IFFI 2016: Day Two!
Day Two of the International Film Festival of India was just as packed as Day One with events right from 11am, in the morning. Red Carpet Events, Talkathons, Workshops, and Masterclasses along with the Inauguration of the Open Forums, were held today.
In Conversation w/ Vani Tripati, Tannishtha Chatterjee and Aniruddha Roy Choudhary
Changing Discourse around Women and Commerce in Cinema was the title of this session. Director Aniruddha of Pink acclaim, talked about the inspiration behind Pink. Both the ladies spoke about the roles of Indian women in cinema, and how they’ve developed over the year. Film content is developing as films do not
Masterclass – Richie Mehta
Richie Mehta’s Masterclass on Mr. Richie Mehta, Filmmaker, Canada (Director of India In a Day- World’s largest crowd video sourced Documentary) on Documentary Film Making.
“India is the only country in the world where you can measure progress of humanity over the last thousand years.” – Richie Mehta
Open Forum Inauguration
Inaugurated by Mr. C. Senthil Rajan, Director, Directorate of Film Festivals, and Mr. Rajendra Narayan Talak, Vice Chairman, Entertainment Society of Goa. The topic of discussion was ‘Promoting Indian Films Abroad – Role played by the Government Agencies.’
The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting organized the Talkathon with Senthil Rajan, Divya Dutta, and Goutam Ghose.
Tech Presentation by Qube
IFFI features Qube Wire, a new web-based service to simplify cinema content-distribution, globally. Launched by Qube Cinema is a revolutionary technology for international DCP-distribution in a uniform, as well as both scalable and cost-effective manner. It removes the ‘pain points’ of KDM-management and DCP-duplication and delivery, to remote parts of the world, while also slashing costs.
A unique features of the Qube Wire service targets critical industry events – such as film festivals, which face a very specific set of technical and logistical challenges. The platform serves the needs not only of the festival organisation and of the exhibitors involved, but also those of the content-owners.“The Directorate of Film Festivals respects the creativity of all filmmakers and strongly supports any technology and procedures which help film distribution. We are happy to have Qube Wire on board as a technical partner for the 47th IFFI,” said C. Senthil Rajan, Director, IFFI. The IFFI has become a key destination for Indian and international filmmakers and talents working to showcase their projects.
Qube Wire taps into a comprehensive database of over 130,000 theatres, worldwide, which is constantly updated by a back-end operations team that works 24/7 to ensure data-accuracy. It has an easy-to-use, highly secure web-interface for content-owners and distributors to help select theatres and send their content and keys. Qube Wire streamlines the entire distribution and key-management workflows and, by mirroring the agreements in-place between the various stake-holders for any given release. Qube Wire drives the complete media-delivery and authorisation process all the way to the theatre operation and is set to revolutionise cinema-distribution globally. A technical presentation by Senthil Kumar, Co-founder of Qube Cinema will unveil the features of Qube Wire. The presentation was held today at 3pm at Old Press Media Room, 1st Floor, Annexe Building, ESG, Goa.
Red Carpet – Sairat
Nagraj Manjule’s latest movie Sairat (which translates to Wild) —the highest grossing Marathi film has elevated his stature as a master of his craft. Sairat’s story caught in the clutches of caste and economic class in rural Maharashtra has captured the imagination of several parts of India and the globe.
Red Carpet – According to Her
An International Premiere, this Russian drama is a 2016 release. Love, motherhood and a musical career strike dissonant chords in this dark tale of a young Russian woman who tries to keep her balance among wealthy French expats in New York.
The director herself came down for this Red Carpet event.