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April 29, 2018

French Car Maker Renault celebrates its Love Story with Cannes Film Festival

Ranault, Festival de Cannes

Photo: Renault, official partner of the Cannes Film Festival. Aishwarya RAI and Renault TALISMAN. May 13, 2016. Image provided by & copyright © Laurent CAMPUS / Groupe Renault.

Ranault, Festival de Cannes

Photo: Renault, official partner of the Cannes Film Festival. Aishwarya RAI and New Renault Espace. May 17, 2015. Image provided by & copyright © Laurent CAMPUS / Groupe Renault.

Ranault, Festival de Cannes

Photo: Renault, official partner of the Cannes Film Festival. Marion COTILLARD and Renault TALISMAN. May 18, 2017. Image provided by & copyright © Stéphane KOSSMANN / Groupe Renault.

Ranault, Festival de Cannes

Photo: Renault, official partner of the Cannes Film Festival. Clotilde COURAU and Renault TALISMAN. May 18, 2017. Image provided by & copyright © Stéphane KOSSMANN / Groupe Renault.

Ranault, Festival de Cannes

Photo: Renault, official partner of the Cannes Film Festival. Fahriye EVCEN and Renault TALISMAN. May 22, 2017. Image provided by & copyright © Stéphane KOSSMANN / Groupe Renault.

Ranault, Festival de Cannes

Photo: Renault, official partner of the Cannes Film Festival. Eva LONGORIA and New Renault Espace. May 18, 2015. Image provided by & copyright © Laurent CAMPUS / Groupe Renault.

The Cannes Film Festival is joining forces with Renault for the 71st edition of the event, taking place between May 8 and 19, 2018. 300 Renault vehicles - 170 Renault Espace and 130 Talisman will constitute the official fleet. A “brand image” fleet will also be present, with Renault Trafic SpaceClass, New Renault Koleos, and the electric touch of Zoé and Twizy. Based on a schedule spanning the entire fortnight, drivers will take VIPs for film viewings and interviews, from the Croisette promenade to the red carpet. Over 20,000 journeys will take place during the Festival.

Since 1983, Renault is the official partner of the Cannes Film Festival.

The line-up for Cannes 2018 includes 18 films with the spotlight on France, Asia, and Italy. Directors, such as Jean-Luc Godard, Christophe Honoré, Spike Lee, Jafar Panahi, Lee Chang-Dong, and Kore-Eda Hirokazu are back on the scene. The festival will open on May 8 with Asghar Farhadi’s Todos lo Saben (Everybody Knows) starring Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem.

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April 25, 2018

Cate Blanchett to head the Jury of the 71st Festival de Cannes

Festival de Cannes

Photo: Australian actress, producer and 71st Festival de Cannes jury president, Cate Blanchett. Here she poses backstage with her Oscar at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, CA, on Sunday, March 2, 2014. Image provided by & copyright © Todd Wawrychuk / A.M.P.A.S.

Festival de Cannes

Photo: Russian director, writer and 71st Festival de Cannes jury member, Andrey Zvyagintsev. Here Andrey Zvyagintsev is pictured at Hollywood, CA. Image provided by & copyright © Aaron Poole / A.M.P.A.S.

Festival de Cannes

Photo: Canadian director, writer and 71st Festival de Cannes jury member, Denis Villeneuve. Here he arrives with a guest on the red carpet of The 89th Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, CA, on Sunday, February 26, 2017. Image provided by & copyright © Michael Yada / A.M.P.A.S.

The Jury of the 71st Festival de Cannes, to be held from May 8 to May 19, 2018, is composed of 9 members from 7 countries. The jury will declare the winners on May 19.

THE JURY 2018

Cate Blanchett, President
(Australian actress and producer)

Chang Chen
(Chinese Actor)

Ava DuVernay
(American writer, director, and producer)

Robert Guédiguian
(French director, writer, and producer)

Khadja Nin
(Burundian songwriter, composer, and singer)

Léa Seydoux
(French actress)

Kristen Stewart
(American actress)

Denis Villeneuve
(Canadian director, and writer)

Andrey Zvyagintsev
(Russian director, and writer)

The Short Films and Cinéfondation Jury

Bertrand Bonello will chair the short films and Cinéfondation Jury. This Jury will pick the “Palme d’or” short film awardee from 8 shortlisted films.

This Jury will also pick three winners from the 17 student films shown as part of the Cinéfondation selection.

