BMO IFFSA Toronto 2022 professional development events, workshops, masterclasses, and forums will be published by July 15, 2022. Stay excited!
All 2021 workshops, masterclasses and panels are listed on IFFSA Toronto 2021 Schedule.
EVENT 1 of 5: DIRECTORS WORKSHOP
In our world, we write, gesture, speak in familiar ways and modes so that we are quickly understood and can achieve whatever goal we’ve set ourselves. We rarely reflect on these familiar modes – that, perhaps, they have have locked us into a habitual and mediocre way of relating to our world. We sense that there’s so much more within and between us, but are hardly ever able to reach that depth or breadth.
This workshop is for writers, directors, actors who would like to take a line of flight into other possibilities of performance: not simply re-present to us ready-made ideas of ourselves, the other and our cosmos, but enter a process of creation that allows the outside world to challenge & galvanize us and our work – & our work to cast its new expanse back into the world.
- Understanding how familiar modes order the world and predetermine our performance
- The joy of journeys: speed, intensity and intervals of the body, relationship with the other, space & time
- Playing without an end: the body and the other as process, materiality, possibilities
ABOUT ANUP SINGH
ANUP SINGH was born in Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania, East Africa. He graduated in literature and philosophy from the Bombay University. He is a student of the Film & TV Institute of India, Pune, graduating in direction in 1986. He now lives & works in Geneva, Switzerland.
ANUP SINGH is an internationally renowned film director who’s feature “Qissa – The Tale of a Lonely Ghost” (2013) premiered at TIFF, where it won the award for “Best Asian Film”. One of the most critically acclaimed films, it has won 15 international awards to date. His next masterpiece, “The Song of Scorpions” (2017), starring Irrfan Khan had its world premiere at Locarno in front of 8000 people on the world’s largest film screen. The film has won numerous accolades worldwide.
Anup Singh has taught and lectured on cinema at numerous universities and film schools in the UK, India and Switzerland.
Date : Sunday, May 19th | 3:00 PM
Venue: Courtyard by Marriott,
90 Biscayne Cres,
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EVENT 2 of 5: MASTERCLASS WITH MANOJ BAJPAYEE
EVENT 3 of 5: PRODUCERS WORKSHOP
EVENT 4 of 5: THEATRE WORKSHOP
A theatre exploration workshop with the master of theatre art, Anamika Haksar who has been trained at National School of Drama and Moscow State Institute of Theatre Arts.
Anamika is a multi faceted actor, playwright, director, and producer of scores of celebrated theatre plays. Her very 1st film as director and producer, Ghode Ko Jalebi Khilane Le Ja Riya Hoon, has won accolades world wide including at Sundance 2019. Anamika also taught at National School of Drama and counts bollywood actors like Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Adil Hussain and Rajpal Yadav among her students.
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EVENT 5 of 5: MUSIC WORKSHOP
Join the Yogi of Sound Professor Surinder Singh for an insightful workshop exploring the depths of human emotions and their musical connection. Discover how to master your emotions through music and empower yourself with an incredible tool that has the capacity to tackle some of life’s biggest challenges. Journey through sound, emotion and reality to become a better you.
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*Festival management reserves the right to modify schedule and replace content under unforeseen circumstances. All film screenings are for 18+ audience.