Smriti Kiran

Journalist, creative director, producer and author, Smriti Kiran has been part of the entertainment industry for two decades. At present, she is the Creative Head of a television production house, Cherry Tree Productions that produces Film Companion. She’s also the Creative Director of the Mumbai Film Festival.

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The Court filmmaker, handpicked by Alfonso Cuarón for a mentorship program, discusses learning from the auteur on set in Mexico, his sophomore project and the challenges facing Indian independent cinema


The French filmmaker speaks about the importance of mentorship, being influenced by Federico Fellini and why he prefers working with non-professional actors


On the sidelines of his masterclass at Qumra, the prolific Portugese producer speaks about collaborating with some of the most exciting filmmaking minds and the success of his movies at film festivals


This 6-day event by the Doha Film Institute brings together masters of filmmaking like Asghar Farhadi and Bruno Dumont, as well as industry experts from across the world to mentor emerging filmmakers


Hollywood legend Martin Sheen looks back on his storied film legacy, making Apocalypse Now, working in television and humanising the character of Warren Anderson for his new film Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain.