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Espés

Espés
Isaac Rodríguez Ramos, Tánit Fernández Ciria
Spain. 2014. 12 min

Venue :  Centro Cultural Pilar Miró
26 may Tuesday.  19.30

Documentary about Espés, an small town in the Aragon,s Pyrenees, which like many others, is at risk of disappearing as it only has 4 inhabitants. Narrated by themselves, it reflects the weight of time on the town, and ponders what has been, what remains and what will be when there is no one left.

Shyam Benegal. An honourable man from India

Benegal,s New Cinema
Iram Ghufran
India. 2014. 57min.  Biography.

A documentary on the films of Shyam Benegal, that explores the
time, ethos and concerns of the New Cinema Movement in India
through his oeuvre. A pioneer in the New Cinema Movement,
within the Hindi film industry, Benegal’s career spans four decades of consistent work. The film is a foray into the mind of this great filmmaker and an attempt to understand his motivations and impulses for making cinema.

Iram Ghufran

Iram is a Delhi based filmmaker and artist working on moving image, sound and text. Her work has been shown in several international art and cinematic contexts including the Berlin Film Festival, Experimenta India, World Social Forum and ISEA among others. As a member of the Media Lab at Sarai CSDS between 2004 and 2011, Iram was part of several experimental and multi-disciplinary processes and collaborations. Her first documentary essay film There is Something in the Air is the winner of several awards including the National Award for Best Direction and Best Editing.

Key Square

Key Square
Shamik K Rakshit
India. 2014.  27 min.

Venue :  Intermediae el Matadero
22 may Friday.  17.00

Year :1975, City : Calcutta. Sudipto, a college fresher, searches for the meaning of life with his friend Monty. Monty is a leftwing student leader whereas Sudipto is apolitical, immersed in chess, literature and music. A state of Emergency is declared in India, and Sudipto’s life changes.

Shamik Kumar Rakshit

Born into a Bengali Middle class household on 29th February 1984. Being an ardent admirer of Cinema, it was just the same dream to be on the creative process of this 20th Century art form. A lover of the works of Billy Wilder, Otto Preminger, John Ford, Satyajit Ray, Vijay Anand and Alfred Hitchcock, Rakshit is an alumnus of Film Direction Dept. at Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute, India. “Key Square” is his diploma film.

Qissa-e-Parsi

Qissa -e-Parsi (The Story of Parsis)
Divya Cowasji / Shilpi Gulati
India. 2014. 30 min. History

Venue :  Spanish Film Institute
17 may Sunday.  20.00

The Film explores the history of the Parsi community, its  relationship to the Indian state and association with the city of Mumbai. It strives to understand the Zoroastrian faith, the philosophy to live, laugh and love that is the backbone of the Parsi way of life and what makes it so endearingly unique and beloved. As the community is plagued with anxieties over its dwindling numbers, the Film looks at current debates on issues of inter-faith marriage. It is an attempt to understand a community that has always been numerically small, yet, culturally and socially formidable.

Divya Cowasji / Shilpi Gulati

Divya and Shilpi have been working in the field of documentary film making, photography and research for the last four years.
Their body of work engages with issues of gender, public space and documenting oral histories of minority communities in India. In addition to independent work, they have collaborated with NGOs and institutions across the country, generating  archival, training and research material which have been showcased as films, audio visual exhibits and online archives.
Currently they live and work between Mumbai and Delhi.

Jalasayanam

Jalasayanam
Gireesh Kumar K.
India. 2014. 11 min.

Venue :  Función Lenguaje
23 may Saturday.  20.00

Krishnan, (75) lives with his invalid daughter and works day and night to look after her. He knows that his death is very near. Fishman, the only neighbour physically abuse her when the father is away to see a doctor. Father kills the fisherman, the daughter and kills himself.

Jai Ho, a film on A.R.Rahman

JAI HO
Umesh Aggarwal
India. 2014. 60 min. Biography.

