Scrapbook provides rare insight to India's cinema history

In a treat for film lovers, a new book provides a rare insight to India's cinema history from the pre-Independence period including snippets of some lost movies and forgotten stars.

Taapsee Pannu on balancing Bollywood, southern film world
Taapsee Pannu on balancing Bollywood, southern film world

Actress Taapsee Pannu considers herself "lucky" to have been unanimously accepted in southern filmdom as well as Bollywood in a short span of four years since her cinematic debut in Telugu film ‘Jhummandi Naadam’.

Film Festival of Queensland to host independent Indian films

First Indian International Film Festival of Queensland (IIFFOQ), which would screen best of the independent Indian cinema?including a world premiere and ten Australian premieres, will be held in Brisbane.

Wish to see theatre chain showing international films: Aamir Khan

Aamir Khan, who attended the opening ceremony of the 11th Chennai International Film Festival, said that he wishes to see a chain of theatres in India which will screen films from across the globe.

Manish Tewari slams Pakistan for banning Indian films on TV

Information and Broadcast Minister Manish Tewari took to Twitter to express his take on Pakistan’s decision to stop airing Indian/foreign films on their TV channels.

Pakistani court stops airing of Indian, foreign films on TV

A Pakistani court has stopped the screening of foreign films, serials and television shows, especially Indian content, on the country`s TV channels, triggering panic and outrage among exhibitors and viewers.

Andrea Jeremiah croons CIFF anthem

Andrea Jeremiah recently recorded a special anthem for the upcoming 11th edition of Chennai International Film Festival (CIFF), scheduled to be held Dec 12-19. The anthem will be released soon.

Indian actors lack bandwidth to succeed internationally: R Madhavan

R Madhavan, who has finally crossed over with international project ‘Night Of The Living Dead: Origins’, says Indian actors lack the capacity to establish themselves in an international set-up.

Single window clearance for film-makers soon

The government is in the process of developing a single window clearance system for film shootings in India for foreign and Indian producers.

New committee to promote film shooting in India

In a bid to promote India as a filming destination, the information and broadcasting ministry has simplified the process of getting permission to shoot in the country, officials said Monday.

New York Indian Film Festival to open April 30

The oldest and most prestigious film festival for Indian cinema in North America, the 13th Annual New York Indian Film Festival, will kick off its week-long festivities with a star-studded opening April 30.

Entries invited for 60th National film awards

The Directorate of Film Festivals has invited filmmakers to submit their entries.

Make more movies in London, Boris Johnson tells Indian filmmakers

Mayor of London Boris Johnson today met top film and TV producers here and announced that two new Indian films are to be shot in the UK capital next year.

Formula culture hard to break, say young filmmakers

Inability to convince producers is a big hurdle young filmmakers in India are facing.

First South Asian film festival in Washington next month

The three-day first Annual Washington DC South Asian Film Festival from June 1-3 will include a Shyam Bengal retrospective, acting and filmmaking workshops and short films directed by local artists.

Hard times don`t dim Syrians` love for Indian films

Standing amidst elegant Corinthian columns dating back to the Roman times against the backdrop of pristine blue skies, Amwaj`s mind travels back to `Veer-Zaara`, a Bollywood film she saw sometime back that left her deeply moved.

Indian films set to make inroads in Japan?

While Indian films have a global reach, they have yet to find a foothold in Japan. A senior official of Japan`s oldest production studio says Rajinikanth-starrer "Robot" motivated him to pay more attention to Indian movies.

Indian films dominate the Dubai film festival

Entries from India dominate the list of films to be screened at the eighth edition of the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF, scheduled for December 7-14.

Indian films at Locarno fest rise above song and dance

A bouquet of films from India, from different genres and regions, is being showcased at the 64th Locarno International Film Festival.

Disney releasing 3 Indian films in North America

The Walt Disney Studios is releasing three films from India - "Do Dooni Chaar", "Once Upon A Warrior" and "Zokkomon" - in North America July 26 simultaneously on DVD, video-on-demand, and digital download.