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IFFI 52, 051: Towards better IFFIs

IFFI 52, 051: Towards better IFFIs What makes a good international film festival? Some criteria. Good international films Good Indian films Good scheduling Good international participation Good fringe events Good ‘festival’/festivities Good venues, with good projection Good budget Good (long-term) independent directors and heads of departments Good and early planning Quality of films selected is a reflection of the ...

French Riviera Film Festival Partners with SPARQ for 2022 Hybrid Global Event

    The fourth annual French Riviera Film Festival (FRFF) that celebrates short film and short-form content will once again be held live and in person on the Riviera, during the time period of the Festival de Cannes, the announcement was made today by FRFF founders Nicole Muj and Gotham Chandna.  FRFF 2022 will be held at the Eden Hotel and Resort in Cannes, France on May 20 and 21, 2022. Filmfestivals.com returning as media partner. ...

Merger with NFDC: Are the media units fighting a losing battle?

Merger with NFDC: Are the media units fighting a losing battle? While the proposal to bring four media units of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting under the umbrella of the NFDC is being debated in the media, among the stake-holders and the concerned public in general, we need to look at a decision of the High Court, dated 07 October 2021, in a Petition filed by the Films Division Staff Association against the Union of India. This decision underscores that any attempt to prevent th...

IFFI 52, 050: Post IFFI, FIPRESCI organises seminar on the closure of 4 media units, including DFF

IFFI 52, 050: Post IFFI, FIPRESCI organises seminar on the closure of 4 media units, including DFF FIPRESCI-India, the India Chapter of the International Federation of Film Critics, usually holds its Annual General Meeting during IFFI, in Panaji, Goa. But in view of the Covid 19 Coronavirus pandemic, very few of its members, who are scattered all over India, attended IFFI 52, in November 2021. The meeting was, consequently held online. Soon afterwards, the media was agog with reports that th...

IFFI 52, 049: Will IFFI be the same ever again?

IFFI 52, 049: Will IFFI be the same ever again? In 2004, the Government of India decided to shift the travelling International Film Festival of India (IFFI) to Goa, and soon confirmed that this will be the permanent venue. That it has been, for 17 years now. What prompted the decision to choose the capital city of Goa, Panaji, as the permanent venue remains open to question. Goa has negligible film production and even more negligible film culture. It is already a prime tourist attraction, and...

IFFI 52, 048: A look at NFDC, its Board and Management

IFFI 52, 048: A look at NFDC, its Board and Management Now that National Film Development Corporation is all set to absorb Directorate of Film Festivals, Films Division, Children’s Film Society of India and National Film Archive of India, it’s time to take a good look at NFDC itself. There is no mention at all of this merger on its website yet, but we do know about the re-structuring, especially at the top. They have a new Managing Director, and he is called Ravinder Bhakar. Ra...

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What Makes a Good Film?

  ...An adaptation of a good book (series like frank Herbert's)... ? there is more of course   If ever there was a subjective question, then it would be this one. To analyse what exactly makes a good film arguably takes away from the magic of films themselves. Everyone will agree that films are one of the most loved things on Earth and one only must look at how much money the industry rakes in to see this in numbers. The allure of films was almost instantaneous following the bir...

Submissions open for the Julien Dubuque Film Festival: April 20 – 24, 2022

Regular Deadline: December 6, 2021  We are now accepting submissions for the 2022 Julien Dubuque Film Festival and awarding over $25,000! You can submit your film via filmfreeway, or contact us for more information.   Email I  467 Bluff Street Dubuque, IA 52001 United States I Website I Profile on filmfestivals.com I Facebook I Twitter I SUBMIT   Known for it's quaint loca...

RIPPLES: Chinese Whispers

A gentle but gorgeously photographed short documentary, QUIETLY seems to offer some correctives to current tales of social or humanitarian injustices within the vast lands of China. A handful of artlessly handled interviews with hard-working women from the distant province of Xinjiang  reveal a country  where the traditional and contemporary ways of life seem to blend smoothly, even successfully. A dutiful daughter is packing cotton for despatch, picked in the enormous fiel...

RIPPLES : gathering embrace and awards on the festival circuit

Prague, Czech Republic-On October 22, 2021, the Prague Film Festival Awards Ceremony was held online. The film RIPPLES won "Best  Documentary Short  Film" and the  "Audience Award", it was screened on the online platform of the Festival, attracting a large audience, one of the comments described it as  "a magnifying glass to see the real life in Xinjiang, China". A few days later the film won Grand Jury Prize at the Amsterdam International Fil...

RIPPLES: Stories of Businesswomen from Xinjiang to Yiwu

Benoit Lelievre: director Huaqing Jin:  co-director   Ripples is a documentary short that focuses on how trade restrictions on cotton from Xinjiang since 2020 has affected four women who have lived in Yiwu, China for the past several years. They were born in Xinjiang and moved to Yiwu and with members of their families run their own business. In their stories they express a longing for Xinjiang and its natural resources, an autonomous region in China where 80% of the country&...

