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  Filmi Sangeet - The Indian film song
The term "Film Song" is today somewhat of a misnomer because there are many songs of this genre that have never been in any film.
The birth of the Indian film song may be traced to the advent of India's first sound motion picture in 1931.
It appears that film music is in the process of spawning a number of new and related genre.
www.chandrakantha.com /articles/indian_music/filmi.html   (1249 words)

  
  Indian Film Industry
Many films of the time were produced both in the regional language (Bengali, Marathi), and in Hindi, so that they could be oriented to the larger Hindi-speaking market.
The recurrent narrative of these films, of protagonists uprooted from small town and rural families to the perils of the city, is shared by the street children researched by professional sociologists in Mira Nair's Salaam Bombay (1988).
The Bombay films' very excesses, their grand gestures, and the priority given to emotion and excitement may more truly reflect the dominant rhythms of urban life in India.
library.advanced.org /11372/data/film.htm   (2577 words)

  
 Indian (film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Indian (1996) is a Tamil film directed by S.
The film's score and soundtrack are composed by A.
The film was later released in Hindi as Hindustani and in Telugu as Bharatheeyudu.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Indian_(film)   (534 words)

  
 Indian Film Industry: A synopsis by IndiaOneStop.Com
Until the 1960s, film producers would get loans from film distributors against a minimum guarantee: this meant that the distributors had to ensure that the film was screened in cinemas for a fixed minimum period.
However, NFDC cannot be considered to play a central role in the film industry because it finances too few films which, too, are not of the type that has made the Indian film industry so vibrant.
The film industry is currently losing unestimated volumes of revenue due to competition from local cable operators who illegally beam newly released movies into the drawing rooms of their subscribers.
www.indiaonestop.com /film.htm   (1420 words)

  
 The Culture-specific use of sound in india cinema
Besides, Indian films have the unique quality of different characters speaking different varieties of Hindi according to their social status, their caste, communal identity, education, profession, financial status, etc. Thus, within the same film, you have the educated hero speaking very good Hindi peppered with impeccable English when needs be.
Indian film music is said to be the ideal adaptive response of Indian culture to the technology­inspired, jetlike pace of the 20th Century.
Whether the film is a family melodrama, a historical adventure, a mythological tale, a comedy, a love story or a thriller, songs arc bound to be part of each finished film.
www.filmsound.org /india   (9213 words)

  
 The Hindi Film Song
The Indian Film song was born as along with 'talking' the Indian Film also 'sang', the wafer thin plot merely serving as a rope to string together the dozen or so musical numbers.
The film was a triumph for Saigal and took him to dizzying heights as he brought alive the character of Devdas creating the archetype of the relentlessly luckless, tragic hero.
Indian film music was still in its infancy but was moving ahead by leaps and bounds.
www.upperstall.com /hindisong1.html   (1609 words)

  
 The Indian Film Industry - India - Mark Moxon, Travel Writer
Bombay is the official centre of Indian film, so much so that the films are known as 'Bollywood' movies (which is unlikely to change to 'Mollywood' with Bombay's name change to Mumbai).
Once an actor or actress makes it, he or she will end up acting in loads of films, all at the same time: stories of actors working on over 100 films simultaneously are not uncommon, because it's actors that sell films.
There are some arty films that are successful abroad, but as they normally concentrate on poverty and real life, Indians don't want to watch them: they want escapism at the flicks, just like the rest of us.
www.moxon.net /india/indian_film_industry.html   (567 words)

  
 Filmi Sangeet - The Indian film song
The term "Film Song" is today somewhat of a misnomer because there are many songs of this genre that have never been in any film.
The birth of the Indian film song may be traced to the advent of India's first sound motion picture in 1931.
It appears that film music is in the process of spawning a number of new and related genre.
chandrakantha.com /articles/indian_music/filmi.html   (1258 words)

  
 Q magazine : film
In a Bollywood film, the hero would then fling himself from the 30th floor of a building and land perfectly balanced to start decimating the villain, who had spent the movie dumping hapless victims into cauldrons of acid.
Yashraj films known for its popularity with expatriate audiences, is conceptualizing a film targeted for the international market.It is expected to be shown at foreign film festivals..
Indians would rather see battling mothers-in-law and daughters-in-law and corrupt politicians being held to task by 'underdog' heroes, problems that are very real for them rather than see big budget Hollywood studio movies about aliens and natural disasters striking America.
www.qmag.org /filmart04.html   (1548 words)

  
 Film College - Enroll in a film college that is backed by the Indian film industry
We have been functioning as a film college since 1993, and it is for our sincere effort to make Asian Academy of Film and Television a seat of excellence in the field of film education in India, that earned us the reward of being the first film university of the country.
The film making workshops organized by the film college are attended by eminent film, television and media personalities from around the world and you can gain from their expertise by attending these workshops that are regularly arranged at AAFT.
As AAFT is a film college located amidst the Noida film city, which boast of a huge 100 acre pollution free area near the corridors of power, you live within a world of cinema.
aaft.com /film-college.html   (372 words)

