‘The Indian Cinema Century: Film Technology and the Contemporary’, an international conference celebrating the centenary year of Indian cinema will be organized by the School of Arts and Aesthetics at Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi.
The conference will be held from 10th to 12th January, 2013 at School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University. Entry is free for all.
The three day conference will look upon the evolution of cinema from its preliminary stages to what it is today. Some of the issues discussed will be the transition from silent to sound cinema, the relationship to Hollywood’s widespread presence before the Second World War, the transition to colour, and the transformations in film exhibition.
Participants from Europe, the United States, Calcutta, Bangalore and Hyderabad are expected to attend. Priya Jaikumar, Ranjani Mazumdar, Steve Hughes and Kaushik Bhaumik are some of the participating speakers.
Program for day one is given below. See here for updates on the next two days.
DAY I – 10th January
9.00 am – 9.30 am – Registration
9.30 am – Welcome – Vice Chancellor JNU and Dean, SAA
10.00 am – 11.30 am: Cinema and Location
Chair: Nitin Govil
Speakers: Priya Jaikumar, Ranjani Mazumdar
11.30-12.00 – Coffee Break
12.00 – 2.15 pm: Exhibition, Audiences and Early Cinema
Chair: Ravi Vasudevan
Speakers: Steve Hughes, Bindu Menon, Rajan Krishnan
2.15 pm – 3.15 pm – Lunch
3.15-4.45 pm: The Logics and Circulation of Stardom
Chair: Neepa Majumdar
Speakers: Sabeena Gadihoke, Kaushik Bhaumik
4.45-500 pm Tea
5.00-6.30: The Enchantments of Bombay Film Music and Dance
Chair: Stephen Hughes
Speakers: Shikha Jhingan, Neepa Majumdar
6.30 – Tea