U.S and Indian Filmmakers to Lead Discussion on Documentary Filmmaking

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MUMBAI, JAN 16- After being involved in releasing the trailor of Gulab Gang, Women in Film & Television (India) (WIFT), in association with U.S. Consulate General Mumbai, will conduct a panel discussion on ‘The Art of Capturing Reality- Documentary’.  The discussion takes place on 17th January, 2014, from 4.30 pm to 6.30 pm at St. Andrew’s College, Bandra, Mumbai. Participating in this debate will be Debra Zimmerman, a U.S. film expert and Executive Director of the non-profit group Women Make Movies; PatrickShen, a multiple award-winning U.S. filmmaker; filmmaker Shivendra Singh (Celluloid Man); and Surabhi Sharma (Bidesia in Bambai) while Anjali Monteiro (Professor and Dean, School of Media and Cultural Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences) will moderate.

Debra Zimmerman has moderated panels and taught master classes on documentary films at the Sundance Film Festival, MIPDOC, Reel Screen, and international film festivals throughout Europe, Africa, Asia, and South America. Patrick Shen’s feature length debut, Flight from Death, received seven “Best Documentary” awards at film festivals across the U.S. and has screened all over the world. Filmmaker Shivendra Singh has been selected for this year’s Bimal Roy Memorial Emerging Talent Award for his widely appreciated documentary Celluloid Man.

This forum is for all you documentary filmmakers who have a story to tell – this is the opportunity to interact directly with well-known documentary film experts and learn about the making, marketing, and distribution of documentary films.

– By Siddharth Mohan

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