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.
Curating Movies in India - the Foreign, Obscure, Cult, Indie, Documentaries, you name it!
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.
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.
An interest in cinema beyond Bollywood!
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.