Masterclass with Vikram Phadnis: Catwalk to Cinema

For more than two decades, Vikram Phadnis has been dressing the divas of Bollywood. Mega movie stars including Priyanka Chopra, Kareena Kapoor or Katrina Kaif have delighted in wearing VP’s designs. As a costume designer, he has more than 25 films to his credit. 
2017 sees Hrudayantar, Vikram Phadnis’ debut film as Director, released!
Join us as Vikram takes us through his career from fashion designer to Bollywood costume designer to director of his first film, Hrudayantar.
Sunday, August 13, 11:00 AM | DEAKIN EDGE, FEDERATION SQUARE | 60 mins

Masterclass with Taran Adarsh: The changing dynamics of the Indian Box Office

Want to know how money impacts a film? 
Hear it directly, from renowned film journalist/critic and film trade analyst, Taran Adarsh.  Taran will examine the inner workings of the Indian Box Office and Film Industry, in relation to growth, revenue and scale. Talking in numbers, Taran Adarsh will cover the phenomenal evolution and development of Indian films in national and international markets and platforms. With figures playing such a vital role in the success and acceptance of movies today, this is a masterclass filmmakers will not want to miss!
Sunday, August 13, 12:30 PM | DEAKIN EDGE, FEDERATION SQUARE | 60 mins

Rajeev Masand in conversation with Shobu Yarlagadda: Indian Folklore to Celluloid

In 2015, India’s film industry experienced the Big Bang event that forever altered the rules of storytelling in Indian cinema. “Baahubali: The Beginning” began screening in theatres across the sub-continent and around the world. As the most expensive and ambitious Indian film to date, Baahubali shattered expectations of what India’s movies looked like and how well they performed financially. The project was an unprecedented 5-year, all-consuming, high-risk venture that depended heavily on the production team’s commitment, capabilities and experience. In this session, Bollywood Film Critic, Rajeev Masand will discuss with the producer, Shobu Yarlagadda the production process of bringing these epic fantasy stories to Cinema.
Sunday, August 13, 2:00 PM | DEAKIN EDGE, FEDERATION SQUARE | 60 mins

Rajeev Masand in Conversation with Nitesh Tiwari: Real to Reel

How do you adapt a true story into an engaging piece of cinema? In this Masterclass, Dangal writer and director, Nitesh Tiwari will take us through his process of writing and directing an award winning film adaptation. This session will explore what attracted Tiwari to adapt the extraordinary true story of an ex-wrestling champion who trained his daughters to become champions, against all odds. Just like Dangals determined characters, this award winning film met with critical attention, to then triumph and become an Indian box office champ. Nitesh Tiwari will discuss the choices he made to craft the risky tale for cinema, whilst giving it the full Bollywood treatment.
Sunday, August 13, 3:30 PM | DEAKIN EDGE, FEDERATION SQUARE | 60 mins

Rajeev Masand in Conversation with Shoojit Sircar: Actors and Acting

Rajeev Masand will have revered producer and director, Shoojit Sircar in the house to discuss his unique approach to working with actors. Hailing from a theatre background and having worked on many diverse projects, Shoojit will have plenty of insights to share. Learn how the director of Piku and writer/producer of Pink communicates with actors to get the results the producers and directors want, whilst encouraging the actor's personal process.
Sunday, August 13, 5:00 PM | DEAKIN EDGE, FEDERATION SQUARE | 60 mins

Rajeev Masand in Conversation with Karan Johar: Directing the Bollywood dream!

One of the leading producer/ directors in Bollywood shares his experiences working on some of the most entertaining films in Hindi Cinema. Karan Johar’s films over 2 decades, have won innumerable IIFA and Filmfare awards. He also runs Dharma Productions, the company that produced recent award winning films, Kapoor& Sons and Dear Zindagi, establishing him as one of the major producer/directors in Indian cinema. This is your chance to find out the tricks of the Bollywood trade.  Who better to spend an hour with than the charismatic producer and director, Karan Johar as he divulges his secrets on Directing the Bollywood dream?
Sunday, August 13, 6:30 PM | DEAKIN EDGE, FEDERATION SQUARE | 60 mins