Complete List of Winners At 69th Venice Film Fest

The complete list of winners at 69th Venice  Film Festival is published below. The winner of the highly coveted ‘The Golden Lion Award’ is a Korean film ‘Pieta’. Congratulations to all the winners

The Golden Lion Award: “Pieta” (South Korea)

The Silver Lion Award: “The Master” (U.S.)

Special Jury Prize: “Ulrich Seidl for Paradies: Glaube” (Austria)

Best First Feature: “Kuf” (Mold) (Turkey)

Best Actress: Hadas Yaron for “Fill the Void” (Israel)

Best Actor: Joaquin Phoenix and Philip Seymour Hoffman for “The Master” (U.S.)

Best Screenplay: “Apres Mai” (France)

Best Cinematography: “E Stato Il Figlio” (It Was the Son) (Italy)

Delhi To Hold International Film Festival In December

Delhi is going to play host to the first International Film Festival (DIFF) in December this year. Launching the DIFF in Delhi noted film director and actor Tigmanshu Dhulia said,” Delhi’s own film festival will bring opportunities to a lot of youngsters here.”

DIFF will be held December 21-27 with more than 70 countries participating and at least 150 films being shown. Legendary filmmaker Adoor Gopalakrishnan is the chairman of the advisory board of the festival while director Anurag Kashyap, actor Yashpal Sharma, Shiney Ahuja, Shriram Raghavan, Shonali Bose are part of the panel.

DIFF will also honour 100-year-old actress Zohra Sehgal with the life time achievement award. Organisations that have partnered with the festival are Broadway International Film Festival LA, JMT from Israel, Media Box Bangladesh, Turkish Film Industry, Film Factory China and Slade school of fine arts London.

Some of the films to be screened at the festival are Daughters of Theatre, The Artist, Love Birds and Sunshine In The Corner.

‘Peddlers’ Gets Ticket To Toronto Film Fest

After the 65th Cannes International Film Festival, debut director Vasan Bala`s ‘Peddlers’ is now set for screening at the 37th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) next month. He is elated. “It`s great that the film has been selected at Toronto after Cannes. Since the French press sighted a very American independent influence on the film, I am quite curious how it will be received here,” Bala said in a press statement.

‘Peddlers’ is a thriller about two parallel love stories – one about a cop and his married neighbour and the other of a girl on a mission and an aimless guy. Co-produced by Eros International, Guneet Monga and Anurag Kashyap, the movie is scheduled to be screened as part of the City to City section with an aim to bring global cities to Toronto audiences, and the focus will be on Mumbai this year.

“TIFF is among world`s top movie events, and is a gateway for international films into the north American region. Eros International saw the potential in the film the moment they saw it and decided to back it up,” Monga said in a press statement. The film features actors like Gulshan Devaiah, Siddharth Menon, Kriti Malhotra and Nimrat Kaur. TIFF will be held Sep 6-16 this year.



List of Winners at Cannes Film Festival 2012

The Cannes Film Festival 2012 came to an end today. Michael Haneke won the Palme d’Or once again after a gap of three years. This prestigious event has produced the winners of this year and the complete list of winners is mentioned below

Palme d’Or: Amour, directed by Michael Haneke

Best Director: Carlos Reygadas for Post Tenebras Lux

Grand Prix: Reality, directed by Matteo Garrone

Best Screenplay: Beyond The Hills, written by Christian Mungiu

Camera d’Or for Best First Feature: Beasts of the Southern Wild, directed by Benh Zeitlin

Jury prize: The Angels’ Share, directed by Ken Loach

Best Actress: Christina Flutir & Cosmina Stratan for Beyond The Hills

Best Actor: Mads Mikkelsen for The Hunt (Jagten), directed by Thomas Vinterberg

Palme d’Or for Short Film: Silence (Sessis-Be Deng), directed by L. Rezan Yesilbas

Prix Un Certain Regard: — After Lucia (Despues de Lucia), directed by Michel Franco

Directors’ Fortnight Prize: — No, directed by Pablo Larrain


International Critics’ Week Prize: Aqui y Alla, directed by Antonio Mendez Esparza

Comedy on Nazi Germany ‘Iron Sky’ Creates Buzz At Berlin Film Fest

Berlin Film Festival is one of the most prestigious film festivals on the globe. Filmmakers from different countries dream to get their movies featured at the fest. This year ‘Iron Sky’, a Finnish sci-fi comedy about Nazis invading Earth, has generated huge interest among the critics and cine goers.

The story depicts a group Nazis escape to moon after the Second World War.  During 70 years of utter secrecy, the Nazis construct a gigantic space fortress and hope to launch a counter attack on Americans someday.

‘Iron Sky’ has characters with striking resemblance with real life politicos. The movie features a fictional US president who looks very much like the Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. The movie is set future 2018 to be precise, when a Nazis comes face to face with a group of American Astronauts.

German actor Udo Kier is the best-known face of the ‘Iron Sky’ team. The film is funded mostly through online donations from cine goers and fans.

‘Iron Sky’ will be released in theaters in April 2012. India release is expected to follow soon after the opening in Europe. The primary language of the film is English.