Film Industry

Film festival to highlight climate crisis
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Directed by Shridhar Sudhir, the film, 'Moving Upstream', documenting the voices and concerns of the people living along the Ganga will be a prominent film at the All Living Things - Environmental Film Festival (ALT-EFF), a film festival dedicated to films about the environment.
OTT platforms have opened up market for documentaries: Filmmakers  
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Participating in a panel discussion titled 'Decoding Documentaries' here, filmmakers Claire Cahill, Dylan Mohan Gray and Leena Yadav shared their perspective on the genre. The discussion was hosted by Netflix.
Madhur Bhandarkar: I was, I am, I will remain an independent filmmaker 
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Celebrating the 20th anniversary of 'Chandni Bar', in a conversation with IANS, Madhur recalled the journey of the film and now, 13 films and two National Awards later, what still motivates him to make a new film.
Roberto Benigni steals the show as Venice Film Festival begins
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Bong Joon-ho was emotional and Jane Campion was touching but the evening belonged to actor-director Benigni. The 78th Venice International Film Festival got off to an emotional start on Wednesday night with host and Italian actor Serena Rossi dedicating the opening night to Afghan mothers forced to be away from their children in an attempt to save them from the Taliban.
Tamannaah Bhatia launches book on Indian wellness 'Back to the Roots'
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Speaking about the launch of 'Back To the Roots', new author Tamannaah tells IANS: "India is a library full of age-old knowledge on healthy living. It's about time that we revisited our traditional ways of wellness and put this knowledge to use. All the chapters in 'Back To the Roots' are complete with tried-and-tested secrets that have served generations of this country."
Richa Chadha, Ronit Roy unwrap murder mystery 'Candy'
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Richa goes into detail and shares about her role of DSP Ratna in the show, as she said: "I have always loved to experiment with my character and roles. This is just another opportunity to play a distinct character of a cop with a vivid character sketch. It has been challenging to play the character of a tough and uncompromising policewoman. Get ready to witness how DSP Ratna from Rudrakund unwraps the sin."
'As Far As I Can Walk' wins Grand Prix Crystal Globe at Karlovy Vary
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As the festival came to an end on Saturday, it announced its various prizes. Stefan Arsenijevic's 'As Far As I Can Walk' is a movie about African immigrants deported to Germany from Serbia. The film also took the Best Actor award for lead actor Ibrahim Koma. The other lead actors in the film are Nancy Mensah Offei and Maxim Khalil.
Rajpal Yadav reveals what he does to avoid getting typecast
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"I'm very happy with what I've done till today. From day one I had decided that I would never repeat a character that I have played. Actors get typecast very quickly. So even if I'm offered a similar kind of role, I change its mentality. An actor cannot change his physique but the mentality can be changed," Rajpal Yadav told IANS.The actor also revealed what he did to break stereotypes.
Cinemas reopen: Tougher times ahead
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During that phase of reopening of the cinema screens, there were too many conditions laid down for the managements of cinema chains to follow that it made running of cinemas literally unviable. What with selling only 50 per cent of the capacity, cleaning and sanitizing each seat of the cinema halls between two screenings as well as checking on each viewer.
Espionage thriller series 'Panthers' to be Ronnie Screwvala's new foray
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The show will be produced by Screwvala's RSVP production company and co-produced by Blue Monkey. Directed and run by Rensil D'Silva, the series stays raw and rooted in the Indo-Pak spy games of the late 60s and early 70s. The 45 minute-episode follows the exploits of RA&W heroes of the bygone era as they follow clues, nab their targets, gather information and link together the pieces of the puzzle.
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