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New Mini-Festival Focuses on Diversity

A new mini-festival within the umbrella of the 22nd Annual Ojai Film Festival reflects the theme “Enriching the Human Spirit through Film.” This inaugural “Diversity and Inclusion for Social Impact and Vision” program explores the breadth of “diversity.” At the same time it examines “intersectionality,” aspects of a person’s identity that may cause conflict yet create an opportunity for understanding marginalized communities. “Intersec...

THE FESTIVAL BEAT ! Welcome to the N°979 release of our weekly newsletter

    THE FESTIVAL BEAT MAKER ! SHARING MOTION AND EMOTION SINCE 1995 ANOTHER BUSY WEEK ON THE CIRCUIT: FEEL THE BEAT? ... DO NOT MISS A BIT from Cannes, Marché du Film and many more  ! Weekly newsletter N° 979 documenting the festivals experience, reaching over 196 000 subscribers:   Email us to be featured FOLLOW US :         ...

2021 festival photos

  Visit our Facebook page to see some great photos of our 2021 festival by Adrienne Row-Smith! Adrienne snapped awesome shots of the Kimberly Sunstrum x Hingman Leung live music + film performance, our technicians hard at work, and Q&As with filmmakers from the New Visions and Moving Images programs! Photos here: https://bit.ly/3sGT79N ...

MAMI 22, 01: Priyanka Chopra Jonas new Chairperson, Festival in March 2022, No international competition

MAMI 22, 01: Priyanka Chopra Jonas new Chairperson, Festival in March 2022, No international competition Mumbai Academy of Moving Image has unveiled plans for 2021-22. The blueprint for the next film festival will feature new leadership and a new creative vision that is attuned to the radical changes the world has witnessed in the last two years. Taking over the reins as Chairperson is actor, producer and author Priyanka Chopra Jonas. She was unanimously nominated by MAMI’s Board of Tru...

Tickets and passes on sale now!

  Tickets and passes for Mirror Mountain Film Festival are on sale now!   Passes let you access all of this year’s film programming from July 24 – 25. Have the entire 2021 lineup at your fingertips!   If you’re just looking to watch an individual program or a single screening block, then tickets are the option for you! Tickets grant access to one program only from July 24 – 25.    Both are available now at www.mirrormountain.vhx.tv/p...

THE FESTIVAL BEAT ! Welcome to the N°973 release of our weekly newsletter

  THE FESTIVAL BEAT MAKER ! SHARING MOTION AND EMOTION SINCE 1995 ANOTHER BUSY WEEK ON THE CIRCUIT: FEEL THE BEAT? ... DO NOT MISS A BIT from Cannes, Marché du Film and many more  ! Weekly newsletter N° 973 documenting the festivals experience, reaching over 196 000 subscribers:   Email us to be featured FOLLOW US :           ...

2021 Ojai Film Festival Goes LIVE!

The Ojai Film Festival will present its 22nd consecutive event celebrating independent films from around the world LIVE in Ojai, CA USA November 5-8, 2021. Last year the Film Festival’s board engaged in a sharp learning curve culminating in the creation of the 2020 Online Virtual Film Festival. Now, after months of studying the projected COVID infection rate data and intense discussions at each meeting, the board decided to plan an in–Ojai, multi-screen event for November 2021. ...

LAST DAY to submit your film!

  LAST DAY to submit your film for this summer’s Mirror Mountain Film Festival! We want to see original, unique, independent and alternative expressions from the world’s most creative minds! Use the discount code ENTERTHEMIRRORMOUNTAIN on @filmfreeway and save 25% on submission fees. Submit here: http://bit.ly/1wgqagA ...

8 days left to submit!

Just 8 days left to submit your film for Mirror Mountain Film Festival’s 5th edition! Use the discount code ENTERTHEMIRRORMOUNTAIN on FilmFreeway and save 25% on submission fees. We’re looking for original films from the world's most unique creative minds - short, medium and feature-length! Offer ends June 7th. More info: http://bit.ly/1wgqagA ...

12 days left to submit!

