The narrative of Indian film censorship is slowly changing. It is no longer just for big releases, but also indies, documentaries and shorts, and the film festivals that screen them.
High on Patriotism, Low on Artistic Freedom – When the National Anthem Played 37 Times a Day at IFFI 2017
When political connections matter more than qualifications or an interest in films to get a pass for the festival – it is clear who’s calling the shots at IFFI.
The CBFC says the version of the film shown to the festival’s jury violated certain rules, and hence the film has to be re-examined by the board.
The information broadcasting ministry had earlier removed S Durga, as well as Nude, from the festival’s line up despite the jury choosing them.
Unprecedented, Unconstitutional Action by I&B Ministry to Remove Two Films From IFFI List: ‘S Durga’ Director
In conversation with S Durga filmmaker Sanal Kumar Sasidharan about his latest movie, politics and his time as an ABVP worker.
“I want the ministry to go by the rule and not overlook the jury’s decision. They should behave like a democracy, not a dictatorship,” Sasidharan said.
Filmmaker Sujoy Ghosh Resigns from Festival Jury After I&B Ministry Removes Two Films from Selection
The ministry pulled out Malayalam movie S Durga and Marathi film Nude from the 48th edition of the International Film Festival of India.