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Festival guests Writer Ritesh Shah (left) and actor Vipin Sharma (SBS)

RMIT university is celebrating ' Indian Stories, Australian Screens' in form of a Film Conference and Film festival. Running from 1st Dec to 4th Dec, it has attracted interest of not only Film buff but academics at various level. Festival Guests- writer Ritesh Shah and actor Vipin Sharma speak with Anita Barar. Tune in...

Anita Barar
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Friday, December 2, 2016 - 16:46
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Festival conference was an initiative of Dr. Vikrant Kishore, and it was welcomed by all at RMIT. Two days conference saw number of Presenters presenting their papers which covered varied topics on Indian cinema such as Gender relation, gender representation in Indian films, Urban Cinema to adoptation of literature for cinema, discussing various aspects and genre of some much talked and lesser known films.



Panelists in the conference covered range of topics with a focus on crossover and co work for films, Indian- Australian films & diaspora , funding and distribution etc.

Talking about collaboration and co working, Mr. Ritesh Shah talked about the various possible areas of film making e.g. Cinematography and Sports direction where Australian expertise could very well be utilized by Indian film industry.



In the Masterclass, noted actor Vipin Sharma shared his journey from NSD to overseas and then back to film industry. He shared few key points and perception about acting being taught and how to be a natural performer with confidence.

Prominent speakers coming from overseas were Prof Richard Allen (City University of Hong Kong) Prof Ambrish Saxena (Zee Lean, New Delhi, Ritesh Shah (Screen writer- Pink) Vipin Sharma (Actor) and many more from Interstate and Melbourne.




Film screening is mix of Bollywood blockbuster, indie and crossover films, alternative and regional cinema and a few short films too over these four days.


Venue: Cinema , Building 80, Level 1 RMIT University

445 Swanston Street, Melbourne