ActFest is the world's first Actors Only festival, dedicated to actors. It is conceived and organised by CINTAA, India's largest and oldest association working for Cine and TV Artistes, and the 48 Hour Film Project. The event is scheduled for February 15 and 16, 2019 and will be held at the prestigious Mukesh Patel Auditorium and other Shri Vile Parle Kelavani Mandal (SVKM) venues at Vile Parle, Mumbai.
ActFest is a high-profile event featuring industry stalwarts, international delegates and over a thousand aspiring actors and artists. Two action-packed days where industry stalwarts share their knowledge and experience to benefit thousands of aspiring artists. Workshops and a lecture series, covering aspects like voice culture, grooming, fashion, body language, stress management will be held. Along with these we also have a special section of Panel Discussions and Speeches by eminent actors like Sara Ali Khan, Vicky Kaushal, Bobby Deol, Manoj Bajpayee, Rasika Duggal, Swara Bhaskar, Gajaraj Rao Raveena Tandon, Kubbra Sait, Shika Talsania, Makrand Deshpande, Dilip Joshi, Kamya Punjabi, Manoj Joshi, Renuka Shahane, Sachin Khedekar, Satish Kaushik, Sumeet Vyas, Neena Gupta, Jimmy Sheirgil and more.
Talking about the same, Amit Behl, Hon. Sr Joint Secretary, CINTAA said, "The ActFest is CINTAA’s endeavour in partnership with the 48-hour film project to celebrate the Actor, their art, journeys, highs & lows, let the world know of our zeal & commitment towards uplifting the levels of the Indian performer. The CINTAA hall of fame awards is our humble recognition of the exemplary work done by our seniors, they have inspired us & they will continue to inspire future generations of performers."
Sushant Singh, Hon. General Secretary, CINTAA added, "We are very happy & grateful to Sara Ali Khan & Vicky Kaushal,two talented performers from today’s generation, who are gracing the Actfest with their presence, means a lot to all of us in the field of performing arts, their support to the Actfest is also a big morale booster to their association ie CINTAA."
You may be aware that CINTAA, the Cine and TV Artistes’ Association has a global presence as an active member of the Executive Council of FIA (International Federation of Actors), with affiliates in 83 countries worldwide. The 48 Hour Film Project (48HFP) has over the years established itself as a global platform for nurturing film talent with a presence in 140 cities worldwide. This unique tie-up to create a one-of-a-kind fest to celebrate the spirit and skill of the performer is a big step for us to create the image of the globally relevant Indian performer.