IFFI 2017 - Young Filmmakers of India: Emerging Voices and Narratives

By: Amit Agarwal

Day 4 of IFFI 2017 saw a panel discussion with the theme - ‘Young Filmmakers of India: Emerging Voices and Narratives’ with Karthik Subbaraj, R S Prasanna, Bhaskar Hazarika, & Raja Krishna Menon. It was moderated by writer-filmmaker Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari.

Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari moderates the discussion
The discussion focused on how Bollywood has witnessed a new crop of brilliant storytellers over the past few years and their unique voice to tell socially rooted stories that exists beyond India’s dynamic metropolitan centers. Ashwiny, herself made her directorial debut with such a movie ‘Nil Battey Sannata’, and followed it up with ‘Bareilly Ki Barfi’. 

Talking about the new emergence of new storytellers, the panel observed that over the last few years, Hindi cinema has witnessed filmmakers who came from outside and just with their stories made their mark in the industry. The stories that they have showcased are fearless and the time has come when the audience has started accepting such stories without bothering about the actors featuring in it.