Introduced in 2013, the Producers’ Lab was set up to help emerging producers cultivate a sense of vision to maintain a fine balance between the creative and financial aspects of filmmaking.
This year we have created a separate knowledge sharing and mentorship space for young , student producers. It hopes to provide to the aspirant an overview of the challenges as well as the opportunities that the Producing Scape offers to the students of cinema in both mainstream as well as Indie spaces.
Spread over five days, the Workshop involves multiple sessions on the different facets of producing films, conducted by key industry experts and professionals. In previous years, sessions have been focused on the role of a producer, the development process of a film, raising finances, international co-productions, international sales, and alternative marketing and distribution platforms.
This year, special care has been taken to integrate the Producers Workshop with Knowledge Series sessions and guests – to enable them to have a round table, in-depth conversations and discussions further exploring the concepts shared and networking opportunities with the experts.
The end “deliverable” and take-away for each participant at the end of the Workshop will be a pitch session of their own project presented in front of a panel of three mentors.