Archive for August 22, 2010

Its an annual event organised by FWA (Film Writers Association). A forum that gets some of the best and well known filmmakers and writers to discuss and dissect Indian cinema and screenwriting. Read on to know all the details.

WHERE – National Film Archives of India (NFAI). Its on Law College Road, Pune. Close to FTII, which was the venue earlier.

DATES – 28th & 29th August (Sat & Sun)

ENTRY – Free. There is no registration fee.

REGISTRATION – Starts at 9am on 28th August at the venue.

SESSIONS -There will be six sessions. Three on 28th and three on 29th August. Rest follows.

28th August – Session 1 (11am-1pm)

How it all Began: Genesis of and Influences on the Early Indian Script

Chair:Adoor Gopalkrishnan

Speakers: Shama Zaidi, Kaushik Bhaumik

Panel: Virchand Dharamsey, Suresh Chhabria, Atul Tiwari

Session 2 ( 2-4pm )

Dramatic Highs: Melodrama and our Cinematic Form

Chair: Salim Khan

Speakers: Ira Bhaskar, K. Hariharan

Panel: Christine Gledhill, Ravi Vasudevan, Kamlesh Pandey

Session 3 ( 4:30-6:30pm )

A Song and Dance About Everything : Music, Song and Lyrics in the Script

Chair: Javed Akhtar

Speaker: Vinay Shukla

Panel: Madan Gopal Singh, Swanand Kirkire

29th Aug 2010

Session 4 ( 9:30-11:15am )

Anger and Rebellion : The New Wave Cinema (plus the Angry Young Man’s evolution)

Chair: Govind Nihalani

Speakers: Rashmi Doraiswamy and Ashish Rajadhyaksha

Panel: Kundan Shah, Saeed Mirza, Jahnu Baruah

Session 5 ( 11:30am-1:30pm )

Urban Foibles and a New Individualism : Current Trends in Indian Scriptwriting 1995-2010

Chair: Ashutosh Gowariker

Speaker: Ranjani Mazumdar

Panel: Rensil D’Silva, John Mathew Matthan, Bhawana Somaayaa

Session 6 ( 2:30- 4:30pm )

The Road Ahead : Globalism, the Digital Revolution and Other Attractions (Round Table)

Chair: Shekhar Kapur/ Kamal Hassan

Panel: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Paresh Mokashi, Anuvab Pal, Rohan Sippy, Navdeep Singh, Vivek Agnihotri

Speakers – Shekhar Kapur, Kamal Hassan and Shyam Benegal will confirm after 24th August. Shankar Mahadevan/Ehsaan may come for the music session- they are also yet to confirm.

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We are going. Who else is joining us ? We just hope that the speakers do come with some kind of preparations ( presentations or something exciting) and no just blabber their way to boredom. We will try to record and put video blogs of the same.