By Srikanth Kanchinadham. Posted on September 10, 2015
Everything a filmmaker needs to know, curated from around the world.
From The World Of Film Festivals
Amazing Grace, a documentary about the singer Aretha Franklin, will no longer screen at the Toronto film festival. The film has become the subject of a legal wrangle between its producers and the singer, who filed a suit against them last week to block a screening at the Telluride film festival.
Dr Cesare Onestini, acting Ambassador of European Union to India, inaugurated Kinoteka-2015, Rajagiri-European Union film festival at Rajagiri Valley campus, Kakkanad. Prof I Shanmughadas, renowned film critic and national award winner was the guest of honour.
Irrfan's Talvar is on film fest spree. Talvar, directed by Meghna Gulzar, will travel across various festivals. After TIFF, it will be screened at the BFI London Festival for its European premiere and to the Busan International Film Festival for its Asian premiere.
Fresh From The Field
STX Entertainment has titled its intergalactic love story as The Space Between Us, starring Gary Oldman, Asa Butterfield, Carla Gugino, Britt Robertson, BD Wong and Janet Montgomery. The story follows two teens from different worlds as the first human born on Mars is secretly raised in an experimental colony after his astronaut mother dies during childbirth.
Bollywood action star Akshay Kumar, who turned 48 on Wednesday, announced his new romantic thriller Rustom, which marks his third collaboration with Neeraj Pandey. The movie will release on the weekend of Independence Day 2016.
Director Jonas Cuaron, son of Alfonso Cuaron, is following in the footsteps of his famous father with a new film Desierto. Desierto — or Desert —stars Gael Garcia Bernal and is set to open Sunday at the Toronto International Film Festival.
One For The Eye
After dazzling audiences at the Cannes Film Festival and earning more praise at Telluride over the weekend, Todd Haynes' Carol is shaping up to be quite the awards contender this season. Here's the latest trailer of the film.
Corin Hardy's The Hallow made the rounds earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival to warm reviews and is set to hit U.S. theaters and VOD this November. Do not miss the gruesome trailer of the movie.
The Filmmaking Kit
Making your first film is an exciting experience in itself. Before you start, have a look at the five mistakes that every first time filmmaker makes.
Filmmakers who are obsessed with the film look often find it tough to achieve the same. It's even tougher when you are shooting on a meagre budget. Have a look at the 4 tips to achieve great lighting for your budget film.
In 2014, Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel was released featuring not one, but three aspect ratios. Watch this video essay which explores the impact of different aspect ratios in film.
Straight From The Pen
For the first time in south Indian cinema, a young Kannada filmmaker has dared to showcase the 'taboo' subject of lesbianism in his latest movie 141 amid threats from fringe groups. Have a look at how Kannada cinema secretly shot its first lesbian movie.
Steve Wozniak acted as a consultant to Danny Boyle's forthcoming Steve Jobs movie. The co-founder has given his first in-depth interview about the forthcoming movie and much more. Read the full interview right here.