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IIF Podcast: In conversation with Hemant Gaba

By |October 10th, 2021|Filmmakers POV, Interviews, Podcasts|

Our new artist podcast features a chat with indie film-maker Hemant Gaba.

Indie Parishad: Samya Mukt Kavita

By |August 3rd, 2021|Interviews, Podcasts|

The first episode of INDIE PARISHAD features Delhi-based poet-filmmaker Samya Mukt Kavita.

“Alma Matters” Interview: Prashant Raj

By |June 7th, 2021|Interviews, Podcasts|

Our latest audio interview features Prashant Raj, the creator of the Netflix series, ALMA MATTERS: Inside the IIT Dream.

IIF Podcast: The music of Manas Ullas

By |August 2nd, 2020|Interviews, Podcasts|

A long-ranging conversation with indie musician Manas Ullas, about his versatile career, brush with Bollywood & the Indian indie music scene.

IIF Podcast: The art of casting

By |July 13th, 2020|Analysis, Interviews, Podcasts|

In our new Artist Podcast, casting director Yash Nagarkoti speaks about his young career and the new-age casting ecosystem of Indian cinema.

IIF Podcast: The art of cutting trailers

By |July 4th, 2020|frontslider, Interviews, Podcasts|

Our latest behind-the-scenes artist featured is Maulik Sharma, a specialist "trailer editor" in conversation with IIF contributor Aditya Khanna.

IIF Podcast: The Future of Film Equipment Rentals

By |May 31st, 2020|Interviews, Podcasts|

Filmmaker Vaibhav Munjal chats with Pratik Jain, the founder of a leading Mumbai-based camera equipment rental company.

New voice: Prateek Vats on Eeb Allay Ooo!

By |February 8th, 2020|Film Festivals, Interviews|

Our interview with the eloquent Prateek Vats, whose debut feature EEB ALLAY OOO! has been selected at the prestigious Berlinale 2020 after winning the Golden Gateway at MAMI 2019.

A Hard Day’s Knight

By |October 7th, 2019|Interviews|

A throwback to Lagaan's most enduring character, Kachra, and the affable actor behind the wily leg-spinner.

Dar Gai: The Queen of Edginess

By |September 1st, 2019|Interviews|

An interview with eclectic filmmaker Dar Gai, a Ukrainian national who has taken the Indian indie filmmaking scene by storm over the last few years.

Sid Meer and the colours of indie India

By |July 29th, 2019|Interviews, InterviewsDisplaySmall|

We have a long overdue conversation with Sid Meer – post-production wizard, master colourist and 'Bridge Postworks' founder – about the specifics of his craft and the "look" of indie filmmaking in India.

Megha Ramaswamy on being “the odd” one in

By |June 14th, 2019|Film Festivals, Interviews|

An interview with hybrid filmmaker Megha Ramaswamy, whose new music-themed series, The Odds, featuring Abhay Deol and Yashaswini Dayama, is setting the festival circuit alive.

In conversation with Utpal Borpujari

By |May 4th, 2019|Critics Speak, Interviews, InterviewsDisplayLarge|

Our chat with award-winning film critic, curator and filmmaker Utpal Borpujari about the evolution of North-Eastern cinema and the voices he aspires to represent.

Big Trouble in Little Matunga

By |March 14th, 2019|Filmmakers POV, FilmmakersDisplaySmall, Interviews|

Director Vasan Bala writes about a childhood incident behind the nutty genre-fluidness of his latest film, a lovingly crafted homage-action-comedy called "Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota" that releases in cinemas on March 21st.

In Focus: Hardik Mehta’s “Kaamyaab”

By |February 15th, 2019|Film Festivals, Interviews, InterviewsDisplaySmall|

Manoj Sharma chats with Hardik Mehta, whose first feature-length film, Kaamyaab, starring Sanjay Mishra, recently screened in Paris after the 2018 Busan Film Festival.

Payal Kapadia: The narrative of change

By |December 26th, 2018|Interviews|

A chat with filmmaker Payal Kapadia - an independent FTII student whose shorts have traveled to the biggest global film festivals - about her new award-winning documentary and the kind of cinema she strives to create.

In Conversation with “Poster Boy” Raj Khatri

By |December 18th, 2018|Interviews|

Our 'graphic' chat with the passionate Raj Khatri, one of the foremost movie-poster designers in India, about his craft, his personal work and the perception of poster art in a nation still coming to terms with the key mediums of moviemaking.

Ruchir Arun: On making the “little things” count

By |December 6th, 2018|Interviews|

Our chat with filmmaker and FTII alumnus Ruchir Arun, the man behind all the successful "little things" of India's new-age web entertainment industry.

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