HindustanTimes Fri,31 Oct 2014
Golshifteh Farahani

Golshifteh Farahani roped in to play Scorpion Singer in Anup Singh’s Mantra

In what is certainly a coup of sorts, Anup Singh's (who gave us Qissa and is currently a part of the New Horizons Jury at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival)Scorpion Singer will be the extremely talented and extraordinarily beautiful Iranian actor, Golshifteh Farahani.
Gour Hari Dastaan

Gour Hari Dastaan to get an IFFI 2014 premiere

Upcoming biopic on Odia freedom fighter Gour Hari Dastaan will be presented to the world at the IFFI 2014 in Goa. The film chronicles Gour Hari's second struggle against an inept and corrupt bureaucracy.
Abu Dhabi Film Festival

Abu Dhabi's Sanad fund is now open to non-Arab filmmakers

The Abu Dhabi Film Festival's funding wing, Sanad, will now be open to non-Arab aspirants. Till now, they were confined to those from the West Asia. Indians can get finance only if he or she has an Arab-themed project.

The growing popularity of Arab cinema

Arab cinema is getting noticed all over the world. Movies like Theeb, The Valley, The Wanted 18 and Iraqi Odyssey have travelled to major movie festivals across the globe. Naji Abu Nowar's Theeb had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival last August-September.

French filmmakers make secret docu on Jarawa, FIR filed

Two French filmmakers have been booked on the charge of trespassing into the protected Jarawa tribal reserve in the Andaman islands and filming a documentary on the threatened aboriginal tribe.
From A to B

Abu Dhabi Film Fest opens with a breezy Emirati work

The eighth edition of the Abu Dhabi Film Festival created history of sorts on Thursday when it opened for the first time with an Emirati work, Ali Mostafa's From A to B. This is a road movie about three Western educated men on a journey from Abu Dhabi to Beirut to visit the grave of a friend.
Robert Altman

Mumbai Film Festival's special focus on filmmaker Robert Altman

Robert Altman, a cult figure from Hollywood who introduced new techniques and trends in the field of cinema, was in the spotlight at the Mumbai Film Festival (MFF), which screened a documentary titled Altman chronicling his life.
Chaitanya Tamhane

Court, Chauranga, Killa take home the honours at MAMI

The 16th Mumbai Film Festival came to a close on Tuesday. Aamir Khan was the guest of honour at the closing ceremony which was attended by celebrities such as Madhuri Dixit, Vaani Kapoor, Esha Gupta, Parineeti Chopra and Anushka Sharma graced.
Plundering Tibet

Free Spirit Film Festival to screen 30 films

A line-up of 30 films has been scheduled for the five-day Free Spirit Film Festival, to be held on the outskirts of this Himachal Pradesh hill station from October 25, an organiser said on Monday.

Irrfan Khan

Irrfan Khan to head Abu Dhabi Film Fest jury

Actor Irrfan Khan will lead the top Narrative Feature Competition Jury at upcoming 8th edition of the Abu Dhabi Film Festival. Khan has been a regular at Abu Dhabi. His Paan Singh Tomar premiered at the festival in 2010 to critical acclaim.

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