Not working with stars was my helplessness: Aanand L Rai

Not working with stars was my helplessness: Aanand L Rai

A director should keep challenging himself with each film, said Rai.

Ranveer Singh auditioned for 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag': Mehra

Ranveer Singh auditioned for 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag': Mehra

Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra has revealed that actor Ranveer Singh had auditioned for "Bhaag Milkha Bhaag" but the film eventually went to Farhan Akhtar because the filmmaker says he found the latter's approach to the role most appealing.

Film festivals look down upon 'massy' films: Farah Khan

Film festivals look down upon 'massy' films: Farah Khan

Eight years after it regaled Bollywood audiences with its song and dance sequences, filmy story line about reincarnation and an ensemble cast, Farah Khan's "Om Shanti Om" was showcased at the 37th Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) just recently. The filmmaker, however, feels that "commercial or massy" films are largely looked down upon at film festivals in India.

Hope Priyanka's international fame helps 'Jai Gangaajal': Jha

Hope Priyanka's international fame helps 'Jai Gangaajal': Jha

'Gangaajal' had Ajay Devgn as the lead in the role of a cop. The director said the story of the sequel made him chose a female protagonist.

FTII sympathisers to hold alternative film festival in Goa

FTII sympathisers to hold alternative film festival in Goa

Filmmakers Saeed Mirza, R.V. Ramani and three FTII affiliates, who claimed they were victims of police action, were also present on the occasion.

Goa CM appeals to FTII students to defer IFFI protest

FTII students had staged a 139-day strike from June 12 this year, in protest against the appointment of Gajendra Chauhan as the institute's director.

Amitabh's 'Anthony Gonsalves' inspires ailing artistes fund

Amitabh's 'Anthony Gonsalves' inspires ailing artistes fund

ESG, a Goa government agency, is a co-host of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI).

IFFI 'classics' section to open with Guru Dutt's 'Pyaasa'

IFFI 'classics' section to open with Guru Dutt's 'Pyaasa'

Guru Dutt's 'Pyaasa' will be the opening film in the 'Indian Classics' section at the 45th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) 2015

AR Rahman to attend IFFI closing ceremony

AR Rahman to attend IFFI closing ceremony

 Music maestro A R Rahman will be the chief guest at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), which is slated to begin from November 20 in Goa.

Northeast should have special funds for filmmaking: Manipuri director

Manipuri movie maestro Aribam Syam Sharma, for whom a special retrospective will be held at the 46th IFFI, is glad that films from northeast India are finding increased presence at film galas in the country. He however says filmmakers from the region need financial support from the government to make more movies.

Protests at IFFI won't be 'good practise', says Jaitley

Arun Jaitley said on Tuesday that if FTII students stage a protest at the forthcoming International Film Festival of India won't be a "good practise".

IFFI 2015 to pay homage to Ravindra Jain, K. Balachander

IFFI 2015 to pay homage to Ravindra Jain, K. Balachander

 International Film Festival of India (IFFI) will pay homage to eminent artists like Ravindra Jain, Aadesh Shrivastava

IFFI 2015 to pay homage to K Balachander, Ravindra Jain

IFFI 2015 to pay homage to K Balachander, Ravindra Jain

 Noted filmmaker K Balachander, music composers Ravindra Jain and Aadesh Shrivastava will be honoured with a special tribute at the 46th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) to be held in Goa from November 20 to 30.

FFI, FWICE extend support to filmmakers, not to attend IFFI

Alleging "step-motherly" treatment by the government, a film body which decides India's official entry to the Oscars every year has joined the protesting writers and filmmakers by announcing that it will not attend the upcoming IFFI this year.

Russian movie 'Leviathon' wins best film award at IFFI

Russian movie "Leviathon", directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev, won the best film award, while Marathi film "Ek Hazarachi Note" won two awards at the 45th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) which concluded in Goa Sunday.

Russian film 'Leviathan' wins Golden Peacock at IFFI 2014

Russian film 'Leviathan' wins Golden Peacock at IFFI 2014

 Russian director Andrey Zvyaginstev's survival drama 'Leviathan' won the coveted Golden Peacock award while Marathi movie 'Ek Haazarachi Note' bagged the centenary trophy for best film at the 45th International Film Festival of India (IFFI), which concluded here today.

I want to work with Shah Rukh, Aamir: Wong Kar-wai

I want to work with Shah Rukh, Aamir: Wong Kar-wai

Noted Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Kar-wai wishes to work with Bollywood superstars Shah Rukh and Aamir Khan if he takes up an Indian project in future.

Documentary on dad was like digging ghosts from past: Shabnam Sukhdev

Filmmaker Shabnam Sukhdev, whose film on the life of her late father and reputed documentary maker S Sukhdev, won critical acclaim, says working on the project was like confronting ghosts from her past.

Impressed by young directors for dedication to work: Usha Naik

Veteran Marathi actress Usha Naik is all praise for new filmmakers for taking the regional film industry to another level.

I am yearning to do comedy films: Actress Tilotama Shome

After being a part in a series of serious films, actress Tilotama Shome says she is eagerly waiting to show the comical side of her acting on the silver screen.