CFS & Cine Central Interviews.
Pradipto ShankerSen--VP CFS---19/5/12( Notes from Interview. Kolkatta.
Restarted in -56 under the active participation of Marie Seton..
Three reason—film buffs of Kolkotta, Impact of patherPanchali and tis success. And marie Seton and her frequent visits…
cHidanandaDadgupta as Secy.., PurnenduPatri, etc..
Rs 3 as annual fee.
250 to 350 members. In 5 to 6 yrs grew upto 2500 members, it continued up to early 70s…
Other film societies, Cine Club, Cine Central and Cine Institue..
Nirmal Kumar Siddhanto—VC Calcutta University
Films from Enasssies and studios..
BN Sircar of New theatres, DIP Pramanick… Eastern India Motion PcitruresAssocaition, secretary..
Prachi Cinema-all Bengali—allowed free shows—10-15 k price
Eistenien films at Academy of fine arts--- Ray sititng on the stairs and wartching it..early 60s.
Review in Statesman..
The sources of films- Alliance francise
Soviet cultural centre
“ with out the film society, it should not have been impossible to make film for even Ray”.. With outPatherPanchli revival of CFS not possible also.
CFS meeting place for arts , literature, theatre and films..
UpptalDutt, ShambuMitra, all..
60s academy for fine arts hall- Lady ranaMukerjeree..
Nudity in films as an attraction
CFA-200 to 300 steady members.
Lack of political mentoring
Catalyst for bettr film amaker
HUnfer for good films
Every month 10-15 membership enquiries.
Sandeep Ray 20/5/12
Mary Seton/ Lindsay Anderson
Hollywood to other films
Father too busy with films, hence FS not a priority
Availability of films on DVD
Bengali films “ good market
70/40 to 100 films and year.
“good films are being made”… film appreciation is needed…Nandan for it….Helathyilmstuycentre..
New films are avialble in different formats
Hence pvt screenings possible..
The Cine central set up by 1965..
International film festival from 1986
Rs 350 to Rs 450 fees…2500-3000 members..
200 capacity screenings
4 films a month
Chindren film festialwith UNICEF
50 films festivals--- sponsorship
30 dvd, blue ray films
Sweedishflm institute –35 mm films
25k for fieght charge only
Bookfair-cine central sold upto 5 lakhs dvds, films crpts etc
MOC grant on Tagore—15oth anniversary
DD3 13th episode-- 4 shown.
Shyamanand Kumar Sen… President