Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Interactive session on “Crowd-Funding” to help independent filmmakers go public with their film projects

DearCinema.com in collaboration with Sadak Chhaap Films is organising an interactive session on “Crowd-Funding” on November 18, Thursday at PVR Juhu. This session, the first of DearCinema Dialogue Series, will help independent filmmakers who want to go public with their film projects. The panel will comprise of filmmaker Onir (My Brother Nikhil, Bas Ek Pal, Sorry Bhai and I AM) and actor-producer Sanjay Suri. The session will be chaired by eminent filmmaker and Vice President of India Independent Filmmakers Worldwide (IIFW), Sudhir Mishra.

Onir is one of the first Indian filmmakers to have made his latest film “I AM” through raising money from more than four hundred individuals spread across the globe. He used social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter to reach out his potential audiences and turn them into co producers and co owners.
Through this interactive session, independent film makers and aspirants will be able to understand the potential and challenges of raising money from prospective audience of a film. The session will begin at 10 AM on Thursday, November 18 at Screen 5, PVR, Juhu and is open to registered participants. For details about registration log on to www.DearCinema.com or write to: registration@dearcinema.com.  
DearCinema Dialogue Series is an extension of DearCinema.com. Organised by Sadak Chhaap Films, it aims to emerge as a platform to share knowledge and experience between successful film practitioners and aspirants. It promises to bring successful film professionals face-to-face with newcomers and people who want to learn from the people who have been there and done that.

DearCinema.com is the first Indian online portal dedicated to the needs of Indian Independent film community and film society / festival organizers and regulars. Live since February 2007, it covers Indian cinema from a wider perspective beyond the glitz of mainstream, with a special focus on independent filmmaking and film festivals.

Sadak Chhap Films, founded in 2009, it is the organiser of India's first street film festival for children in slums and villages. It has organised film festivals in areas like Nai Seemapuri Basti in Delhi, Dharavi in Mumbai, Maruti Seva Nagar in Bangaluru and Chadri in Ranchi. 

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