Through this track we are keen to explore a whole range of topics/areas/subjects which fall under Cinema and/or Interactive Media.
Some of the broad areas for consideration (under which the topics can come under) include
Business of Cinema-be it anything to do with marketing of movies, distribution/release strategy,raising funds-be it for pre-production/production/post production, alternate revenue models,alternate ways of reaching target audience etc.
Creative Process- conceptualizing to execution, topics falling under the creative areas including writing and direction like how to conceptualize a web series, art of storyboarding for films & television etc.
Interactive Media & convergence with Entertainment- synergy between interactive media (like video sharing platforms-Youtube/Vimeo/Dailymotion etc) with cinema/music/T.V etc
Miscellaneous-anything connected to Cinema and/or Interactive Media which does not fall under points 1, 2 &3.categories for example-film criticism,future of interactive media,adaptation of books and plays into films etc., censorship in cinema, how to make you app stand out amidst the clutter,how can podcasting serve as means of promoting a brand/movie etc.
The above categories and/or topics are just suggestions to give you an idea of what we are looking at broadly. We welcome wacky, innovative and experimental stuff provided they meet all other criteria’s.
Censorship vs Rating of Films in India:Where are we stuck & what's the road ahead for us?
To throw open a healthy discussion on what ails the CBFC currently and what would be the way forward for censorship and/or rating of films in India.
To look at where we are stuck with respect to censorship and rating of films in India, what are the problems pertaining to the CBFC,what could be the ways of moving forward etc.
Sethumadhavan has been a film critic and journalist,is the Founder and Chief Editor of the movie portal Mad About Moviez (www.madaboutmoviez.com),a destination point for discussion on films of all kinds,especially indie films & regional cinema.Sethu also writes for Bangalore Mirror (part of TOI)and has been consulting with a reputed film studio in Mumbai.