1st Edition of PickUrFlick Indie Film Festival ends, promises to come back with diverse global films next year
~“As a filmmaker it is very difficult to make independent films on such issues like insurgency. I have always wanted to bring out things which are not audible. I portrayed this issue in my own visual way. I have always been terrorized by insurgency since childhood. I know families who have been affected by insurgernts. The traumatization has affected the locals so much, that they have muted their voice, they think its okay to have such issues. It has been a history, no one dared to bring this on a public platform, this is journey for me, it has been a difficult process for me to bring in the real story into the mainstream cinema. To bring this sensitive issue, I tried to portray it in a natural way to not face major consequences.” said 64th National Award Winner, Jaicheng Jai Dohutia who also won the best director award forHaanduk at PIFF 2017~
~Anirban Guha and his wife Sinjini Sengupta, wins the best screenplay award for Bengali film Elixir~ Continue reading “1st Edition of PickUrFlick Indie Film Festival Ends”
The first edition of PickUrFlick Indie Film Festival founded by Abhishek Sinha will be held at Instituto Cervantes, New Delhi from 19th to 21st May, 2017.The opening ceremony will be inaugurated by the Mr. Carlos Varona Narvion (Director, Instituto Cervantes).
This edition will screen 70 films over 4 categories in more than 10 languages. 52 shorts, 7 features, 8 Animations and 3 documentaries spread over 23 Spanish films, 14 Silent Films, 7 Hindi Films, 4 Bengali Films, Assamese, Nepali, Persian, German, Arabic, French, Russian and Kurdish film. The Spotlight Country for this edition is Spain with a special focus on Spanish/Latin American films.
Sanal Kumar Sasidharan who has made Malayalam films like Oraalppokkam (2014) and Ozhivudivasathe Kali (2016), both of which have fetched Kerala State Awards is now in the news for his 3rd film, Sexy Durga. Winner of the Hivos Tiger Award at the prestigious International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) this year as well as the DI Award at the NFDC Film Bazaar, 2016. A thriller reflecting the chilling darkness in the society, the film was made without any screenplay and shot at night in Kerala.Featuring Rajshri Deshpande (earlier seen in Angry Indian Goddesses) in the lead, the film is produced by Aruna Mathew and Shaji Mathew. The music is by Basil C.J, while Prathap Joseph is the DOP and editing is by Sanal himself. Continue reading “Sexy Durga: Trailer”