Singapore bans documentary on political exiles

Singapore has banned a documentary on political exiles who have lived abroad for decades, saying the film undermines national security, highlighting the wealthy city-state`s uneasiness over public debate on politics. 

Docu on Naga folk music invited to fests in China, Italy

A feature-length documentary on contemporary Naga folk music has been invited for screening in China, Italy and Romania, apart from competing in the Asia Pacific Screen Awards in Australia.

Martin Scorsese to helm Ramones documentary

Oscar-winning filmmaker Martin Scorsese has been tapped to direct a documentary about the US punk band Ramones.

'Katiyabaaz' tax free in Uttar Pradesh
'Katiyabaaz' tax free in Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh government today announced exemption of entertainment tax on National-award-winning documentary 'Katiyabaaz', which is based on the problem of power theft in Kanpur.

DiCaprio slammed over a documentary

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio has been slammed by oil industry bosses in Canada over an upcoming documentary.

Documentary film breaks new grounds with theatrical release

Competing with mainstream feature films, a documentary on the life of an electricity thief in Kanpur is showing in around 50 theatres across 12 cities of the country.

Leonardo DiCaprio narrates documentary on climate change

Hollywood superstar Leonardo DiCaprio has lent his voice to narrate `Carbon`, a documentary about climate change and effect of carbon emissions.

`Katiyabaaz`: A documentary maker challenges mainstream space

The release of an 80-minute documentary on Kanpur`s electricity hassles against a big banner Bollywood film didn`t seem an alien concept to the makers of `Katiyabaaz`, who were confident of "challenging the mainstream".

`Man with a Movie Camera` voted as ` greatest ever` documentary

`Man with a Movie Camera` directed by Dziga Vertov has been declared as the greatest ever documentary in the inaugural Sight and Sound poll.

I`d love to direct a documentary film: Vikramaditya Motwane

Filmmaker Vikramaditya Motwane, who has decided to present a feature documentary film titled `Katiyabaaz`, says someday he wants to direct a documentary film himself.

The Beatles to get a new documentary

The Beatles are getting a new documentary with Ron Howard in the director`s chair.

`The World Before Her` director elated with Emmy nod

Nisha Pahuja, whose acclaimed documentary `The World Before Her`, has been nominated for the Emmy awards after creating ripples internationally, hopes the honour will help strengthen the documentary community in India.

Rakeysh felt I should make `Ru Ba Ru`: Bharathi

P S Bharathi, who made her directorial debut with `Ru Ba Ru`, a documentary based on `Rang De Basanti` impact, says her filmmaker-husband Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra thought she was the best person to direct it.

LIFF: Rakeysh Mehra to launch `The Rang De Basanti Screenplay`, `Ru Ba Ru`

At the Ladakh International Film Festival (LIFF), filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra is ready to launch two projects close to his heart - a book, which is a screenplay of his 2006 film `Rang De Basanti`, and `Ru Ba Ru`, a documentary film on the effect and impact of the Aamir Khan-starrer.

Daft Punk for new Worldwide documentary

Grammy-award winning music duo Daft Punk are to be the subject of a new TV documentary. French pay channel Canal Plus has commissioned a 60-minute special, reportedly.

Indian-origin woman honoured with international radio award

An Indian-origin woman in Australia has been honoured with an international radio award for her documentary exploring family and domestic violence.

Don`t want to direct Bollywood films: Nisha Pahuja

Nisha Pahuja, the director of award-winning documentary `The World Before her`, says she is keen to direct more such real stories instead of going for a career in Bollywood.

`We should encourage documentary films`, says Aamir Khan

Bollywood actor Aamir Khan who recently released `Chale Chalo`, a documentary on ` Lagaan `, said that it was time to encourage documentary films.

Aamir Khan releases documentary on journey of `Lagaan`

Actor-producer Aamir Khan Sunday released a documentary titled `Chale Chalo` on the journey of his film `Lagaan`.

My father was gay: Robert De Niro

Hollywood star Robert De Niro has revealed that his father was gay and he discovered that years after his parents separated when he was a toddler.