Venue :  Spanish Film Institute
31 may Sunday.  19.30

Allah-Rakha Rahman has the honour of single-handedly catapulting Indian Film Music on to the world stage.
Considered one of the world’s most influential people by Time Magazine, his prolific body of work, over 120 film scores worldwide – at last count – in a career spanning two decades, makes him one of the world’s all-time top selling recording artists. The Film explores the evolution of his style of music – a fusion of Eastern sensibilities
and Western technology. Through various turning points in his life and significant milestones, the Film celebrates an Indian icon who is no less than a global phenomenon.
Spanning across Los Angeles, London, Chennai and Bombay, the Film brings to its viewers, a hitherto unseen and unheard narrative of one of the greatest musicians the world has ever known.

Umesh Aggarwal

Umesh has been producing and directing television shows and documentary films for almost twenty years. His show Kiran – Joy of Giving, on Doordarshan, has won the Indian Telly Award a record five times and the Indian Television Academy Award twice. His films have been screened and awarded at various national and international film festivals. His film on pesticides in bottled water and soft drinks, The Whistle Blowers, for PSBT, won the National Award for Best Investigative Film. More recently, Brokering News, his film on paid news, also for PSBT, was awarded the Ramnath Goenka Award for Excellence in Journalism, in 2014.

Imagineindia 2009

20 – 30 May

CLOSING GALA :  ATENEO DE MADRID , 30 – May 21.00h

VENUES

FILMOTECA ESPAÑOLA
ATENEO DE MADRID
CINE PALAFOX
INSTITUTO FRANCES
SALA TRIANGULO
CASA ASIA
LA BOCA ESPACIO CULTURAL                                                                                   LA ESCALERA DE JACOB

JURY

MARIA DE MEDEIROS (President)
ANTONIO SAURA
ALBERTO LUCHINI
MIGUEL LOSADA
NEETA JAIN DUHAUT
ISAKI LACUESTA
CHUS GUTIERREZ
GUILLERMO FESSER
ALEX BRANDEMUHL
KIRA MIRO
LUCIA HOYOS

AWARDS

Best  Film
Best  Director
Best  Actor
Best  Actress
Best  Music

SECTIONS

INDIAN  SECTION

COMPETITION

FROZEN  (Shivajee Chandrabhusan)
DEV D  (Anurag Kashyap)
MUMBAI MERI JAAN  (Nishikant Kamat)
A WEDNESDAY  (Neeraj Pandey)
WELCOME TO SAJJANPUR  (Shyam Benegal)
STORY OF THE RED HILLS  (Remo d,souza)
ORE KADAL (Shyamaprasad)
GULABI TALKIES  (Girish Kasaravalli)
THE PRISONER  (Pryas Gupta)
4 WOMEN  (Adoor Gopalakrishnan)

FILMS  OF  TAPAN SINHA

GALPO HOLEO SATTI
JATUGRIHA

RETROSPECTIVE  OF   SHAJI KARUN

PIRAVI
SWAHAM
VANAPRASTHAM
NISHAD

RETROSPECTIVE  OF   GIRISH KASARAVALLI

DWEEPA
HASINA
NAAYI NERALU
GHATASHRADDHA
GULABI TALKIES

RETROSPECTIVE  OF   SATYAJIT RAY

ASHANI SANKET
ABHIJAN
CHIRIAKHANA
PRATIDWANDI
KANCHENJUNGA

CLASSICS

JATUGRIHA (Tapan Sinha)
ASHANI SHANKET (Satyajit Ray)
ABHIJAN (Satyajit Ray)
PRATIDWANDI (Satyajit Ray)
KANCHENJUNGA (Satyajit Ray)
CHIRIAKHANA (Satyajit Ray)
GALPO HOLEO SATTI (Tapan Sinha)

DOCUMENTARIES

3 MEN and A BULB
PUNCHES and PONYTAILS
THE INDIAN KNOT
O BAI
STORY OF PATHER PANCHALI

SHORT  FILMS

GOOD NIGHT
TUMSE MILKE
LITTLE TERRORIST
THE FOREST

OUT  OF  COMPETITION

DEVAKI (Bappaditya Bandhopadday)
MIRCH MASALA (Ketan Mehta)
IQBAL (Nagesh Kukunoor)
KANTATAAR (Bappaditya Bandhopadday)
ROAD TO LADAKH (Ashvin Kumar)
LITTLE ZIZOU (Sooni Taraporevala)                                                                         THE RIVER  (Jean Renoir)
INDIA  (R. Rossellini)

ASIAN  SECTION

COMPETITION

DREAMS FROM THE THIRD WORLD  (Kan Lume)  Singapoor
THREE WISHES THREE LOVES  (Nan Achnas)  Indonesia
RAMCHAND PAKISTANI (Mehreen Jabber)  Pakistan
THE MOON AT THE BOTTOM OF THE WELL (Nguyen Vinh Son)Vietnam.
THE WAY WE ARE (Ann Hui) China
KOLORETE (Ruelo Lozendo) Phillipines
CALL IF YOU NEED ME (James Lee) Malaysia
THREE WOMEN (Manijeh Hekmat) Iran
WE WENT TO WONDERLAND (Xiaolu Guo)  China

OUT  OF  COMPETITION

ELECTION 2  (Johnny To)
WAITING FOR THE CLOUDS  (Yesim Ustaouglu)
THOSE THREE  (Naghi Nemati)
WITH A GIRL OF BLACK SOIL  (Soo il Jeon)
KEKA  (Quark Henares)
THIS IS MY MOON  (Asoka Handagama)
DENIAS, SINGING ON THE CLOUD  (John de Rantau)
PYE DOG  (Chin Kin Kwok)
CENTRE STAGE  (Stanley Kwan)
AFTER THIS OUR EXILE  (Patrick Tam)
AN AUTUMN,S TALE  (Mabel Cheun)
ROUGE  (Stanley Kwan)
THE FLOATING LANDSCAPE  (Lai Miu Suet)
ISABELLA  (Ho Cheung Pang)

RETROSPECTIVE  OF   WON KAR WAI

AS TEARS GO BY
DAYS OF BEING WILD
CHUNGKING EXPRESS
FALLEN ANGELS
HAPPY TOGETHER

RETROSPECTIVE  OF   EDUARD YANG

IN OUR TIME
A CONFUCIAN CONFUSSION
MAHJONG

GYPSY  FILMS

CYMBALON LEGACY  (Mano Camon)
SEARCHING FOR THE 4TH NAIL  (George Eli)
AMERICAN GYPSY  (Jassmine Dellal)
GYPSY CARAVAN  (Jassmine Dellal)
DALLAS  (Robert Pejo)
SONGE OF THE DUNES  (Paula Fouce)

AUSTRALIAN  FILMS

LANTANA  (Ray Lawrance)
TWO HANDS  (Gregor Jordan).
SWIMMING UPSTREAM  (Russel Mulcahy)
LITTLE FISH  (Rowan Woods)
JINDABAYNE  (Ray Lawrance)
IRRESISTIBLE  (Anne Turner)
ROMULUS MY FATHER  (Richard Roxburgh)
NOISE  (Mattiew Saville)
BLACK WATER  (David Nerlich, Andrew Traucki).
SILENT ROOM  (Rolf der Heer)

IMAGINEINDIA 2009  AWARDS

Best  film : FROZEN (Shivajee Chandrabhusan)
Best  director : NEERAJ PANDEY (A Wednesday)
Best  actress : MEERA JASMINE (Ore Kadal)
Best  actor : RAJAT KAPOOR (El Prisionero)
Mejor music : JOHN P. VARKEY (Frozen)

Best Asian Film : RAMCHAND PAKISTANI (Mehreen Jabber)
Best Asian Director : NGUYEN VINH SON (La luna en el fondo del pozo)

