The International Film Festival of India (IFFI) Day 6 shed light on the impact of social media and the need for content driven films in Indian cinema.
Here are some highlights of day 6 at IFFI
A press conference in regards to the Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF) with Festival Director Mr. Manish Desai
The press conference in regards to the Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF) was attended by Senior Documentary Film Maker Mike Pandey as well as Swati Pandey.
This is what Mr. Manish Desai had to say about MIFF:
“I will be representing the film division as the Festival Director of the 15th Mumbai International Film Festival for Documentary, Short Fiction and Animation films. It will be held from January 28th to February 3rd 2018 in Mumbai. This time we will be hosting the entire festival in our own complex as we have now matured enough to develop that kind of an infrastructure.”
“Registrations were open for a month and we got over 790 entries. IDPA is supporting us immensely. In the age of social media, what is the importance of documentaries will be the focus.”
Mr. Mike Pandey said,
“Documentaries are the closest to the truth. People develop sensitivity because of it.”
Casting Director Mukesh Chhabra at Skill Studio, Bioscope Village
Casting Director Mukesh Chhabra spok at the Skill Studio in Bioscope Village. This is what he said,
“People who categorize actors as small actors are my real stars.”
Open Forum: Crowding the Social Media, Is Documentary the only source of Genuine Information?‘
An open forum titled ‘Crowding the Social Media, Is Documentary the only source of Genuine Information?’, too was held on day 6 of IFFI.
The Forum was attended by esteemed panellists. it included Mr. Manish Desai, Mr. Dheep Joy and Ms. Prachi.
This is what they had to say:
“Some amount of credibility has been lost and some amount of sensationalization has been added to social media. The trust of users has gone.
I don’t think there can be any substitute to authenticity and objectivity.”
Mr. Dheep Joy
“In today’s age we live in an attention economy. There are multiple sources competing for our finite attention.”
Mr. Manish Desai
“Documentaries are representations of actualities. We all are documenting ourselves through social media.”