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‘Embrace of the Serpent’ wins Golden Peacock at 46th IFFI

Internationally co-produced adventure drama film ‘Embrace of the Serpent’ (Al Abrazo de la Serpiente) bagged the Golden Peacock for the Best Film at the 46th IFFI with a prize money of Rs 40 lakh. READ

87 filmmakers write to Jaitley, condemn stifling film students

Almost 87 filmmakers of India have written a joint letter to Information and Broadcasting ministers and senior officials, condemning the harsh measures taken to stifle student participation in IFFI. READ

Lokshahir Sambhaji Bhagat to perform in support of FTII students

After successfully holding a parallel film festival outside IFFI venue as a part of their creative protest, the Students Association of FTII is now holding another creative programme tomorrow – “Celebrating Dissent”. READ

Govt tarnishing India’s image; not we: FTII students

Protesting students of Film and Television Institute of India have countered the allegation,stating that the government is actually tarnishing the image of India which the students are trying to reclaim. READ

IFFI makes no sense if film students are barred: Saeed Mirza

Saeed Mirza, renowned filmmaker of India and former chairman of FTII, has strongly objected to an undemocratic act of barring the students of FTII from attending the 46th International Film Festival of India, held in ... READ

Goa Govt issues notice to FTII students on parallel Film Fest

Goa government has slapped the protesting FTII students with a notice, this time sent by North Goa Collector, seeking censor certificates of the 20 films they plan to screen at its parallel film festival. READ

Cinema is liberated, censorship is senseless: Benegal

Cinema is liberated today, technologically as well as by breaking the traditional norms, thus imposing censorship makes no sense, feels India’s veteran filmmaker Shyam Benegal. READ

FTII students have no right to protest at IFFI: Goa CM

Goa chief minister Laxmikant Parsekar has gone tough on the protesting students and ex-students of the Film and Television Institute of India during IFFI. READ

FTII students mobilise support of filmmakers, plan parallel Film Fest

The protesting students of FTII have chalked out a plan of action to involve the whole film fraternity and viewers at IFFI in support of their demands, including a two-day parallel Film Festival. READ

Films on protest allowed, but protesting film students harassed at IFFI

You can speak, voice out, cry out, protest against the government or the whole system for that matter; but only on the silver screen at the International Film Festival of India. If you actually do ... READ