 

Imagineindia 2007

SECCTIONS and FILMS

COMPETITION

DOR  (Nagesh Kukunoor)                                                                                               MAATY MAAY  (Chitra Palekar)                                                                                   KYA TUM HO  (Vaseem Ahmed Dehlvi)                                                                 OM KARA  (Vishal Bharadwaj)                                                                                     BAYO  (Gajendra Ahire)                                                                                                     PHALTU  (Anjan Das)                                                                                                         NOTTAM  (Sashi Paravoor)

60 YEARS FROM INDIAN INDEPENDENCE

SAHEED BHAGAT SINGH  (Manoj Kumar)                                                         VASTHUHARA  (Govindan Aravindan)                                                                   TRAIN TO PAKISTAN  (Pamela Rooks)
IN MEMORY OF FRIENDS  (Anand Patwardan)

RETROSPECTIVE OF MANI RATNAM

Bombay                                                                                                                                       Yuva                                                                                                                                             A peck on the cheek                                                                                                             Dil Se                                                                                                                                             Iruvar                                                                                                                                           Mouna Ragam

RETROSPECTIVE OF SMITA PATIL

Giddh , the vulture  (T.S. Ranga)                                                                                   Mirch Masala  (Ketan Mehta)                                                                                         Chakra  (R.Dharmaraj)                                                                                                       Bhavni Bhavai (Ketan Mehta)                                                                                       Umbartha  (Jabbar Patel)                                                                                                 Bazaar  (Sagar Sarhadi)

HOMAGE TO SHARMILA TAGORE

El mundo de Apu  ( Satyajit Ray)

HOMAGE TO  A.R.RAHMAN

Bombay ( Mani Ratnam)

PREMIERE

EKLAVYA  ( Vidhu Vinod Chopra)                                                                               LAGE RAHO MUNNA BHAI  (Rajkumar Hirani)

SPONSORS

COCA – COLA                                                                                                                         CATAI TOURS                                                                                                                         TATA MOTORS                                                                                                                       EMBAJADA DE LA INDIA                                                                                               DIRECTORATE OF FILM FESTIVALS

Imagineindia 2008

23 May – 2 June

PRESENTATION
One more year the dates of ImagineIndia Madrid Indian Film Festival, 7th Edition, are nearer. Established in 1999 as a pioneering event for showing Indian , Asian and Arab films.
23rd may – 2nd june, 2008. This can be felt as all the workers of the organization seem to be nervious as it was the first day of the festival.
Will we get this film, will be coming that director, have been finished the translations, have we got those stills etc ?
An enourmous job done by these mens and womens searching films, directors, artists all over the world. But it,s an inmense pleasure having the oportunity to contact, to talk to peoples from the other end of the world, so different to us. If Cinema is these days an universal language, our festival ImagineIndia is the event where they meet all the caracters of this language for talking about projects, sharing a beer, thinking of the future. For 11 days this festival is a belonging to different cultures for exchanging their art, their hopes.
Making it posible to what once John Lennon said, ” Imagine there is no country, no religions too, Imagine all the people, living life in peace, hope someday you will join us” So as he sang, 80 films from India, Asia and Arab countries, many languages, original version or subtitled, laughs or tears, but viewing in a cinema hall in a total silent peace.
This is ImagineIndia, hope someday you will join us.
 HISTORY OF THE FESTIVAL
It begins as far as 1999 with the sponsorship of M- 80 Radio and Gomaespuma, and has programmed the most important indian films and the most outstanding indian film directors have been through our event. Mira NairAamir KhanSharmila TagoreDeepa MehtaGoutam GhoseAdoor Gopalakrishnan have attended the fest. with their films in hand. Not less importance to be given to the participation of spanish directors as Fernando ColomoCarlos SauraVerónica ForquéGoya Toledo, etc..
The type of films and the Retrospectives organized solely tell about the high level attained by the festival. To be noted among those the retrospectives : Mira NairSatyajit RayMrinal SenRaj KapoorRithwik GhatakShyam BenegalAdoor Gopalakrishnan , etc..
 EDITION  2008
The next edition is full of new ideas, more sections, films, countries and venues.
37 indian films, 20 asian and 3 arab show itself the importance of the event.
In the Indian Section , It,s to be highlighted the Retrospectives of Buddhadeb Dasgupta, in the Spanish Film Institute, and that of Mani Kaul. If the first has won Venice Film Festival with the film Uttara, the second has won many awards with the feature Uski Roti.
In the Asian Section we can stress the Retrospectives of Hou Hsiao Hsien and Zang Ke Jia. And finally 3 films of Farida Belyazidincluded in Arab Section.

