In this edition of the Urban Lens film festival, we bring you a series of conversations that go into different aspects of cinematic practice. Last year’s edition of the festival featured a discussion with camera persons, and what their practice of framing meant. This year we bring you a set of conversations with directors and editors who will speak about their individual craft, and how it has shaped the work they have produced. In an image-saturated world where proliferation of digital technologies has made cinema production and consumption accessible, it becomes even more important for us to understand what the practice behind filmmaking is, and how it has shaped our cinematic imaginations over time, and continues to even today.
From directors Girish Kasaravalli and Rajeev Ravi to editors Bina Paul and Namrata Rao – these set of conversations will try and explore what the process and thought behind their craft is, and their relationship to an ever changing technology. These reflections around their practice is not only meant for cinephiles and students of cinema, but for anyone who is interested in questions around cinematic form and language. We hope that these set of discussions will lead to a deeper and nuanced understanding of the images and sounds that shape us.