THE JURY 2018

BERTRAND BONELLO
French director, writer & composer

VALESKA GRISEBACH
German director, writer & producer

KHALIL JOREIGE
Lebanese filmmaker & artist

ALANTÉ KAVAÏTÉ
French-Lithuanian director & screenwriter

ARIANE LABED
French actress

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April 23, 2018

World Photography Organisation names Alys Tomlinson Photographer of the Year

Photography

ENLARGE

Photo: Landscape. Christian pilgrimage site, France. Copyright © Alys Tomlinson, United Kingdom. Photographer of the Year, Professional, Discovery, 2018 Sony World Photography Awards.

The World Photography Organisation has named the overall winners of the prestigious 2018 Sony World Photography Awards at a London ceremony.

The jury has selected Alys Tomlinson, a London-based photographer, for the coveted Photographer of the Year title for her series Ex-Votos (religious offerings) found at pilgrimage sites of Lourdes (France), Ballyvourney (Ireland) and Grabarka (Poland). The jury praised her work for its beautiful production, technical excellence, and sensitive illustration of pilgrimage as a journey of discovery and sacrifice to a higher power.

2018 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition at Somerset House, London will display Tomlinson’s work.

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April 16, 2018

Ski Champion and Longines Ambassador of Elegance, Mikaela Shiffrin, visits Longines Headquarters in Switzerland

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Photos: Alpine Ski Champion and Longines Ambassador of Elegance, Mikaela Shiffrin, paid a visit to Longines headquarters in Saint-Imier, Switzerland, where she explored the production workshops and the brand’s museum. Images provided by & copyright © Longines.

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April 13, 2018

India's National Film Awards for 2017 Announced

India Film Awards

Photo: The Head of the Jury, Shekhar Kapur, holding a press conference to announce the 65th India National Film Awards for 2017, in New Delhi on April 13, 2018.

India Film Awards

Photo: Actress Sridevi at the inauguration of the Indian Panorama section, during the 48th International Film Festival of India (IFFI-2017), in Panaji, Goa on November 21, 2017. Sridevi has been selected for Best Actress Award for her role in Hindi Film “MOM”.

India’s 65th National Film Awards 2017 were announced today by the Chairpersons of the juries on Feature Films, Best Writing on Cinema and members of Dadasaheb Phalke Award and Non-Feature films. The Feature Film Central panel was headed by Shekhar Kapur, an eminent filmmaker known for his works in Hindi cinema and international cinema. The Non- Feature Film panel was headed by Nakul Kamte and the Best Cinema on Writing jury by Anant Vijay. The National Film Awards would be presented by Hon’ble President of India on May 3rd, 2018. The Jury Chairpersons of the 65th National Film Awards submitted its report to the Minister of Information & Broadcasting, Smriti Zubin Irani.

Veteran Hindi film actor Vinod Khanna was awarded the Dadasaheb Phalke Award for his contribution to Indian Cinema. Other prominent winners in various categories for this year National Film Awards included Assamese movie ‘Village Rockstars’ in Best Feature Film category and ‘Baahubali - The Conclusion’ in the Best Popular Film providing Wholesome Entertainment category. Indira Gandhi Award For Best Debut Film of a Director was given to the Jasari language movie ‘Sinjar’ directed by Pampally. Marathi Movie ‘Dhappa’ was awarded the Nargis Dutt Award For Best Feature Film On National Integration. Riddhi Sen and Sridevi got the award for the Best Actor (movie- Nagarkirtan) and Best Actress award (movie- Mom) respectively.

Best Film Critic award was given to Giridhar Jha for his writings covering vast horizon of Hindi cinema with authenticity and originality. Special Mention Award was given to the Sunil Mishra for his articles on cinema. Best Book on Cinema award was given to ‘Matmagi Manipur-The first Manipuri Feature Film’ authored by Bobby Wahengbam.

Special Jury Award in the Feature category was given to the movie ‘Nagarkirtan’ directed by Kaushik Ganguly and produced by Sani Ghose Ray. The best Children’s film was given to the Marathi Movie Mhorkya, directed by Amar Bharat Deokar. A.R Rahman was awarded the Best Music Direction award for the movie ‘Kaatru Veliyidai’.

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April 12, 2018

Official Films Selections for the forthcoming 71st Festival de Cannes (8 to 19 May 2018)

Cannes Film Festival

Photo: Actress Penelope Cruz arrives at the 82nd Annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, CA, on Sunday, March 7, 2010. Image provided by & copyright © Matt Petit / © A.M.P.A.S. Penelope Cruz stars in Asghar Farhadi’s new film, Todos Lo Saben — Everybody Knows, which is the opening film to be screened at the 71st Festival de Cannes.

