` biffes - chitraloka.com | Kannada Movie News, Reviews | Image

biffes

  • 10th BIFFES From February 22nd

    bengaluru international film festival

    The 10th edition of the Bangalore International Film Festival is all set to start from the 22nd of February. The week long film festival will showcase hundreds of films from various countries.

    Chief Minister Siddaramaiah announced about the festival at his residence in Bangalore. KFCC President Sa Ra Govindu, Karnataka Chalanachitra Academy president Rajesndra Singh Babu, Bharathi Vishnuvardhan, MLC Dr Jayamala and others were present at the occasion.

    Like previous years, this festival will also showcase different sections like World Cinema, Counttry Focus, Restrospective, Homage, Tribute and others.

  • 12th Bengaluru International Film Festival Inaugurated

    12th bengaluru internationsl film festival inagugurated

    12th Bengaluru International Film Festival (BIFFEES) was Inaugurated by Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa in Bengaluru Kanteerava Indoor Stadium. Boney Kapoor, Jayapradha, Sonu Nigam, Yash, KFCC President DR Jairaj was there on the dias. Karnataka Chalanachitra Academy President Suneel Puranik gave the welcome speech. KFCC president Jairaj thanked CM for the support to the film industry and has told some demands for the industry.

    Actress Aditi Prabhudeva and other lighted the lamp.

    Actor Yash released the film festival book.

    CM Yediyurappa in his speech told this festival was started when he was the Chief Minister and government has always supported the film industry and will continue to do and told to make good movies.

    Information department Siddaramappa and Manivannan were also present on the dias

  • 16 Films n Kannada Cinema Competition In 11th BIFFES

    16 kannada films selected for bffes 2019

    The 11th edition of the Bangalore International Film Festival is all set to start from the 21st of February and 16 films have been selected for the Kannada Cinema Competition of the festival.

    'Aa Karaala Ratri', 'Ammachchi Emba Nenapu', 'Ananthu versus Nusrath', 'Anuttara', 'Attayya vs Handi Kayolu', 'Belakina Kindi', 'Kanoorayana', 'Mookajjiya Kanasugalu', 'Narhicharami', 'Neeru', 'Ondalla Eradalla', 'Ramana Savari', 'Samanatheya Kadege', 'Savithribai Phule', 'Smashana Mouna' and 'Vishwamanava' have been selected for the screening.

  • 9th Bangalore International Film Festival Inaugurated

    biffes inauguration

    The 9th edition of the Bangalore International Film Festival was inaugurated on Thursday night in front of the Vidhana Soudha by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah.

    Buddhadeb Dasgupta who was supposed to attend the chief guest was absent due to ill health. Puneeth Rajakumar, KCA chairman S V Rajendra Singh Babu, KFCC president Sa Ra Govindu, Egyptian director Hala Khaleel and others were present at the occasion. Actress Radhika Chethan helped in lighting the lamp.

    The highlight of the event was however, the projection on the walls of Vidhana Soudha through video mapping.

    Related Articles :-

    Stage Set For The Inauguration Of 9th BIFFES

    KANFIDA To Stay Out Of BIFFES

    CM Siddaramaiah To Inaugurate 9th BIFFES

  • BIFFes Fails FIAPF Test - Exclusive

    bengaluru international film festival fails fiaf test

    The Bengaluru International Film Festival may be marketed as a premium festival but unfortunately it does not have the recognition of FIAPF. The International Federation of Film Producers Association gives accredition to film festivals across the world.

    After the Central Government fixed Goa as the permanent venue for the International Film Festival of India, all states started their own international film festivals in their respective state capitals. So apart from Goa, the international festivals in Kolkata, Trivandrum and Mumbai have got recognition from FIAPF. But not the Bengaluru film festival. There are two important criteria to get the accredition.

