Pradeep Sarkar, noted for making films like 'Parineeta' and 'Mardaani', passed away after a prolonged illness.
Udta Punjab director Abhishek Chaubey, Raazi writer Bhavani Iyer, Parineeta maker Pradeep Sarkar, and film editor and screenplay writer Apurva Asrani will be joining the upcoming edition of “India Film Project” as jury members.
The project is a content creation festival and its ninth edition will be held on October 12-13 in Mumbai.
Chaubey along with Sarkar, director Anjali Menon and Pan Nalin will take the audience through the process of making a film from scratch, including scripting, shooting, and post-production, in a span of just 50 hours, with a panel discussion, “50-hour filmmaking”.
“I am very happy and excited to be a part of this year’s ’50-hour Filmmaking’ challenge. I am curious to see what the filmmakers have on offer,” said Chaubey.
Asrani, Iyer and Saiwyn Quadras, the man behind writing Mary Kom and Neerja, will be judging Short Scriptwriting Challenge. There will also be challenges on storytelling and poster-designing.
Asrani, known for editing critically acclaimed films as Shahid, Children Of War, CityLights and Aligarh, said: “The short film is a space of utmost imagination and, being a film editor and screenwriter, I am looking forward to see how participants deal with the critical way of communicating an idea in fewer words, shots or scenes.”
To this, Parineeta maker Pradeep Sarkar added: “Short films have become a craze now and the concepts are almost fantastic.”
Quadras is excited to help “discover new writing talent because the industry is in desperate need of writers with a fresh new voice”.