Another aspiring film-makers showing importance for Short Films , and They starting with “Identity” (20 Mins short film) which has already won Awards at Film Festivals. Further they even looking out for Web Series , to go more Digitally.
To Throw Lights at Launch , were Attended by Veteran Bollywood Personalties like Satish Kaushik, Jayantilal Gadawala, Ejas Khan,and many more.
Goa, November 23, 2015: National Film Development Corporation’s, ninth edition of Film Bazaar had an eventful day three. Filmmakers like Shekhar Kapur, Anurag Kashyap, Ketan Mehta, PrakashJha, Bharat Bala, Amala Akkineni were guest speakers at the NFDC Knowledge Series; Kabir Khan, Rajkumar Hirani and Prakash Jha met the participants from all the three Screenwriters’ Lab; Producers’ Lab sessions were conducted by Marco Mueller,Olivia Stewart, and more. Day 3 of the Film Tourism Symposium was with Smt. PravinHoro Singh, Director, Foreigners Division, Ministry of Home Affairs and thefilm fraternity.
Day three of the Film Bazaar’s NFDC Knowledge Series had an interesting line up. The day started with a session on Skill Development inthe Film Industry: Standardized Training Techniques with guest speaker Amala Akkineni, Actor & Hon. Director at Annapurna International School for Film and Media along with the MDof NFDC, Nina Lath Gupta.In an interactive session, Amala spoke about her initiative with Kamal Haasan, towards establishing norms for vocational training for the film sector.She believes that emerging technologies has not only increased the scope of content creation across multiple formats and platforms but have also scaled up the requirement for trained and skilled workers & technicians. It is important that not only the heads of departments, but also the rest of crew are in sync with the best of technology and their effective application. Talking about the Skill Development program, Amala says, “India is 200 years behind in everything and in films; we are still in the beginner stage. If you see in Hollywood, they are far ahead of us and give opportunities to skilled people. The Indian Film Industry is in immense need of skilled people and we must encourage them.
The next session was on Film in India with State focus on Madhya Pradesh; guest speakers- Sandesh Yashlaha, Company Secretary, In-Charge – Film Unit, MP State Tourism Development Corporation Ltd. and filmmaker PrakashJha conducted this session. Having shot films like Rajneeti, Aakarshan, Chakravyuh, Satyagrahand upcoming film Jai Gangaajal, PrakashJha shared his experience. “I am extremely fortunate to have discovered Madhya Pradesh as a shooting destination. During the 7 films that I have shot in the State of Madhya Pradesh, I have never had a day of disturbance while shooting. Even when we had the problem of change of locations, the authorities were kind enough to open up the offices even at midnight, to facilitate the paperwork. The entire city of Bhopal works for you as a film studio. The State of Madhya Pradesh along with its people have a very co-operative attitude towards filmmakers”, added filmmaker Jha.
New Voices: Pushing Boundaries in Creation, Marketing, and Monetization was moderated by filmmaker AnuragKashyap while directors AmitMasurkar (SulemaniKeeda) and BardroyBarrettoNachoaeaKumpasar shared insights on making and releasing their films. Amit’s contemporary indie-classic SulemaniKeeda had a small theatrical release, garnered good reviews, and was later released online on theviralfever.com. Amit said, “I made the film in 8.5 lacs because everyone worked for free and then we needed another 20 lacs to release the film. I didn’t go into crowd-funding because I didn’t’ want that obligation. We have had many people who championed the cause of the film.”
BardroyBarrettodirector of NachoaeaKumpasarsaid, “The movie has been running for 1 year in one screen in Goa.We are banking on word-of-mouth publicity and I’m taking it to different platforms and cities, at our own pace. We did crowd-funding and within 4 years we expect to break even, repay our producers, and make more money.”
AnuragKashyap said that there are many ways to exhibit a movie and people need drive. “We must not run to distributors and exhibitors. We must let them come to us. Web series are a great option for us right now. Netflix has released Gangs of Wasseypur as a web-series now. The other advantage of a web series is that we do not need to deal with obnoxious censorship and we have creative freedom.”
He added, “If you have the drive to recover your money, you can make it happen. GuneetMonga, for example, took her movie from school to school in order to break-even.”
As part of Film in India, State focus on Tamil Nadu; guest speakers for this sessions were HarSahayMeena, Commissioner of Tourism and Managing Director –TTDC and filmmaker Bharat Balahighlighted the beauty of Tamil Nadu. Bharat Bala showed the audience a clipfrom his film Maryan, which was shot in the State. HarSahayMeena also promised the attendees that he his department willhelp filmmakers with shooting permission.
The guest speaker for the session on VR Technology & New Film Narratives wasShekharKapur and moderated by Sudhir Mishra. ShekharKapurstarted the session with telling the audience that they are in an age where one carries their screen in their pocket and onecan watch films on their handset. People all over the world are creating creative content on their phones and will soon be using the Virtual Reality Technology for the experience which will customize film viewing further.
