Lake City International Film Festival 2019

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

"Beneath the Hagia Sophia" set to Premiere at the LACMA on Sept. 23


Kinostanbul presents the world premiere of "Beneath the Hagia Sophia," (www.beneaththehagiasophia.com) a documentary about the secrets under one of the world's most iconic structures. The event will be held at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's (LACMA) Bing Theater on Sunday, Sept. 23rd.

"Beneath the Hagia Sophia" is directed by Göksel Gülensoy and is based on decades of exploration of the legendary structure's underwater tunnels and waterways. A short presentation by archaeologist Haluk Çetinkaya, PhD will precede the screening.

"The Hagia Sophia's dome and minarets are breathtaking symbols of Istanbul," says filmmaker Gülensoy. "We have dedicated ourselves to uncovering a world just as spectacular as the one above, and we are incredibly excited to be able to show our discoveries at this prestigious museum." With a team of divers, Gülensoy carried out a series of underwater shoots in the area in 1998, and most recently in 2012, uncovering sites that have been buried for centuries.

ET to launch the first edition of BFSI Innovation Tribe at The Sahara Star, Mumbai, on September 20


India’s financial ecosystem is on a roll, and focused technological innovations have given a fillip to this upwards curve. Technology has been disrupting the way businesses function across the globe, and online transactions, mobile payments, wire transfers and e-wallets have already reshaped the entire banking sector, with newer technologies being introduced at a rapid pace. Information Technology is one of the most important facilitators for the transformation of the Indian banking industry, and if banking today is a flourishing industry, it is because of the underlying technological innovation it has so readily embraced. Over the last three years, there have been countless numbers of innovative applications and systems used by the financial services industry to offer world-class products and services to the Indian market.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Lakecity International Film Festival opens entries for 2019


With a huge appetite for new horizons, this illustrious chap is making it big with renowned chefs

Food was always his hobby, munching was his first love and soon his first love became his work. He is at present, learning and experimenting with not just ‘food’ but the food angles, shots and renowned chefs including Chef Ranveer Brar, Chef Kunal Kapur, Chef Ananya Banerjee, Chef Rakhee Vaswani, Chef Rajshri and the list seems endless. In a tete-a-tete with Devashish Mishra over a cup of coffee at his studio (yea, no food included), he goes on reveal what made him a favourite among the top chefs and food brands.

It’s a joy to be interviewing someone who is from the food industry and have been working with renowned names. Yea, the chefs with whom he is working are the heroes of this industry that have been a favorite with mommies and aunties and even newcomers trying to cook at most of the food channels. They are the Salman Khans and the SRKs and the Aamirs of this industry dressing and undressing the food to get not only a lovely texture, but also make it easy to cook. And here I was interviewing the editing whizz Devashish Mishra at his studio. Instead of going around with our usual questionaaire, I thought of taking the route uncharted and let him start off on his own.

6th Guru M.L. Koser festival of Music & Dance concludes with Sitar & Bharatnatyam presentations


6th Guru M.L. Koser festival of Music & Dance concluded with the remarkable Sitar recital and dazzling Bharatnatyam dance at Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi. The two day mega musical bonanza of classical music and dance featured celebrated artists including accomplished musicians. The concluding day programme commenced with melodic sitar recital by Pt. Kushal Das, a well-known Sitar exponent and Bharatnatyam presentations by Guru Saroja Vaidyanathan & her troupe.

Kushal Das is one of the leading sitar players of India today. He hails from a family of musicians and was born in Kolkata in the year 1959. His grandfather late Bimal Chandra Das was a famous Esraj player; his father Sri Sailen Das and his uncle Sri Santanu Das are highly recognized Sitar players. Kushal received rigorous training in advanced Sitar styles and the art of music under the tutelage Prof. Sanjoy Banerjee and Pt. Ajoy Sinha Roy. Kushal Das has performed in almost all the famous Music Festivals in India and has also traveled widely all over the globe. Kushal Das is a Top grade musician of All India Radio and Doordarshan, the leading media regarding classical Indian music in India. Since 2002 Kushal Das also plays the Surbahar in addition to the Sitar. He has many commercial albums to his credit.

