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  • Mostofa S. Farooki, Ant Story

    12-Dec-2013

    After winning a special mention last year for Television, the Bangladeshi filmmaker returns to DIFF with Ant Story.
  • Mahmoud Kaabour, Champ of the Camp

    12-Dec-2013

    The Lebanese filmmaker talks to Liz Shackleton about his documentary, which premiered at DIFF.
  • Imaginarium wraps Assaf’s Curve

    12-Dec-2013

    Jordanian director Rifqi Assaf is in post-production on his debut feature The Curve, co-produced by Jordan’s The Imaginarium Films and Egypt’s Film Clinic.
  • Alfons joins Mostafa’s A To B

    11-Dec-2013

    EXCLUSIVE: Egyptian comedian Shadi Alfons will join Saudi stand-up comic Fahad Albutairi in the cast of Emirati filmmaker Ali F Mostafa’s road film A To B, which starts shooting in February.
  • Al Turki, Golubovich to launch film fund

    10-Dec-2013

    Saudi-born Hollywood producer Mohammed Al Turki is setting up a film fund, RAV Raw Artist Vision, with Russian producer Arcadiy Golubovich.
  • Greenlight Films planning genre trio

    10-Dec-2013

    EXCLUSIVE: Emirati director-actor Abdullah Aljunaibi’s Greenlight Films is planning a slate of three genre films, kicking off with action thriller Run, which is scheduled to start shooting in March, 2014.  
  • Filmi financing Martyr, Dolphins

    9-Dec-2013

    Dubai-based film funding initiative Filmi is financing Emirati animated feature Martyr Of The Flag and Waleed Al Shehhi’s IWC Filmmaker Award winner Dolphins.
  • Iraq’s Children Of The Future debut at DIFF

    6-Dec-2013

    DIFF has added a new section, Iraqi Legacy: Children of the Future, which will screen six short films from Iraq’s new generation of filmmakers.
  • DreamWorks: bright future for directors

    6-Dec-2013

    DreamWorks Animation producer Jane Hartwell and senior VFX supervisor Markus Manninen explained how new production processes are empowering the vision of the director, in a session on ‘The Future of Animation’ at the Cinematic Innovation Summit (CIS) in Dubai yesterday.
  • ASAP to produce Jala's The Spark

    25-Nov-2013

    EXCLUSIVE: France’s ASAP Films has boarded Rajesh Jala’s The Spark (Chingari) at NFDC Film Bazaar 2013. Selected for NFDC Screenwriters’ Lab and Co-production Market, the project also won the Incredible India award announced on the closing night of Film Bazaar.
  • Sebastian finds funding, co-producer

    25-Nov-2013

    Vasant Nath’s drama Sebastian Wants To Remember has found an Indian co-producer and secured a grant of $68,000 (€50,000) from EU Media Development.
  • Kauwboy wins at India’s ICFFI

    24-Nov-2013

    Dutch filmmaker Boudewijn Koole’s Kauwboy won the Golden Elephant for best film in the International Live-action Competition at this year’s International Children’s Film Festival of India (ICFFI) which wrapped in Hyderabad on Nov 20.
  • Producers urged to tailor materials for int’l market

    24-Nov-2013

    Sales agents urged Indian producers to pay more attention to the materials they require to handle a film’s international distribution at a Film Bazaar seminar on The Role Of A Sales Agent.
  • BGP journeys on Correa’s Good Road

    24-Nov-2013

    New York-based BGP Film has picked up North American rights to Gyan Correa’s The Good Road, which is India’s official entry to the foreign-language category of the Academy Awards.
  • Revathy moves into Homestay Blues

    24-Nov-2013

    South Indian actress Revathy will star Miriam Chandy Menacherry’s Homestay Blues, which has been selected for this year’s Co-production Market at Film Bazaar.
  • Nalin wraps Angry Indian Goddesses

    23-Nov-2013

    Paris-based Indian filmmaker Pan Nalin has wrapped principal photography on his debut in mainstream Hindi cinema, coming-of-age drama Angry Indian Goddesses.
  • Rajkummar to star in Mahajan’s Daily

