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.
Multimedia campaigns for social good
Using examples and case studies, this talk will demonstrate the power of the multimedia to drive social action
How do we leverage the power of the media to drive action? How do we get people to stand up and take notice of the pressing problems of our time? What are some of the innovative ways in which multimedia including video, social media and on ground action can work in synergy to create change? Using popular case studies from the presenters personal experience as Multimedia Producer for non profit Breakthrough that works on challenging violence against women, this talk will look at current tools at our disposal to drive culture change.
An interest in multimedia tools and a desire to see social change
Madhuri Mohindar is a Multimedia Producer with human rights non profit Breakthrough on award winning multimedia campaigns and video that counteract violence and discrimination against women. This includes campaigns such as “Mission Hazaar” to stop gender-biased sex selection in Haryana, “#Askingforit” to challenge sexual harassment against school girls, and “Nation Against Early Marriage” changing behaviours on early marriage.
She is also a documentary filmmaker and has directed various documentaries, including “Can’t Hide Me” on gender equality for the Public Service Broadcasting Corporation broadcast on Doordarshan, ‘“My Kashmir” about being young in one of the most contentious regions of the world, and “Red Roses” about the immigrant experience of South Asian women in beauty parlor in New York. Her films have screened at various festivals and won various awards including featuring in SIMA - Social Impact Media Award curriculum for teachers.