Each viewer wears the VR headset and navigates through the film viewing experience.They can choose certain perspectives in the film and even situations. In other words, every viewer in a room can actually watch the same film differently. Immersive Viewing as it is called is the next big thing and this kind of viewing experience makes you wonder about the future of content creation. Talking about his experience with VR, ShekharKapur says, “I am experimenting with virtual reality filmmaking. I have always wanted to make a film on Buddha but three hours would be too long. Now I am trying to make a 13-14 minutes film on Buddha with VR.”
The surprise element of today was VidhuVinod Chopra and Abhijat Joshi showcased the trailer of Wazir to the audience attending Film Bazaar today.
Partnerships Manager at Twitter India, PratikshaRao conducted a session on Twitter – Super Interactive, Multi-platform Hosts. The session was on Twitter India’s focus to expand greater usage of the medium for social media marketing. In an ecosystem where a platform like Facebook is moving towards content creation using new VR technologies.
The session on Re-Creating Real Stories-Crossing the Legal Bridge (including Challenges in the context of copyright/IPR; E&O) featured filmmakers Anurag Kashyap and Ketan Mehta along with MadhuGagodia, Equity Partner, NaikNaik& Company and was moderated by broadcast journalist and producer, Anuradha Sengupta. Both the prolific filmmakers cited instances of the difficulties they have faced and the absurd cases slapped against them during the making of biopics and real-life inspired movies. They have had to fictionalize facts. AnuragKashyap said, “Making films in the country is a painful process. I had a terrible time releasing Black Friday because it was based on the 1993 Bombay blasts. Filmmakers are a soft target for everything. If the government wants to increase feelings of patriotism, then they insert the National Anthem, if they want to stop smoking, they have a no-smoking disclaimer. These rules don’t apply to anyone else.”Ketan Mehta added, “India is the most litigious country. Litigations, extortions, and controversies are the reality of filmmaking in India.”
Filmmakers Kabir Khan, Rajkumar Hiraniand Prakash Jha met the participants from all the three Screenwriters’ Lab today.
The Producers’ Lab had few interesting sessions including The Importance of Film Festivals conducted by Marco Mueller, Film Critic and Historian and Professor at the Academy of Architecture – Universitdella SvizzeraItaliana; Wearing the Creative Hat conducted by Olivia Stewart, Creative Collaborator.
Lunch on November 23rdwas co-hosted byTamil Nadu Tourism and Chhattisgarh Tourism; and the evening network event was hosted by Splice Studioz.
ABOUT FILM BAZAAR
Film Bazaar in its 9th edition is exclusively created to encourage collaboration between the international and South Asian film fraternities. The market aims at facilitating the sales of world cinema in the region. The 2014 market saw an attendance of 1042 delegates from 38 countries with country delegations from Canada, South Korea and Poland. Film Bazaar will be held from 20-24 November 2015 at Goa Marriott Resort in Goa (India).
Incorporated in the year 1975 National Film Development Corporation Ltd is formed by Ministry of Information and broadcasting (GoI) with the primary objective of promoting the good cinema movement. NFDC is instrumental for creating an ecosystem to support the financing, distribution and development of independent films across the country.
Being a Critic and a Filmmaker Both is tough at times, Like it has been seen earlier for a Renown Film Critic KHALID MOHAMMED who made FIZA had not got much good reviews by critics because he was criticising every film. Even for Anusha Rizvi had same problems with her Debutant Movie Peepli Live.
Critics are too part of the Industry and without Critics, its totally impossible for our movie to sell. Critics should judge a movie as Audiences & Above all being a movie Lover instead of just finding negative points. A Filmmaker makes film with his or her Blood & soul in it, and it takes just a minute in Criticising it by the Critics.
Coming to the Movie BOMBAY VELVET, in spite of not getting good Reviews by Critics-The movie picked up on its second Day. Audience were clapping on Dialogues. Also Filmmakers like Aditya Chopra still believe “Audience is Biggest Critics” and see every film in theaters to catch general reactions.
Bombay Velvet is a Story of Johny Balraj (Ranbir Kapoor) who wants to a Big Shot and incidentally meets KHAMBATA (Karan Johar) one Day while robbing his bag and is being caught. KHAMBATA feels that this Boy has guts and makes him the owner of BOMBAY VELVET, and on other hand Balraj brings his Girl Friend ROSY (Anushka Sharma) as lead Singer of Bombay Velvet.
Bombay Velvet can be called as Beautiful Creation by Reality Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, Also can be defined as masterpiece and Transformation of Bombay to Mumbai, Can see Bombay of 1960s – The Roads, Double Decker Busses, Ambassador Cabs and many more. Apart there are Fun Dialogues, Ring Fight, 1960s Classics Songs of Geeta Bali, and above all Entertainment.
Also Movie has a Straight Love Story(Rosy & Balraj) and Gay Love Story(Balraj & Khambata). When Khambata says to Ranbir Kapoor, “”Rosy mein tumne aisa kya dekha , jo mujh mein nahi dekha”- The whole Theater is Burst with Claps and Laughter.
Bombay Velvet can also be defined as Cinematic- A movie which describes Cinema. In Short Bombay Velvet is a Must Watch Film for Everyone.