CASA ASIA collaborates with the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM) forming a part of the Organising Committee and the Advisory Board of the I World Cinema International Conference dedicated to Indian Cinema, which will be celebrated ONLINE, from Tuesday, 15th of June to Wednesday, 16th of June 2021.


Languages: English and Spanish (Majority of the participants will be presenting in English, which therefore will also be the principal language of the Congress)

The objective of this international congress is to create a space of academic discussion about cinema in its different forms, likewise about its similar narratives, like television series. This edition is dedicated to Indian cinema.

The congress is directed especially towards researchers, professors, professionals and Master and PhD students interested in disseminating and sharing their contribution. All kinds of academic perspectives are accepted without any restrictions concerning the topics and contents as well as the formal aspects of the presentation and the evaluation.

This first edition is dedicated to Indian cinema, one of the most important cinematographic industries of the world, which is, nevertheless, less known in some of the regions of the globe. It deals with an industry with a great cultural and social variety that spans, in addition to the Bollywood cinema, the most popular to the cinematographic productions typically that of independent and experimental cinema that does not lack from a notable economic impact.

The director of the Congress is Jaime López Díez, professor of the Complutense University of Madrid, who has organized this event with the research group GECA (Género, Estética y Cultura Audiovisual) to which he belongs, and the collaboration of the Department of Applied Communication Sciences of UCM, the Institute of Indology, the Embassy of India in Spain, Casa de la India, Casa Asia and the Asian Film Festival Barcelona.


Inauguration: Tuesday, 15th of June 2021, at 09h30


Keynote Speakers:

Tuesday 15th of June of 2021, 10h – 11h

Shyam Bengal | Filmmaker


Tuesday  15th of June of 2021, 12h30 – 13h30

Srinivas S V | Senior Fellow and Professor


Tuesday  15th of June of 2021, 17h00 – 18h00

Lalitha Gopalan | Author and Professor


Wednesday 16th of June of 2021, 10h30 – 11h30

Sangeetha Dutta | Filmmaker


Wednesday 16th of June of 2021, 13h00 – 14h00

Ashvin Devasundaram | Filmmaker


Wednesday 16th of June of 2021, 15h00 – 16h00

Conversation between Geetha J | Filmmaker y Devashish Makhija | Filmmaker



Dorottya Fejes-Jancsó, Apoorva Nanjangud, Sanjay Bissoyi, Liangdong Chen, Ian Dixon, Nandita Banerjee, Damini Kulkarni, Priyanka Ragji, Hui Xu. Narrative Art, Mohimarnab Biswas, Rutuja Deshmukh, Christopher Meir, Deenaz Raisinghani, Mukshita Dhrangadharia, Rochak Saxena, Shabana M, Yadukrishnan P T, Haritha R, Shyama Sadasivan, Rahul Sharma, Anupama Surendranath, Francisco Sáez de Adana, Vikas, Akishe L Jakha, Madhuja Mukherjee, Radha Dayal, Rima Bhattacharya, Anugyan Nag, Zinat Aboli, Nadira Khatun, Helio San Miguel, Mohamed Shafeeq Karinkurayil, Anagha Anil, Divya Kalavala, Rupali Sehgal, Dipanjan Kundu, Luís Miguel Cardoso, Omar Ahmed, Kalpana Subramanian, Abhishek Kumar, Pritam Kokate, Vishal Chauhan, Arun Remesh, Kevin George, Muhammed Afzal, Abhijith B., Sreenu Gopan, Jenson Joseph, Noor Bajuwaiber, B. Geetha, Garima, Srishti Walia, Neha Bhatia, Parichay Patra, Santhosh Kumar Putta, Xiaolan Zhu, Györgyi Vajdovich, Marion Poirson, Francisco Algarín, Priyanka Verma, Rahul Sharma, Bitasta Das, Jaime López, Menene Gras Balaguer, César Alonso Cardona, Francisco Ayuso Ros, Farshad Zahedi, Luisa Moreno Cardenal, David Carabias Galindo, Gurkan Maruf, Anne Ciecko, Samuel Montes Ibars

Registrations via this form: https://bit.ly/350bCer

Webpage of the Congress: https://bit.ly/3cvt0fb

Webpage of the Asian Film Festival Barcelona:


Image Credits: Photography by Bhonsle – Devashish Makhija
(Awards: Best Film and Best Script of the Official Section of the Asian Film Festival Barcelona 2019)
  • 15/06/21 – 16/06/21

  • From Tuesday, 15th of June of 2021 to Wednesday, 16th of junio of 2021, from 9h to 18h CEST.

  • ONLINE | Online presentations provided by Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM)

  • Price: 20 euros | Previous registration is required

  • Universidad Complutense de Madrid organises this event with the research group GECA (Género, Estética y Cultura Audiovisual)