By Srikanth Kanchinadham. Posted on October 21, 2015
Everything a filmmaker needs to know, curated from around the world.
From The World Of Film Festivals
Pakistani short film Prohibited has managed to clinch worldwide recognition at several international film festivals. Directed by Ali Sohail Jaura and his team, the film which is the only selection from Pakistan, won two awards at the 3rd Indian Cine Film Festival after being shortlisted from more than 2,000 movies. It was awarded in the Quality Production and Special Festival Mention categories.
Ten foreign films will vie for top honours in the competition category of the 20th edition of the International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK). The movies were shortlisted by a jury chaired by filmmaker Kamal. Other jury members included filmmaker Sudevan, film critics Sudha Warrier, P T Ramakrishnan and journalist R Ayyappan.
The 17th Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Fest unveiled their schedule yesterday. The festival will be opening with Hansal Mehta's Aligarh, which was previously showcased at Busan and London.
Fresh From The Field
Centre announces financial help to films participating in prestigious awards. The National Film Development Corporation may be the next single-window stop for film-makers to obtain the requisite clearances for shooting their movies across India.
Sicario bags the best opening for an indie film in the U.S. The film made a strong impact in box-office records due to its rave reviews when it earned almost $ 67,000 per theatre, earning over $400,000 and making it the highest grossing title on a limited release achieved by an independent film for the year.
One For The Eye
Watch the star-studded trailer of The Daughter. The movie which was screened at TIFF earlier this year stars Geoffrey Rush, Paul Schneider, Miranda Otto, Sam Neill, Anna Torv, Ewen Leslie and Odessa Young.
The Sundance award-winner The Summer of Sangaile now has its first full-length, high-flying trailer. Writer-director Alanté Kavaïté captures the highs and lows of two young women whose love is forged in the cockpit of a crop airplane.
Watch the exclusive trailer of A Social Life. The short film premiered at the Canberra Short Film Festival, where it was awarded the prize for Best International Actor.
The Filmmaking Kit
Every filmmaker has a style. Some are derivative while others are so unique their work seems to punch you in the face. Here are the 4 basic elements of PT Anderson's cinematic style.
The composition of a shot can not only make it pleasing to the eye, but it can also speak volumes to your audience. Here are 9 composition techniques that will make your images eye-catching on a biological level.
Editing is a lot like writing. It's a tedious process that requires keen attention to detail, and if you don't work efficiently, your next project will take a whole lot longer than you want it to. Have a look at the 6 practical tips that will help you become a more efficient & organized editor.
Straight From The Pen
From a number of years, the bridge between writers and the producers has been increasing. Read this captivating article to know why Bollywood needs to move on & give writers their due.
Gurvinder Singh is one of the most unique voices to have emerged in India in recent times. While his first short film Pala was a documentary based on the Punjabi folk singers, he is best known for his first feature film Anhe Ghore Da Daan (Alms for a Blind Horse) which also won him National Film Award for Best Direction at the 59th National Film Awards. Here's the exclusive interview with the director himself on Chauthi Koot, his inspiration and non-professional actors.
Director Kanu Behl’s Titli premiered at Cannes last year in the prestigious Un Certain Regard section. Besides this, the film was also screened to immense acclaim at several other international film festivals including Beijing, Rotterdam, BFI London and Zurich. We recently spoke to Behl about Titli, its making, the writing process, his association with Dibakar Banerjee and much more. You can have a look at the interview right here.