RIPPLES - Yiwu Women: Successes and Concerns

RIPPLES  by Benoit Lelievre offers a cogent interpretation of their lifes by some women who have spent several years in  Yiwu City in the Zhejiang Province of China settling there coming from the  landlocked  Xinjiang autonomous Uyghur province where Uyghurs and Han Chinese live together. Also popular as a foreign tourist destination  it has lately drawn international  media attention to its  cotton industry boycott  by some Western  countries.&nbs...

RIPPLES, Review: A silky, velvety film about cotton-rich Xinjiang

RIPPLES is film about Muslim women of Xinjiang, who now live in Yiwu, and how they miss their homeland. While China is universally acknowledged as a military and economic super-power, prejudices and misconceptions about the country’s internal matters abound. One such contentious issue is the plight of the Uyghur (Uighur) Muslims, who form a large part of the population of its Xinjiang province, in the north-west, an autonomous region, like Tibet. It is bordered by the Chinese province...

Napa Valley Film Festival Announces Film Line-Up for 2021

NAPA VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FILM LINE-UP FOR 2021   Performances from Jena Malone, Anna Camp, Lili Taylor, an Animated Film from Academy Award-Winner Bill Plympton and Several Premieres Are Among the Highlights       Napa, California– Produced by Cinema Napa Valley, the annual Napa Valley Film Festival (NVFF) has announced its film line-up for the virtual film festival version this year. The five-day festival showc...

12th Hour - Best for Fests documentary - Educational study guide

For screenings or purchasing the film with teacher's study guide contact  THE VIDEO PROJECT : Educational Media on the Critical Issues of Our Times - A 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation - E-mail Arlin Golden   Arlin@videoproject.org or call 1-800-4-PLANET (800-475-2638) or 1-415-981-9710 ...

SCAD Savannah Film Festival Announces 2021 Competition Award Winners

SCAD Savannah Film Festival announces 2021 competition award winners   SAVANNAH, GEORGIA — The Savannah College of Art and Design announces the award winners for the 24th annual SCAD Savannah Film Festival. A key stop on the festival circuit leading up to the Academy Awards, the SCAD Savannah Film Festival screened more than 150 films, including 45 narrative films, 15 documentary films, and 97 shorts, with 14 world premieres in 2021.  ...

Ripples: Stories of Businesswomen from Xinjiang to Yiwu

Benoit Lelievre: director / Huaqing Jin:  co-director Reviewed by Moira Jean Sullivan Quietly is a documentary short that focuses on how trade restrictions on cotton from Xinjiang since 2020 has affected four women who have lived in Yiwu, China for the past several years. They were born in Xinjiang and moved to Yiwu and with members of their families run their own business. In their stories they express a longing for Xinjiang and its natural resources, an autonomous regio...

Yiwu Women: Successes and Concerns

Reviewed by Claus Mueller  RIPPLES  by Benoit Lelievre offers a cogent interpretation of their lifes by some women who have spent several years in  Yiwu City in the Zhejiang Province  of China  settling there coming from the  landlocked  Xinjiang autonomous Uyghur province where Uyghurs and Han Chinese live together. Also popular as a foreign tourist destination  it has lately drawn international  media attention to its  cotton industry boycot...

Ripples peeks inside the hem of Yiwu to Xinjiang China’s cotton production circuit

  Reviewed by Quendrith Johnson “You know brands such as H&M, all those famous marks use Xinjiang cotton. Now Xinjiang cotton cannot go to foreign countries,” explains Amani Shahan in RIPPLES, a 27-minute short film exploration currently on the film festival circuit. From co-directors Benoit Lelievre and Huaqing Jin, this documentary subject peeks into the lives of those families connected to the cotton-growing industry. Chronicled here are the interconnected lives o...

2021 Award Winners - Bangkok International Documentary Awards and Festival - press release

      It was with great honor that BKK DOC founder and festival director Stephane Lambert revealed the 2021 Bangkok International Documentary Award winners. full list here: http://www.bkkdoc.com/bkkdoc-awardwinners2021.html In the 2021 festival, BKK DOC has continued to offer participating filmmakers enhanced exposure and distribution opportunities under the theme of “Visions on Asia.&rd...

MOTION PICTURE ASSOCIATION EXPANDS SPONSORSHIP OF LATIN AMERICAN TRAINING CENTER-LATC’S ONLINE GLOBAL FILM AND TV PROGRAM

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – The Motion Picture Association today announced that it is expanding its sponsorship of the Latin American Training Center-LATC’s Online Global Film & TV Program. The 12th edition of the program begins today and is scheduled to run online through Oct. 30. The LATC program enables industry professionals from around the world – including filmmakers, producers, screenwriters, media managers, government officials, attorneys and executives &nd...

2021 Edition of Nature Track Film Festival Rolls Out 10/17 - 31 Virtually

POP-UP PROGRAM – NatureTrack Film Festival   Enjoy Day in the Country Activities with a Dose of Fabulous Nature Films:  diverse Menu of Subjects in 30 New Films, LIVE on Saturday October 16 from 9am to 11pm Thirty new films will get the opening splash at the Fourth Annual NatureTrack Film Festival(NTFF) on Saturday, October 16.  Coinciding with Day in the Country in Los Olivos, this will be a Pop-Up film festival with films screened at St. Mark&rs...

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