    First is that the festival should be held on the same dates every year. The BIFFES is being held in different months every year. The venue was also shifted and last year it was also held in Mysuru. All the film festivals are held in only one city. If the festival is held properly for five years the accredition will be granted. But by changing the dates and venue every year the Bengaluru festival has lost to Kolkata, Trivandrum and Mumbai.

     

  • BIFFES Only In Bangalore This Time

    biffes only in bangalore

    The tenth edition of the Bangalore International Film Festival which is scheduled from the 22nd of February to March 01st has been only restricted to Bangalore and the films will be screened only in Bangalore.

    The earlier versions of the Bangalore International Film Festival was also conducted in Mysore apart from Bangalore. Apart from regular screenings, the closing ceremony of the festival was held in front of the Palace in Mysore. But this time, there will be no screenings or closing ceremony in Mysore and the closing ceremony has been shifted to Banquet Hall in Vidhana Soudha.

    Like previous years, this time also the screening will be held in Bangalore's Orion Mall. Apart from that, the Karnataka Chalanachitra Academy is contemplating with the idea of extending the screening to three screens in Mantri Mall also.

  • BIFFES-08 to Start from January 28th

    haggada kone image

    The Eighth edition of the Bangalore International Film Festival is all set to start from the 28th of January and the festival will conclude on the 04th of next month. The film festival will showcase more than 170 films from 61 countries across the world. The festival will be held at the PVR Screens in the Orion Mall along with the Inox Complex at the Mall of Mysore in Mysore.

    The festival will have Indian section along with the Kannada section where in many films including 'Haggada Kone', 'Devaranadalli' and others will participate in the competition section.

  • BookMyShow Takes Over BIFFes - Exclusive

    book my show takes over biffes

    Who is running the 12th Bengaluru International Film Festival (BIFFes)? Technically it is the State Government through its Karnataka Chalanachitra Academy (KCA) and supported by Kannada film industry bodies like the Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce (KFCC) and others. But in reality, it is BookMyShow, a private enterprise and which is constantly in conflict with Kannada film makers which is running the show. 

    If you want to participate in this year's film festival, you have to virtually get the approval from BookMyShow. The KCA has handed over the programme to BMS lock stock and barrel. Every ticket and every pass for the festival has to be purchased from BMS. 

    Film theaters sell a few rows of seats through BMS. But for BIFFes, it is 100% of the seats. Even the media passes will come through BMS. A press note from the organisers says, "On behalf of Department of Information & Public Relations (DIPR) and Karnataka Chalanachitra Academy (KCA), Government of Karnataka, the Media Passes for 12th BIFFES 2020 (Bengaluru International Film Festival -2020) will only  be processed  by Book My Show unlike earlier years."

    For over two weeks now, the capitulation of KCA to BMS has been a topic of discussion in the film industry. But the scale of this surrender is only now being felt when the tickets and passes are being issued. The film industry is yet to come out of the shock. A kiosk has been set up on the KFCC premises to felicitate film personalities to obtain passes. A lone executive's only job is to tell everyone to log on to BMS.

    For the KFCC this is salt on its wounds. There are several complaints by producers against BMS pending in KFCC. In recent months several producers have complained how ratings of films are manipulated on payment of money. Films that don't pay have their ratings downgraded. BMS did not respond to KFCC demands for an explanation. Now KFCC members have to go to BMS for film festival passes! 

    There are also concerns of how BMS got to know of the films that would be screened in the festival even before the official announcements and selections were made. As of now there are no answers. The only reality is that BMS, which does not have a healthy relationship with the Kannada film industry, is running BIFFes. 

    Speaking to Chitraloka, president of KCA, Suneel Puranik, said that the tieup with BMS has happened before he took over on January 2. Puranik has been working day and night to make the BIFFes a success and his work has been appreciated by everyone. "But the tieup with BMS is not in my hands. After registering online passes can be collected at the Academy, Suchitra Film Society or the Information Department. Now it has been extended to the Film Chamber," he said. Any problems will be corrected Puranik promised.

