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Exercise :: Talkies - Latest Current Affairs

  • Talkies - Latest Current Affairs
1. 

What is the theme of the Challachitram National Film Festival that is to be held Guwahati on March 1,2019?

A. Our Pride, Our Film
B. Our Heritage, Our Pride
C. Our Film, Our Pride
D. Our Nation, Our Pride

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Challachitram National Film Festival with the theme 'Our Heritage, Our Pride' will be held here in March, with a special award for entries from the northeastern region. Entries for short films, documentaries and animation films have been invited for both the competitive and non-competitive sections, a press release of 'Challachitram' said on Monday. The deadline for submitting entries is February 15. The three-day film festival will be held here from March 1. Chalachitram is a Guwahati-based organisation working for showcasing the heritage and culture of the northeast to national and international audience through films.

2. 

Which of the following short film won the best short documentary award at Asia South East Short Film Festival?

A. Sprout
B. Suddenly Last Summer
C. Night Fishing
D. Finding Beauty in Garbage

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

The short film Finding Beauty in Garbage won the best short documentary award at Asia South East Short Film Festival recently held at Phnom Penh in Cambodia. The short documentary is based on issues surrounding mountains of garbage in Dibrugarh town of Assam. The film has also been selected for a screening at the Short and Sweet Film Festival to be held in Utah, U.S.

3. 

NFAI and __________ sign MoU to Transfer the land for the construction of storage facility for films and film material.

A. IIMC
B. NSD
C. FTII
D. NIFT

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

National Film Archive of India (NFAI) and Film & Television Institute of India (FTII) signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for transfer of three acres of land for the construction of storage facility for films and film material. The land belonging to FTII at their Kothrud campus in Pune will be transferred to NFAI for this purpose.

4. 

Name the film that has been named the 'most anticipated film of 2019' by the global film and TV website IMDb.

A. Glass
B. Avengers: Endgame
C. Captain Marvel
D. Dark Phoenix

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Marvel Studios' upcoming film 'Captain Marvel' has been named the most anticipated film of 2019 by the global film and TV website IMDb. Marvel's 'Avengers: End Game' was second on the list, followed by Sophie Turner starrer 'Dark Phoenix'. IMDb released its annual 'Most Anticipated Movies of 2019' list, which is determined based on customers' page views.

5. 

Name the Indian film which is shortlisted for Oscar in the Documentary Short Subject category.

A. Manmarziyaan
B. Raazi
C. Period. End Of Sentence
D. Hichki

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

'Period. End of Sentence' has made it to the Oscar shortlist in the Documentary Short Subject category. This is a film about women in India fighting against the deeply rooted stigma of menstruation and delving upon the work of real-life 'Pad Man' Arunachalam Muruganantham. A total of 104 films had originally qualified in the category. India's entry for the Foreign Language Film Category, Village Rockstars is out of the Oscar race.