This year’s forthcoming Festival de Cannes will open with a screening of Asghar Farhadi’s new film Everybody Knows (Todos Lo Saben) in Competition at the Grand Théâtre Lumière in the Palais des Festivals on Tuesday 8 May. This psychological thriller stars Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem from Spain and Ricardo Darín from Argentina.

Meanwhile, the Official Selection of the Films for the 71st Festival de Cannes (8 to 19 May 2018) was announced today during a press conference.

Here is the list of the feature films selected for screening in these categories — “In Competition”, “Un Certain Regard”, “Out of Competition”, “Midnight Screenings”, and “Special Screenings”.

The 2018 Official Selection

“In Competition”

DIRECTOR — FILM

“Un Certain Regard”

DIRECTOR — FILM

“Out of Competition”

DIRECTOR — FILM

“Midnight Screenings”

DIRECTOR — FILM

“Special Screenings”

DIRECTOR(S) — FILM

THE 2018 SHORT FILMS COMPETITION

This year, the selection committee received 3,943 short films.The 2018 Short Films Competition comprises eight films (7 works of fictions and 1 animation), from Australia, China, France, Iran, Japan, Philippines, Poland and USA.

These films are all in the running for the 2018 Short Film Palme d’or, to be awarded by Bertrand Bonello, President of the Jury, at the official award ceremony of the 71st Festival de Cannes on May 19th.

DIRECTOR(S) — FILM — COUNTRY

THE CINÉFONDATION SELECTION 2018

The Cinéfondation Selection has chosen 17 films this year (14 live-action and 3 animated films), from among the 2,426 submitted by film schools all over the world. Fourteen countries on four continents will be represented.

The jury will hand over the three Cinéfondation prizes at a ceremony preceding the screening of the awarded films on Thursday 17th May, in the Buñuel Theatre.

DIRECTOR(S) — FILM — FILM SCHOOL

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April 3, 2018

India's Minister of Human Resource Development, Prakash Javadekar, Releases ‘NIRF India Rankings 2018’ for Higher Education Institutions

India Rankings 2018

Photo: India Minister for Human Resource Development, Prakash Javadekar, releasing the India Rankings 2018 for Higher Educational Institutions at a function in New Delhi on April 03, 2018. The University Grants Commission Chairman and the Minister of State for Human Resource Development are also seen.

New Delhi, India. April 03, 2018. In a programme held in New Delhi today, India’s Human Resource Development Minister, Prakash Javadekar, released the National Institutional Ranking framework (NIRF) India Rankings 2018 in various categories on the basis of performance of Higher Educational Institutions.

Speaking on the occasion, Prakash Javadekar said that the idea behind these rankings is to promote quality in education and encourage competition to perform better and to set up new benchmarks of performance in Higher education space.

While Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru bags 1st Position in Overall Ranking, IIT Chennai tops in Engineering, and IIM Ahmedabad tops in Management Category.

