MUMBAI: There seems to be a yawning gap between financiers and filmmakers in Indian cinema even as it completes 100 years of existence this year.
In its endeavour to bridge the gap between investors and filmmakers and introduce the concept of film finance, the Banknet Group along with Six Sigma Films has organised a Film Finance Conference at Mumbai on 27 April.
According to Banknet Group Chairman and MD Anurag Khanna, it is now high time to bring to Indian cinema the concept of film finance conferences. “Such conferences help independent filmmakers as they bring them face-to-face with prospective investors and also update them on various options of funding and therefore add to the growth of film related business. We have therefore taken the initiative to launch Film Finance Conference in India,” says Khanna.
The conference is expected to offer a platform for independent filmmakers to network with film investors and comprehend the new ways of film funding. Conference topics include film financing and lending, film insurance, managing risks in film production, understanding distribution network, problems of distributing independent small budget films, working on co-production and co-financing partnerships, new strategies for marketing films, impact of new media and entertainment technologies.
The conference will be addressed by top producers, directors, bankers, VCs and film funds. Open networking sessions at the venue will provide opportunity for direct networking between lenders, investors, VCs, funds, angel investors and filmmakers.
Premier film industry associations like Western India Film Producers‘ Association, Indian Film Exporters Association and Gujarati Film & Television Producers‘ Association as well as leading film journal Complete Cinema are supporting the conference. Indiantelevision.com is the online media partner.