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Masterclasses to look forward to at 8TH JAGRAN FILM FESTIVAL

Masterclasses to look forward to at 8TH JAGRAN FILM FESTIVAL

by The Daily Eye Team September 22 2017, 5:03 pm Estimated Reading Time: 2 mins, 19 secs

At the 8th Jagran Film Festival in Mumbai, some of the amazing masterclasses/ panel discussions and interviews are part of the festival programme this year.

The Veteran actor and mentor Barry John conducted a masterclass on acting on 19th September 2017 at the Cinepolis- Fun Republic, Andheri West, Mumbai. This was followed by a presentation by RED on Weapon Helium 8K camera for cinematographers and directors on 22nd September. The Norwegian master Actor Morten Ruda will conduct a seminar on Sanford Weisner Acting method. The same day had Actor/Director/Producer Satish Kaushik and Padmakumar Narsimhamurthy, director- ‘A Billion Colour Story’ talking about their film. On 19th and 20th September respectively the ‘In Conversation’ hosted Veteran Actor Pawan Malhotra and Actor/Director Ananth Mahadevan. Another important Masterclass at the festival was conducted by Veteran Editor Ballu Saluja of ‘Lagaan’, ‘Jodha Akbar’, ‘Dangal’ fame. The title of the class was ‘Begin Cutting it Right’. The master Cinematographer/Director Pravin Bhatt talks about his journey through six decades of filmmaking in the Indian Film Industry on 23rd September 2017.

The panel discussions feature film personalities Ashwini Iyer Tiwary of ‘Bareilly Ki Barfi’ and ‘Nil Battey Sannata’ fame along with her husband Nitesh Tiwary, director of the Aamir Khan starrer ‘Dangal’. Other film personalities appearing in panel discussions are Avinash Das, Soumitra Ranade, TS Nagabharna, KNT Shastry, Olgun Ozdemir, Otwin Biernat, and many others.

Two presentations on advertising films by Sonal Dabral and Kailash Surendranath are also part of the programme. The festival will also host another Masterclass on VFX on 24th September 2017 and a panel discussion on ‘Indie Cinema’ on 23rd September 2017. For more details please visit



22 September 2017 Friday

4.00 P.M.

Weapon Helium 8K Camera

A Demo and Presentation on the new Camera by RED

22 September 2017 Friday

4.00 P.M.


Presentation by Sonal Dabral on Advertising Films

22 September 2017 Friday

6.30 P.M.



Film Director Couple

Ashwini Iyer Tiwari, Director Bareily Ki Barfi

& Nitesh Tiwari, Director, Dangal

23 September 2017 Saturday

2.00 P.M.


A Panel discussion by Mayank Shekhar

3.30 P.M.





Budhadeb Dasgupta, Veteran Film Director

T S Nagabharna, Veteran Film Director, Actor & Theatrist

K N T Sastry, Veteran Film Director, Writer, Film Critic

4:30 PM

"Mile Sur Mera Tumhara- An Emotional Idea”

 By   Kailash Surendranath

7.00 P.M.



“A Journey through six decades”

Guest: Pravin Bhatt, Cinematographer-Director Awardee, Special Contribution to Indian Cinema

24 September 2017Sunday

2.00 P.M.


Conversation with Mayank Shekhar

3:30 PM

Presentation on VFX


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