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2nd India International Film Convention starts today

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MUMBAI: The 2nd India International Film Convention takes off today at Intercontinental - The Grand. 



Organised by The Foundation for the Promotion of Film Arts and Crafts in partnership with the Association of Motion Picture and Television Programme Producers of India, the 3 day convention includes conference sessions, an exhibition and an awards night.



Over 500 delegates have registered for the event and a lot of big names from the Indian film industry are expected to attend.



Speaking about the objectives of IIFC 2004, FPFAC secretary general Vinod Kumar stated,"The event is our second attempt at bridging the gap between Indian cinema and the world market. It is also our endeavor at this event to create a platform for open exchange of ideas within the film industry as well as for creating a white paper on the issues and opportunities facing the Indian film industry"



The entire exhibition floor has been taken up by the South African delegation, amongst which the notable ones include The Cape Film Commission, The Durban Film Office, the SABC (South African Broadcasting Corporation) and the Southern Sun Group of hotels.



The awards institutionalised by the foundation are not divided category wise and shall be awarded to the outstanding achievers in the film industry over the past year. The awards are to be given at a grand ceremony today evening. 



The programme schedule is as follows



6 Sep 04

CONFERENCE DAY 1

09:30 am - 10:00 am    Registration

10:00 am    Inauguration of the Exhibition & Conference by Guests

10.30 am - 11:00 am    SMT. SMITA THACKERAY

KIRAN SHANTARAM

MAHESH BHATT

Vote of Thanks

11:00 am    Press Session & Tea Break

11:30 am    

Subject : IF CONTENT IS KING  WHAT WORKS?

Trends of Indian films and what is working and what is not, expert opinions and analysis of success stories. 

PANEL :

MAHESH BHATT

KUNDAN SHAH

BASU CHATTERJI

INDU MIRANI

PRAKASH JHA

Audience Views : Open Session ...15 min.

1:00 pm    Break for Lunch

2:00 pm    

Subject : NEW REVENUE SOURCES & INTERNATIONAL MARKETING

Practices in advertising, promotion of films, case studies and international trends

PANEL

NITIN KINI

PADAM KUMAR

VIVECK VASWANI

VINOD KUMAR

SUDHIR MISHRA

3:30 pm    Break for Tea / Coffee

4:00 pm    Subject : NEW REVENUE SOURCES & INTERNATIONAL MARKETING

Practices in advertising, promotion of films, case studies and international trends

Continued....

Audience Views : Open Session ...15 min.

6:00 pm    Close of Day's Proceedings Day1

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm    Break

7:30 pm ONWARDS    ACHIEVER'S AWARDS Presentation

Welcome

Toast to Awardees

Awards Format : Citation to be Read

Presentation of Bouquet / Felicitation

Presentation of Award

Thanks Speech

Interspersed with Entertainment

Cocktails & Dinner, By Invitation only

7 Sep 04    CONFERENCE DAY 2 - FOCUS SOUTH AFRICA

10:30 am    

Session 1

Subject : FILM FINANCING

PANEL : 

VINEY KUMAR, IDBI

K. KANNAN, BANK OF BARODA

SAMI SIDDIQUI, SAMATA SAHAKARI BANK

DEEPANKER MUKOPADHYAY, NFDC

Audience Views : Open Session ...15 min.

12:30 pm    Break for Lunch

1:30 pm    Session 2 

Subject : FEATURING SOUTH AFRICA 

Speakers : 

Bianca Mpahlaza: Introduction to Filming in Cape Town

Phillip Key: Feature Film Production 

Bev Green: Commercial Production, Directors

Claire Richards: Commercial Production, Service

Gavin Levy: Stills Production

Audience Views : Open Session ...15 min.

3:30 pm    Break for Tea / Coffee

4:00 pm    Session 3 

Subject : FEATURING SOUTH AFRICA 

Speakers : 

Mark Engel: Music Video

Liezel Bruckman: Models & Talent

Liz Argent: Tourism Infrastructure & Accomodation

Laurence Mitchell: Broadcast & Distribution

Martin Cuff: Incentives & Financial Support

Nalini Singh

Pieter Cortzee 

Audience Views : Open Session ...15 min.

6:00 pm    Close of Day's Proceedings Day 2

7:30 ONWARDS    Cocktail Reception followed by Dinner Hosted by South Africa CONSUL GENERAL & FPFAC, By Invitation only

8 Sep 04    CONFERENCE DAY 2

10:30 am    PANEL

Subject : TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS IN FILM MAKING

Technology in Animation, Technology in Cameras, Innovations in Editing, Digital HD filming, Software Tools for Film making. 

Speakers :

AMIT KHANNA

RAMESH MEER

KIREET KHURANA

MUNJAL SHROFF

RAJ TILAK

K CHANDRASHEKHAR

N. CHANDRA

DAMAN SOOD

Audience Views : Open Session ...15 min.

12:30 pm    Break for Lunch

1:30 pm    Subject : NEW HORIZONS  ADVERTISING, DOCUMENTARIES & SHORT FILMS

PANEL

KAILASH SURENDRANATH

AJAY RAINA

KABIR KHAN

DINKAR CHOUDHARY

YAKUB SAEED

U.B. MATHUR

ZAKIR CHINDE

Audience Views : Open Session ...15 min.

3:30 pm    Break for Tea / Coffee

4.00 pm    Subject : PACKAGING, PROMOTION & MARKETING OF FEATURE FILMS

Practices in advertising, promotion of films, case studies and international trends

PANEL

RAVI CHOPRA

SURJIT SINGH

NEERAJ ROY

MUBINA ANSARI

SANJIV MEHTA

ANITA NORONHA

JYOTIN GOEL

Audience Views : Open Session ...15 min.

6.00 pm    Close of Day's Proceedings Day 2

7:30 ONWARDS    Mahurat of "HUSN", Cocktail Reception followed by Dinner. By Invitation Only

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