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Masterclass by Global Film distributor and Oscar winning Producer, Marc Baschet at Navi Mumbai International Film Festival

Masterclass by Global Film distributor and Oscar winning Producer, Marc Baschet at Navi Mumbai International Film Festival
Mumbai: January 2014: Oscar winning producer for No Man’s Land and co-producer of  Lunch BoxMr Marc Baschet, will conduct a Master Class at Navi Mumbai International Film Festival (NMIFF) on 1stFeb 2014 at 3.00 pm at the DY Patil Hospitality College, Nerul.
Mr Marc Baschet will address the aspiring film makers on the topic , “ How to market and distribute independent films globally. The master class will describe the various ways and methods used in the past to take the independent films to a global platform and the changing scenario today. Various films in India which have been distributed globally successfully are Lunch box and Ship of Theseus. Through this master class, NMIFF aims to cultivate the innovative ideas of film making and to provide talented filmmakers a wider attention and space by showcasing their art to the global audience. Navi Mumbai Film Festiv…

A decent start to the 1st edition of Navi Mumbai International Film Festival (NMIFF)

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A humble  start for the 1st edition of Navi Mumbai International Film Festival (NMIFF) ·Mr. Sachin Pilgaonkar felicitated ·Opening film Titanic Love was screened
Mumbai, January 31, 2014: The very First day of the first NMIFF extravaganza started on a decent note. The excitement was palpable as the emcee welcomed Mr. Sachin Khanna, Festival Founder and Chairman of the 1st edition of the Navi Mumbai International Film Festival. Applause continued when Mr. Ashok Purang, Festival Director, Capt. Samir Walavalkar, Director – Business & Finance, Salim Arif, Director of Cultural affairs, NMIFF  were invited on the stage to address the gathering. Ceremony kick started with felicitations to the reputed face of Indian Cinema, Mr. Sachin Pilgaonkar by Mr. Pramod Hindurao,(Chairman, CIDCO). Onbeing prodded to speak, Mr. Pilgaonkar said, “I am extremely thrilled to receive this honour from Navi Mumbai International Film Festival and I would like to thank everyone associated with this fantastic fes…

I,Franenstein, Hollywood English Film movie review, Johnson Thomas, Rating: * * 1/2

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English Film Review Johnson Thomas Lush but boring Gothic fantasy

12 years a slave, English Hollywood film movie review, Johnson Thomas, Rating: * * * *

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English Film Review Johnson Thomas Agonizingly Real
Film: 12 years a Slave Cast: Chiwitel Ejiafor, Michael Fassbender,Brad Pitt, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Giamatti, Sarah Paulson, Lupita Nyong’o Director: Steve McQueen
Rating: *  *  *  *

Steve McQueen directs from a script he co-wrote with John Ridley, based in part on Solomon Northup's memoir(true Story) about his life as a free man in the 1800’s , subsequent kidnap and enslaving and finally ending in his rescue by a Canadian abolitionist. It’s a rare first hand account of a 19th century memoir written by Solomon Northup, (who is the central character in the film), a free black man from upstate New York who got kidnapped on a lure and was subsequently sold off, under a false name, Platt, and papers attesting to the fact,   for slave labor in Louisiana. It’s an account that even the most vilely depicted(in the memoir), Edwin Epps, couldn’t find fault with. The everyday drudgery and misery of enslaved plantation life have been depicted w…

One by Two, Hindi Bollywood Film Movie Review, Johnson Thomas, Rating: * *

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Hindi film Review Johnson Thomas
One By Two Film/Movie review: You’ll get pakaoed!