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Wildlife & environment film fest to bring 250 films

Bringing together 250 films from 50 countries, city’s first ‘wildlife and environment film festival’ would be kicked off next month. Being organized by NGO Desham, the two-day Kolkata International Wildlife and Environment Film Festival would be organized across four venues in the city from October 11. Festival director Aditya Lal Mukherjee said with the festival… Read More

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Immersed in Movies: How Steve Martino and Blue Sky Channeled Charles Schulz for ‘The Peanuts Movie’

I recently visited The Peanuts Movie at Blue Sky, nestled in lush Greenwich, CT. The footage looks terrific and the story seems very promising about Charlie Brown’s quest to woo The Little Red-Haired Girl. In fact, it’s the most difficult example of character building yet at Blue Sky. Despite the simple shapes from Charles Schulz’s beloved… Read More


‘An Evening with Visual Effects, Feature Film, and Video Game Artist Ramahan Faulk’

‘An Evening with Visual Effects, Feature Film, and Video Game Artist Ramahan Faulk’ Visiting artist Ramahan Faulk impressed and enlightened an audience during a talk facilitated by the department of film, television and theatre Thursday evening. Faulk is a character modeling supervisor at the animation studio Blur. In the past, he’s done character modeling and rigging… Read More

Children’s film fete to be conducted as State festival

The State Government has decided to conduct the 19{+t}{+h}International Children’s Film Festival here from November 14 to 20 as a State celebration. The district headquarter towns will be made part of the festival. Chief Secretary to the Government, Rajiv Sharma, directed officials to take the festival to all the district headquarters by arranging film shows… Read More


Kamal Haasan on a mission to promote skill in film industry

Actor Kamal Haasan, who is the chairman of FICCI (Media and Entertainment division) will be facilitating a massive ‘skill development’ effort to certify 10,000 technicians of the Indian film industry after being roped in by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his ‘Skill Development Mission’ programme. “This is a long overdue national effort undertaken by the… Read More