Full Line-Up Of Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival Unveiled, A Tutorial On Lighting!

By Srikanth Kanchinadham. Posted on October 08, 2015

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From The World Of Film Festivals

The 17th Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival has just unveiled its full line-up. Hansal Mehta's Aligarh will be opening the event in this edition. Scheduled to run from Oct 29th to Nov 5th, the festival sure looks to be a promising event.

One of the biggest children’s festivals, the Karachi International Children Film Festival (KICFF), organised annually by The Little Art and Teacher’s Resource Centre in Pakistan, marked its fifth year  on Tuesday. The event is specially organised for children to help them see the world through a positive note.

Busan Special: Bajrangi Bhaijaan sold out its biggest screening ever, a 5,000 seat amphitheater event at Korea’s Busan International Film Festival (BIFF). MVP Entertainment will release Indian blockbuster Baahubali: The Beginning in Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, and Timor-Leste. The deal was struck at the recently concluded Busan Asian Film Market between MVP President Raam Punjabi and manager Vikas Sharma and the film’s co-producer Shobu Yarlagadda and Francois da Silva from Arka Mediaworks International.

Fresh From The Field

Renowned Telugu producer Edida Nageswara Rao died on October 4 at a private hospital in Hyderabad. He was 81. Born on April 24, 1934 in Kotha Peta, East Godavari, Mr Rao was known for producing Telugu films such as SankarabharanamSwati Mutyam and Swayam Krushi under the banner of Poornodaya Movie Creations.

Woody Allen has moved to digital filmmaking for the first time, using a Sony CineAlta F65 camera for his 47th film. Vittorio Storaro, who won Academy Awards for the cinematography for Apocalypse Now, Reds and The Last Emperor, took credit for persuading Allen to shoot in digital.

Aaron Sorkin will be honored with the Israel Film Festival’s Achievement in Film and Television Award on the fest’s Oct. 28 opening night ceremony. Sorkin’s film credits include A Few Good Men, The Social Network, Moneyball and the upcoming Steve Jobs.

One For The Eye

Have a look at the trailer of I Am A Monk. The film follows the trials and tribulations of Koen Shirakata, a 24-year-old man who becomes Abbot of Eifukuji temple, 57th of the 88 temples on Japan's notorious Shikoku Pilgrimage route. Based on actual events, the story is taken from the writings of Missei Shirakawa, who published serial essays on his life as a monk after the death of his grandfather saw him take up the position of Abbot.

Do not miss the spooky trailer of Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension. Directed by Gregory Plotkin, the film opens on October 23rd.

A pulse-pounding new trailer has been released for director Paul Katis' first feature film, Kilo Two Bravo. The Afghanistan-set thriller was an official selection at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival.

The Filmmaking Kit

Chantal Akerman, the Belgian director of revolutionary films like Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du commerce, 1080 Bruxelles, has passed away. Here are 5 lessons the rogue Indie director can teach you about filmmaking.

Almost every filmmaker has the fear of making something that doesn't work. To avoid that scenario, here are 3 lessons on how to make something that doesn't suck from Jay Duplass.

Lighting your scenes can seem like a daunting task, especially if you're just starting out, and many times, despite your best laid plans, setting up your lights turns into a learn-as-you-go experience. Here's your tutorial on how to capture 9 visual styles without ever moving your camera.

Straight From The Pen

Actor Irrfan Khan, two of whose films earlier missed being India's official entry for the 88th Academy Awards' Best Foreign Language Film category, says Chaitanya Tamhane's Marathi film Court is a better choice than the last few "embarrassing" entries that the country sent to the Oscars.

Majid Majidi was born in Iran and started acting in a theater groups since the age of 14. Here's an exclusive feature on the director and his significance in the rise of Iranian New Wave cinema.

Meghna Gulzar started her career as a freelance writer and later assisted Saeed Mirza on his National Award winning film Naseem. Here's her exclusive interview on Talvar and making a film on real life incident.


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