Schedule for Masterclasses and Panel Discussions

The master classes are a series of sessions conducted exclusively by eminent professionals who have created an impact in the Film Industry. Along with just watching quality movies, IFFI 2017 offers you the chance to meet, greet and learn first-hand the tricks of the trade from the people who have mastered the art of making films. The classes will be held throughout the festival and it is an integral part of it.

Find the complete list of master classes and panel discussions below:



21st Nov, 2017 The Power of story telling: Creating new groups for communities On and Offline (ORF Panel) 11:30am – 1pm   Moderator: Mr Samir Saran, VP, ORF MAQUINEZE 1
      1 Mr Nishikant Kamat, Filmmaker  
      2 Mr Raja Krishna Menon, Filmmaker  
      3 Ms Anna Louie Sussman, Art market editor at and lead editor On and Offline  
      4 Mr Priyank Mathur, CEO Mythos Labs  
21st Nov, 2017 MASTERCLASS on Commercial Cinema 5pm   Mr Subhash Ghai, Veteran Filmmaker MAQUINEZE 1
22nd Nov, 2017 Children’s films in Indian Cinema 11:30am -1pm   Moderator: Mr Prasoon Joshi BLACK BOX
      1 Mr Nitesh Tiwari, Filmmaker  
      2 Mr Rajiv Chilaka, Founder & CEO, Green Gold Animation  
      3 Ms Devika Prabhu, , Associate Director and Head of Programming for Disney, Jetix and Hungama  
22nd Nov, 2017 “Is contemporary cinema reflecting the literature of our times” 3pm – 4:30pm   Moderator: Ms Vani Tripathi, Producer & Actress BLACK BOX
      1 Mr Amish Tripathi, Author  
      2 Mr Yatindra Mishra, Author & Poet  
      3 Mr Prasoon Joshi, Chrmn, Central Board of Film Certification, CEO & COO, McCann Worldgroup, McCann Asia Pacific  
22nd Nov, 2017 MASTERCLASS 5pm   Mr Craig Mann on Sound Mixing MAQUINEZE 1
23rd Nov, 2017 Young filmmaker’s of India: The Emerging Voices and the Narratives 11:30am – 1pm   Ms Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari, Filmmaker MAQUINEZE 1
        Panelists: (Venue Changed)
      1 Mr RS Prasanna, Filmmaker  
      2 Mr Bhaskar Hazarika, Filmmaker  
      3 Mr Karthik Subbaraj, Filmmaker  
      4 Mr Raja Krishna Menon, Filmmaker  
23rd Nov, 2017 MASTERCLASS with The Dangal Team 5pm 1 Mr Nitesh Tiwari MAQUINEZE 1
      2 Mr Piyush Gupta  
      3 Mr Nikhil Mehrotra  
24th Nov, 2017 MASTERCLASS 11:30am   Mr Anand Gandhi on AR/VR MAQUINEZE 1
24th Nov, 2017 Tagore on Celluloid (JLF Panel) 2:30pm to 4pm   Moderator: Ms Vani Tripathi, Producer & Actress MAQUINEZE 1
      1 Ms Shoma Chatterji, Feelance journalist,  Film scholar & Author  
      2 Mr Pablo Cesar, Film Director  
      3 Ms Moon Moon Sen, Actress  
25th Nov, 2017 Digital Space: The Future Ahead 11:30am – 1pm   Moderator: Mr Bharatbala, Filmmaker BLACK BOX
      1 Mr Shekhar Kapur, Filmmaker  
      2 Mr Vijay Subramaniam, Dir, Content, Amazon Prime Video India  
      3 Mr Nachiket Pantvaidya, CEO, Alt Digital – Balaji Telefilms Ltd.  
      4 Mr Sameer Nair, CEO, Applause entertainment  
      5 Mr Karan Anshuman, Filmmaker & Producer  
25th Nov, 2017 MASTERCLASS 2:30pm   Ms Bhumi Pednekar on Breaking stereotypes MAQUINEZE 1
25th Nov, 2017 MASTERCLASS 5pm   Mr Mukesh Chhabra on Characterisation & Casting for Cinema MAQUINEZE 1
26th Nov, 2017 MASTERCLASS 5pm   Mr Shekhar Kapur, Film Director KALA ACADEMY
        Mr Sushant Singh Rajput, Actor (5/10 mts)  
27th Nov, 2017 MASTERCLASS 11:30am   Mr Atom Egoyan, Filmmaker on Making Drama MAQUINEZE 1
27th Nov, 2017 World Economic Forum 2:30pm – 4pm   Moderator: Mr Ronojoy Banerjee, Anchor and Assistant Editor, CNBC TV 18 MAQUINEZE 1
      1 Mr Karan Johar, Filmmaker  
      2 Ms Ekta Kapoor, Producer  
      3 Mr Sudhanshu Vats, Group CEO, Viacom18 Media Pvt. Ltd.  
27th Nov, 2017 How to make your next film – For Young Producers and Writers 5pm – 6:30pm   Moderator: Ms Anupama Chopra, Film Critic, Journalist & Author MAQUINEZE 1
      1 Mr Siddharth Roy Kapur, Producer & President, The Producers Guild of India  
      2 Ms Ekta Kapoor, Producer  
      3 Mr Karan Johar, Filmmaker  
      4 Mr Vijay Singh, CEO, Fox  
      5 Mr Sajid Nadiadwala, Filmmaker  
27th Nov, 2017 In conversation with Alia Bhatt 7pm   Ms. Alia Bhatt, Actress KALA ACADEMY
Mr. Anshul Chaturvedi, Sr Editor, Times Of India