IIT Madras is presenting Imaging Cinema 2014, a Screenwriting-cum-Filmmaking Workshop from 7-14 June. The focus is on various aspects of screenwriting. Sessions on screenwriting will be conducted by experienced resource persons. Special session on aspects of direction and screenwriters will be conducted by established names from Mumbai and South Indian cine industries.
Fee is Rs 7000/ for all participants and Rs 6000/ for former participants (those who attended our previous events) and students, who are still pursuing their degree; and Rs 8000/ for NRIs & Foreign Nationals.
At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to produce a screenplay under the guidance of the mentors. They will be awarded with an IIT Madras certificate of participation.
For further details, contact: 91 74185 62000
IIT Madras has become a well-known centre for highly popular film workshops. In May 2009 the institute hosted the Chennai International Screenwriting Workshop which was organized under the auspices of Padma Bhushan Dr Kamal Haasan’s Rajkamal Studio. This 5 days Workshop included sessions by Shri K Balachander, Shekhar Kapoor, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Sriram Raghavan, AtulTiwari, and Anjum Rajabali.
This was followed by a spate of successful events including a 6 day screenwriting cum conclave on filmmaking in 2010 , which had Dibakar Banerjee, K Balachander, RBalki, Santosh Sivan, Jaideep Sahni, Shimit Amin, Nagesh Kukunoor, Saurabh Shukla, editor Sreekar Prasad, and Tamil film directors Vishnuvardhan and CS Amudhan.
In 2012, a 10 day filmmaking workshop was organized where faculty members from FTII, Pune and LV Prasad Institute, Chennai conducted sessions on various aspects of filmmaking such as screenwriting, direction, cinematography, editing, sound and set designing. Participants produced a 5 minute feature at the end of the workshop.Celebrity speakers included Rohan Sippy, Anurag Kashyap, Sriram & Sridhar Raghavan, Habib Faisel, Ravi K Chandran, and Tamil directors Vetrimaaran and Kumarrajan Thiagarajan and writers Subha and Bala.
The uniqueness of these workshops lie in their outreach where candidates from a cross section of society interact with established names from the Indian film industry.
—Aysha Iqbal Viswamohan, PhD
Associate Professor (Film Studies, Drama & Popular Culture)
Dept of Humanities & Social Sciences
Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
Chennai – 600036, India