By Yash Thakur. Posted on November 24, 2015
Everything a filmmaker needs to know, curated from around the world.
From The World Of Film Festivals
Sundance Film Festival surprises by revealing Midnight line-up; scheduled to kick off on January 21st, 2016. From horror flicks to comedies to works that defy any genre, these films will keep you on the edge of your seat and wide awake.
Harassed by cops at IFFI, FTII students to start 'Retracting Freedom', their own film festival to battle government. The proposed new film festival will be a short distance from the international event in Panaji.
The 8th Global Film Festival kicks off with great pomp in Noida Film City. It will take place from The festival comprised of 52 events inclusive of workshops, master classes, seminars, interactions, and entertainment program, fashion shows and award function.
Fresh From The Field
Shekhar Kapur to make a short film on Buddha's enlightenment. Kapur, while addressing a session "VR Technology & New Film Narratives" at the ongoing Film Bazaar said that the new virtual reality technology will enable audience to "enter Buddha's mind."
Quentin Tarantino says Spike Lee is contemptible and will never work with him. The director was in Brazil to promote his upcoming Western flick The Hateful Eight. The apparent feud between these 2 filmmakers has been well-documented over the years.
"A film has done it's job when it stirs a debate" Anurag Kashyap at the NFDC Film Bazaar 2015 speaking with legal expert Madhu Gadodia & journalist Anuradha SenGupta on the challenges of making a film based on real-life stories in India.
One For The Eye
"Should we move out of India?" Filmmaker Kiran Rao asks actor/husband Aamir Khan in light of growing intolerance in the country in this already trending video.
Get outraged with the new trailer for The Big Short starring Brad Pitt, Ryan Gosling, Steve Carell and Christian Bale.
The Filmmaking Kit
An excellent new video essay casts a new light on the legendary Christopher Nolan who makes sure his viewers linger to the screen, looking for more.
Read about what filmmakers need to know about a successfully crowdfunded film. The panel included Bhaskar Hazarika, Ravi Shankar & Ruchi Bhimani, all of whom have successfully raised money for their films via crowdfunding.
Indian indie films are finally coming of age. A slew of films in the recent past have made a mark internationally & won acclaim at major film festivals. Here's a viable distribution model for producers and filmmakers alike.
Straight From The Pen
Acclaimed actor, Manoj Bajpayee talks about how he's happy about the kind of work he's getting now & shamelessly pursuing young directors to cast him. Check out this video.