    Kannada Film Producers Association President Ramakrishna (Praveen Kumar), said "this is a bad development. We are now in a situation where we cannot give one or two passes to anyone who seeks for it." Not all producers and KFCC members are tech savvy. Online registration for them is a big issue. With physical registration completely stopped, they are facing a huge issue with registering for the festival.

  • Chaos & Confusions at BIFFes, Thanks to Book My Show

    chaos and confusions at biffes

    The 12th Bengaluru International Film Festival (BIFFes) which is underway after a grand opening, has kick-started on a wrong footing with chaos, confusion and even causing embarrassments to several on the day one of the weeklong event, showcasing the best of movies from across the globe.

    For instance, writer, journalist and filmmaker Chakravarthy Chandrachud who had booked a delegate pass for the festival on Wednesday through the designated online ticketing portal -Book My Show, was surprised to witness that he was not allowed despite having the legitimate ticket booked through BMS.

    It is learnt that the organisers refused to provide the Delegate Pass despite showing the ticket booked on BMS and its ID. "What was the need to check the identity cards even after having booked the tickets through Book My Show. The person has even shown Aadhaar and PAN cards for identification purposes. Despite this, the organisers have not issued the pass. Only after the intervention, a handwritten note by a concerned, directed to allow the person for having no ID!" said a film enthusiast who too faced difficulties to gain entry after having booked the tickets through BMS.

    When Chitraloka brought it to the notice of the concerned, Information and Public Relations Department secretary Captain P Manivannan has immediately directed BIFFes to conduct an enquiry while stressing for penal action if mismanagement is proved and further to debar BMS from working with the entire department. He has asked for a report to be put up on March 15.

  • CM Siddaramaiah To Inaugurate 9th BIFFES

    cm siddaramaah to inaugurate 9th biffes

    Chief Minister Siddaramaiah is all set to inaugurate the 09th edition of the Bangalore Film Festival on the 02nd of February.

    The inauguration ceremony will be held in front of Vidhana Soudha on the event of 02nd February and well known Bengali filmmaker Buddhadeb Dasgupta, Kannada actor Puneeth Rajakumar, renowned Egyptian film maker Ms Hala Khalil will be present in the inauguration ceremony as chief guests. Well known actors Suhasini Maniratnam and Ramesh Aravind will host the show.

    The 09th edition of the Bangalore Film Festival showcase 240 films from 60 countries under various categories. The screening will be held in 11 screens at the PVR Multiplex in Orion Mall and in four screens in the INOX Cinemas at the Mall of Mysore.

  • Countdown Starts for the Inauguration of Film Festival

    biffes image

    The countdown has started for the launch of the 08th edition of the Bangalore International Film Festival today at 5.90 PM in front of Vidhana Soudha in Bangalore. Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah will be presiding over the function, while Member of Parliament and well known actress Jaya Bachchan will be inaugurating the festival.

    Apart from Jaya Bachchan, Dada Saheb Phalke award winner Gulzar, producer Ashok Amritraj, Sanjay Leela Bansali, Telugu actor Venkatesh and Aparna Sen will be participating in the inauguration ceremony. The inauguration ceremony will be followed by the opening film 'Thithi' at the same venue.

    The regular screenings for the delegates will commence from January 29th. The screenings will be held at all 11 screens in the PVR Multiplex of Orion Mall along with four screens in Inox cinemas at the Mall of Mysore in Mysore. A total of 172 films from 50 countries will be showcased in the festival in various categories.

  • Film Industry To Close Down From Feb 22 and March 1st

    kannada film industry

    The Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce has decided to close down the Kannada film industry on the 22nd of February and 1st of March on account of 10th Bangalore International Film Festival.

    The 10th BIFFES is all set to start from the 22nd of February and conclude on the 01st of March. To make the artistes and technicians participate in the festival, that too on the inaugural and closing ceremonies, the KFCC has decided to close down the operations of Kannada film industry on both the days.

