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This two-day workshop brought to you by Lost The Plot and taught by independent filmmaker Isha Pungaliya will give movie lovers in-depth insights into the art of reading films and understanding why and how cinema moves us. Through guided discussions around a curated list of classics and foreign films, we will peel back the layers of subtext and craft that make movies such a powerful medium of storytelling and entertainment in our workshop
Ideal for movie buffs who want to take their passion to the next level! Limited Seats Available. A certificate will be provided to the attendees on completion of the workshop.

Workshop Dates:

31st October 2020, from 4 pm to 7 pm

1st November 2020, from 4 pm to 7 pm

Designed to be hands-on and interactive, the course will cover the history and evolution of the art form, what sets cinema apart from other arts, and how cinematic elements such as lighting, framing, narrative and sound design, editing, etc. are used to create meaning and impact in a visual format. There will also be an introduction to the various cinematic movements which have existed across the 125 years of cinema, as well as discussions around socio-political influences on films and vice-versa.
Participants are required to watch the following films prior to the workshop, as a major part of the discussion will be based on them:
Viewing List: 
The Godfather on Amazon Prime 
Portrait Of A Lady On Fire, Bakurau, La Jetee on MUBI 
Om Shanti Om and Django Unchained on Netflix 
Upon registering, participants will be given exclusive complimentary access to MUBI for viewing the films! 

English + Hindi

18 Years and Above

Since graduating from L.V. Prasad Film and TV Academy in Chennai, Isha has been working independently making documentaries and fictional short films.
Her short Kaya was selected at 6 international film festivals including the International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala and Jaipur Short Film Festival. Isha works with environmental and labor rights organizations such as Kalpavriksha, KRAPAVIS, Hamal Panchayat, and Working People’s Charter (WPC) helping them create audio-visual material as well as shooting and editing short documentaries and is currently working on a film documenting WPC’s relief work during the Covid-19 migrant labor crisis.
Apart from filmmaking, Isha also works for the audio series app Storytel as writer and editor and has recently finished the first draft of an audio series about the adventures of an Indian Super-Hero girl, Radha.
She is also the creative director of Pune-based Theatre Group, The Drama Queens’ and has been active as an actor, director and writer on their various productions. Studying cinema has been one of Isha’s oldest passions and her key interest lies in peeling off layers of meaning and craft, in order to reach the essence of the film.


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