 2019 saw some amazing movies like Gully Boy, Total Dhamaal and Bharat, But the later half of the year is sure to be more exciting with some really big budget Bollywood films set to release. The upcoming movies that we are really excited about in 2019 and early 2020 are… Student Of The...

Movies Hindi

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories