`India Film Guide` to be launched at Cannes gala

The information and broadcasting ministry will launch a first-of-its-kind resource guide at the 67th Cannes International Film Festival, aiming to position India as a prime filming destination.

President confers National Awards on best of Indian cinema

President Pranab Mukherjee Saturday honoured cinematic talent from around the country at the 61st National Film Awards ceremony here. Veteran lyricist Gulzar was present to receive the coveted Dada Saheb Phalke Award for the year 2013.

Gulzar receives Dadasaheb Phalke Award, overwhelmed

Veteran lyricist Gulzar received the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, the highest honour in cinema given annually by the Government of India for lifetime contribution to Indian cinema, here Saturday. The 77-year-old was overwhelmed and thanked a string of "gurus" and musical geniuses of the past and current generation for contributing to his success story.

61st National Film Awards winners - Fandry, Ship Of Theseus, Jolly LLB

The 61st National Awards is going to be announced on Wednesday, 16th April 2014, by the Directorate of Film Festivals. This prestigious honour is awarded to celebrate the best of indian cinema, and many regional and mainstream movies are nominated.

Kabir Suman dedicates National Award to people of Bengal

Euphoric after receiving the National Award for scoring the music of Bengali film "Jaatishwar", music composer Kabir Suman Wednesday dedicated the honour to the people of West Bengal.

`Cinema lot more than few reels of entertainment`

Cinema must be beyond a "few reels of entertainment" as it is a good medium to channelise the positive changes in the country`s socio-cultural milieu, says filmmaker Nitin Kakkar, whose debut feature ‘Filmistaan’ was named the best film at the 60th National Film Awards.

Centenary Award instituted for films, makers driving change

A special ‘Centenary Award’ to honour individuals or films which spark a "paradigm change".

Shah Rukh Khan stumped by Parineeti Chopra!

Shah Rukh Khan – who had earlier been in news for his alleged romantic relationship with Priyanka Chopra – is now said to be showing interest in her cousin, Parineeti Chopra.

`Anhey Ghorey Da Daan` to release Aug 10

National award-winning Punjabi film ‘Anhey Ghorey Da Daan’ (Alms for the Blind Horse) will release across select cities Aug 10.

Designing for Vidya was refreshing: National Award winner Niharika Khan

A tight budget, a difficult theme and a curvy actress to dress! Stylist Niharika Khan worked with all odds in ‘The Dirty Picture’.

Something definitely wrong: Victor, Jahnu on Nat Award jury

Veteran actor Victor Banerjee and acclaimed filmmaker Jahnu Barua have expressed anger over the rejection of Assamese film ‘Ekhon Nedekha Nadir Xipaare’ by the National Awards jury which thought the film had more of Hindi elements than Assamese.

Suresh Wadkar, Rekha Bhardwaj mesmerise at National Film Awards

The soulful voices of Suresh Wadkar and Rekha Bhardwaj wooed everyone at the 58th National Film Awards ceremony.

‘Send best feature film at national awards to Oscars’

The jury for the feature film category at the 58th National Film Awards has recommended that movie that wins the top award should be India`s official entry at the Oscars every year.

Govt denies details of jury decisions on National Film Awards

The government has refused to disclose details of evaluation sheets of jury members who decide on National Film Awards, saying these papers are "confidential" and cannot be made public as per established rules.

Five panels to select films for National Film Awards

The National Film Awards committee has constituted five new regional panels for selecting films for the awards.

Panel recommends two-tier jury for National Film Awards

National Film Awards is learnt to have recommended setting up of a two-tier jury for selecting movies for the top honours.

Bollywood’s average fare at National Awards

Tamil actor Prakash Raj has left behind SRK and Aamir to claim the prestigious National Awards for 2007.