PRESS  DOSSIER

SECTIONS

INDIAN SECTION

Competition :

JAARA BRISHTITE BHIJECHILO
DHARM
TAARE ZAMEEN PAR
PARADESHI
DANSH
LIFE IN A METRO
JOHNNY GADDAR
CHAURAHEN
NO SMOKING
MITHYA

Retrospective of Shabana Azmi

MAKDEE
PATANG
HONEYMOON TRAVELS LTD

Retospective of Mani Kaul

USKI ROTI
DUVIDHA
SATAH SE UTHATA AADMI
MAATI MANAS

Retrospective of Buddhadeb Dasgupta

SWAPNER DIN
KALPURUSH
UTTARA
CHARACHAR
TAHADER KATHA
BAGH BAHADUR

Indian Classics

SAPTAPADI
SAAT PAKE BANDHA
SUJATA
BOW BARRACKS FOREVER
MEGHE DHAKA TARA

Documentaries

ASIAN SECTION

Competition

Fisherman’s Daughter (Sri Lanka) Salinda Perera

Pure Coolness (Kyrgystan) Ernest Abdyjaparov

Sankara (Sri Lanka) Prasanna Jayakody

Notebook of Life (Japan) Kihachi Itakura

Khuda Ke Lye (Pakistan) Shoaib Mansoor

Kuru (Malaysia) Woo Min Jin

Kagbeni (Nepal) Bhusan Dahal

Retrospective of Hou Hsiao Hsien

GOOD MEN GOOD WOMEN
DUST IN THE WIND
A TIME TO LIVE A TIME TO DIE
A SUMMER AT GRANDPA,S
ALL THE YOUTHFULL DAYS
CAFE LUMIERE

Retospective of Zang Ke Jia

Out of Competition

The House (Azerbaiyan) Asif Rustamov
Red Lion (Japan) Kihachi Okamoto
Welcome to DongMakgol (South Korea) Park Kwang Hyun
What Time is it there? (Taiwan) Tsai Ming Liang
The King and the Clown (South Korea) Lee Jun Ik

VENUES

Spanish Film Institute
Spanish Film Academy
Cines Renoir
Casa Asia
Cine Palafox
Centro Madrileño de Imágenes
La Boca del Lobo

JURY

VERONICA FORQUE ( President )
ANTONIA SAN JUAN
MYRIAM MEZIERES
GUILLERMO FESSER
SERGIO PAZOS
ISAKI LACUESTA
JOSE MARZILLI

AWARDS

Best Film
Best Director
Best Actor
Best Actress
Award to Lifetime Achievment
NETPAC Award to best Asian film

