FILM FORWARD goes to Bollywood!
FILM FORWARD 2.0 is headed to India! From March 15 – 22, we will travel to a broad swath of locations across the Subcontinent, including Mumbai, New Delhi, Aligarh, and Gurgaon. We'll be accompanied by two talented filmmakers: Asif Kapadia, director of Senna, about life of legendary Formula One driver, Ayrton Senna who became a national treasure and symbol of success for Brazil; and Linda Goldstein Knowlton, director of Somewhere Between, which follows the story of four Chinese-American girls struggling with their identity as they grow up to become young women.
Our official Program Collaborators -- Mumbai Mantra Media Ltd. and the American Center in New Delhi in collaboration with Taj Enlighten Film Society and Whistling Woods International -- will present special screenings of all 10 FILM FORWARD films as well as Q&A’s and workshops with Asif and Linda.
The FILM FORWARD India program kicks off in Mumbai, where both Somewhere Between and Senna will screen, followed by Q&A’s, hosted by FICCI Frames. All 10 films will be showcased at Whistling Woods International. We then head to New Delhi, where screenings and workshops will take place at various Universities. Additional public screenings and filmmaker Q&A’s of Somewhere Between and Senna will take place at the American Center, Hauz Khas Village, and Epicenter Gurgaon.
The consortium of local cultural and government organizations supporting the FILM FORWARD initiative in India includes: Taj Enlighten Film Society, Whistling Woods International, Aligarh Muslim University, Amity University, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Epicenter Gurgaon, FICCI Frames, Habitat World at India Habitat Center, Hauz Khas Village, Jawaharlal Nehru University.
Sundance Institute’s Meredith Lavitt, Associate Director, FILM FORWARD; Jacqueline Carlson, Manager, FILM FORWARD; and Joseph Beyer, Director of Digital Initiatives will be in attendance. Come join us in India! Or check this space for dispatches from our journey.