Interactive Media and Cinema

Interactive Media and Cinema track of The Goa Project 2016

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Curating Movies in India - the Foreign, Obscure, Cult, Indie, Documentaries, you name it!

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Karan Bellani

@karan-bellani

I’ve converted my passion for cinema into a startup. If you’re passionate about movies, and would like to know more about this amazing medium from a perspective different from that of the audience, you’re welcome to join in the session.

Outline

In the age of streaming, and all English entertainment channels, a lot of content is available to the people in India. That has led to an increase in the interest for movies, drama series, music, etc. in languages beyond English, and even in English there is interest beyond Hollywood.

I’ll be talking about curating movies, the challenges that we faced in building audiences, the act of balancing between the demands of the venues and those of the movies’ directors (who come for informal Q&A sessions with the audience), and the journey that we’ve had in this one year.

Requirements

An interest in cinema beyond Bollywood!

Speaker bio

Karan Bellani is a Food and Beverages Industry Professional, and a Writer based out of Mumbai, India. After having studied Accounting and Law, and being in the corporate world, the passion for food, and entrepreneurship led him to begin his career in the F&B Industry that has seen him work as a consultant for new restaurants, as a researcher in the production team of MasterChef India, and his current assignment where he is working with Chef Vikas Khanna, and helping him manage the project, as well as coordinate the content for his upcoming book, ‘Utsav’, which is an epic on Indian festivals, their history, food, and culture. The book, which is slated to be is set to be launched across the world in 2016.

Along with pursuing his passion for writing, he has also converted his passion for cinema and culture into a startup called ‘Project O’ that he has been running since September 2015, which has seen him organize regular screenings of lesser known, but outstanding cinema spanning across genres, languages, and countries. Currently, he is working on a business plan to chart the course for expansion of his venture.

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