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Mff 2013 panel: ‘Do film festivals help films achieve success?’

Mff 2013 panel: ‘Do film festivals help films achieve success?’
A n increasing number of Indian filmmakers are turning towards film festivals of late. Film festivals across the globe not only provide exposure to their films but also offer opportunities to help the film get theatrical release. But is it true for all films that have been festival hits? There are films that travel to festivals all around the world, compete and win but they don’t manage to find a footing in theaters.

The 15th edition of the Mumbai Film Festival hosted a panel discussion on whether film festivals help films achieve success. On the panel were French co-producer of The Lunchbox Marc Baschet (Asap Films), Filmmakers Umesh Kulkarni (Valu, Vihir, Deool) and Anand Gandhi (Ship of Theseus); and Peter Van Hoof, programmer of the International Film Festival of Rotterdam. The panel was moderated by Liz Shackleton, Asia chief, Screen International.

Marc Baschet who has also produced Oscar wining
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Panel Discussions, Masterclass & Academic Activities at 15th Mumbai Film Festival

Open Forum Panels

Oct 18th, 2-3pm, Screen 3, Metro Cinema

Do film festivals help films achieve success?

Speakers : Marc Baschet ( French producer of Oscar winning films No Man’s Land, An episode in the life of an iron picker), Umesh Kulkarni, Anand Gandhi, Peter Van Hoof ( Programmer, International film festival of Rotterdam)

Moderator : Liz Shackleton, Asia chief, Screen International

Oct 19th, 2-3pm, Screen 3, Metro Cinema

Alternative distribution plan for Indie films.

Speakers : Isabelle Dubar, Guneet Monga, Shubra Gupta, Nandini Mansinghka

Moderator : Chris Hainsworth

Oct 20th, 2-3pm, Screen 4, Metro Cinema

Rejuvenation of Marathi Cinema presented by Akhil Bhartiy Marathi Chitrapat Mahamandal in association with Mami

Speakers : Sanjay Jadhav (director -Duniyadari )

Amitraj (Music -Duniyadari )

Ashutosh Ghorpade (Director -Cultural Affairs -Mh Govt )

Deepti DCunha (Film Festivals)

Ambar Hadap (Story –Balak Palak )

6.Avinash (Music-Premachi Gosht )

7.Jayesh Muzumdar (Producer -Viacom 18)

Moderator: Vijay Patkar

Oct 21st, 2-3pm,
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