Rupa Dash to deliver Keynote at Indywood Film Carnival 2016

LOS ANGELES, CA – 18 July, 2016 – The 2016 Indywood Film Carnival  announced today that Rupa Dash, Co-Founder & CEO of World Woman Foundation, will be delivering the keynote speech at the Women’s Panel of their Indywood Interaction session. Indywood Film Carnival is a of 4 day film fiesta starting on September 24, 2016 at the World’s largest integrated film studio, Ramoji Film CityHyderabad, India.

Dash will also be joining the ranks of such film leaders as John Currie the Director of Beeston Film Festival from the United Kingdom, Ed ‘Umoja the President/Founder of The Piton International Film Festival (PIFF) from St. Lucia, North America, Marta de Muga Salleras the Co-Director of Inclús, Barcelona International Disability Film Festival from Barcelona, Spain and many more in the advisory panel for the event.  Ed ‘Umoja is returning to the ALIIFF advisory panel for the second year in a row.

“Adding new faces and new perspectives to our panels is something we strive to do every year at this festival and I believe that Rupa Dash will be a wonderful addition to our growing panel and bring the strong powerful women voices has been a consistent effort of our festival,” said Sohan Roy, Founder and Director of  Indywood Film Carnival. “Rupa Dash is a very accomplished woman in the film and media industry, to have her perspective throughout this festival will undoubtedly be invaluable to the up and coming film makers.”

Indywood Interactions 2016, a major attraction of Indywood film carnival, is a perfect platform to bring together prominent film industry professionals to discuss not just film business but includes interactive gatherings from the global film industry that includes top notch directors, distributors, sales agents, writers etc. Indywood Interactions 2016 aims at bringing the who’s who of the global film industry and conferences and seminars aims at giving the listeners an understanding, insight and a comprehensive rare opportunity to hear from the experts.

Indywood Film Carnival is the ultimate film carnival in the world which would celebrate the very best of World cinema.  Organised under the patronage of Shri K. Chandrasekhar Rao, Chief Minister, Government of Telengana, The film carnival will attract over 2000 delegates and 20,000 footfalls from over 100 countries, film industry professionals and business heads, entrepreneurs, film journalists, media experts, industry aspirants and thousands of film enthusiasts from all corners of the world. The 4 day film carnival would also encompass more than 15 major events like All Lights India International Film Festival, Indywood Film Market, Golden Frame Awards, International Film Business Awards, Seminars, Workshops and Interactive Sessions, Red Carpet, Talent Hunt & Talent Shows, Networking Evenings, Entrepreneur’s meet, Musical Nites, Master Classes, Theme Park, Product Launches & Brand Shows, General Body Meets of Associations, Celebrity Business Meets, Celebrity Sports, Film Museum, Student Nite, Celebrity and Director’s Meets, Cinematographers & Editors Day, Festival Directors Meets, Miss Indywood and much more. With prominent names joining the carnival, the film fiesta shall cross borders, break conventional finesse of movie making all while embracing its unique cultural and linguistic diaspora. Exploring regional cinema industry, Indywood Film Carnival shall also bring together the state’s cultural and diverse forms of aesthetic contents all under one single roof.

“It is an honor to be delivering the keynote speech at such a distinguished film carnival among filmmakers from around the world,” said RupaDash, Co-Founder & CEO of World Woman Foundation. They are dedicated to providing global conversations through film and providing assistance to upcoming women film makers by providing them a platform to discuss issues in a new and creative way. As a part of the advisory panel I look forward to discussing how women are portrayed in film and media.”

Rupa Dash will be delivering the keynote speech on the Changing Face of Female Protagonist highlighting how the portrayal of women in cinema and media shape the perception and value of women in society at large. Thus women in the entertainment industry play a significant role in shaping the image of gender equality as film is the highest contributor to the Global Economy. Rupa is also involved in UN Women, Hollywood Film Festival and TED advocating Gender Equality in Film and Entertainment Industry.

The Indywood Film Carnival is supported by Delloitte, IMPPA, The ECU, FFI, Onlookers media, Sky Lark, and many more. They make it possible to have this global discussion through film.

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