Monday, April 24, 2017

'दगाबाज पिरितिया' की सेकेण्ड शूटिंग शिड्यूल बिहार के भोजपुर में

भोजपुरी फिल्म 'दगाबाज पिरितिया' की फर्स्ट शुटिंग शिड्यूल दिल्ली में समाप्ति के बाद सेकेण्ड शिड्यूल की शूटिंग बिहार के भोजपुर, सन्देश क्षेत्र  में चल रही है।

       भोजपुरी सिनेमा दिन प्रतिदिन अपनी पहचान अन्तर्राष्ट्रीय स्तर पर बनाने में लगी है। भोजपुरी सिनेमा में एक नया कीर्तिमान स्थापित करने के लिए "दगाबाज़ पिरितिया" की शूटिंग जोर शोर से चल रही है जिसमे भोजपुरी परम्परा व लोक संस्कृति को सहजता से प्रस्तुत करने का प्रयास किया गया है।

 दगाबाज पिरितिया, जो उमा मोशन पिक्चर के बैनर तले बन रही है। जिसके निर्देशक हैं संजय ऋतुराज DOP (कैमरा डायरेक्शन) में हैं दिनेश ग्रोवर, फाइट मास्टर व नृत्य निर्देशन में हैं देव तोमर वहीं मुख्य अभिनेता हैं धर्मेंद्र सिंह सुर्या, मुख्य नायिका हैं प्रियंका प्रसाद व अर्चना सिंह, इनके अलावें इस फिल्म के अन्य सहयोगी कलाकार हैं एस एन केसरी, मनोज पण्डित, रविकांत, योगेश सिंह, धनञ्जय, मिना रॉय, लौकांत, कुमार बिंद्रा, बजरंगी, श्वेता दहिया, सिमा इत्यादि हैं।

       आपको बताते चलें कि दगाबाज पिरितिया एक साफ सुथरी और अश्लीलता से कोसों दूर फिल्म है। इस फिल्म के निर्देशक खुद भोजपुरी लोकगीत और फिल्मों अश्लीलता के खिलाफ आवाज बुलंद किये हुए हैं। ऐसे में उनके निर्देशन में बन रही इस फिल्म में अश्लीलता नही होगी यह बात मानी जा सकती है।

         हमारे रिपोर्टर ने जब फिल्म के निर्देशक संजय ऋतुराज से इस फिल्म के कहानी पर बात की तो उन्होने बताया कि यह फिल्म पुरी तरह से पारिवारिक एवं रोमांटिक फिल्म है। इस फिल्म में प्यार में दगाबाजी मिलने पर नायक और नायिका पर क्या गुजरती है तथा समाज के लोग क्या रवैया अपनाते हैं यह दिखाया गया है।पुरी कहानी जानने के लिए दर्शकों को सिनेमा हाॅल में जाना पड़ेगा। यह फिल्म दिल्ली, बिहार, यूपी, के अलावे नैनीताल हिमांचल के विभिन्न लोकेशन पर शुटिंग होगी। इस फिल्म में कुल आठ गाने हैं। जिसको गाया है मोहन राठौड़, आलोक कुमार, इंदू सोनाली, खुशबू जैन वहीं संगीत से सजाया है सचिन कुमावत व लवली शर्मा तथा गीत लिखा है मंटु।

सहायक निर्देशन में लौकान्त, रजनीश रंजन, बिंद्रा व लाईन प्रोड्यूसर की भूमिका में किशन ठाकुर, फ़िल्म के प्रोड्यूसर हैं धर्मेन्द्र सिंह सूर्या।

Monday, March 27, 2017

ITM University Gwalior Lake City International Film Festival 2017 happening on March 31st

Come March 31st and all roads will lead to the Heart of India into the City of Forts Gwalior where the ITM University Gwalior 2nd Lake City International Film Festival (LCIFF) 2017 is being held. To be held over two days (March 31st & 1st April) at the sprawling ITM University Gwalior campus and ITM Global School, LCIFF 2017 will be bringing in quality films from across the globe to the people of Gwalior for the first time.

