With three films in official competition in Cannes 2012 and a city spotlight at the recent Toronto Film Festival, the city of Mumbai is currently a hotbed of creative energy.
Join filmmakers and commentators from one of the world's most influential and prolific cinema industries as they discuss diversity and current trends in contemporary filmmaking in Mumbai.
The panel includes Leena Yadav, a writer, editor, producer and director based in Mumbai. Her films include Shabd (2005) starring Aishwarya Rai, Sanjay Dutt and Zayed Khan, and Teen Patti (2010) starring Oscar winner Sir Ben Kingsley and the czar of the Indian film industry, Amitabh Bachchan.
Joining Leena is Anurag Kashyap, director of The Gangs of Wasseypur (2012), Dev D (2009), That Girl in Yellow Boots (2010) and the controversial Black Friday (2004), which was nominated for the Golden Leopard at the 2004 Locarno Film Festival.
The panel will be moderated by Mitu Bhowmick-Lange, Director of Mind Blowing Films and Festival Director of the Indian Film Festival 2012 - Bollywood and Beyond. Mitu has worked in Bombay directing several TV shows and wrote and directed the multi-award-winning documentary, Watch Without Prejudice.
Anurag Kashyap's visitation program is supported by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
Presented in association with the 6th annual Asia Pacific Screen Awards.