Showing posts from January, 2013

Chennai International Documentary and Short Film Festival 2013, 25,26,27 January

Chennai International Documentary and Short Film Festival 2013 Chennai International Documentary and Short Film Festival 2013 25,26,27 January; Book Point, Anna Salai, Chennai; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Jointly organised by MARUPAKKAM (a media activist group), Padapetti (a film magazine), Book Point (a book store). Inauguration: 25 January 2013; 10 a.m.; Book Point Chief Guests: B.Lenin (filmmaker, editor), George Kutty (critic, activist, writer) Inaugural film: Yuban Dir:Yaasib Vazquez; Mexico; 29 min; 2011; Spanish Yuban is about the transformation of a Zapotecan community. It portraits the longing for a set of principles that are about to die and the effort the people make to keep their culture alive. Chennai International Documentary & Short Film Festival 2013 Closing ceremony 27 January 2013; 4 pm; Book Point Chief guests: V.Arasu (writer), Maruthu (painter), Chezhiyan (cinematographer) Closing film: Jai Bhim Comrade Dir: Anand Patwardhan; 180 min; 2012; Marathi with Tamil subtitles In 1997 a statue o…

Fire in the Blood, English International Documentary film, Sundance Special, Johnson Thomas

Fire in the Blood, Johnson Thomas, Docimentary, Sundance film Festival 2013

Fire in the Blood, a feature-length documentary film produced by Sparkwater India, Mumbai, has been selected for the World Cinema Documentary Competition at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, to be held January 17-23 in Park City, Utah, USA, and thus nominated for the coveted Grand Jury Prize. It is a unique achievement for an Indian film to be selected for this competitive section at what is considered to be the world's leading showcase for independent cinema.

"Sundance is the world's most prestigious platform for independent and documentary films, so for our first feature-length production to be selected is a truly immense honour", said Writer/Director/Producer Dylan Mohan Gray. "This, to the best of our knowledge, is the first documentary film of international scale and scope to come out of India, and to be chosen for the World Cinema Documentary Competition and nominated for the Gr…

S J Foundation Award for Dr Vijay Bhatkar

S J Foundation Award for Dr Vijay Bhatkar
It gives me an immense pleasure in announcing that Dr Vijay Bhatkar has been conferred with the prestigious Sitaram Jindal Foundation Award” ('SJF Prize-2012"), for his outstanding work in the field of ‘Science, Technology & Environment’. Last year the same award was conferred upon Dr A P J Abdul Kalam. The prize money is of Rs. One Crore.Award was presented in New Delhi on Dec 3, 2012. The Jindal awards have been instituted to accolade exceptional service by individuals or organizations for the welfare of Indian citizens in the country. It is expected that the recognition garnered by the Jindal awardees will catalyze their efforts towards social benefit. Dr. Bhatkar, The Father of Indian Supercomputers and a catalyst in developing India’s supercomputer Param, is the Chairman of our Group Company “Education to Home” – ETH in Pune, an ISO 9001:2000 certified company with ERP based ICT technology. It’s a honor to have Dr…


~ Morgan Spurlock to Direct Behind-the-Scenes Film, Which TriStar Pictures will release on August 30, 2013 (Labor Day Weekend) ~
Los Angeles – Sony Pictures announced today that it’s making a 3D film showcasing London-based global music sensation One Direction. Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me) will direct the film, which TriStar Pictures will release on August 30, 2013 (Labor Day weekend).

"This is an incredible opportunity and an amazing moment in time for the band,” said director/producer Spurlock.  “To capture this journey and share it with audiences around the world will be an epic undertaking that I am proud to be a part of."

Simon Cowell said “I’m delighted we’re making this film and Morgan is the perfect person to give that access-all-areas, behind-the-scenes look into what it’s like to be One Direction today. What the band have achieved is incredible, they and their fans hav…

Listen,,Amaya, coming soon to a theatre near you

Listen... Amaya - Teaser IV

Listen... Amaya - Teaser V