By Glamsham Editorial
"Lights camera action", time for celebration. It's Cinema 100 - The Next Wave! Whistling Woods International is ready to paint the world yet again with the colors of cinema on May 11 and 12 2013, a two-day extravaganza that explores the growth of Indian cinema over the next 100 years. Cinema 100, a unique annual initiative of Whistling Woods International, back in its second year, is poised to be bigger and better than ever. This year, rather than looking back at a glorious past; Whistling Woods International looks ahead to a golden future of Indian Cinema.
From black and white to color, established film makers to budding aspirants, workshops to panels, screenings to discussions, a power packed two day event looking into the future of Indian Cinema is just around the corner.
A special treat for cinema enthusiasts, Cinema 100 - The Next Wave will feature celebrity panel discussions, thrilling interactive workshops, a visual journey of rare exhibits, posters and artifacts, special screening of award winning student films and a musical grand finale on each day. Special highlights of this year's festival include an exclusive screening of BOMBAY TALKIES, Dia Mirza interviewing Shabana Azmi, rare children films, an interactive Film Appreciation Workshop for kids who shall be accompanied by Amole Gupte, Unity of Faith film competition, an anti-piracy workshop, and a special workshop by Amrit Gangar on the fortitude of Indian cinema and lots more.
Speaking on the initiative, Ms. Meghna Ghai-Puri, President - Whistling Woods International, said "We are very glad to be organizing Cinema 100 once again. Last year, we had a tremendous response from the Indian film industry that made it a point to come and engage with the students in their endeavors to honor Indian cinema. Cinema 100 was such a success that we decided to celebrate it every year. This year, we look at where Indian cinema is poised to go over the next 100 years. With a fantastic line-up of workshops and celebrity panels, CINEMA 100 - The Next Wave promises to be a spectacular event. "
With exciting workshops, rapid fire panel discussions and star line-ups that include Raykesh Om Prakash Mehra, Javed Akthar, Anurag Basu, Gauri Shinde, Shabana Azmi, Diya Mirza; Cinema 100 - The Next Wave promises to be a must-attend for all Bollywood fans.
Cinema 100 began in 2012, wherein Whistling Woods International was one of the first institutions to commence the centenary celebrations of 100 years of Indian Cinema. Whistling Woods International hosted a blockbuster three day film festival which saw renowned names from the film and entertainment industry attend panel discussions, conduct workshops, exhibitions, movie screenings and participate in iconic performances.
The three day mega film festival was graced by industry legends like A. R. Rahman, Gulzar, Sukhwinder Singh, Randhir Kapoor, Saroj Khan , Jackie Shroff, Kiran Shantaram, Rinki Roy Bhattacharya (Bimal Roy's daughter), Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Arjun Kapoor, Parineeti Chopra, Amole Gupte, Zoya Akhtar, Ketan Anand, Govind Nihilani, CK Muralidharan, Rajeev Masand, Rohit Shetty, R. Balki, Habib Faisal, Khalid Mohammed, Sangeeta Shankar, Dhanush, Rohit Roy, Ronit Roy, Isha Sharvani, Hema Malini and Anu Malik.