At EARS on Mumbai 2017, we’re digging deep into the film and media sector with not only panels and presentations, but also screenings, special encounter sessions looking at the individual works of our speakers, and a Masterclass introduction session on content creation and co-production.

 

FILM PANELS

Crafting Co-productions
How has the independent sector successfully created co-productions? Is there further potential in this area? What needs to be done to enhance the co-production environment? Furthermore, since there is no traditional or studio finance structure for independent films, how is funding raised by filmmakers? Come and join a discussion with leading filmmakers who have crafted a body of work despite the challenges.

Festivals: Films starting point
Looking at smaller festivals that have sustained over the years co-existing with large festivals providing a vital starting point for films and forming an accessible channel with local audiences. How have festivals supported the growth of the independent sector? Can festivals offer truly valuable business opportunities? How can festivals foster a future audience for serious films?

Going Digital: New rules of the game
How are newer digital platforms shaping the rules of conventional distribution game? What is the future of self distribution for indie filmmakers with new digital platforms? Is it exposure, profit or accessibility that one is looking for and how can these platforms address these needs? Filmmakers share their individual experiences and discuss the trends and challenges with digital platform agencies.

 

ENCOUNTER SESSION

Special focus on ‘Genre films’
A special one-on-one conversation with filmmakers presenting their latest work in genre films. Audience gets a deeper insight into each filmmakers’ thoughts and craft.

 

MASTERCLASS

Unfolding the intricacies of co-productions.

Demystifying the technology gaps in creating content in the world of 4K.

 

JOIN EARS ON MUMBAI 2017 TO MEET THESE SPEAKERS ON DISTRIBUTION, CO-PRODUCTIONS, FESTIVALS AND MORE:

 

Quashiq Mukherjee, Filmmaker, Rapper

Deepa Gahlot, Journalist, Curator

Kanu Behl, Filmmaker, Scriptwriter

Pawan Kumar, Filmmaker, Screenwriter

Kati Nuora, Founder, CEO, Creative Export Innovations

Helene Ouvrard, Organiser, Vientianale International Film Festival

Sameer Mody, Managing Director, Pocket Films

Gurpal Singh, Co-Founder, BYOFF

Sridhar Rangayan, Filmmaker, Festival Director & Activist

Janne Niskala, Producer, Managing Director, Vaski Filmi Ltd.

 

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