    'BIFFES is being applauded by one and all and recently the South Indian Film Chamber of Commerce has written a letter to KFCC for successfully organizing the film festival and has also congratulated the Chief Minister for giving full co-operation to the festival. Now it is our turn to make the festival a huge success. I request one and all from the Kannada film industry, particularly the actors fraternity to participate in the festival. So, we have decided to close down the industry on February 22nd and March 01st' said Sa Ra Govindu.

    Related Articles :-

    BIFFES Only In Bangalore This Time

  • Give Freedom to Film Makers says Jaya Bachchan

    jaya bahchan image

    Actress and Rajya Sabha member Jaya Bachchan has said politicians to not to politicise the film industry and give freedom to film makers. Jaya Bachchan was talking after inaugurating the 08th edition of the Bangalore International Film Festival on Thursday night in front of the Vidhana Saoudha in Bangalore.

    'It is very pleasing to hear the goverment supporting the film industry like this. It's a nice gesture on the part of the government. I request the government to give full freedom to the film makers and don't interfere in their creative work. Then we get expect some good products' said Jaya Bachchan.

    Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, Information Minister Roshan Baig, Ambarish, Shivarajakumar, KCA chief Rajendra Singh Babu, Producer Ashok Amritraj, Sanjay Leela Bansali, Telugu actor Venkatesh and Aparna Sen 

  • Jaya Bachchan to Inaugurate 08th BIFFES

    jaya bachchan image

    The 08th edition of the Bangalore International Film Festival is all set to be launched on the 28th of January in front of Vidhana Soudha in Bangalore. Well known actress Jaya Bachchan will be inaugurating the festival.

    Apart from Jaya Bachchan, Dada Saheb Phalke award winner Gulzar, producer Ashok Amritraj, Sanjay Leela Bansali, Telugu actor Venkatesh and Aparna Sen will be participating in the inauguration ceremony. The cultural events include Dance recital by Shobana and Nirupama Rajendra.

    After the inaugural ceremony, the regular screenings for the delegates will commence from January 29th. The screenings will be held at all 11 screens in the PVR Multiplex of Orion Mall along with four screens in Inox cinemas at the Mall of Mysore in Mysore. A total of 172 films from 50 countries will be showcased in the festival in various categories.

  • KANFIDA To Stay Out Of BIFFES

    kanfida to stay out of biffes

    The Kannada Film Directors Association has decided to stay out of the 09th edition of the Bangalore International Film Festival due to various reasons.

    Earlier, KANFIDA president M S Ramesh had said that the association is upset that the government nor the industry is considering the association while taking any decision particularly during the selection of directors for Puttanna Kanagal Award.

    Now M S Ramesh has said that the association is being sidelined regarding the Bangalore International Film Festival and the govenment is not taking the association to consideration. So, the KANFIDA has decided to stay out of the Bangalore International Film Festival.

    M S Ramesh has also written a letter to the Chief Minister regarding this.

  • Kannada Entries Being Accepted for BIFFes

    biffes image

    The Karnataka Chalanachitra Academy is accepting entries for Kannada films for the eight edition of the Bengaluru International Film Festival at its office in Badami House. The entries will be accepted till November 30.

    Kannada films that have got a Censor certificate after September 2014 are eligible for entry to the Kannada Cinema category and competition in the festival. The festival is scheduled from January 28 to February 4, 2016.

    There are 11 categories in the festival this time. The festival will be held in both Bengaluru and Mysuru this time, the first time it is also being held outside Bengaluru. 

  • Rajendra Singh Babu Denies Neglecting Kannada makers

    rajendra singh babu image

    Senior director and Karnataka Chalanachitra Academy chairman Rajendra Singh Babu has said that the Kannada makers are not neglected in the ongoing 08th Bangalore International Film Festival held in Bangalore.

    Recently a director had claimed that Kannada film makers are being neglected in the 08th edition of the BIFFES. When asked about a question regarding this in the press meet, Babu denied news of neglecting Kannada makers.

