Saturday, October 24, 2009

Dance India Dance Season 2 Middle East Auditions.

  Dance India Dance Season 2, Middle East Auditions will be held at Oct. 30 2009 at Sheikh Rashid Auditorium, Indian High School, Dubai from  07.30 hrs onwards.

For registrations Mail to –

SMS type: DID NAME to 7575 (Etisalat) & 7575 (DU) / 7576 (DU)

Eligibility criteria:

Upper Limit: Born on or after 1st January`1979

Lower Limit: Born on or before 31st December`1994

Terms and conditions:

   1. Participant can be of any nationality but must have an understanding of Hindi.
   2. Participant shall carry valid proof of age and nationality. (Proof of Identity -  Passport, Driving License, College Mark sheet, School Leaving Certificate etc )
   3. Two passport size photographs
   4. The participant needs to carry an audio CD with the track number written on it on which they want to perform.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

DIFF 2009 announces UAE children’s painting competition

12 selected works to feature in DIFF 2010 tabletop calendar
The Dubai International Film Festival, the leading cinema event of the Middle East, Africa and new Asia recently announced its second school painting competition for children under 12. The contest, which focused on Dubai schools in 2008, has been extended to schools across the nation this year.

Children in the age group 5-12 can submit drawings and paintings in any medium, including crayons, watercolors, acrylic and oil paints, through their schools. Entry to the competition is free, and all entries should reflect the theme ‘Children and Film.’ Twelve finalists will feature in the DIFF 2010 tabletop calendar.

Mahsa Motamedi, Director of Marketing and Sponsorship said the annual competition is part of DIFF’s community outreach campaign, aimed at strengthening the involvement of students in the Festival, honoring children’s outlook on cinema and supporting their creativity.

“The response to our inaugural painting competition and the subsequent tabletop calendar was overwhelming. We look forward to continuing this special initiative for our youngest fans well into the future,” she said.

The broad topical framework of the competition is intended to give participants a free hand in explaining what films mean to children and exploring their understanding of the different facets of cinema. The Festival, which includes a dedicated Children’s Cinema section, is keen to give children a stronger role in influencing content created for them.

“DIFF believes quality, engaging content for children is only possible if children participate as active viewers, encouraging filmmakers to direct works that challenge their creativity, stimulate their curiosity and feed their imagination,” Motamedi added.

All entries must reach DIFF offices at Dubai Media City on or before November 1, 2009. Participating schools must certify entries as original works created without assistance. The school with the highest number of entries will receive a DIFF Certificate of Recognition.

The sixth Dubai International Film Festival will be held from December 9 to 16, 2009.

For more information, please contact:
Majid Wasi
Communications Manager
Dubai International Film Festival
Dubai Technology and Media Free Zone Authority
Direct: + 97 14 361 3882
Board: + 97 14 391 33 78
Fax: + 97 14 367 28 92

Mildred Fernandes/Chloe Martinez
ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller
Tel: + 971 4 3344 550
Fax: + 971 4 3344 556

Monday, October 5, 2009

Short Film Competition based on Love story

Film 15, the movie production company of England, headed by Emma Macy is conducting a short film competition in association with the Indian film maker Sohannlal.
Emma Macey and her crew
The contestants of all ages and nationalities are eligible for participation. The main content of the film should be based on a love story or a romantic situation. The duration of the film do not exceed one minute. The film can be made in any language however other language films requires English subtitles.
The entires need the below mentioned detials:-
· DV, MiniDV or DVD format
· Script of the film
· Bio data of the director and the producer
· List of the artists
· List of technicians and crew

The winners of the competition wwill receive a cash award as well as invitation to various international short film festivals.
The entires should reach the following address before the 31st of December 2009.
Love in 60 seconds,
GNA 177,Gandhi nagar,
Phone:+919895625321,+919387330604, +919495022014, +919847359046

Saturday, October 3, 2009

New Serials Autograph and Vigraham on Asianet

(Airs Monday to Friday at 22.30).

Vigraham is a crime investigation tele-serial. In a township, people with different walks of life lived happily. One fine moring an antique shopowner purchases a bunch of Krishan Idols for selling on a better price. One by one the idols sold out, but whoever purchases the idol faces death immediately. The answer of why it happens is a suspense of the story. In the first part of the story a political leader Gopinath purchases the Krishna Idol and was seen murdered. It rocks the town and Priyamvadha IPS was posted as the Investigation Officer, she was accompanied by a young dynamic circle Inspector John Joseph.They slowly find out the corruptions related with Gopinath, but the secret of Krishna Idol remains secret itself.
When the second part comes, it’s a film producer who purchases the Idol, he was also killed. There Priyamvadha find out the inner struggle and exploitations in the filmdom…but the secret of the idol remain secret. Likewise the murdor goes on and the search of the real culprit continues.. Starring: Sarath, Kollam Thulasi, TP Madavan, Jayan, Ravi Vallathol, Riza Bava, Yadu Krishnan, Mahesh, Kavitha Nair, Sangeetha Mohan, Aerchana etc..
(Airs from October 5 onwards every Monday to Friday at 18.30).

Autograph tells the story of five boys and girls who are Plus II students. Three boys and two girls - who are known as Five Fingers are from a well settled family they are famous in the school being all round in all activities including studies. Thus, the five fingers became leaders in the school. In the meantime, a new teacher named Nandini Nair was posted in the school. The teacher, on joining heard the sad news of the death of the Principal. The false news was a propaganda arranged by the five fingers as a revenge to the Principal’s refusal to grant a leave to the sweeper. The basic character of the five fingers goes like this and gains an upper hand in the school.The new teacher recognized the habit of five fingers and tries to bring them back to normal habits like other students. The family background of five fingers have some complicated issues, which they have never bothered. Rahul Krishna, gets a chance to participate in a reality show and Mrithula, accompany him without the permission of the school and boarding. They fails to return on the same day due to an unforeseen incident which they hides from others. 
The incident was a murder and later they tells it to the three others. The murderer's plans to catch them being witness. Rahul and Mrithula becomes lovers due to their close relationships. Deepa Rani another girl from a high family enters the school. She learns about five fingers and started activites against m. In the meantime the five fingers splits into two groups and they loose the fame in the school. Nandini teacher tries to unite them. The murders have relation with Deepa Rani. One day fingers were rounded up by the murderer gang. Rahul was missing after that. The rest of four are blamed for the missing of Rahul.

Starring : Rajeev, Devan, Niya, Resmi, Sarath, Sreekutty, Renjith, Ambareesh, Soniya Etc..