The Institute’s Film Forward: Advancing Cultural Dialogue programme to promote cultural dialogue will tour the sub-continent from Mar 15-22 for the inaugural Mumbia Mantra Sundance Institute Screenwriters Lab.

The trip will take in Mumbai, New Delhi, Aligarh, Gurgaon and Noida and ten US and international filmmakers including Senna (pictured) director Asif Kapadia and Somewhere Between director Linda Goldstein Knowlton will take part in workshops. Screenings are free to university students and the general public.

Mumbai Mantra Media Ltd and the American Center in New Delhi, in collaboration with Taj Enlighten Film Society and Whistling Woods International, will present the programme.

“It is exciting to expand our relationships with the vibrant community in India as we mount this multi faceted cinematic program,” Sundance Institute executive director Keri Putnam said. “Together with our Film Forward collaborators at Mumbai Mantra and the American Center in New Delhi, we hope to continue building cultural bridges which encourage discourse, the creation of new ideas and a meaningful cross-cultural dialogue.”

Sundance Institute’s Meredith Lavitt and associate director of Film Forward will also attend alongside Film Forward manager Jacqueline Carlson and director of digital initiatives Joseph Beyer.