By Aditi Patwardhan. Posted on November 10, 2015
Last couple of years have been great for Indian indie cinema with so many of them winning appreciation at some of the biggest film festivals across the globe. The number of independent films and the growing attention these films are receiving are hopefully indicators of the bright future for indie cinema in India.
Sadly there aren't many indie film festivals in India. IndiEarth Xchange is one of the leading film festivals where independent cinema is showcased & promoted. IndiEarth Xchange is India’a largest trade event designed towards promoting indie films & giving them an opportunity to find buyers for their films. It's a gathering place for indie artists from the fields of music, film and media from around the world. The fourth edition of IndiEarth Xchange is scheduled to take place from 27-29 November at the Vivanta by Taj-Connemara, Chennai.
The XChange will host panel discussions, conferences and workshops for and by professionals from the fields of music, film and media along with music and film festivals showcasing performances and cinema from across the globe. The trade event has been designed with the aim of opening up national and international avenues for its participants.
EarthSync, a world-music record label and audio-visual production house, is the firm that started IndiEarth, an online B2B platform. “IndiEarth XChange is aimed at building pathways for and between the non-mainstream music, film and media industries sustainable infrastructure that will result in business for independent artists and arts professionals", says the official website of IndiEarth Xchange.
Here's the trailer for this years' event:
Showcasing over 50 films this year, IndiEarth XChange Film Festival 2015 will be screening an exciting collection of independent films – ranging from established to emerging filmmakers, from rare, difficult-to-access documentaries sourced from India's film archives to the latest 2015 releases covering genres like animation to international features as well as short films.
The schedule of IndiEarth Xchange Film Festival has been announced on their website. The film festival is clearly a treat for the connoisseurs of nonfiction and short films. For more information about the films and other essentials, please visit the link here. Check out the trailers of the two Indian feature films selected for the festival, Ludo and Sulemani Keeda:
IndiEarth Xchange is yet to release the full lineup for the conferences and workshops. However, some of the workshops have been announced by the organizers on their website. At IndiEarth Xchange, the delegates have the opportunity to meet and network with professionals from different sectors of the Indian and international independent arts industries – festivals, venues, media persons, bookers etc.
A 3 day workshop on Music Journalism by Simon Broughton, the Editor-in-Chief of the world music magazine 'Songlines' is to be held from 27th to 29th November. This three-day workshop looks at some of the basic ingredients - news pieces, interviews and reviews.
Indie100 Program, a youth program designed to offer emerging independent musicians the rare and valuable opportunity to be recorded, mixed and mastered by two of Australia’s top music producers, Lachlan ‘Magoo’ Goold and Yanto Browning, will be held from from 27th to 29th November.