Plus: Creamfields headliners get nods; Fujairah and AFP set up photo contest; Kolkata festival honours actresses; and Bob Dylan unveils new video.
Rehman Centenary Award
Rehman to receive Centenary Award
The veteran actress Waheeda Rehman will be presented with the first Cinema Centenary Award during the opening ceremony of the International Film Festival of India today. The award was introduced this year and Rehman is the first to receive it.
Creamfields headliners get nods
The Prodigy are through to the final of the UK Festival Awards where they’ve been nominated as 2013’s best headline act. The English electronic music group are performing at Creamfields Abu Dhabi on December 13 at the du Arena on Yas Island. Meanwhile, the Brit duo Disclosure, who will be making their Middle Eastern debut at Creamfields, were nominated for the Best Breakthrough category. The awards will be announced in London on December 2. Creamfields tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.ae.
Fujairah and AFP set up photo contest
The emirate of Fujairah and the international news agency Agence France-Presse are organising an international photojournalism contest under an agreement signed on Monday. The accord was signed in Fujairah by Sheikh Rashid bin Hamad Al Sharqi, the president of the Fujairah Culture and Media Authority, and Emmanuel Hoog, the chief executive of AFP. Sheikh Hamad Al Sharqi, the ruler of the emirate, attended the signing. The contest is open to all professional photographers under the categories of news, the environment, economy, sports and special reports. “We are happy to cooperate with AFP to launch this contest, which will strengthen the emirate’s efforts to promote the media and culture,” said Sheikh Rashid. Hoog said the news agency sought “to contribute to the economic and cultural development of Fujairah”.
Kolkata festival honours actresses
The Bollywood actresses Moushumi Chatterjee, Sushmita Sen, Rani Mukerji and Bipasha Basu, as well as the Bengali star Koel Mullick, received the Paanch Kanya (Five Women) award at the closing ceremony of the Kolkata International Film Festival on Sunday. Sen, a former Miss Universe, said: “When you get an award at home it is the biggest achievement. It is like being blessed by your own family.” Basu, who grew up in Kolkata, said: “Being a Bengali makes me very proud.”
Bob Dylan unveils new video
Bob Dylan’s Like a Rolling Stone has its first official music video, nearly 50 years after the song was released. The video premiered on Dylan’s website yesterday, marking the release of the new 47-disc box set, The Complete Album Collection Volume 1. The interactive video lets viewers switch between 16 storylines that mimic TV channels. The actors and hosts on each channel lip-sync the lyrics to the song and viewers can move from one to another during the song.