Posts Tagged ‘Onir’

Early Bird Specials at IFP, Engendered

In Anisha Jhaveri on August 23, 2010 at 4:01 PM

Photo courtesy http://engendered.org

September is looking like a big month for filmmakers and film enthusiasts alike!  For those of you who want to get the most bang for your buck (and who doesn’t, really?) keep in mind some important information about tickets for both two big upcoming events.

Engendered’s 3rd I-View Film Festival (Sept. 18-26, 2010): Among the 25 features to be screened are Aparna Sen’s The Japanese Wife, making its New York premiere, and the highly-anticipated I Am by Onir. The festival also includes satellite events such as fashion shows and afterparties.  Watch the films, schmooze with the stars, and listen in on the panels with an all-access pass, which grants you entry to all of it and more! Buy yours early for $200–after today, prices go up!  More info here.

Photo courtesy independentfilmweek.org

IFP Conference (Sept. 19-23, 2010): Aspiring filmmakers, here’s your chance to get your work out there–buy your ticket to this year’s annual conference by September 3rd (which we blogged about earlier), and you may have the opportunity to pitch your projects to the execs, live!  With keynote speakers that include Sheila Nevins, President of HBO Documentary Films and panelists from Magnolia Pictures, IFC, and the Tribeca Film Festival, this is the ultimate networking event of the season. Tickets to the full event are going for $220 for IFP members, $300 for non-members. Separate day/panel passes are also available. Buy them on IFP’s website!

AIDS JaaGO and others to screen at SUNY Stony Brook

In Anisha Jhaveri on August 19, 2010 at 3:27 PM

Attention all New Yorkers–mark your calendars for November 30th!  The Wang Center at the SUNY Stony Brook campus  has launched its fall program of films, and our very own  AIDS JaaGO, is part of the roster, to be screened on the aforementioned date as part of the Center’s observance of World AIDS Day.  This is a great chance to see a FilmKaravan release on a big screen. Watch it, then order your DVD copy on Amazon or FilmKarvan’s website!

Joining the film are a number of other South Asian titles, including director Onir’s (My Brother Nikhil) latest project, I Am, starring acclaimed actors Juhi Chawla, Rahul Bose, and Sanjay Suri; and India Untouched, Stalin K’s unabashedly honest documentary on the bottom-most rung of the country’s caste system.  

A unique collection of worthwhile films–be sure to check out the full list of screenings at the Wang Center’s website.

Check out this video of “I AM,” maker Onir and his fundraising tactics!

In Uncategorized on May 1, 2010 at 10:15 AM

Onir, director of ‘My Brother Nikhil,’ is back with a new film, ‘I AM,’ a compilation of 4 stories that deal with homosexuality, child abuse, and politics. The film features Sanjay Suri, Rahul Bose, Nandita Das, Shabana Azmi, Juhi Chawla, Boman Irani, Sharman Joshi and Manisha Koirala among others and has approximately 400 owners and co-producers. Check out how here!