Serving as Madhya Pradesh’s premier and upcoming International level Film Festival, the Lakecity International Film Festival (LCIFF) 2017 was founded to showcase Madhya Pradesh as a shooting destination in film making, and aims to exhibit the most captivating and innovative content. Though film festivals have become a regular affair in most countries yet most of them cater only to selected audience as well as entertain the commercially successful film makers and related personalities. However, LCIFF aims to connect the film fans and movies goers with the world, so as to bring about greater understanding of the art of film making.

Supported by ITM University Gwalior and ITM Global School, Hon’ble minister Shri Narendra Singh Tomarji has graciously consented to inaugurate the festival. Breaking all stereotypes, LCIFF's mission is to present quality films from around the world as well as support, recognize and honor indie film makers. With more than 180 films making it to the festival, the best of these films will be showcased here. BAFTA awarded Best Director Film Mantostaan that has travelled to various International Film Festivals across the globe will open the film alongside Ab To Pati Khol Do - A film on Swatch Bharat theme.

Some of the other notable films selected by the selection committee for screening include Indo Australia Sudama The Half Man, A Daughters Dream by Manto Pashupatinath, Rebellious Flower - An Award Winning film on Osho (Acharya Rajneesh) by Krishan Hooda, Rajeev Bhatia's National Award Winning Film Pagdi - The Honour, Murari - The Mad Gentleman, Beyond Blue (Cannes entry) by Zanane Rajsingh, Yaaron Samjha Karo by Dharmesh Pandit and others. In the international category, we have films like Final Project (China), The Third Eye (Mongolia / Thai), Capturing Happiness (Europe), The Eve (Italy), Alastair Tembylton (USA), Imphal 1944 (UK / Japan), September Sketch Book (USA), etc.

In the short film category, we have The Sunflower starring Surendra Rajan, The Magic of Giving starring Vaquar Shaikh (Sarbjit fame) & Shweta Gulati, Sandhya an Awakening starring Anurag Tomar (Prince), Mr. Clown, Ehsaas, Oneker Moddhe Ekjon, Café Irani Chai (Documentary), The Dinner (French), Ramadan in Bhopal by Troy Khan, Washakie (Italy), Selfish and Goodbye, Mayfly (Kashmiri) by Siddhartha Gigoo amongst others.


A celebrity event, it will be not only be attended by directors and film makers from across the globe but also known names from Bollywood including Sonal Sehgal (Radio / Damadamm) and Gauhar Khan (Rocket Singh / Badrinath Ki Dulhania / Ishaqzaade / Begum Jaan as well as the winner of Bigg Boss 7), and Actors like Nirbhay Wadhwa (Hanuman Serial playing the title role), Surendra Rajan (Jadoo ki Jhappi wala sweeper of Munnabhai MBBS), Vaquar Shaikh (Sarabjit),  Saurabbh Roy (Luv Phir Kabhie), Rishi Bhutani (Bolo Raam / Gandhigiri), RJ Mantra (Comedy Circus fame), Rahul Bhuchar and others. Renowned actress Moushumi Chatterjee will be honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Renowned Novelist Siddhartha Gigoo who was awarded the Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2015 for Asia will also attend the event.

The festival will also organise workshop in the field of acting, direction and personality grooming by renowned director Manto Pashupatinath, International Fashion Stylist and Celebrity Designer Mumtaz Khan, Creative Director Jaya Bhargava, Actor Saurabh Roy, as well as Independent film producer Jenif Matthew Joseph amongst others. These workshops will be entirely Free for youths and aspiring film makers, models and actors to attend. There will be No Registration Charges. However, you have to pre-register as Seats are Limited.

While Hotel Royal Inn, City Centre, Gwalior is Hospitality Partner to the event, Gwalior Abhi Tak News with Films & TV World is Media Partner to the event. The festival has also tied up with Giiffa - Global Impact International Film Festival & Awards as well as Darbhanga International Film Festival as Festival Partner to the event.