  
 Indiantelevision dot com's Tete-a-tete with film marketing and distribution consultant Shonjoy Bhattacharjii
Film makers will have so much clout that they will be able to bargain and negotiate the minimum guarantees with the various constituents of the distributor chain.
Some of the proprietary film makers are also changing the way in which they have been conducting business have distributed films all over the country through their own offices.
A successful crossover film should transcend language barriers and must be a hit in all parts of the globe.
www.indiantelevision.com /perspectives/y2k3/interview/shonjoyb.htm   (2135 words)

  
 Indian Film Industry - Indian film industry takes up AAFT students
This support from film industry and related practitioners helps students in reaching out to their potent working areas in film and media industry after successful completion of the course.
The presence of stars of Indian films illuminates the tradition of AAFT, likewise, technique of informing, educating and training through project based curriculum, under the watchful eyes of experienced faculties contribute multi talented experts to the Indian film industry to increase quality of entertainment.
All genres of film education programs, such as film production, direction, video editing and sound recording, acting, camera, lightning, graphics are taught in details at our film school.
aaft.com /indian-film-industry.html   (732 words)

  
 Welcome to News From Indian Country   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The American Indian Film Institute is seeking film and video entries for the 31st annual American Indian Film Festival.
Films to be entered for competition should be by or about American Indian or Canada First Nations people and produced during year 2005-2006.
The American Indian Film Institute (AIFI) is a non-profit media arts center founded in 1979 to foster understanding of the culture, traditions and issues of contemporary Native Americans.
www.indiancountrynews.com /fullstory.cfm?ID=469   (390 words)

  
 Indianz.Com Message Board - 30th Annual American Indian Film Festival   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
SAN FRANCISCO - The American Indian Film Institute is currently seeking film and video entries for the 30th annual American Indian Film Festival.
The annual Film Festival and American Indian Motion Picture Awards Presentation, produced by AIFI founder and President Michael Smith, draws an audience of nearly 5,000, anticipating the latest in American Indian film, video, and music.
Films to be entered for competition should be by or about American Indian or Canada First Nations people and produced during year 2004-2005.
www.indianz.com /board/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=16412   (492 words)

  
 Film London : Indian Productions
Film London is your first point of contact for filming in the capital.
There are a number of facilities companies which offer a range of services to Indian productions and freelancers who have a number of Indian credits to their name.
A team of officers, fully trained in filming issues and associated police procedure, will be on hand to offer advice in regards to filming requests requiring police assistance.
www.filmlondon.org.uk /content.asp?CategoryID=981   (1215 words)

  
 FIFTH ANNUAL IAAC FILM FESTIVAL: Indian Independent & Diaspora Films
NEW YORK: The fifth annual Indian film festival in New York opens on Wednesday with a gala screening of Deepa Mehta's critically acclaimed movie 'Water' which traces the hard lives of Hindu widows and triggered violent protests while being filmed on the banks of the Ganges in India in 2000.
Describing the initial protests against her movie, Mehta said "accusations of Water being anti-Hindu" were cited as the cause of the film sets being thrown in the river, her effigy being burned and protesters marching in the streets of Varanasi, denouncing the film and its portrayal of Hindu widows
The other film on everybody's lips is Amu, based on the 1984 anti-Sikh riots which erupted after the assassination of Indira Gandhi.
www.iaac.us /fifthannual_film_festival2005/ff_reviews.htm   (626 words)

  
 P.O.V. - In The Light Of Reverence . The Film | PBS
To demonstrate our intentions, we made a 55-minute film for the exclusive use of the Wintu, including all of the songs and prayers we had filmed, and made a 40-minute version for public viewing, which we showed just once, at the American Indian Film Festival in San Francisco (in 1997).
An hour later we were filming the pipe ceremony north of the tower and after the ceremony was over a huge rainstorm blew in and the film rolled as the lightning bolt hit the top of the tower.
The Spiderwoman story that comes at the beginning, middle and end of the film, is a Hopi story which, in addition to providing the image of the web, honors the feminine aspect of the land and gives voice to a spirit teacher who instructs the people how to care for the land.
www.pbs.org /pov/pov2001/inthelightofreverence/thefilm.html   (2588 words)

  
 Cinema of India - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Indian film industry is the largest in the world in terms of number of films (877 feature films and 1177 short films made in India were released in the year 2003 alone);
Indian films are gaining increasing popularity in the rest of the world, especially in countries with large numbers of expatriate Indians.
Their films were showcased at government film festivals and on the government-run TV station, Doordarshan.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cinema_of_India   (3391 words)