  Only 12 days left to submit your film to Mirror Mountain Film Festival! Use the discount code ENTERTHEMIRRORMOUNTAIN on FilmFreeway and save 25% on submission fees. We want to see your independent drama, comedy, sci-fi, horror, fantasy, documentary, animation, experimental, music videos, dance films and more! Submissions for our 2021 edition close June 7th. More info: http://bit.ly/1wgqagA ...

The 2021 South East European Film Festival Begins….

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The 2021 South East European Film Festival (SEEfest), co-presented by ELMA  (European Languages and Movies in America) begins today and runs through May 5. The 16th annual edition of the festival will celebrate cinematic and cultural diversity of 18 countries of the Balkans and Caucasus to American audiences, providing a platform for the discovery of new talent from South East Europe.     SEEfest Executive Director Vera Mijojlić, comments, “This is another exciting...

RIFF 7, 2021, 6: Third and Final list of films announced; France to be country of focus

RIFF 7, 2021, 6: Third and Final list of films announced; France to be country of focus The third and the final list of films of the 7th Rajasthan International Film Festival (RIFF) was released yesterday, which includes the Kannada film "Avalakki Pavalakki", Directed by Durga Prasad and Produced by Ranjitha Subramanya, "Kagaaz", Directed by Satish Kaushik and Produced by Salma Khan, Nishant Kaushik and Vikas Malu (presented by Salman Khan), a Documentary film, "...

IFFI 51, 51: My ‘golden peacock’ moment and the denial of recognition to IFFI Veterans

IFFI 51, 51: My ‘golden peacock’ moment and the denial of recognition to IFFI Veterans It’s not the real thing, only a memento. Nevertheless it is not the lesser for me, in terms of value. How did I come about getting a replica of the much coveted Golden Peacock, which is the main prize at the International Film Festival of India? I was not part of any film shown at IFFI, nor had I contributed in any way, other than writing 51 articles on IFFI 51, attending some 30 film sho...

IFFI 51, 50: Ramin Rasouli’s The Dogs Didn't Sleep Last Night is based on four true stories

IFFI 51, 50: Ramin Rasouli’s The Dogs Didn't Sleep Last Night is based on four true stories “The Dogs Didn't Sleep Last Night tells the story of four different lives, driven by different emotions, each person having struggles which are different, yet intertwined. There are many stories around us, both good and bad. I found four stories, and put them together for this movie.”  Director Ramin Rasouli was speaking about his IFFI 51 Film, which he says is based on t...

IFFI 51, 46: 14th February and Beyond--The flip-side of Valentine’s Day

IFFI 51, 46: 14th February and Beyond--The flip-side of Valentine’s Day Valentine's Day is tampering with the mental well-being of our society. This is the emphatic and unequivocal message given by The 14th February & Beyond, an IFFI 51 Indian Panorama Non Feature Film, in the words of Director Utpal Kalal. "The film explores the commercialised nature of this highly capitalised day". He was addressing a press conference at the 51st International Film Festival of India ...

IFFI 51, 45: Aavartan is an attempt to showcase kathak in the time of item dances

IFFI 51, 45: Aavartan is an attempt to showcase kathak in the time of item dances Renuka, a disciple of Kathak maestro Bhawna Saraswati, begins to add a new dimension to the dance form she inherited from her. This puts Bhawna in a state of insecurity and identity crisis. Not knowing how to deal with her emotional self, she starts dejecting Renuka, making it painful for Renuka. Renowned Kathak Dancer Padma Shri Shovana Narayan has played the role of Bhawna Saraswati in the film Aavartan, whic...

RIFF 7, 05: Pride of Rajasthan Award to go to producer Om Chhangani

RIFF 7, 05: Pride of Rajasthan Award to go to producer Om Chhangani The 7th edition of the Rajasthan International Film Festival (RIFF), accredited by the Federation of Film Societies of India (FFSI-North Region) will be organised by the RIFF Film Club, in a Hybrid Format, from 20 to 24th March 2021 in Jaipur and Jodhpur, Rajasthan - India. This year, the theme for the RIFF 2021 is "Music in Cinema". RIFF 2021 will also celebrate the Pre Foundation Day of Rajasthan. The Founder, Di...

