Among the many new things that has been added to the programming of Mumbai Film Festival this year, a filmmakers bootcamp was much needed. This was the first year of the bootcamp. The day-long event had three back to back interesting panels with lunch, snacks and dinner break.
But before you scroll down, do check out the Movie Mela schedule too. Two days full of back to back interesting panels.
Back to bootcamp! The three sessions were –
Session I: Journey of the First Script
A dive into the avenues available to filmmakers with their first script draft.
– Bianca Taal (curates the Voices section of IFFR), Konkona Sensharma, Vikramaditya Motwane, Siddharth Roy Kapur, Kanu Behl and Amit Masurkar
Session II: Navigating Film and Co-production Markets
What do these platforms offer? How can a filmmaker/producer maximize this space?
– Neeraj Ghaywan, Nirupama Kotru (former director (films) of Ministry of I & B), Chris McDonald (President, Hot Docs), Ajit Thakur (CEO, Eros Trinity Pictures)
SESSION III: Digital Distribution : A Real Alternative To Theatrical Release?
– Vasan Bala, Kiran Rao, Pratiksha Rao (Head, Media-Partnership, Twitter), Paolo Agostinelli (Chief Content Officer, Tata Sky Ltd)
And here are some of the interesting notes from the sessions..