How to begin your career in film-making? | Free Orientation SEMINAR

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Get an #orientation about multiple aspects of the #filmmaking process - #storytelling, #screenplay, #filmediting, #filmdirection, #cinematography. This is the best time to join Film Industry. But where do you start? What kind of profile you need? What kind of people you need to network with? And most importantly, what kind of technical & aesthetic skills you need to acquire?


DATE: 8th Sept 2019 (Sunday)
TIME: 11.30 am to 1 pm
CONDUCTED BY: Gourav Ghosh (FTII Alumnus)
LOCATION: Sixteen By Nine Media Centre
36 Mangalwadi Society, 1st Floor,
Senapati Bapat Road, Pune 16.
Landmark: Near S.B.I. Bank (S.B. Road Branch)

The casting process - Workshop for aspiring actors

BY OMKAR NAUTIYAL, CASTING EXPERT (Parag Mehta Casting Company, Mumbai)

Casting expert

An actor may go through several casting calls before receiving a role in the film, and even though well known actors or actresses oftentimes still go through this very necessary process, some are privileged enough to have well known writers, screenwriters and or directors /producers. Sixteen By Nine Media Centre offers an opportunity to know a casting director from inside the industry.


DATE: 9th June 2019 (Sunday)
TIME: 11 am to 2 pm
CONDUCTED BY: Omkar Nautiyal, Casting Expert (Parag Mehta Casting Company, Mumbai)

- Casting in Film Industry
- How to approach casting agencies
- How do directors choose their actors
- How to prepare for your dialogues, expressions & body language by reading the script.
- How to practice Acting when you don’t have any project.
- Learn everything about casting process
- Get industry contacts
- Learn to prepare for a role
- Techniques of approaching casting agencies
Sixteen By Nine Media Centre
36 Mangalwadi Society, First Floor,
Near SBI Bank (S.B. Road Branch)
Senapati Bapat Road, Pune 411016

CALL FOR QUERIES on 9518505168, 020 25675233 (Between 10 am to 6 pm)

- Name: Omkar Nautiyal
- Currently working as the Casting Expert in Parag Mehta Casting Company, Mumbai.
- Previously worked with the casting team of Casting Bay, Mumbai.
- Assisted Panchami Ghavri (casting director of 'Kapoor And Sons')
- Associated with casting actors for ads, web series, films etc.
- Assisted Barry John in film, 'The Test Case'.
- Trained actor from Barry John Acting Studio, Mumbai.

SBNMC 2nd Annual Film Festival - 2018

Sixteen By Nine Media Centre, held its Annual Film Festival - 2018 on 3rd June. This was the 2nd consecutive year of the festival and like last year (2017), was restricted only for the students of Sixteen By Nine Media Centre as participants & attendees. Total of 39 films entered the festival under three categories - Documentary film, Fiction Film & Music Video. Films submitted had participation of at least one student from the centre. It was a jam packed event with a good screening attendance.

Sixteen By Nine Media Centre welcomed its students as in - actors, directors, editors & cinematographers, who added to all the buzz and conversation to the festival.

The following seven titles were awarded to the best films: Best Fiction: Uthan - By Abhijeet More, Best Documentary: Weeping Earth - By Aditya Sane, Best Music Video: Galti se mistake - By Shubham Beluse, Best Actor: Kiran Patil - For ‘Right Or Wrong’ & ‘Uthan’, Best Editor: Vaibhav Singh - For ‘Right Or Wrong’, Best Camera: Aniket Demba - For ‘Right Or Wrong’, Best Effort: Pratik Kale.
The winners were chosen on the basis of votes from each viewer of the screenings.


Sixteen By Nine Media Centre aims to redefine media education and the way it is delivered to students. We look forward to seeing everyone next year for the 3rd Sixteen By Nine Media Centre Annual Film Festival - 2019 accompanied by many more new entrants. Till then keep making films, keep acting in new ventures.

Last but not the least Sixteen By Nine Media Centre would like to take a moment to thank its dedicated student volunteers who contributed their time to support the Festival’s success.