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‘I Have Electric Dreams,’ ‘No End’ Win Top Prizes at International Film Festival of India

Spanish-language film “I Have Electric Dreams” won the Golden Peacock, the top prize at the 53rd International Film Festival of India held in Goa from Nov. 20-28. The…

Russia Strengthens Film Ties With India at Goa Market

Russia was a significant presence at India’s recently concluded Film Bazaar market in Goa, with Roskino and Moscow Export Center occupying two pavilions. There were 14 Russian production…

Creativity and Conviction Must Be Maintained as India’s Film Industry Becomes More Corporate, IFFI Panel Hears

The industrial and corporate structure of the Indian entertainment industry has evolved rapidly as global studios and multinational streaming firms have entered the market, creating significant contrasts and…

National Film Archive of India on Mission to Restore 5,000 Films

The National Film Archive of India (NFAI) has undertaken the massive task of restoring 5,000 priceless classics of Indian cinema. The initiative is already bearing fruit with Satyajit…

‘Fauda’ Creators Lior Raz and Avi Issacharoff Planning New Indian Collaborations

Lior Raz and Avi Issacharoff, the creators and executive producers of hit Israeli espionage thriller “Fauda,” say that they are planning to collaborate on multiple productions in India.…

India’s Viga Jostles With Sony and Amazon at Goa Festival’s Film Technology Exhibition

A roster of top international and Indian companies feature in a film technology exhibition at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), Goa. Exhibitors include Sony, Canon, Hansa,…

Bangladesh Makes an Impact at Goa Festival and Market

The burgeoning Bangladesh film industry made an impact at both South Asian film market Film Bazaar and the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), Goa. Bangladesh feature film…

‘Bhediya’ Review: Overlong Bollywood Werewolf Comedy Delivers Powerful Environmental Message

Horror-comedy has held Indian audiences in thrall since the early 2000s, with more than 100 films in the genre being released. Amar Kaushik’s “Bhediya” (literally “wolf”), Bollywood’s first…

Indian Acting Legend Dilip Kumar Honored With Hero of Heroes Heritage Festival

Dilip Kumar, widely considered at one of India’s greatest actors, will be honored with a bespoke, heritage festival that launches next month. The Dilip Kumar Hero of Heroes…

Indian Industry Heavyweights Mull Impact of Streamers on Theatrical Releases in Post-COVID Era

Leading lights of the Indian entertainment industry discussed the impact of streaming platforms in the period after COVID-19 at a panel on the concluding day of the Film…

India Is on a Book Adaptation Learning Curve, Film Bazaar Panel Says

Industry executives, producers and screenwriters got into the details of adapting literary material into film scripts at a Film Bazaar Knowledge Series discussion this week. India has experienced…

India-France-Norway Project ‘Solo’ Gets CNC Funding, ‘The Silent Echo’ Sets France Release (EXCLUSIVE)

Indian filmmaker Suman Sen’s “Eka” (“Solo”) has been granted funding from the Aide aux Cinémas du Monde, a fund operated by France’s national film board (CNC).  The project,…