Monday, January 13, 2014

U.S. and Indian Filmmakers Lead Discussion on Documentary Filmmaking

U.S. and Indian Filmmakers Lead Discussion on Documentary Filmmaking
~Anjali Monterio in conversation with Debra Zimmerman, Surabhi Sharma,Shivendra Singh& Patrick Shen~
Mumbai, January, 2014: Women in Film & Television (India) (WIFT), in association with U.S. Consulate General Mumbai, will conduct a panel discussion on ‘The Art of Capturing Reality- Documentary’.  Participating will be Debra Zimmerman, a U.S. film expert and Executive Director of the non-profit group Women Make Movies; PatrickShen, a multiple award-winning U.S. filmmaker; filmmaker Shivendra Singh (Celluloid Man); and Surabhi Sharma (Bidesia in Bambai).  The discussion takes placeon 17th January, 2014,from 4.30 pm to 6.30 pm at St. Andrew’s College.
Anjali Monteiro (Professor and Dean, School of Media and Cultural Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences) will moderate.
Debra Zimmerman has moderated panels and taught master classes on documentary films at the Sundance Film Festival, MIPDOC, Reel Screen, and international film festivals throughout Europe, Africa, Asia, and South America. Patrick Shen’s feature length debut, Flight from Death, received seven “Best Documentary” awards at film festivals across the U.S. and has screened all over the world. Filmmaker Shivendra Singh has been selected for this year's Bimal Roy Memorial Emerging Talent Award for his widely appreciated documentary Celluloid Man.
For all you documentary filmmakers who have a story to tell,this isthe opportunity to interact directly with well-known documentary film experts and learn about the making, marketing, and distribution of documentary films.

Event Details:
Date: 17th January, 2014
Time: 4.30pm to 6.30pm, followed by tea & networking
Venue: Conference Hall, St. Andrews College, St. Dominic Street, Bandra West, Mumbai: 400050
Entry: Free
About WIFT: Women in Film & Television Association India is a not-for-profit global organization dedicated to provide a dynamic platform to facilitate the exchange of ideas, accelerate the professional development and recognize the achievement of women in film, television and other screen based media.

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