    23-Nov-2013

    Rajkummar Rao has been cast in Nikhil Mahajan’s Daily (Dainik), which was selected for this year’s NFDC Screenwriters’ Lab.  
  • Anup Singh to jump Over The Rainbow

    22-Nov-2013

    Qissa director Anup Singh is working on an adaptation of UK author Paul Pickering’s novel Over The Rainbow. The film will be produced by Switzerland-based Saskia Vischer Productions.
  • Singh’s Fourth Direction finds its way

    22-Nov-2013

    Gurvinder Singh’s The Fourth Direction is scheduled to start shooting in mid-January, 2014 after securing support from French funding body CNC.
  • Sri Lankan filmmakers wait for peace dividend

    21-Nov-2013

    A lack of government support, digital cinemas and professional producers are hampering the development of the film industry in post-war Sri Lanka.
  • Oberoi’s Island City starts production

    21-Nov-2013

    Principal photography has started on Island City, written and directed by Indian filmmaker Ruchika Oberoi, which participated in NFDC Screenwriters’ Lab in 2012.
  • Ganguly debut set to be Banished

    16-Dec-2012

    Bengali actress Churni Ganguly, who appeared in Kaushik Ganguly’s Sound and Laptop, is set to make her directorial debut with a feature film about Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasrin.
  • Rabbit's Killing next for Jayasundara

    16-Dec-2012

    Paris-based Sri Lankan director Vimukthi Jayasundara’s next feature will be a tale of homecoming set in Galle, a port-city in southern Sri Lanka. 
  • Saints team in tandem on The Cycle

    15-Dec-2012

    Musa Syeed, director of Kashmir-set Valley Of Saints, is re-teaming with producer Nicholas Bruckman and DoP Yoni Brook to shoot his next feature The Cycle in the Republic of Yemen.
  • India's indie filmmakers question new wave

    13-Dec-2012

    The concept of the Indian New Wave has been over-hyped and doesn’t reflect the current situation in Indian cinema, said Miss Lovely director Ashim Ahluwalia at a DIFF Forum panel yesterday.
  • Kaushik Ganguly

    11-Dec-2012

    Kaushik Ganguly talks to Screen about his latest feature Sound.
  • Indian Kiss finds partners at Film Bazaar

    24-Nov-2012

    Guneet Monga of India’s Sikhya Entertainment and Giulia Achilli of Italy’s Dugong Production have signed a deal at Film Bazaar to co-produce a documentary on the depiction of romance in Indian cinema.
  • Arsam and Reservoir move to Pan Nalin's Known World

    24-Nov-2012

    Ilann Girard of Paris-based Arsam International has boarded Pan Nalin’s Film Bazaar project, Beyond The Known World, as co-producer alongside New Zealand’s Reservoir Films.
  • Mammootty to star in Ahamed's Shop

    24-Nov-2012

    Malayalam superstar Mammootty will play the lead in Kunjanandan’s Shop (Kunjananthante Kada), the latest project from National Film Award-winning director Salim Ahamed.
  • Peepli Live directors option Sethi's A Free Man

    23-Nov-2012

    Delhi-based filmmakers Anusha Rizvi and Mahmood Farooqui are planning an adaptation of Aman Sethi’s non-fiction work A Free Man, which they are planning as a sequel to their 2010 hit Peepli Live.
  • Bliss, Film Base Berlin board Nair's Umrika

    22-Nov-2012

    Jim Birmant of Paris-based Bliss and Mathias Schwerbrock of Film Base Berlin have boarded Indian-born director Prashant Nair’s new project Umrika as co-producers.
  • Amitabh Bachchan to star in Kabuliwala

    21-Nov-2012

    EXCLUSIVE: Superstar Amitabh Bachchan is attached to play the lead in French-Afghan filmmaker Atiq Rahimi’s screen adaptation of Rabindranath Tagore’s short story Kabuliwala.
  • Global partners tuck into Lunchbox

    21-Nov-2012

    EXCLUSIVE: Indian filmmaker Ritesh Batra has lined up a host of international collaborators for his debut feature The Lunchbox (Dabba), a co-production between France’s ASAP Films, Germany’s rohfilm, New York-based Cine Mosaic and India’s Anurag Kashyap Films. 

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