filmSaturday, 13th Sept at 10:00 AM

Art of Independent Film Making and Distribution

(Courtyard Marriott at Rio)


Iram Parveen Bilal, Director

Raised in Nigeria and Pakistan, Iram Parveen Bilal came to America to study at the California Institute of Technology. She graduated with her B.S, honors, in Environmental Science Engineering. Bilal began her career in film by getting her M.F.A. at the prestigious Peter Stark Producing Program at the University of Southern California. Bilal is conscious of the rare opportunity and voice she has on the film making playground. Having directed internationally recognized, award-winning short films, JOSH is her feature debut, which bows to the world in Oct 2012 at the prestigious Mumbai Film Festival.

Mahesh Pailoor, Director

Mahesh Pailoor is an award-winning filmmaker based in Los Angeles, California. His films have screened at film festivals all over the world and have won awards including the SKYY Vodka Short Film Awards and have screened on the Sundance Channel. A graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, Mahesh went on to continue his studies as a directing fellow at the American Film Institute, earning a Masters of Fine Arts degree in 2006 and was awarded the prestigious Franklin J. Schaffner Fellow Award for the direction of his thesis film, Still Life (2007). Mahesh is currently developing feature films under his production company, Nuclear Tribe.

Workshop Fee is $20.

actingSunday, 14th Sept at 10:00 AM

Acting from Director’s perspective by Prakash Jha

(Courtyard Marriott, at Rio)


Prakash Jha

An award winning and one of the top Indian film producer, director, and screenwriter, he is well known for his socio-political films such as Damul, Mrityudand, Gangaajal, multistarrer hit movies Raajneeti, Aarakshan, and the Satyagraha. He is also the maker of National Film Award winning documentaries like, Faces After The Storm and Sonal.

Acting workshop fee is $30.

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