Marks the debut of ‘Indian Screenwriters’ Festival‘ – the first festival dedicated to all kinds of writing for films, TV and web-series. (In association with SWA).
Actor SwaraBhaskar indulges in a no-holds-barred conversation.
The festival is held at ‘Museum Square’ – a unique venue that is a century old abandoned industrial warehouse turned into an art museum, gallery and an art residency.
The festival also sees the continuation of Tabariya in a newer format, with more focus on Indian literature and performances.
Diverse performances include a contemporary rendering of Sufi trance, an English play Mohan’s Masala on Mahatma Gandhi’s legacy and Rock Dayro by Arvind Vegada and group.
ISF is received by a packed house. Sessions from morning to evening about film-making and writing for various genres.
Workshops on writing for films and Web Series.
Striking conversations with superhit Bollywood writers and directors SriramRaghavan and Abhishek Chaubey to name a few.
Vadodara: February 2 to 4, 2018
First edition of GLF in Vadodara is a smashing debut.
Tabariya gets a rousing welcome by city’s schools and parents with hearty participation in story-telling competitions.
Bollywood star VidyaBalan attends the festival for a cerebral candid chat with AnjumRajabali.
‘India Today’ founder and media baron AroonPurie opens up about the challenges of managing a media empire.
Folk performance: A contemporary rendering of Dayro by DrRanjitVank, brings alive stories of love and valour from Saurashtra.
The first edition includes language sessions in Gujarati, English, Hindi, Urdu and Marathi.
Performance by young folk artist Aditya Gadhvi rocks the audience.
Ahmedabad: January 3 to 7, 2018
Historic moment! Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani reiterates unconditional support to GLF and promises to look into the issue of making Gujarati language compulsory in Gujarat’s schools.
Education minister BhupendraChudasama appoints a committee to execute GLF’s demands. The Gujarat Assembly in March 2018 unanimously passes a motion to make learning and teaching of Gujarati language compulsory in all schools.
Two new striking concepts – GLF Awards and Ink Tank are introduced.
GLF Awards: A unique set of awards to honour the leading lights of Gujarat’s literary scene – writers, editors, proof-readers, translators, designers and even publishers.
GLF InkTank: A platform to connect young minds with story ideas to publishers, who are always on a lookout for fresh writers.
Awards are given away in a high-profile event attended by Gujarat CM and Maharashtra Chief Minister DevendraFadnavis’ wife AmrutaFadnavis.
Introduction of Tabariya: Literature Festival for children and young adults.
Tabariya is an instant success with participation from multiple schools.
Seven art shows embedded in the venue, including a sculpture exhibition and multiple unique installations.
In partnership with Screenwriters Association, veteran film writers Ketan Mehta and RakeyshOmprakashMehra attend GLF.
Bestselling author DevduttPattanaik attends the festival as a speaker.
Ahmedabad: Dec 14 to 18, 2016
With the theme of humour, GLF comes out as a more mature and larger event.
Spread over five days, nearly 200 authors, scriptwriters, historians, academicians interact with local audiences and tourists in over 90 different events.
Best-selling national and international authors like Ashwin Sanghi, NamitaGokhale, NeelimaDalmiaAdhar, Divya Prakash Dubey and Zac O’ Yeah speak at the festival.
Partners with apex body of film writers – Screen Writers’ Association (SWA) of India – to bring the best of Bollywood writers to GLF.
Evening Cultural Events: Stellar debut of Gujarati band Inner Notes with Akha Bhagatna ‘Chhappa’.
Performance by celebrated Bollywood song-writer IrshadKamil’s band ‘Waahz’.
First of its kind Hindustani classical musical event at the Sabarmati Ashram performed by veteran singer Vidya Rao.
Chief Minister of Gujarat Vijay Rupani visits the Festival for an inspiring speech.
Ahmedabad: Jan 8 to 10, 2016
The festival introduces a theme: Film is new literature.
GLF touches new heights. 175 Authors and Writers; Bollywood script-writers, lyricists, dramatists; 70+ discussions and debates, eight workshops; all of these in five different languages = another blockbuster edition of GLF.
Workshops for young writers by acclaimed Bollywood film writers and directors AnjumRajabali, SriramRaghavan, Varun Grover and Pan Nalin.
Over 40,000 visitors attend the Festival in three days.
Exhibition ‘Kanu’s Gandhi’, a collection of exclusive photographs of Gandhiji and a Photo exhibition of Gujarat’s veteran authors fuses arts with literature.
Multiple book releases: GLF is emerging as an event of choice for authors to release their books before the right audiences.
Ahmedabad: Jan 30 to Feb 01, 2015
Second year brought more diversity in content and languages. Sessions in Hindi, English, Urdu and Bengali are introduced.
Famous film script writer Abhijat Joshi debates ‘Gandhigiri’ with Rajmohan Gandhi.
Literary legend NiranjanBhagat comes on a public stage for the first time in recent years, for a debate.
Nationally acclaimed author Tarak Mehta attends the festival.
Authors Jay Vasavada, KajalOza Vaidya and Madhu Rye hold workshops to packed rooms in the festival.
Ahmedabad: Jan 3 to 5, 2014
The first edition of the three-day festival focuses on Gujarati literature. Over 150 writers interact with over 7,000 youngsters and enthusiasts on and off the stage.
Playwright Saumya Joshi enthralls crowds with his poetry recitation.
A ‘court-martial’ of novelist and columnist KajalOza Vaidya and discussions with Bollywood writer and director Anand Gandhi leave audiences spell-bound.
The team of GLF 2014 coins the concept and term ‘Rock Dayro’ and introduce a fusion of traditional Gujarati form ‘Dayro’ with pop music. Artist Arvind Vegda performs this format on various national and international stages.
Half-a-dozen books are released during the three days of the festival.