    'We have not neglected Kannada makers or Kannada cinema in this festival. We have made opportunities for lot film makers to premiere their film in this festival. Many of the Kannada makers have been selected for the jury and we have seen to it that many Kannada films get repeat shows amongst foreign films. We have not neglected anybody or hurt anybody. We are hosting this festival. Many guests have come here and the guests and invitees are also very important. If there are any problems, please let us know. Those who are complaning about neglecting have not contacted us' said Rajendra Singh Babu.

  • Ready For Actor Tomorrow

    ready for actor tomorrow

    The film Actor, produced by Chitraloka.com editor KM Veeresh will be screened at the 9th Bengaluru International Film Festival on Friday. It will be screened in both Begaluru and Mysuru tomorrow. In Orion Mall, PVR in Bengaluru it will be screened at 2.20 pm in Screen 4. In Mall of Mysore, INOX, it will be screend in screen 2 at 10.10 am. 

    Actor, directed by Dayal Padmanabhan is one of the most acclaimed films of Kannada in the last year. The film stars Naveen Krishna in the lead role and has a minimalist characters. The film was widely appreciated critically and was praised for its portrayal of an actor's life.

    The festival lists the film's synopsis thus: "The film is a view into the life of a once successful actor, Sanjay. He undergoes mental and physical traumas due to his series of failures.  He looks at delivering quality products in terms of content and performance, ends up with 2-3 films that do not do well at the box-office. This affects his psyche and what this process of failure zoning has done to him forms the crux of the story.  Lessons for life or mere rescues can come from anybody. How Sanjay’s much valued maid offers this lesson to rejuvenate his state of mind is the significant part of the feature."

    The film made its premier at last year's BIFFES under the world premier and this time is in the competition section. In the meantime, it was released commercially in theatres winning the appreciation of the audience.

  • Siddaramaiah Urges People To Watch Kannada Films

    cm siddaramaiah image

    The Chief Minister on Thursday urged the people of Karnataka to watch more Kannada films and support the Kannada film industry. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah was talking during the inauguration of the 09th BIFFES in front of Bangalore.

    'Cinema is a powerful medium. The people must use this medium for awareness and good messages. Even the people must watch more Kannada films and support the industry. Earlier, there were very few films and artistes. But now the industry is churning out 180 films per year. Out of those films, how many quality films gets released is a matter to think' said the Chief Minister.

    Before that, KCA president S V Rajendra Singh Babu and KFCC chairman Sa Ra Govindu urged the Chief Minister to resolve the multiplex issue, for which the Chief Minister said a meeting will be called soon, where the multiplex issue would be discussed in detail.

    Related Articles :-

    9th Bangalore International Film Festival Inaugurated

    Stage Set For The Inauguration Of 9th BIFFES

    KANFIDA To Stay Out Of BIFFES

    CM Siddaramaiah To Inaugurate 9th BIFFES

  • Stage Set For The Inauguration Of 9th BIFFES

    cm siddaramaiah film festival invitation image

    The 09th edition of the Bangalore Film Festivial is all set to start from today evening with the inauguration by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah. 

    The inauguration ceremony will be held in front of Vidhana Soudha and the stage is set for the inauguration of the festival. Well known Bengali filmmaker Buddhadeb Dasgupta, Kannada actor Puneeth Rajakumar, renowned Egyptian film maker Ms Hala Khalil will be present in the inauguration ceremony as chief guests. Well known actors Suhasini Maniratnam and Ramesh Aravind will host the show.

    The 09th edition of the Bangalore Film Festival showcase 240 films from 60 countries under various categories. The screening will be held in 11 screens at the PVR Multiplex in Orion Mall and in four screens in the INOX Cinemas at the Mall of Mysore.

    Related Articles :-

    KANFIDA To Stay Out Of BIFFES

    CM Siddaramaiah To Inaugurate 9th BIFFES

     

Amitab Bachchan Helps Film Workers On Labours Day

Food Kits Distribution To Media Personnel By Ministers Bc Patil Gallery