Anand Patwardhan Backs FTII Strike & Much More!

By Yash Thakur. Posted on June 15, 2015

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

From The World Of Film Festivals

Shanghai Film Festival kicks off; focuses on 'films outside the Hollywood film system'. The festival, founded in 1993, is featuring more than 380 movies from nearly 50 countries.

Short filmmaker Payal Kapadia's Last Mango Before The Monsoon recieves Special Jury Mention at FILMADRID, Vanguards category. The short film earlier picked up awards at Oberhausen 2015, one of the largest short film festival in the world.

Fresh From The Field

Jurassic World sets record for biggest worldwide debut with $511 million opening weekend. The record was previously held by Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II.

As protests heighten over the appointment of Gajendra Chauhan as FTII (Film and Television Institute of India) Chairman, Anand Patwardhan comes out in full support for students. The veteran filmmaker is known for his controversial (yet humanitarian) docus Jai Bhim Comarade and Ram Ke Naam.

One For The Eye

New images from Terrence Malick's Knight of Cups and first images from Xavier Dolan's It's Only The End of The World.

Werner Herzog's Queen Of The Desert with Nicole Kidman, James Franco, and Robert Pattinson gets its first trailer.

Drop the beat this summer with Sundance hit Dope; watch three new clips and a red band trailer for the coming of age film.

The Filmmaking Kit

Have you ever wondered what's actually happening inside your DSLR when you are taking a photo/video? Watch this awesome awesome video at 10,000fps, which shows you the inside of your camera.

Find out what legendary DOP Roger Deakins has learned from the Coen brothers about storyboarding, and why he uses the same LUT (Look Up Table) on most of his films.

New free resources up online to download and share. This time, it's all about distribution and the 'business' of indie films!

Straight From The Pen

David Fincher seems to have absorbed Steven Spielberg's filmmaking techniques. Can you trace the influences? Watch how Spielberg influenced Fincher.

It's now been three years' since Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises arrived in cinemas and concluded his trilogy with Batman. Watch this 'epic retrospective' of Nolan's The Dark Knight Trilogy.

Read this interesting article on how independent cinema in Kerela is doing surprising well in single screen theaters.


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