By Srikanth Kanchinadham. Posted on August 13, 2015
Everything a filmmaker needs to know, curated from around the world.
From The World Of Film Festivals
Keiichi Hara's Miss Hokusai film received the Sequences Award for best Asian feature film, the Satoshi Kon Award for best animated feature film, and the Gold Audience Award for best animated feature film on Wednesday at the 19th annual Fantasia International Film Festival, which ran from July 14-August 5 in Montreal.
New documentaries on Aretha Franklin’s 1972 gospel classic Amazing Grace, the French satirical magazine “Charlie Hebdo” and Moscow’s renowned Bolshoi Ballet were among 67 titles added on Tuesday to the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival’s TIFF Docs, Midnight Madness, Vanguard, Masters and TIFF Cinematheque programs.
The National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) announced its selection of six projects for its first ever Children's Screenwriters Lab introduced this year.
Fresh From The Field
Uggie the dog, the canine star of Oscar-winning film The Artist, has died in Los Angeles at the age of 13. The Jack Russell terrier, who also starred opposite Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson in Water for Elephants, was put down on Tuesday after suffering from prostate cancer.
Students of 2008 batch of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) on Monday disrupted the screening of the diploma films in the main theatre on the institute campus as part of the controversial assessment of “incomplete films” that the administration is carrying out.
Angelina Jolie Pitt will exec produce the upcoming animated film The Breadwinner through her Jolie Pas Productions shingle. The film, which will be directed by Nora Towmey, is based on Deborah Ellis’ internationally acclaimed young adult novel of the same name. The story revolves around a young girl living under the Taliban regime in Afghanistan, who must disguise herself as a boy and become the breadwinner of the family when her father is unfairly imprisoned.
One For The Eye
Put on your winter coat and get your guns ready, Quentin Tarantino is back on the big screen with what looks to be one bloody good Christmas present. Watch this exclusive new trailer of The Hateful Eight.
Let Me Make You a Martyr, the upcoming, harrowing new crime movie about an abusive father, is set to reunite Sons of Anarchy's Mark Boone Junior with shock rocker and erstwhile Sons actor Marilyn Manson. While the film won't arrive until next year, check out an exclusive trailer featuring Manson as a Native American hit man.
Kapil Sharma shares Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon poster online. The film also features, Arbaaz Khan, Manjari Phadnis, Simran Kaur Mundi, Elli Avram and Varun Sharma in prominent roles.
The Filmmaking Kit
One of the best parts of being a filmmaker is having the ability to capture people, places, and ideas that might otherwise go unseen, and then sharing them with the world. Have a look at these 10 helpful tips for travel & adventure filmmakers.
Robert Rodriguez made the film on a micro budget of $7000 employing many of the techniques that low budget filmmakers have since come to adopt. Check out this article where, Rodriguez gives out insights on the art of low budget filmmaking.
Here are the 20 insightful tips, every screenwriter should keep in mind.
Straight From The Pen
Filmmaker Karan Johar is a huge fan of the iconic film Sholay and says it defines the Hindi film industry. The iconic movie celebrates its 40th anniversary on 15th August.
Adrien Brody is the youngest man ever to win best actor at the Oscars for The Pianist. Read this exclusive interview with the star where he speaks about his new production house, China's burgeoning film industry and much more.
Berlinale Talents is an annual summit and networking platform that happens parallel to the Berlin International Film Festival. Check out this exclusive interview with Florian Weghorn, the program manager of Berlinale Talents as well as a member of the selection committee for the Berlinale's Competition.