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Zoya Akhter receives IIFTC Tourism Impact Award 2020

Bollywood film-maker Zoya Akhter was presented the IIFTC Tourism Impact Award 2020, at the Asia’s largest film tourism event, 8th India International Film Tourism Conclave (IIFTC), held recently in Mumbai. The Director was selected for her outstanding contribution to the world tourism through her films which were shot in Spain and Turkey.

Gollapudi Srinivas National Award 2019

The Gollapudi Srinivas National Award 2019 is to be presented jointly to two debutant film-makers for the first time since 23 years of its inception. Aditya Dhar for the Hindi film ‘Uri: The Surgical Strike’ and Madhu C. Narayanan for the Malayalam movie ‘Kumbalangi Nights’ are selected as the winners. Both the filmmakers will be awarded at a ceremony ..

Actor Jason Davis passes away

The American actor Jason Davis, who was a former child actor, passed away unexpectedly at the age of 35. He was very famous for being the voice actor on the animated series named “Recess”, broadcasted in the Disney Channel. He lent his voice to the character of ‘Mikey Blumberg’, one of the six elementary school ..

IFFI 2019 to begin in Goa

IFFI 2019  will begin from 20 November in Goa. The festival will showcase the best films, filmmakers and honour legends like Amitabh Bachhan, Rajinikanth and others. French actor Isabelle Huppert will be conferred with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Born in 1952 in Paris, Isabelle Huppert has starred in more than a hundred films since her ..

Manipuri films blacked out at International Film Festival of India

Manipur films, some of which have carved a niche in the national and international film world by bagging prestigious awards such as Grand Prix and Golden Conch blacked out from the golden jubilee of International Film Festival of India scheduled to be held in Goa after November 20 to 28. Syam Sharma, director of Imagi Ningthem (My ..

Audio-visual anthem released for IFFI

Ahead of the launch of the 50th edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), Information and Broadcasting Secretary Amit Khare on 13 Nov unveiled the audio-visual anthem, showcasing the clips of several content driven and impactful films including “Bajirao Mastaani” and “Bhaag Milkha Bhaag”. IFFI is set to take place from November 20 ..

John Witherspoon, US actor and comedian, passes away

John Witherspoon, the US actor and comedian, has passed way . He was best known for his role as rapper Ice Cube’s father in the comedy trilogy Friday. He made his film debut in the 1980 ‘The Jazz Singer’ and appeared in Hollywood Shuffle, Boomerang, Vampire in Brooklyn and The Ladies Man

Yalitza Aparicio named as UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador

Mexican actress Yalitza Aparicio has been named UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Indigenous Peoples. She made history as the first indigenous performer nominated for a best actress honor at the 2019 Academy Awards for her performance in the film “Roma”, in which she speaks in an indigenous language and in Spanish.