Swiss Indian Film Bridge Festival in Geneva Summer Festival

Dev D

The Swiss Indian Film Bridge – SIFB, a production of Les Films du Lotus (Switzerland) and Curry Western Productions (India) – is organizing an Indian Festival in Geneva during the annual Fêtes de Genève, one of Europe biggest open-air Summer Festival in Europe, where India is this year’s guest of honor.  The 3 days festival will take place at the CineLac Open-Air Cinema,by the lakeside, the 10-11-12 August 2011.

The films screened each night are :

Dev D– 10 August – 9.15 pm

Peepli Live

Peepli Live – 11 August – 9.15 pm

The Three Idiots – 12 August – 9.15 pm

Wednesday 10 of August, the opening night will feature a presentation of the BNA Germany Annual Central European Bollywood Awards, rewarding the best films of 2010 (a 20 min. presentation from 8.45 pm) A special delegation is formed for this special evening, composed of the Indian Ambassador in Switzerland, the Consulate General of Switzerland in Mumbai, 
the Ambassador of Switzerland in India, and the Mayor of Geneva town.

3 Idiots

These films are to be shown in partnership with CineLac Open-Air Cinema, a unique open-air film facility, in a beautiful site near the shores of Geneva’s famous landmark lake. This idyllic spot is the perfect place to chill out, and enjoy happy hours, before indulging in an Indian buffet and an entertaining evening of Indian Cinema at its best.

The Swiss Indian Film Bridge is organized by Curry Western Productions in India and Les Films du Lotus in Switzerland.

Interview of Kamal Musale for Dear Cinema.com by Nandita Dutta

“I want to make Indian films for audiences in Europe”: Swiss-Indian filmmaker Kamal Musale on his origin, his films, co-production and his upcoming film in Hindi.

KM_itv_dearcine (Click to download)

A workshop with Kamal Musale World College- School of Media Studies (Malad)

A workshop with Kamal Musale interspersed film film screenings at World College- School of Media Studies (Malad) on 4th June,2011 at 4.00 PM.

World college, school of media studies has invited Swiss-Indian film maker Kamal Musale as a guest lecturer for a workshop were he will give special lectures and share his knowledge, experience and understanding of cinema . He will share his views on emphasizing the importance of documentary film practice even in conventional, narrative cinema and the importance of filming over script construction. Kamal will present different Swiss films : Sound of Insects (Peter Leichti,2009) and Tosca’s Kiss (1984, Daniel Schmidt,87 minutes). Kamal Musale will also screen some of his work, including the poetic documentary Courrier Du Pacifique (1998, 35 minutes) and Raclette Curry (2000, 8 minutes).

Taj Enlighten European Film Festival

Taj Enlighten European Film Festival

Taj Enlighten Film Society, supported by the Consulate of Switzerland organised an European Film Festival in Mumbai in June 2011 .
The selection included a retrospective of Jean-Luc Godard and a Swiss film package.
The festival was inaugurated by Swiss-Indian filmmaker Kamal Musale and Indian filmmaker Amole Gupte. There was also a workshop on documentary filmmaking by Kamal Musale.
The screenings were held across five venues in Mumbai: National Centre for Performing Arts, Cinemax Versova, Metro Big Cinemas, World Media College and Mumbai Times Cafe.

Kamal Musale at the opening of the European Film Festival in Mumbai

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