IFFI 51, 16-24 January, 41: The Domain spans several decades of Portuguese history

IFFI 51, 16-24 January, 41: The Domain spans several decades of Portuguese history "The Domain (A Herdade) took about 10 years to make. Through the intimate view of a family, it shows a glimpse of the Portuguese society before and after the Carnation revolution that ended the dictatorship we were living in. It is a very special film for us, the makers. The movie portrays the reality of certain families which existed in South Portugal. The idea came from a very deep desire of producer Pau...

IFFI 51, 26-24 January, 40: Mehrunisa is an Austrian film on feudal India and a rebellious old actress

IFFI 51, 26-24 January, 40: Mehrunisa is an Austrian film on feudal India and a rebellious old actress Mehrunisa screams loud against the male-dominated Indian film industry. In the film, the Umrao Jaan fame actress Farrukh Jaffar has played the role of an 80-year-old actress, who boldly tells the audience to follow their dreams, and that age doesn't matter 'Mehrunisa', the Austrian film in Hindi (Urdu really) language and the Mid-Fest Film at the 51st International Film Festival...

IFFI 51, 16-24 January, 39: Street artiste Shantabai, at 85, performs high-risk acts

IFFI 51, 16-24 January, 39: Street artiste Shantabai, at 85, performs high-risk acts “Our film Shantabai explores the journey of street artiste Shantabai Pawar, who continues to perform even at 85 years of age, and thus helps keep the legacy of Dombari community, in Maharashtra, alive. It is a documentary film on a dying art form, from which the lead actor Shantabai makes a living in her real life as well”. Director Pratik Gupta said this, while addressing a press conference in Go...

IFFI 51, 16-24 January, 38: Pierre Filmon’s Long Time No See was realised after ten years, but took only five days to shoot

IFFI 51, 16-24 January, 38: Pierre Filmon’s Long Time No See was realised after ten years, but took only five days to shoot They were meeting after nine long years of separation. They had eighty minutes to rewind their journey, re-evaluate their lives, to face their truth, regrets and memories. And, this is their last chance. In a nut-shell, the story of the French movie ‘Long Time No See (Entre Deux Trains)’ can be described like this. Directed  and scripted by Pierre...

IFFI 51, 16-24 January, 37: Acasa-The System and the eco-system

IFFI 51, 16-24 January, 37: Acasa-The System and the eco-system “For 20 years, they, the family with nine children, lived in harmony amidst nature, in a place which was long-forgotten though it was close to the city. But fate had some other plans when the Romanian authorities initiated steps to award protection status to that area. My documentary Acasa – My Home portrays the journey of this family, who were forced to adopt city life after eviction from their cocoon in the wilderne...

IFFI 51, 16-24 January, 33: Holy Rights and a Muslim woman marriage priest

IFFI 51, 16-24 January, 33: Holy Rights and a Muslim woman marriage priest “Holy Rights documents the movement against triple ‘talaaq’, it portrays Muslim women’s struggles to break free of patronising voices within the community as well as resist external forces against appropriating their movement to suit their own political agenda. Though the film talks about the Muslim community in particular, I believe it's an all-pervasive one, on the problem of exploitation ...

IFFI 51, 16-24 January, 36: Gandhi and the power of the powerless

IFFI 51, 16-24 January, 36: Gandhi and the power of the powerless The IFFI 51 Indian Panorama Non Feature film 'Ahimsa - Gandhi: The Power of the Powerless' decodes the power of non-violence and why it remains relevant to this day. It brings to the fore the global impact of the Gandhian message of non-violence: how it inspired several world leaders, the Civil Rights Movement in the United States; the Solidarity Movement in Poland as well as Nelson Mandela and the anti-apartheid strugg...

IFFI 51, 16-24 January, 35: Encapsulating BanglaDesh’s Liberation War is Meghmallar

IFFI 51, 16-24 January, 35: Encapsulating BanglaDesh’s Liberation War is Meghmallar “In Bangladesh, we call the 1971 Liberation War as the People’s War. My film Meghmallar is the story of a small-town family’s struggle during the war time.” – Bangladeshi Film Director Zahidur Rahim Anjan “This is not the story of one family, but of every family in the-then East Pakistan. Every family had a contribution in the Liberation War, the most important event ...

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