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I & B Minister at 47 TH IFFI NFDC FILM BAZAAR

TRACING THE 10 YEAR JOURNEY OF NFDC FILM BAZAAR

A Recap

Celebrating its 10th edition this year, the annual NFDC Film Bazaar has become a beacon for budding filmmakers from South Asia. The platform has been tirelessly evolving into a one-stop shop that encourages collaboration between South Asian and international film fraternities; a confluence point for screenwriters, filmmakers, sales agents, distributors, film festival programmers and financiers from around the world.

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True Love has no Expiration Date

We have been working in the area of ELDER EMPOWERMENT. It is observed that many well educated, well settled and still active singles (whether unmarried, widow/widower, divorcee) wish life afresh as a second innings as they either find isolated and or abused even if living in a family. They feel depressed and loneliness and wonder how they can be happy, loving and caring with a compatible life partner in the golden years of their life.

NIDA FAZLI --- A Great Human and a Poet Who stood for Secular Literature

NIDA FAZLI --- A Great Human and a Poet Who stood for Secular Literature

( 12 Oct. 1938 ---- 8 Feb. 2016 )

A Tribute by Manish Modi

 

It has taken some coaxing to get me to write on the passing away of Nida Sahe. What could one possibly write about him, that has not already been written likeNida Fazli was a fine lyricist, a great man and an extraordinary poet.?

 

A Heartfelt Tribute to India's Multi-linguist Poet Nida Faazli

A Heartfelt Tribute to India's Multi-linguist Poet Nida Faazli

I am shocked to know the sudden demise of well known Multi linguist, earthy, secular Poet cum Lyricist Nida Faazli on 8 Feb. 2016.The film world is orphan now having lost the towering presence of this last real poet beckon of the Hindi Film and TV World. He was nothing less than a living legend, the last Mughal amongst lyricisits ,

46TH IFFI --- PART II

Selection  of Films below Mark

  •  For selecting films  which are not up to the International Fest standard, one reason may be that IFFI fest is held at the fag end of the year , Most award winning films in Festivals all over the World get seen/ sold in other International Fests .  Even in  India  al regional Fests  get over wherein Cine buffs have an opportunity to watch .

46TH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF INDIA -- GOA -- PART-I

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20 Nov. --- 30 Nov. 2015

  • Lack luster Fest
  • Inaugural Function reduced to a Cheap Entertainment Event, giving it a local colour sans Indian Culture
  • World Cinema or Competition Films Selection below International standard,
  • Poor Infrastructure , Chaotic systems, More security personnel than Workers
  • Rampant Bureaucratic rule sans accountability
  • Media/Press  ignored in all respects, Pathetic facilities,
  • More of Tourist and Spenders’ Festival, Film Industry and serious cineists almost extinct ;
  • Film Bazaar, a Flop , Special events ,Master Classes, empty and
  • Erratic,unplanned/unscheduled  Press Conferences.

A Homage to Actor Saeed Jafrey

R I P , my Gentleman friend Saeed Jaffrey ! 

17 TH JIO MAMI FILM FESTIVAL MUMBAI

Logo of MAMI

28 OCT. --- 6 NOV. 2015

The entirely refurbished new face with rich sponsors and supporters this year ,Mami was rechristened as Jio Mami  Film Festival , started with a bang and curtains fell with a thud.

Typical  Aspects , High - Low

46 Th INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF INDIA 2015 - HIGHLIGHTS

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IFFI Goa

20 Nov. -- 30 Nov. 2015

HIGH LIGHTS --- AS A CURTAIN RAISER

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