4 hours ago | Sukhpreet Kahlon

I began to see the familiar in the unfamiliar: Anindya Shankar Das on his film Zara Nazar Utha ke Dekho

At the Open Frame Film Festival 2018, the filmmaker spoke with us about cruising, exploring public spaces and the engagement of the Indian state with sexuality. ....

1 day ago | Abhija Ghosh

Open Frame Film Festival: 'Digital turn has radically altered our perspective of the screen'

Iris Yudai conducted an illustrated and interactive lecture session for the audiences in which she spoke about the shift from conventional formats to the realms of content production for digital platforms. ....

2 days ago | Abhija Ghosh

Documentary filmmakers mull over need to set up peer support group at Open Frame Film Festival

Filmmakers Prantik Basu, Priya Thuvassery, Priyanka Chhabra, Saba Rehman, Sandhya Kumar and Sridhar Sudhir were part of a panel discussion titled 'A Voice of My Own: Documentary Conversations'. ....

2 days ago | Abhija Ghosh

Celebrating sexual diversity with Queer Film Package at Open Frame Film Festival

The festival hosted films dealing with issues of identities, desires, selfhood, relationships and mental health refreshing the spectrum of queer cultures on screen. ....

2 days ago | Abhija Ghosh

Avijit Mukul Kishore's Squeeze Lime In Your Eye points at idiosyncrasies of urban life

The filmmaker screened his film at the Open Frame Film Festival 2018 and followed it up with a discussion on the works of visual artist Kaushik Mukhopadhyay. ....

5 days ago | Sukhpreet Kahlon

Sickboy review: Facing life's challenges with humour

Andrew MacCormack's inspiring film Sickboy was screened at the PSBT Open frame Film Festival as part of the MINI-INPUT section ....

5 days ago | Anita Paikat

The Death Of Us review: Vani Subramanian's documentary questions the effects of capital punishment

Vani raises some pertinent points in her film, but she could, perhaps, have also included the other side of the debate and let the viewers decide. ....

5 days ago | Mayur Lookhar

Pichla Varka review: The young at heart rekindle memories of Partition

Filmmaker Priyanka Chhabra documents tales from India's Partition through her grandmother and other survivors. ....

6 days ago | Sukhpreet Kahlon

We need to change some hearts and some politics: Farah Naqvi at Open Frame Film Festival

At the panel discussion filmmakers Ajay TG, Maheen Mirza, Tarun Kumar Mishra and Uma Chakravarti spoke about the need for society to fight for the rights of the adivasis as they bear witness to the massive destruction of their way of living. ....

6 days ago | Sukhpreet Kahlon

Public broadcasters must promote democracy, have intelligent conversations: Curators Iris Yudai and Deniz Sertkol 

Yudai and Sertkol spoke about the Mini-INPUT package of films and their experience of showcasing them at the ongoing PSBT Open Frame Film Festival 2018. ....

6 days ago | Abhija Ghosh

Shyam Benegal, Adoor Gopalakrishnan inaugurate PSBT-Doordarshan films at Open Frame Film Festival

The first film to be screened under this section was Vipin Vijay's Anthropocene Relooked. ....

7 days ago | Abhija Ghosh

Vipin Vijay and Uma Shankar Singh on effects of turning digital at Open Frame Film Festival

While Vipin focused on how digital cinema has changed filmmaking, Singh spoke on how mobile journalism has helped the vernacular make place within national mainstream broadcasts. ....

7 days ago | Sukhpreet Kahlon

I don’t give the editor much freedom: Adoor Gopalakrishnan

In a conversation titled ‘Meet the Masters’, filmmakers Adoor Gopalakrishnan and Shyam Benegal shared their experiences and ideas about documentary filmmaking with media students and young practitioners. ....

8 days ago | Keyur Seta

The Call Of Khandadhar Hills review: Never-ending battle of the tribals of Orissa

Tarun Kumar Mishra's documentary portrays the struggle of the Bhuniya tribe to save its land from pillage. ....

8 days ago | Abhija Ghosh

Mini-INPUT Series brings humane stories Three Thousand and Human Smugglers

Mini-INPUT consists of films from countries such Denmark, Finland, Germany, Syria, Tajikistan, Japan, United Kingdom, Canada and the United States of America, including collaborative productions between several countries. ....

9 days ago | Abhija Ghosh

Avijit Mukul Kishore delves into documentary and its changing aesthetics at Open Frame Film Festival

The filmmaker and cinematographer conducted a masterclass titled 'The Great and Small Expectations' at the ongoing documentary film festival. ....

9 days ago | Sukhpreet Kahlon

Inability to film something, that is an image for me: Filmmaker RV Ramani at Open Frame Film Festival

Ramani engaged with ideas of subjectivity and personal expression by tracing his journey as a filmmaker in an absorbing masterclass at the ongoing documentary festival. ....

9 days ago | Sukhpreet Kahlon

Last Men In Aleppo preview: Stunning film that delves into lives of those fighting for humanity

The film captures the response of ordinary citizens who choose not to be armed men in the conflict, but chose not to leave their country and stay back to help. ....

9 days ago | Sukhpreet Kahlon

Am in an endless documentary process: Filmmaker Paromita Vohra at Open Frame Film Festival

During an immensely enjoyable masterclass, Vohra delved into ways of thinking about the documentary form and the interview in particular.  ....

13 days ago | Sukhpreet Kahlon

One Mustard Seed preview: Exploring death and the idea of dying

National Award-winning filmmaker Aparna Sanyal’s documentary begins with a beautiful story that frames our inability to accept death. ....

13 days ago | Mayur Lookhar

Please Mind The Gap preview: Going beyond a man or a woman’s tale

As India enters a new phase of acceptance, post the abolition of Section 377, Trivedi and Singh’s short film will encourage more filmmakers to touch upon issues that have been considered taboo. ....

14 days ago | Suparna Thombare

Zara Nazar Utha Ke Dekho preview: Exploring the dynamics of cruising for sex

Director Anindya Shankar Das depicts the covert nature of cruising for sex through personal stories from the LGBTQ community. ....

15 days ago | Keyur Seta

Peacock Plume preview: Dancing her way to glory despite serious odds

The documentary on the life and struggle with cancer of Indian classical dancer Shubhada Varadkar is inspiring. ....

15 days ago | Shriram Iyengar

Koothu preview: Insightful documentary of the political and fraternal statement that is 'koothu'

Directed by Sandhya Kumar, the film captures the history and tradition of the fading world of 'koothu' through the life and works of two masters, P Rajagopal and Sambandan Thambiran. ....

16 days ago | Sukhpreet Kahlon

Must-watch films at the Open Frame festival 2018

As the Open Frame Film Festival starts in the capital, we bring you a list of documentaries that are not to be missed. ....

16 days ago | Sonal Pandya

Open Frame Film Festival 2018: Mini-Input section to highlight best of public television from around the world

The section, held over two days (13-15 September), will be led by Canadian executive producer Iris Yudai and German film critic Deniz Sertkol. ....

16 days ago | The Cinestaan Team

About the PSBT Open Frame Film Festival

The 18th edition of the annual film festival and forum of the largest documentary producer outside of the government is being held from 10 to 18 September in New Delhi. ....

17 days ago | Sukhpreet Kahlon

Thinking through the documentary form: Masterclasses and workshops at Open Frame 2018

A series of interactive sessions will be conducted by acclaimed filmmakers as part of PSBT's Open Frame Film Festival, being held from 10-18 September in New Delhi. ....