8th Annual NFDC Film Bazaar Concludes, Werner Herzog To Conduct Film Seminars!

By Yash Thakur. Posted on November 25, 2015

Everything a filmmaker needs to know, curated from around the world.

From The World Of Film Festivals

Rebel film festival to 'retrieve freedom' begins in Panaji. The festival, started by FTII students protesting against the government, is a two-day parallel event to the ongoing International Film Festival of India. The event was attended by veteran filmmaker Saeed Mirza, among others.

The 8th NFDC Film Bazaar in Goa concludes with filmmakers and producers sharing ideas. It saw participation of over 1000 delegates from over 38 countries including Canada, China and Switzerland.

Fresh From The Field

The lesbian romance Carol led the field for Film Independent's Spirit Awards with six nominations while the Catholic Church sex abuse tale Spotlight and the Netflix war thriller Beasts of No Nation picked up five each in the opening of the Hollywood awards season.

In a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for prospective filmmakers, Werner Herzog will be teaching a four-day film seminar in Munich, Germany from March 18-21, 2016.  This event will mark the sixth weekend-long seminar the director will be hosting in the U.S. and cities across the globe.

One For The Eye

Terrence Malick's shows us the wild and the wondrous Hollywood in this new Knight of Cups trailer. The film stars Christan Bale, Cate Blanchett and Natalie Portman and has an exhilarating camera work by DP Emmanuel Lubezki.

Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel, Jane Fonda, Rachel Weisz, and Paul Dano are front and center in these new posters from Paolo Sorrentino's Youth. The film, which premiered at Cannes this year is set to hit the theaters next week.

Marvel's highly anticipated Captain America: Civil War shows Chris Evans as Steve Rogers and Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark facing off in the first trailer. The film is set for a May 6 release.

The Filmmaking Kit

Want to shoot a day to night time-lapse? Find out how to adjust your exposure while shooting, as well as how to smooth it all out in post.

Read about how a use invisible split screen like David Fincher. Fincher's use of stable frames in general has allowed him to develop a filmmaking habit of mixing takes within invisible split-screens.

Fom Scorsese and Lynch to Wenders and Godard, interviews with twenty of the world’s greatest directors on how they make films—and why. Here's one with Martin Scorsese.

Straight From The Pen

Take a peak into legendary filmmaker Stanley Kubrick's old house Abbots Mead. The house is literally a shrine to filmmaking since the master conceptualized and wrote films such as 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork OrangeThe Shining and Barry Lyndon.

Expressing his concern about the lack of importance given to regional films, eminent Manipuri filmmaker, Aribam Syam Sharma says the focus should not be on Bollywood movies as they don't represent Indian cinema.

 


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