IFFM Chats

Saturday, 13th August
03:00 PM Onwards
Arts Centre

Cinephiles, rejoice!

We have organised a plethora of panels, led by some of the most prolific directors, producers, and actors of the Indian subcontinent. So, have all of your burning film questions ready to fire!

Rajeev Masand - Moderator
IFFM Chats: Representation and Storytelling
In conversation with the Jalsa team

How refreshing was it to see a neurodivergent character played with dignity and grace in the power-packed film Jalsa?

It is safe to say that Indian cinema is making giant strides towards diverse, inclusive, and complex storytelling through these trailblazing films. This is such a welcome shift in the industry, and we are proud to host the makers of Jalsa to share their take on representation and inclusive storytelling.

Join us for an important and urgent conversation like no other!

Shefali Shah
Suresh Triveni
Vikram Malhotra

3:00 pm | The JALSA Team | 60 Minutes

IFFM Chats: Changing narratives in cinema and streaming series

So much has changed in the past few years for the Indian film and TV industry!

As filmmakers focus on highly nuanced and complex stories steeped in realism, and tackle themes like pride, disability, neurodivergence and more, the industry seen a huge transformation. Additionally, with the advent of OTT platforms and the move towards independent productions, how have our traditional narratives evolved to tell stories that have never been explored before?

We have invited coveted guests like Tamannaah (Actress K.G.F), Nikkhil Advani (Director, Mumbai Diaries 26/11), Shoojit Sircar (Director, Sardar Udham), Shibashish Sarkar (Producer), and the Joyland team to discuss this huge shift in the TV and film industry.

Nikkhil Advani
Shibashish Sarkar
Shoojit Sircar
Tamannaah Bhatia

4:30 pm | Changing narratives in cinema and web series | 60 Minutes

IFFM Chats: In conversation with Vaani Kapoor

How incredible was it when a mainstream, gorgeous actress, Vaani Kapoor broke conventions by playing a strong trans dance teacher in Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui? Or when she displayed enormous versatility and her acting prowess in the blockbuster Shamshera?

Vaani Kapoor has proved herself to be the most exciting actress in India by choosing unexpected roles and leaving everyone in awe with her dance moves.

Join us as we have a one-on-one conversation with the vivacious Vaani and uncover the secrets to her fantastic career!

Vaani Kapoor

6:00 pm | In conversation with Vaani Kapoor | 60 Minutes

IFFM Chats: : In Conversation with Abhishek Bachchan

The Indian mega star, Abhishek Bachchan has had a career to remember. His award-winning performances, his status in the Indian film Industry, and his witty and loveable personality has been praised by audiences and critics throughout his career.

From his iconic portrayal of Guru to his huge recurring role in the Dhoom franchise, Abhishek Bachchan is a name that every Indian movie lover knows.

Join us as we unravel the Superstar’s journey through the Indian film industry. Book now, as this panel is not to be missed!

Abhishek Bachchan

7:30 pm | In Conversation with Abhishek Bachchan | 60 Minutes

IFFM Chats: : In conversation with Samantha Ruth Prabhu

Samantha Ruth Prabhu is the most sought-after actress of today. Not only is this queen ruling the Tamil, Telugu, and Hindi film industries, but also OTT platforms following her groundbreaking performance in the streaming series, The Family Man.

Join us in an exclusive conversation with the pan-India superstar, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, as she shares her secrets as to how she lights up every film shot. The highly esteemed film critic, Rajeev Masand will be leading the conversation, helping us gain insights into the superstar’s life.

See you there, folks!

Samantha Ruth Prabhu

9:00 pm | In conversation with Samantha Ruth Prabhu | 60 Minutes