OVERALL RANKING

INSTITUTION — CITY — STATE

  1. Indian Institute of Science Bengaluru Karnataka
  2. Indian Institute of Technology Madras Chennai Tamil Nadu
  3. Indian Institute of Technology Bombay Mumbai Maharashtra
  4. Indian Institute of Technology Delhi New Delhi Delhi
  5. Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur Kharagpur West Bengal
  6. Jawaharlal Nehru University New Delhi Delhi
  7. Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur Kanpur Uttar Pradesh
  8. Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee Roorkee Uttarakhand
  9. Banaras Hindu University Varanasi Uttar Pradesh
  10. Anna University Chennai Tamil Nadu
  11. University of Hyderabad Hyderabad Telangana
  12. Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati Guwahati Assam
  13. Jadavpur University Kolkata West Bengal
  14. University of Delhi Delhi Delhi
  15. Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Coimbatore Tamil Nadu
  16. Savitribai Phule Pune University Pune Maharashtra
  17. Aligarh Muslim University Aligarh Uttar Pradesh
  18. Manipal Academy of Higher Education Manipal Karnataka
  19. Jamia Millia Islamia New Delhi Delhi
  20. Bharathiar University Coimbatore Tamil Nadu
  21. Calcutta University Kolkata West Bengal
  22. Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad Hyderabad Telangana
  23. King George`s Medical University Lucknow Uttar Pradesh
  24. Vellore Institute of Technology Vellore Tamil Nadu
  25. Indian Institute of Science Education & Research Kolkata Mohanpur West Bengal
  26. Birla Institute of Technology & Science Pilani Rajasthan
  27. Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines) Dhanbad Dhanbad Jharkhand
  28. Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University) Varanasi Varanasi Uttar Pradesh
  29. University of Madras Chennai Tamil Nadu
  30. Institute of Chemical Technology Mumbai Maharashtra
  31. National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli Tiruchirappalli Tamil Nadu
  32. Indian Institute of Science Education & Research Pune Pune Maharashtra
  33. Panjab University Chandigarh Chandigarh
  34. Indian Institute of Management Calcutta Kolkata West Bengal
  35. Bharath Institute of Higher Education & Research Chennai Tamil Nadu
  36. Andhra University Visakhapatnam Andhra Pradesh
  37. Jamia Hamdard New Delhi Delhi
  38. Siksha O Anusandhan Bhubaneswar Odisha
  39. Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar Gandhinagar Gujarat
  40. Tamil Nadu Agricultural University Coimbatore Tamil Nadu
  41. Homi Bhabha National Institute Mumbai Maharashtra
  42. National Institute of Technology Rourkela Rourkela Odisha
  43. Alagappa University Karaikudi Tamil Nadu
  44. Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur Howrah West Bengal
  45. Osmania University Hyderabad Telangana
  46. Tezpur University Tezpur Assam
  47. Kerala University Thiruvananthapuram Kerala
  48. Visva Bharati Kolkata West Bengal
  49. Tata Institute of Social Sciences Mumbai Maharashtra
  50. Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology Patiala Punjab
  51. Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar Bhubaneswar Odisha
  52. Mahatma Gandhi University Kottayam Kerala
  53. G. B. Pant Universtiy of Agriculture and Technology Pantnagar Uttarakhand
  54. Shanmugha Arts Science Technology & Research Academy Thanjavur Tamil Nadu
  55. Indian Institute of Science Education & Research Mohali Mohali Punjab
  56. Indian Institute of Science Education & Research Bhopal Bhopal Madhya Pradesh
  57. National Institute of Technology Surathkal Surathkal Karnataka
  58. Indian Institute of Science Education & Research Thiruvananthapuram Kerala
  59. JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research Mysore Karnataka
  60. Punjab Agricultural University Ludhiana Punjab
  61. Gauhati University Guwahati Assam
  62. Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute Chennai Tamil Nadu
  63. SRM Institute of Science and Technology Chennai Tamil Nadu
  64. PSG College of Technology Coimbatore Tamil Nadu
  65. Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology Bhubaneswar Odisha
  66. Birla Institute of Technology Ranchi Jharkhand
  67. Symbiosis International Pune Maharashtra
  68. Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology Chennai Tamil Nadu
  69. Indian Institute of Technology Patna Patna Bihar
  70. Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences Chennai Tamil Nadu
  71. University of Kashmir Srinagar Jammu and Kashmir
  72. Shiv Nadar University Chithera Uttar Pradesh
  73. Sri Sivasubramaniya Nadar College of Engineering Kancheepuram Tamil Nadu
  74. Sri Venkateswara University Tirupati Andhra Pradesh
  75. PSG Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Coimbatore Tamil Nadu
  76. Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University Hisar Haryana
  77. University of Jammu Jammu Tawi Jammu and Kashmir
  78. National Institute of Technology Warangal Warangal Telangana
  79. Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth Pune Maharashtra
  80. Amity University Gautam Budh Nagar Uttar Pradesh
  81. Madurai Kamraj University Madurai Tamil Nadu
  82. SVKM Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies Mumbai Maharashtra
  83. Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation University Vaddeswaram Andhra Pradesh
  84. KLE Academy of Higher Education and Research Belagavi Karnataka
  85. University of Agricultural Sciences Dharwad Karnataka
  86. Pondicherry University Puducherry Pondicherry
  87. Guru Nanak Dev University Amritsar Punjab
  88. North Eastern Hill University Shillong Meghalaya
  89. Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences Tirupati Andhra Pradesh
  90. Dayalbagh Educational Institute Agra Uttar Pradesh
  91. Banasthali Vidyapith Banasthali Rajasthan
  92. Tamil Nadu Veterinary & Animal Sciences University Chennai Tamil Nadu
  93. Bharati Vidyapeeth Pune Maharashtra
  94. Bharathidasan University Tiruchirappalli Tamil Nadu
  95. Thiagarajar College of Engineering Madurai Tamil Nadu
  96. College of Engineering Pune Maharashtra
  97. Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute Puducherry Pondicherry
  98. Goa University Goa Goa
  99. Cochin University of Science and Technology Cochin Kerala
  100. Delhi Technological University New Delhi Delhi

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April 1, 2018

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