In 2012, Indian cinema completes 100 years of its existence and yet there is a yawning gap between financiers and filmmakers. According to Mr Anurag Khanna, Chairman & MD, Banknet Group, it is now high time to bring to Indian cinema the concept of Film Finance Conferences which has succeeded the world over in bridging the gap between investors and films. Such conferences help independent filmmakers as they bring them face to face with prospective investors and also update them on various options of funding and therefore add to the growth of film related business. We have therefore taken the initiative to launch Film Finance Conferences in India, says Mr Khanna.
Banknet Group & Six Sigma Films will be organizing International Conference on Film Finance on 27th April 2012 at Taj Lands End, Mumbai, which will be addressed by top producers, directors, bankers, VCs, film funds. Open Networking Session at the conference will provide opportunity for direct networking between lenders, investors, VCs, funds, angel investors and filmmakers.
Conference topics include:- Film Financing & Lending, Film Insurance, Managing Risks in Film Production, Understanding Distribution Network, Problems of distributing independent small budget films, Working on Co – Production & Co – Financing Partnerships, New Strategies for marketing films, Impact of New Media, Entertainment Technologies & more.
Premier film industry associations “Western India Film Producers’ Association”, “Indian Film Exporters Association” and “Gujarati Film & Television Producers’ Association” as well as leading film journal “Complete Cinema” are supporting the conference. “Indiantelevision.com” is the online media partner.