THE BIGGEST AND THE MOST PRESTIGIOUS EVENT OF INDIAN FILM-TV SCREENWRITERS AND LYRICISTS, IS BACK!
The 5th edition of the Indian Screenwriters Conference (ISC), the biennial event organised by the Screenwriters Association, will be held on August 1st, 2nd and 3rd, 2018 at the St. Andrew’s Auditorium, Bandra. The Chief-Guest of the inaugural session will be actor-producer-director Aamir Khan, while the reputed journalist and Padma Shri awardee Vinod Dua will deliver the Keynote Address.
The conference is expected to see a large number of screenwriters and established professionals from the film and TV industries, as well as the digital media. It will also provide a platform for networking to all its participants. Stimulating discussions and insightful sessions await the participants at 5ISC, with panelists and speakers who’re amongst the most respected and knowledgeable professionals from the entertainment and media industry.
SWA has invited Javed Akhtar, Jaideep Sahni, Sriram Raghavan, Vishal Bhardwaj, Mahesh Bhatt, Shyam Benegal, Govind Nihalani, Gaurav Bannerjee, Siddharth Tewary, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Juhi Chaturvedi, Meghna Gulzar, Urmi Juvekar, Rajat Arora, Varun Grover, Rashmi Sharma, Shailja Kejriwal, Raghuvir Shekhawat, Usha Sharma, Purnendu Shekhar, Shashi Mittal, Sonali Jaffer, Ved Raj, Manoj Santoshi, Dr. Chandra Prakash Dwivedi, Gul Khan, Utkarsh Naithani, Neeraj Ghaywan, Nagraj Manjule, and many more writers, writer-directors, producers and channel/studio executives to the conference. While the confirmations are streaming in quickly, the final schedule and the list of panelists will be published on the SWA website, very soon.
The Indian Screenwriters Conference was started with the idea of addressing issues concerning Indian screenwriters and lyricists, while also encouraging a dialogue on the surrounding social realities, within and outside the film and TV industries.
The first Indian Screenwriters Conference, held at FTII, Pune, in August 2006, was attended by 275 writers. The second, at the Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, next to Film City, Mumbai, in December 2008; saw 575 screenwriters and writer-directors attending it. 3ISC at St. Andrew’s Auditorium, Bandra, in February 2013, had the participation of 700 screenwriters. 4ISC, held in August 2016, was the biggest with over 900 screenwriters and industry professionals attending it! (Click here and here for the photo album of 4ISC.)
DATES: August 1, 2 & 3 (Wed, Thurs & Fri), 2018
TIMINGS: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM (on August 2nd, a cultural program from 6:30 – 8:00 PM)
VENUE: St. Andrew’s Auditorium, Bandra West, Mumbai
OPEN TO ALL SWA MEMBERS AND NON-MEMBERS Delegate Registrations to open shortly, at www.swaindia.org (Special Discounts for SWA members, media persons and students)