Whistling Woods School of Filmmaking, Mumbai, India

Whistling Woods School of Filmmaking, Mumbai, India

The 2018 CILECT Congress at Whistling Woods International, Mumbai, India (12 - 16
November, 2018) will incorporate a conference under the title DIRECTING THE FUTURE

Directing is a central function for all screen platforms and content formats, and a constantly evolving craft. Though historically it has been the responsibility of a single individual, directing is a practice defined by networks of cooperation and collaboration. It is fundamental to fiction, non-fiction, and animation storytelling across cinema, television and new media, and serves as a principle organizing parameter for film theory and analysis. The majority of screen education programs include the craft of directing, and make it central to the practical aspect of learning for students enrolled in all the screen specializations. What directing means for new forms such as virtual reality and augmented reality is currently the subject of considerable debate in both the professional and educational environments. This theme will guide content and discourse at the 2018 CILECT Congress by serving as an axis from which to reflect on every aspect of screen art, craft and business, such as old and new platforms, modalities of expression, narratives, digitization, and the evolving relationships between directing and other screen crafts.

Besides the Keynote Speakers and invited guests, there will be several PANELS (followed by
group discussions) where schools could present contributions in the following categories:

1 Theoretical Presentations

Duration: 30 mins

2 Practice-related activities: workshops, case studies, exhibitions and screenings

Duration: 60 - 90 mins

All proposals must include:
1. An abstract of up to 200 words that describes the content and form of the presentation or activity

2 A short biography of the proposer up to 100 words

3 A photograph of the proposer that is at least 1MB and no more than 5MB in size

Please send all submissions by email to NOT LATER THAN 05 MARCH 2018