New York Indian Film Festival 2012

May 23-27, 2012

Program Note:
1 minute Mobile Bollywood: Cell Phone Cinema shorts from students of New York University, under the supervision of Prof. Karl Bardosh, have been making Music Videos with their own interpretation of popular Bollywood sound tracks. For NYIFF 2012, students of the NYU Tisch Kanbar Institute of Film & TV will make one minute cell phone films with the subject:  Music in Indian Film.

Cell Phone Cinema:
Instructor(s): Karoly Bardosh
NYU TISCH Kanbar Institute of Film & Television

Hollywood in your palm. That is what this combination of lectures, screenings, demonstrations and practical production workshop will offer to the students in this course.

In addition to the historical and critical overview of the emergence and exponential growth of global cell phone cinema, students will shoot all footage on cell phone and download for computerized editing. The final project will be under three minute shorts.

Projects will include all genres of film and television: news, mini-documentaries, animation, music videos and narrative shorts. All completed student projects will be posted on the Internet and entered into domestic and international mobile phone film festivals to compete for prizes.

Short “Mobile Bollywood” projects of this class have been featured at the New York Indian Film Festival's screenings at Tribeca Cinemas.

Professor Karoly Bardosh:

Karl BardoshKarl Bardosh
Associate Arts Professor

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Office: 721 Broadway Room 914
Office Hours: Wednesday 4:00PM-6:00PM; Friday 12:15-2:00PM & 5:00-7:00PM

26 different courses in Film and Television Production, Writing, History and Criticism, embracing all genres, from Narrative Workshop to Research and Writing for the Documentary. Has just created a new craft course: Cell Phone Cinema.

B.A. & M.A. and doctoral studies in Literature, Linguistics and Media University of Budapest Director Fellow, American Film Institute Center for Advanced Studies

Accumulating over 30 years of professional experience in Europe, Asia, Brazil, Hollywood and New York in all genres of film and television, Prof. Karl Bardosh of New York University has been an award-winning director, producer, writer, editor of features, shorts, television series and documentaries. Throughout these years Prof. Bardosh has been a trendsetting pioneer in many areas of film and television:

He had initiated the world’s first network television educational series on the Aesthetics of Film (Hungary, 1967) Also, pioneered a new genre, Poetry Music Videos with Allen Ginsberg (USA, 1984) and had written, directed and edited the first American documentary on Bollywood and Indian Parallel Cinema for the American Public Broadcasting System (Bombay, 1992) that was run in prime time for three years.

Bardosh wrote and directed the short feature film, “Iron and Horse”- produced at the American Film Institute, shot (in Panavision-Technicolor) by Oscar Winner Vilmos Zsigmond starring Academy Award Nominee Lynn Carlin. The film won Best Short Feature of the Year Award at the USA Film Festival and was the first AFI film that was picked up for theatrical distribution by Warner Brothers at the Melbourne International Film Festival. (1976)

In 1987, Prof. Bardosh had produced and directed “Crossing the Bridge” a poetic documentary for the national television network of Hungary about the friendship between Nobel Prize nominated poet, Sandor Weores and the American Poet Laureate, William J. Smith. The film featured cutting edge, surrealistic visualizations of poetry.

Integrating films and videos, Prof. Bardosh had designed the first Virtual Memorial on the Internet. (AltaVista, New York, 1998) Prof. Bardosh was the Co-Producer/ Writer of “Forced March” the first and only international dramatic feature film co-production about the Nazi labor camps in World War II. (1990) Championing ethnic television in America, Prof. Bardosh had started Hungarian American Television in 1978 that is still running as a weekly broadcast on Time Warner Cable TV. Prof. Bardosh had directed the very first experimental multi-camera live switching broadcast streamed on the Internet for the Microsoft Corporation featuring interviews with various stars of Broadway. (“Backstage at the Tony Awards” -1997) In 2004, “The Sit Down” a multi-camera live-on-tape reality show pilot directed by Prof. Bardosh was nominated for the “Rose d’Or”, the oldest and most prestigious award in international television. Prof. Bardosh has also pioneered Cell Phone Cinema in India, in co-production with Executive Director, Sandeep Marwah at the Asian Academy of Film and Television, (Film City, Noida, January, 2007) In his recent NYIIFVF Best Experimental and Best Director of a Feature Award winner film, “Out of Balance” -he was the first one to use live action inter-cut with color and black and white rotoscoped sequences to express different layers of memory. (Rio de Janeiro, South Florida, 2006-08) In his book, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Digital Video published by Penguin-Alpha Books, Prof. Bardosh has introduced the concept of filmmaking with an unbroken chain of digital software starting with Digital Screenwriting (November, 2007).

In 2010-11, Prof. Bardosh acted as Executive Producer and Editing Consultant on “Mozart of Rap” a micro-budget hip-hop musical feature film. Also, he has produced and directed “Demons and Angels” a full-length docu-feature about addiction for Recovery, Inc.

In addition, Prof. Bardosh has been frequently serving as Script Doctor, Creative Consultant and Dramaturg on international co-productions and as Artistic Director, Judge and Panelist for international film festivals and competitions.

Prof. Karl Bardosh has been teaching 26 different courses during his 19 years tenure at New York University -Tisch School of the Arts Kanbar Institute of Film and Television including a new course of his own design- “Cell Phone Cinema” since the Fall, 2009 semester.

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