PRESS  CONFERENCE. Presention of the Festival
Place : RANI  MAHAL ,  C/ Ave María, 18. (Lavapiés).
Date :  14 – may – 2008.  12.00 h.
Participants :
Gran Wyoming, Sergio Pazos, Verónica Forqué, Guillermo Fesser, Myriam Mezieres, Qazi Abdur Rahim, Menene Gras, Guillermo Toledo, Javier Corcuera, Pilar Torre (ICAA), Hugo Silva, Carlos Iglesias.
CLOSING  CEREMONY
Place :  PALAFOX  CINEMA , C/ Luchana 15.
Date :   2 – june – 2008.  21.00 h.
DEBATES
SPANISH  FILM  INSTITUTE :
      28  May.
      Hall 1 ,   19.30 h
Theme :   Participation of Women as changing force in our cinema.
Participants :
— Chus Gutierrez.
— Myriam Mezieres.
— Charles Tesson.
— Buddhadeb Dasgupta.
— Aruna Vasudev.
Moderator :
— Qazi Abdur Rahim.
CENTRO MADRILEÑO DE IMAGENES :
      27 may.  19.00 h.
Theme :  Hybrid and Transborder conception of Indian Culture.
Participants  :
— Jorge Diego Sanchez.
— Charles Tesson.
Moderator :
— Qazi Abdur Rahim.
CENTRO MADRILEÑO DE IMAGENES.
     29 may.  18.30 h.
Presentation :  Of the film Jaara Brishtite Bhijechilo by Anjan Das.

ORGANIZATION

Founder – Director

QAZI ABDUR RAHIM

Brand Ambassador

SHARMILA TAGORE

Special Collaborator

ARUNA VASUDEV                                                                                                               ALBERTO ELENA

Patrons

CARLOS SAURA
SERGIO PAZOS
ANTONIA SAN JUAN
GOUTAM GHOSE
ADOOR GOPALAKRISHNAN                                                                                       MANI RATNAM
A.R.RAHMAN
GRAN WYOMING
JAVIER CORCUERA
ANTONIO WEINRICHTER

TEAM  IMAGINEINDIA  2008

WEBMASTER

Vikash Mehra ( ADSOLUTIONS S.A.)                                                                       Ana Garrido

EDITING PHOTOS , DVD,s , TRAILERS , SPOTS , PRESS MATERIAL

Manuel Priede                                                                                                                         Monserrat de María

TRANSFER OF FORMATS

Asier                                                                                                                                           Cine Asia

SYNOPSIS FOR WEB and OTHERS

Qazi Abdur Rahim                                                                                                               Ana Belén García Mula                                                                                                     Gabriela Garcés                                                                                                                     María José Izarra                                                                                                                   Juan José

LINE DESIGNER OF PUBLICITY

Manuel Priede                                                                                                                         Monserrat de María                                                                                                             Manuela Sanhueza

TRANSLATOR

Karl Pedall                                                                                                                               Carolina Salgado Gallego                                                                                                 Qazi Abdur Rahim                                                                                                                 Sara Qazi Salgado                                                                                                                 Virginia

SUBTITLING

Karl Pedall                                                                                                                                 Carolina Salgado Gallego                                                                                                 Gabriel

PROGRAMMING

Qazi Abdur Rahim                                                                                                                 Amalesh Dasgupta                                                                                                               Sangeeta Dutta                                                                                                                       Lalit Mohan Joshi                                                                                                                 Aruna Vasudev                                                                                                                       Philip Cheah                                                                                                                             S. K. Ahamed                                                                                                                             Elena Aime                                                                                                                                 Anne Doshi

PUBLICITY IN INTERNET

Víctor Losa Regañón

PRESS AND COMMUNICATION

DYP comunicaciones                                                                                                           David Sánchez                                                                                                                         Piti

VENUE COORDINATORS

Marta Fernández Torres                                                                                                    Virginia                                                                                                                                        María Jesús Abad                                                                                                                  Carolina Salgado Gallego                                                                                                  María Jesús

PHOTOGRAPHERS

Víctor Gato                                                                                                                               Abdullah Jorashan

HOSPITALITY

Rosa Cruz                                                                                                                                   María José Izarra                                                                                                                   Carolina Salgado Gallego                                                                                                 Mónica Herrero                                                                                                                     Paul Summers

BOLLYWOOD DANCING

Bailamos Bollywood                                                                                                           Sunny and Suresh