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Festival Reports

Bangaluru Festival Report

System Administrator Tuesday July 10, 2018
Cinema is perceived here almost like a religious phenomenon. Each film screening starts with the National Anthem. At the Opening and Closing ceremonies, the Anthem of Karnataka was also heard. In the state only more than 200 feature films are produced annually in Kannada language. It explains the complex system of competitions and awards of the festival itself.
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19th JEONJU INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (2018)

System Administrator Saturday June 2, 2018
Out of the 12 prizes given at the festival, seven were won by women directors - this, despite an overwhelming majority of the competition directors being male. Is this a reflection of the change brought about by the #metoo movement of the past year and the Hollywood industry pushing for gender equality?
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22nd IFFK in Trivandrum, Kerala: A Trip into World Cinema and Malayalam Specificities.

System Administrator Tuesday January 16, 2018
Our unanimous choice went to Newton, by Amit Masurkar (India), the stunningly filmed story of an idealist young man confronted with the democratic process of conducting elections in a remote jungle area, where all the unavoidable contradictions of India’s democracy are revealed.
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TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: 7 – 17 September 2017

System Administrator Saturday October 14, 2017
The latest edition of TIFF lived up to its reputation as a warm, hospitable festival where exciting new voices in cinema get a chance to be showcased. That the festival is deeply embedded in the cultural life of the city is evident from the long queues and crowds outside the theatres even on weekdays.
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Fantastic at Bucheon

System Administrator Tuesday August 1, 2017

​The genre industry is growing and drawing more and more viewers, and Bucheon is set for a wider and technically challenging future. And judging by the audience response, films that were once regarded as B grade have come into their own.

 

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Asian Cinema at BIFFES: Linked by an Unusual Thread

System Administrator Sunday February 12, 2017
Above all, BIFFES, organised by the Karnataka Chalanachitra Academy and led by its Artistic Director N Vidyashankar, is now as much a Bangalore as a Mysore event ever since the two cities began to jointly host the festival a year ago. The opening ceremony which brought together hundreds of people in the state capital Bangalore, was a grand event held in front of a spectacularly lit Vidhan Soudha (the Karnataka Legislature).
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4th QCinema International Film Festival, Quezon City

System Administrator Monday December 12, 2016
This city of new horizons known for its shopping malls and skyscrappers is also the Entertainment capital of the country. It is no surprise that the annual Qcinema International Film Festival which was started just 4 years back has grown into a major cultural event. 
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32nd WARSAW INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

System Administrator Monday December 12, 2016
How I wish these film schools could have had a small counter where the rest of the world could buy their DVDs and show it to eager audiences in their respective parts of the world! Similarly the marketing section of the festival also functions at a low key.
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The Pacific Meridian Film Festival in Vladivostok: a memorable experience.

System Administrator Tuesday October 4, 2016
The program of our Netpac jury (composed of Mrs Nina Kochelyaeva, Russia, Mr Andreas Ungerböck, Austria, and myself, chairman) was composed of eleven films, partly form the main competition , and partly from other sections, like the Panorama, reflecting the spirit of the Pacific Ocean countries.
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20th Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival

System Administrator Wednesday August 17, 2016

The Bucheon International Film Festival (21-31 July 2016), which started as the Fantastic Film Festival in 1997, celebrated its 20th year. BIFAN is the biggest festival of its kind in Asia, and it plays a significant role in the Korean film Industry, with a unique style of film programmes and events. This year, it showed 320 quality films from 49 countries, that catered to the tastes of a varied audience. 

 

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