Mapping Cinema in Mumbai

Films and Photography
Creativity
Panel Discussion
Tuesday, 4th October 2016
From 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (IST)
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, 159-161, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Fort, Mumbai - 400023.
Free

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Film, Glamour and Bollywood in Mumbai is what makes it India's favourite city for creative Cinema. Explore how Mumbai has come to be the gateway for the best of Indian and Global Cinema with Anupama Chopra - Festival Director, MAMI, Ashim Ahluwalia - Film Director and Screenwriter, Mustansir Dalvi- Professor JJ College of Architecture inn conversation with Udita Jhunjhunwala, Film critic and Journalist.


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Faculty

Anupama Chopra

Anupama Chopra

Film critic, Book author and Television anchor

Anupama Chopra is a film critic, book author and television anchor. She is also the director of the Mumbai Film Festival. She has been writing about Bollywood since 1993. Her work has appeared in publications such as The New York Times, Hindustan Times, The Los Angeles Times and Vogue (India). She is founder and editor of the Film Companion channel on YouTube. Film Companion offers a curated look at cinema – Bollywood, Hollywood and beyond. Anupama has also worked extensively with Star World, Star Plus and NDTV 24/7. In 2001, Anupama won the National Award for her book Sholay: The Making of a Classic

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Ashim Ahluwalia

Ashim Ahluwalia

Film Director and Screenwriter

Ashim Ahluwalia is a film director and screenwriter. He made his directorial debut with the feature-length documentary John & Jane (2005) this was followed by his first narrative feature film Miss Lovely. Working outside the mainstream Bollywood film system, Ashim Ahluwalia is one of a new generation of Indian directors which prefers to eschew working with Hindi film stars His unconventional films blur the lines between documentary and fiction. His short films have shown at the Tate Modern, the Centre Pompidou and at the Venice Architecture Biennale. Ahluwalia began his film career with a series of experimental films made between 1993–2002. His first short, The Dust (1993), was made by reworking home movies shot by his grandfather in the 1950s. He formed an independent production company, Future East, in 2005, providing an infrastructure for him to work outside mainstream film channels. Ahluwalia was selected by the San Francisco Film Society as their Artist in Residence for 2013. He received the Charles Flint Kellogg Award in Arts and Letters from Bard College, his alma mater. The award is "given in recognition of a significant contribution to artistic or literary heritage." He has been the Jury of the 8th edition of the Rome Film Festival for the CinemaXXI section. Ahluwalia was named "one of the ten best emerging film directors working today" by Phaidon Press in "Take 100: The Future of Film."

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Udita Jhunjhunwala

Udita Jhunjhunwala

Film Critic and Journalist

Udita Jhunjhunwala is a writer, critic and author with over two decades of experience. Her contributions on cinema, lifestyle and travel appear in Hindustan Times, Mint, Screen International, Vogue India, Scroll.in, Firstpost.com, CondeNast Traveller, among others. She has contributed to two books -- Women in Indian Film and Bollywood's Top 20: Superstars of Indian Cinema.

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Mustansir Dalvi

Mustansir Dalvi

Professor JJ College of Architecture

Mustansir Dalvi was born in Bombay. He teaches architecture in Mumbai. He has lectured, read and published several papers and books on architectural pedagody and architectural history. He is an editor, an anglophone poet and translator. Through his columns in The Hindu (and formerly Time Out Mumbai and FirstPost) he casts a critical eye on Mumbai in its current post-planning avatar.

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Collaborations

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya
Kala Ghoda Association
Kala Ghoda Association
MAMI Film Festival
MAMI Film Festival

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Celebrate cinema

Celebrate cinema

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 Mumbai Mirror
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