Report of Masterclasses & In-Conversation Sessions of 53rd International Film Festival of India, 2022

Masterclasses & In-conversation Sessions

The Masterclasses and the In-conversation sessions were the highlights of the 53rd IFFI, where Masters/experts in different disciplines of filmmaking explored through self-reflection, memories and conceptual interventions their contribution to the field of motion pictures. To give the pure academic flavour, for the first time the sessions were conceived and curated by Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute.

The sessions also witnessed interaction with the audience where they shared their artistic experiences, nuances and techniques of related fields. There were reflections on the glorious past to the discussions on the future of content. Notable speakers in these sessions were, A. R. Rahman, Shekar Kapur, Nawazuddin Sidiqqui, Pankaj Tripathy, Rishab Shetty, Mark Osborne, Ramesh Sippy, Anil Mehta, Christian Jaezdic, etc including some special academic presentations by Tata Institute of social sciences and Academy Colour Encoding System.

A total of 10 Masterclasses and 14 In-conversation Sessions were organized at the 53rd International Film Festival of India, from November 21 to November 28, 2022, at Maquinez Palace Theatre (Auditorium -1), Panaji, Goa. All the masterclasses and In-conversation Sessions were conducted successfully in collaboration with Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute, Kolkata (SRFTI).

The schedule of Masterclasses & In-conversation Sessions for 7 days of the festival is as follows:

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Topics

M/C - I/C

Speakers

Moderator

Date: 21 November, 2022

1

Filmmaking is a teamwork

In Conversation

Advait Chandan, Shoojit Sircar

Himesh Mankad

2

The Master’s writing process

Masterclass

V. Vijayendra Prasad

Mayank Shekhar

3

Craft of Cinema - Character Development

Masterclass

Pankaj Tripathi

Gaurav Gandhi

Date: 22 November, 2022

4

Animation as a tool for expression

Masterclass

Mark Osborne

Prosenjit Ganguly

5

Journey as an Actor

In Conversation

Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Vani Tripathi

6

Art and Craft of Lyric Writing

In Conversation

Prasoon Joshi

Anant Vijay

7

Negotiating Aesthetics and Economics

In Conversation

R Balki

Mayank Shekhar

Date: 23 November, 2022

8

Changing phase of entertainment industry and how to break into this industry

In Conversation

Kabir Khan, Mahavir Jain, Luv Ranjan, Aanand Rai & Ananya Birla

Komal Nahta

9

How to carve your niche

In Conversation

Varun Sharma, Mrighdeep Singh Lamba

Himesh Mankad

10

Performing for screen and theatre

Masterclass

Anupam Kher

Pankaj Dubey

Date: 24 November, 2022

11

Breaking the Screen Ceiling : Gender and work in Hindi Cinema

Presentation/In-conversation

Tata Institute of Social Sciences

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12

Representing Cultural Diversity and Identifying New Markets

In Conversation

Rishab Shetty

Tug Thiagarajan

Date: 25 November, 2022

13

To cut or Not to cut

Masterclass

Mr. Srikar Prasad

Bharadwaj Hand

14

Casting in New Indian Cinema

In Conversation

Mukesh Chhabra, Kshitij Mehta

Avinash Lohana

15

How to pitch your Animation IP

Masterclass

Dr. Cristian Jezdic

-

16

Beats and Rhythm

Masterclass

G V Prakash Kumar, Sneha Khanwalkar

Bharadwaj Hand

Date: 26 November, 2022

17

Nuances and Techniques in Cinematography

In Conversation

Supratim Bhol, Manoj Paramahans, Rt. sleepy

Ms Bhavan Somaya

18

Guiding Light

Masterclass

Anil Mehta

-

19

Academy Colour Encoding System

Masterclass

Joachim Zell, Steve Tobenkin

Ujwal Nirgurkar

20

Corporate culture in Film industry

In Conversation

Anees Bazmee, Mahaveer Jain, Abhishek Sharma, Vikas Bahl

Komal Nahta

Date: 27 November, 2022

21

In conversation with Dadasaheb Phalke Award Winner

In Conversation

Asha Parekh

Ms Bhavan Somaya

22

Future of Content

In Conversation

A.R. Rahman, Shekhar Kapur, Ronald Menzel and Pranav Mistry (Virtual)

-

23

Film Business Post Pandemic

In Conversation

Vivek Krishnani, Karuna Badwal, Vijay Krishna Acharya

Akshay Rathi

Date: 28 November, 2022

24

The Business of Indian Cinema: Then and Now

In Conversation

Die. rana dagubatti

Die. Bhardwaj Rangan

Masterclasses & In-conversation Sessions at a glance


Presentation/In-conversation Session on ‘Breaking the Screen Ceiling: Gender and work in Hindi Cinema’ by Tata Institute of Social Sciences



In-conversation session with Mr. A.R. Rahman, Mr. Shekhar Kapur, Mr. Ronald Menzel, and Mr. Pranav Mistry on ‘Future of Content’. Mr. Mistry joined the session virtually.

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