6 Reasons Why Indie Horror Is Good, Govind Nihalani Speaks About V.K.Murthy

By Srikanth Kanchinadham. Posted on August 27, 2015

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

From The World Of Film Festivals

The Australian film Unindian, directed by Anupam Sharma, has been selected to be screened at the prestigious Montreal World Film Festival and would have its world premiere there. Besides cricket star Brett Lee and acclaimed Indian actress Tannishtha Chatterjee the film also stars John Howard, Nicholas Brown, Kumud Merani, Supriyaji Pathak Kapur, Akash Kurana and Gulshan Grover, with a special appearance by Pallavi Sharda.

The Film, Television and Theatre Society of Central India is going to organize ‘Central India International Film Festival (CIFF)’ from 30 October to 02 November 2015 in Nagpur. During the four-Day event, Nagpur-ians will get opportunity to watch around 70 feature films, short film, documentaries and music video selected from India and abroad.

Bangladeshi director Rubaiyat Hossain's second film Under Construction, is among the two feature films from Bangladesh selected for screening at the Montreal World Film Festival in the first week of September. The film, featuring actors Rahul Bose and Shahana Goswami in lead roles, is about an aging stage actress' search for identity after she makes way for a younger actor to play the lead in a Rabindranath Tagore play.

Fresh From The Field

The 20th Busan International Film Festival has just unveiled its full line-up. The festival opens on Oct 1. Sikhya Entertainment's Zubaan will be opening film at the festival this year.

Maverick director Anurag Kashyap is making a short film that is part of a feature length anthology titled MADLY. The film explores six stories of modern love in all of its dizzying, sweet complications, culminating into one iconoclastic, feature-length anthology.

An Indian filmmaker is all set to bring the issues concerning Indian expatriates in the Gulf countries to the silver screen, a media report said. The film by P. Suneel Kumar Reddy, writer and director-producer from Andhra Pradesh, is aimed at creating awareness among those who plan to migrate to the oil-rich nations.

One For The Eye

Watch the exclusive poster of Z For Zachariah. The psychological thriller, which opens in theaters and VOD this Friday, centers around a young woman (Margot Robbie) whose life in apocalyptic isolation gets thrown into turmoil when two strangers (Chiwetel Ejiofor and Chris Pine) arrive at her home.

Watch the trailer of Youth starring Michael Caine. Directed by Paolo Sorrentino, Youth premiered to critical acclaim at the Cannes Film Festival in May, where leads Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel earned considerable praise for their powerful late career performances.

The Filmmaking Kit

The recent instance of scriptwriter Jyoti Kapoor's copyright violation case against director Kunal Kohli has once again shown how writers are a vulnerable community who are often taken for granted by the film industry. Here's why every screenwriter must register with the FWA.

With the advent of YouTube and other online video channels, every second person is picking up the camera and making video stories. Have a look at Youtube stars teach you how to do efficient video production.

The reluctance to hear feedback or criticism is inherent to human beings. And filmmakers find it tougher to handle feedback. Here are 7 tips to help you master the art of handling feedback.

Straight From The Pen

Govind Nihalani speaks on what he learnt from the aced cinematographer V.K.Murthy.

Mani Ratnam is one of the few filmmakers who has never shied from telling stories that concern the people. The veteran director speaks on how mainstream cinema can be realistic yet entertaining.

It Follows. Kill List. The Babadook. Pretty much all the finest horror movies of recent years have been alternative, independent efforts rather than major studio productions. Here are 6 reasons why Indie horror is the only good horror.


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