Indian Independent Filmmakers Foundation
September 3-7, 2007
September 3, 2007
0900: Premiere of Apna Aasman directed by Kaushik Roy
1045: Interactive session with Irrfan Khan and Dhruv
1115: Session: Freedom from formula
Panelists: Filmmakers Balu Mahendra, Cheran, Kaushik Roy & Rajat Kapoor
Scope of discussion: What is Indie Cinema?
Is it defined as the work of an auteur or a result of an economic distinction or medium?
September 4, 2007
0900: Framed directed by Chetan Shah
1100: Session: Cinema as multi-media
Panelists: Chetan Shah, Girish Ramdas (CEO, Galatta.com), Senthil Kumar (Director, Real Image Media Technologies), Suresh (Ananda Pictures), Thyagarajan (Sathyajothi Films), Nag Ravi (CEO, Insight Media).
Moderator: Tan Ngaronga, CEO, Sathyam Cinemas
Scope of discussion: Channels of distribution, exhibition and need for Data Banks
September 5, 2007
0900: Package of student films from L.V.Prasad Film and TV Academy
1100: Session: Script Clinics and Film Clubs
Panelists: K.Hariharan, ‘Crazy’ Mohan, Amritraj Gnanam (Dean, SRM Institute of Communication), Priya V.
Moderator: Madhan (Vijay TV Host/Critic)
Scope of discussion: Nurturing fresh talent, whetting scripts and grooming our young filmmakers
September 6, 2007
0900: Chennai 600028 directed by Venkat Prabhu/ premiere of an unreleased acclaimed film (to-be-confirmed soon)
1130: Session: Financing and Global Perspectives
Panelists: D. Ramakrishnan (NFDC), Madhav Das (G.V. Films), Sriram (Aalayam), Venkat Prabhu, Kamali Ramachandran (Reliance Entertainment).
Moderator: Anita Udeep (CEO, N-Viz Entertainment)
Scope of discussion: Corporatisation of film business, sources of funding.
September 7, 2007
0900: Hari Om directed by Bharatbala
1100: Session: IIFF: The Long Road Ahead
Panelists: Bharatbala (Bharatbala Productions), Kiran Reddy (Sathyam Cinemas), G.Dhananjayan (Moser Baer), Revathy, Rohini and Dharani.
Moderator: Baradwaj Rangan (Features Editor, New Sunday Express)
Scope of discussion: Need for networking, how to keep the movement going, monthly activities, scope and role of film festivals.
Seating for the film festival is free and on a first come first served basis. There are a few seats available for reservation.
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September 8, 2007
1900: RTFF Edition 3 – The Heist and Neo-Noir Edition
Venue: To be confirmed soon. A friend of mine who has an ad agency has volunteered his roof, it has a little construction debris which is likely to be cleared by the weekend. So will keep you guys updated on that. You can register for RTFF on the wiki.