  
 Bollywood Masala: Indian Film Festival 2004
Bollywood is, of course, the name given to the Bombay (or Mumbai) based film industry which produces movies in the Indian national language, Hindi.
Mitu Bhowmick-Lange: “We have of course the hardcore commercial mainstream films which everybody loves, with the singing and dancing and moral high ground and the wonderful escapist unpretentious entertainment that our films are famous for.
And just as audiences are growing around the world, mainstream Indian films with all the familiar ingredients of drama, humour, song and dance are changing too.
sunday.ninemsn.com.au /sunday/film_reviews/article_1642.asp   (876 words)

  
 American Indian Studies Indians and Flim Syllabus UWGB
We will explore how contemporary American Indian film makers produce, direct, and write from a marginalized position in society in an effort to "tell the stories of oppression" and create multiple, new images of Indianness outside of the western framework.
During the later part of the semester, each group will show portions of their film in class and present their analysis 30 minute analysis to the class.Your individual project grade will be based upon (1) the group presentation as a whole, and (2) on your individual contribution to the group project.
The film Where the Spirit Lives is a docu-drama that uses a fictionalized story to present historical information about the boarding school experience.
www.uwgb.edu /fns/Resources/indians_and_film.htm   (1523 words)

  
 CBC.ca Arts - Film about independence sweeps Indian Film Awards
A film about politics and independence swept the Global Indian Film Awards, garnering eight trophies including best director and screenplay.
The awards are sometimes held outside India, owing to the increasing popularity of Bollywood films, which earn 15 to 20 per cent of their revenues from overseas screenings.
While the film had a successful night, it was Lage Raho Munnabhai (Carry on Munnabhai) that captured best film.
www.cbc.ca /arts/film/story/2006/12/10/indian-filmawards-malaysia.html   (1447 words)

  
 Women in Indian Cinema
Writing in G, an Indian film magazine, Monica Motwani states ``The heroine may have metamorphised (sic) over the years, but she still cannot break away from the shackles of certain norms set by Hindi cinema years ago."[MM96] On the other hand there are some who posit a major progressiveness in attitudes towards women.
As the film proceeds with scenes of Radha and Shamoo's marriage we are put in the familiar position of identifying the rhetoric of patriarchy.
The film is as selfconcious of its role in shaping the discourse as the most blatantly propagandist film.
www.cs.jhu.edu /~bagchi/women.html   (6814 words)

  
 Censorship at Indian film festivals Petition
We are especially perturbed to learn of the proposed new censorship policy for Indian film festivals which compulsorily subjects all independent film festivals (not funded by the government) to censorship.
We are informed that though the new proposed policy exempts foreign films from censorship, all Indian films have to be cleared by the Indian censor board prior to a film festival screening, which is highly discriminatory.
Similarly, for the International film festival of India (Goa), though there is no censorship for foreign films, local films participating in the Indian Panorama section need a censor certificate to even be considered for inclusion.
www.petitiononline.com /MIFF/petition.html   (448 words)

  
 Globalising Bollywood - Prague hosts 4th annual panorama of Indian film - 13-10-2006 - Radio Prague
In the Czech Republic, there isn't an Indian diaspora to speak of, there's a very small Indian community, and the increase in popularity of Bollywood films is among the Czech people in this country.
There are Indians who condemn certain films as being too melodramatic, some as being too escapist, some as being too serious, or some as being too less serious.
I mean, sure, they are showing a lot of films, but they're also showing films which have been made by Indian diaspora directors and producers.
www.radio.cz /en/article/84178   (1245 words)

  
 www.iefilmi.com - India EU Film Initiative - Home
India-EU Film Initiative, a business to business organisation, committed to bridging the gap between Indian and European filmmakers as 'India is set to overtake UK within ten years, and US by 2042'- Goldman Sachs, 2007>>>
Film activists in India are demanding that the 53rd National Film Awards, the highest in India, be scrapped as they were allegedly rigged to favour film personalities as actor Amitabh Bachchan.
It was seen as a highly political film against the backdrop of the US policies in the Middle-East.
www.iefilmi.com /index.html   (784 words)

  
 The Silent Film Bookshelf
The film was acclaimed for its authenticity and location photography, though critics largely ignored the predictable story and weak performances.
The filming and projection standard for sound films is 24 frames per second (fps), but silent films would be filmed and shown at speeds ranging from 12-26 fps.
When silent films were first released, the music was as important to the experience as the film itself.
www.cinemaweb.com /silentfilm/bookshelf   (5040 words)

  
 Manas: Culture, Music of India, Indian Film Music
First, Hindi film music has borrowed unabashedly from all known styles and genres of music, and much like Indian culture as a whole, refuses to acknowledge the bankrupt concept of "copyright".
Hindi film music is often set to large, Western-style orchestras; in many Hindi films until recently, there was a set piece in which the hero played, before a large and distinguished gathering, in which his fiancee as well as the vamp were present, the piano.
But the hero in the Hindi film plays the piano no more than he sings: indeed, songs are sung by what are termed playback singers.
www.sscnet.ucla.edu /southasia/Culture/Music/film.html   (395 words)

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