Bengaluru is all set to get inspired!

1 (39) - Copy Jumpstart (1) Jumpstart (2) Jumpstart (3)On Friday 21st August

Jumpstart-Day 1-GET INSPIRED

 

WINDOWS

 10.00 to 11:45 am

MIRRORS

12:15 to 01:00 pm

KALEIDOSCOPES

02:00 to 03:00 pm

SLAMATHON

03:00 to 05:00 pm

 

 10.00 a.m. to 11.45 a.m.

WINDOWS! Open up your imagination

Windows is about opening up the imagination, a flight of fantasy, a dance of creativity. Our panelists are experts in world-building. Through effective storytelling, whether it is writing, illustration, theatre or film, they play with the ways in which history, mythology and stories are related to children, how these ways are enriching and, invariably, a lot of fun.

Panelists: Nicki Greenberg (Illustration), Arundathi Venkatesh (Writing), Aruna Ganesh Ram (Theatre), Motti Aviram (Film),

Moderator: Manasi Subramaniam

@Auditorium, Goethe-Institute / Max Mueller Bhavan, Bengaluru

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12.15 p.m. to 01.00 p.m.

MIRRORS: A reflection of reality

Mirrors is all about providing specific insights into specific fields of children’s content. This will be broken up into three simultaneous sessions. Each participant can choose ONE inspiraton session to attend.

1. Reflections: Leonie Norrington on books (conversation managed by Manasi Subramaniam)

Does fiction reflect reality or does reality reflect fiction? As Mark Twain famously put it, ‘the only difference between reality and fiction is that fiction needs to be credible.’ Children’s fiction has the capacity to influence minds, spark dialogue and shape culture through its engagement with the real world. In the cross-cultural context, truth as a corollary to fiction can be hugely complex and subjective. Leonie Norrington grapples with some of these issues in this insight talk.

Venue: @Auditorium, Goethe-Institute / Max Mueller Bhavan, Bengaluru

2. Through the Looking Glass: Anand Ramachandran on interactive digital narratives (conversation managed by Prashasti Rastogi)

How does one weave interactive digital narratives? What can content creators, educators and parents learn from video games on how to engage kids in play and help them learn and do problem solving at the same time? Join digital storyteller and video game designer from Bengaluru Mr. Anand Ramachandran as he shares insights on childhood, play, learning and digital narratives.

Venue: @Classroom 1, Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan, Bengaluru

3. Prism of Ideas: Deeptha Vivekanand on story-based learning (conversation managed by Ameen Haque)

‘Teaching through Stories’ is an attempt to look at stories beyond their entertainment value and the morals they hold; whether it’s a math, science, language or history classroom, educators can effectively engage with their students to create lasting learning experiences by harnessing the power of story. Join Storyteller & Educator, Deeptha Vivekananda as she shares with us her experiences of using stories in pedagogy.

Venue: @Classroom 2, Goethe-Institute / Max Mueller Bhavan, Bengaluru

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02.00 p.m. to 03.00 p.m.

KALEIDOSCOPES
Is children’s content a monetizable proposition? How do producers of children’s content create brand identities, build trust, manage expectations and aggressively sell their product? What are the obstacles in publishing, gaming, film-making, education, book selling and libraries for children? And what are the opportunities to be seized? Our panel of experts, each of whom successfully manages a brand in important children’s content industries, has some valuable insights for you when it comes to building a financially viable property.

Panelists: Sudeshna Shome Ghosh (publishing), Motti Aviram (filmmaking), Vimala Malhotra,
Shalini Menon (education), R. Sriram (business development), Moderator: Vinutha Mallya

Venue: @Auditorium, Goethe-Institute / Max Mueller Bhawan, Bengaluru

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03.30 p.m. to 05.00 p.m.

SLAMATHON

Are you a writer with a great story idea? When an editor or agent opens your submission, are you enticing them to turn the page, or set it aside and move on? During this session, our panel of industry professionals will offer critiques articulating and explaining their responses and feedback to your story idea. Those wanting to participate must submit must come prepared with a five-minute pitch for their story.

Panelists: Nicki Greenberg, Leonie Norrington, Sudeshna Shome Ghosh, Motti Aviram

Venue: @Auditorium, Goethe-Institute / Max Mueller Bhavan, Bengaluru

 

 

Short intro of the Speakers

Nicki Greenberg is a renowned children’s writer and illustrator from Australia

Manasi Subramaniam is the Commissioning Editor and Rights Manager at HarperCollins

Sudeshna Shome Ghosh is the editorial director at Red Turtle publishing

Aruna Ganesh Ram is the Artistic Director of the theatre Company Visual Respiration

Deeptha Vivekanand is a Storyteller and founder of Ever After

Sayoni Basu is the founder of Duckbill Books

R.Sriram, best known as co-founder of Crossword, is a guest faculty at IIM A

Vimala Malhotra heads the Bengaluru based children’s hub Hippocampus

Shalini Menon is the founder of Educator’s collective

Ameen Haque is a professional Storyteller, the founder of Storywallahs from Bengaluru

Anand Ramachandran is a game developer and an Author from Bengaluru

Arundhati Venkatesh is a Bengaluru based children’s books writer

Leonie Norrington is an artist, Children’s books writer and an illustrator from Australia

Motti Aviram ist a renowned Film & TV Director and writer of Children TV Series from Israel

Vinutha Mallya is the Principal at LineSpace Consulting, Bengaluru

Julia Regul Singh from Germany is a children’s books writer based out of Delhi

For detailed bios of the Speakers, Panelists and Workshop Facilitators, check http://www.jumpstartfest.com/

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http://www.jumpstartfest.com/