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Open Letter to MAMI

By |February 26th, 2022|Filmmakers POV, News, NewsDisplayLarge|

As the physical editions of the Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival – which was cancelled in 2020, postponed from November 2021 to March 2022 – now stands cancelled again, the selected film-makers across the two India sections (India Gold and Spotlight) have written an Open Letter to the organisers of MAMI. In the meantime, an Online Screening schedule has been announced, which can be accessed here. It goes thus: We are a group of filmmakers officially selected in the India Story, Spotlight, and India Gold sections of the recently cancelled Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival 2022. We have come together [...]

IIF Podcast: In conversation with Hemant Gaba

By |October 10th, 2021|Filmmakers POV, Interviews, Podcasts|

Our new artist podcast features a chat with indie film-maker Hemant Gaba.

Anita: The one who got out?

By |August 21st, 2020|Film Festivals, Filmmakers POV|

Filmmaker Sushma Khadepaun writes about why she made ANITA, the first-ever Gujarati short to play at the Venice Film Festival.

Vipin Sharma: “Missing” and me

By |July 16th, 2020|Filmmakers POV|

Actor-filmmaker Vipin Sharma writes about how Goa inspired the making of his improvised new short film, MISSING.

Ghazaal: The making of a short

By |May 8th, 2020|Filmmakers POV, FilmmakersDisplaySmall|

25-year-old LA-based filmmaker Ragini Bhasin writes about the making of her short film, GHAZAAL, which has played at over 20 film festivals worldwide.

Sorry, Dave

By |April 18th, 2020|Filmmakers POV|

Indie filmmaker Vaibhav Munjal writes about his gloomy lockdown mood, and why he feels like a hopeless character from one of his favourite films.

Fail better, no doubt, but fail publicly

By |April 4th, 2020|Filmmakers POV|

Indie filmmaker Stanzin Raghu ruminates on the meaning of "failure" in context of today's world.

The doggedness of “Nirmal Anand ki Puppy”

By |December 18th, 2019|Filmmakers POV|

Long-time indie filmmaker Sandeep Mohan writes about the making of his latest, NIRMAL ANAND KI PUPPY, a unique film co-written by...his dog.

RAKKHOSH: The making of India’s first POV film

By |July 13th, 2019|Filmmakers POV, FilmmakersDisplayLarge|

Creative producer Prashen H. Kyawal writes about the fulfilling and challenging journey of making India's first POV film, RAKKHOSH, which is now streaming on Netflix.

Pro view: Impact of technology on entertainment

By |June 8th, 2019|Filmmakers POV|

A professional art designer writes about the positive impact of technology on the entertainment industry.

Insight: Sharad Raj’s “Ek Betuke Aadmi ki Afrah Raatein”

By |May 18th, 2019|Filmmakers POV|

Filmmaker Sharad Raj writes about the journey of his fiercely independent and crowdfunded film, "Ek Betuke Aadmi ki Afrah Raatein".

Chalchitra Talks: The voice of movies

By |May 13th, 2019|Filmmakers POV|

Filmmaker Vaibhav Munjal writes about the origins and ambitions of his unique movie-recommendation show on Youtube, CHALCHITRA TALKS.

A career by (art) design

By |April 28th, 2019|Filmmakers POV|

An art designer writes about his career, ambitions and the significance of his craft as more than just a hollow device of movie publicity.

The transmutation of “Lithium”

By |March 16th, 2019|Filmmakers POV|

Director Pranjal Dua writes about the journey and making of the music video for Zykr's cover version of the classic, "Lithium".

Big Trouble in Little Matunga

By |March 14th, 2019|Filmmakers POV, FilmmakersDisplaySmall, Interviews|

Director Vasan Bala writes about a childhood incident behind the nutty genre-fluidness of his latest film, a lovingly crafted homage-action-comedy called "Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota" that releases in cinemas on March 21st.

Moving with the movies

By |January 28th, 2019|Film Festivals, Filmmakers POV|

"Lost the Plot" founder Nikita Naiknavare writes about Film Caravan: a one-of-a-kind travelling film, music and performing arts festival.

How To Get A Censor Certificate

By |December 7th, 2018|Features, Filmmakers POV, FilmmakersDisplaySmall|

Based on his own experiences, independent filmmaker Kenny Basumatary details, step-wise, the extremely important process of securing a Censor Certificate. His third film, Suspended Inspector Boro, releases in cinemas soon.

The musicality of narrative film

By |November 4th, 2018|Features, Filmmakers POV|

Young filmmaker Kabeer Khurana writes, through his own personal experiences as a director, about a very underrated aspect of filmmaking: the musicality.


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