KLFF 2023

09th - 12th February 2023
About Karnavati Literature & Film Festival

"Discover the Magic of Literature & Film at Karnavati Literature & Film Festival!”

Are you a fan of books and movies? Then this festival is for you! Join us for a celebration of the best in literature and film, where you’ll be able to experience the power of storytelling through a variety of events and activities.

Attention all book lovers and film enthusiasts! Get ready to immerse yourself in a world of imagination and creativity as we bring to you the annual Karnavati Literature & Film Festival (KLFF).

With a line-up of dynamic events, including book readings, film screenings, workshops, and panel discussions, there’s something for everyone. Meet best-selling authors, meet award-winning filmmakers, and learn from industry experts.

Our festival is a perfect opportunity to celebrate the power of storytelling and the art of filmmaking. Get inspired, engage in thought-provoking discussions, and network with like-minded individuals.

So, mark your calendars and don’t miss out on this unique cultural experience. Get your tickets today and join us for a journey of discovery and entertainment.

Karnavati Literature & Film Festival Speakers 2023
Actor and Author
Author and former Editor-in-Chief - Tinkle Comics
Indian filmmaker, screenwriter and actor
Indian Playback Singer
Film Director
Author - Daataa Peer, Agnileek
Indian screenwriter and director Amit V. Masurkar
Director, Writer, and Producer
Singer, Founder - ( Maati Baani )
Indian actress and model
Film Distributor and Producer
An Indian voice-over artist and actor.
Group Editor-Convergence at Network18Group
Assistant Editor - Entertainment, Pinkvilla
Indian film Maker
Founder - Maati Baani
Indian film and theatre critic and cultural Journalist
Author and Columnist
Co-Spokesperson, BJP Gujarat
Poet and Actress
Author and Entrepreneur
Poet, Curator, and Founder of Poetry Couture.
Author, Journalist, Columnist
Deputy editor Midday
Scriptwriter - Netflix, Sesame Street, Cartoon Network, BBC, Disney
Principal Digital Content Producer - Times Internet Ltd.
Leading film and entertainment publicist
Writer & director
Actor ( Drohkaal, Ramprasad Ki Tehrvi, Maharani )
Screenplay Writer
Indian film director and writer.
Supreme Court advocate and renowned author
Author, Film Director & Writer, National Film Awards recipient
Actor and Director
Indian Author and Blogger
Author and Brand Strategist
screenplay writer & Dialogue writer
Author, Poet, Founder - Kavishala, Founder & CEO - ForeanTech
Founder, IFP
Musical Artist
Radio jockey, Theatre Artist and Actress
Film Director
Theatre Artist & Performer
Managing Editor, Special Projects and senior anchor at CNN-News18
Actress, Producer, Writer and RJ
Producer, Editor, and Co-Writer of ‘Hellaro’
Radio Jockey, Singer, VO Artist
Academician, Artist and Stand-up Comedian
Co-Founder, Light Bulb Motion Pictures Film Producer
Singer and Musician
Film Producer & Founder Of Belvedere Films
Brand Strategist. Founder & CEO, temple.ngo
Singer and Songwriter
Design Strategist
Founder, ContentKosh
Actor, Director, Screenwriter
Writer, Composer, Lyricist
MD, P. C. Snehal Group of Companies
Co-Founding Partner, Consortia Legal
Music Composer and Entrepreneur
Artist, Actor and former Radio professional
Evening Entertainment
THE ECO WARRIOR by Sanyukta Shrestha A retrospective that celebrates more than 20 years of her eco - couture journey.

Date 09 to 12 February 2023 at Karnavati University

About the Exhibition:

This exhibition presents 14 Eco Couture dresses handcrafted from rare and most unique sustainable fibres from apple, nettle, milk, hemp, bamboo, recycled plastic bottles and more.  The showcased dresses are worn at the Red Carpets of BAFTA, CANNES, OSCARS, Top Gun Maverick World Premiere, graced by famous celebrities like Victoria Secret Super Model Candice Swanepoel, Lauren Jauregui from Famous American Music band Fifth Harmony and Designer’s own personal favourite from the red carpet of Award-winning Pinocchio Movie premiere to Fashion Awards 2022.

About Sanyukta Shrestha:

A pioneer in Sustainable Luxury Women’s Wear and Bridal, Sanyukta Shrestha is a multi-award-winning designer with a cult following of women across the world celebrating the organic, vegan, luxurious, cruelty free handcrafted timeless designs.
Winner of PETA Luxury Vegan Wedding Awards 2021, the London based designer has been recognised by the media as “the dawn of the sustainable movement”, “Green Goddess” and “the Greta of the Wedding World ” and was among the first to introduce sustainability to the bridal industry in 2011. Honoured with several national & international awards for graceful creations and innovative approach of empowering women in developing countries, one of the designer’s bridal creations is preserved in The Fashion Museum, Bath since 2012.
Member of British Fashion Council (BFC), Sanyukta Shrestha’s Zero waste approach, slow and transparent supply chain, minimal carbon footprint, and high-end designs prove her simple philosophy that “fashion should feel, look, and do good”.

TOTAL FILMY QUIZ based on Interesting Facts of Cinema

Date: Sunday, 12 February 2023 at Karnavati University

About the Quiz Competition:

On the occasion of Karnavati Literature & Film Festival organised by Karnavati University, all are invited to attend / participate in “𝑻𝑶𝑻𝑨𝑳 𝑭𝑰𝑳𝑴𝒀 𝑸𝑼𝑰𝒁” based on the interesting facts of Cinema on Sunday 12th, February, 2023 at 2:45 pm at Karnavati University Campus, Uvarsad, Gandhinagar.

Open for all through prior registration. It’s an open quiz format. Individual registration accepted through registration link https://forms.gle/8bt2zmPM1tEbbY516

About the Quiz Master:

Sanjay Chakraborty is the Founder & Chief Marketing Communication Advisor, EssKee Consultancy. He provides his seasoned expertise & provides Consultancy /Mentorship / Advisory services to various established organisations/ SME & Startups of Gujarat.

He is a TEDx Speaker and a seasoned quiz master.

Karnavati Literature & Film Festival Schedule 2023
 Time Baithak – Amphitheater Chaupal- anticlock D Block Audi- Bioscope
10:00 – 11:00 Swastika Mukherjee, Anvitaa Dutt and Devaki
(Theme: QalaKari)
Rajit Kapur and Preeti Das
(Theme: Idhar udhar ki Baatein)
11:15 – 12:15 Pawan Malhotra, Ajitpal Singh and Vijay Vikram Singh
(Theme: From the Pinds of Punjab)
Ajit Rai and Hrishikesh Sulabh
(Theme: Swaaal Jawab)
12:30 – 13:30 Internationally Acclaimed Powerhouse – Priyanka Bose and Kshitij Banker
(Theme: A global era of Cinema, a vision from both the worlds)
M G “Ambi” Parameswaran, Jignesh Vasavada and Chiranjiv Patel
(Theme: RIP Branding)
Anjum Rajabali
(Theme: The Rajneeti of Screen Writing)
13:30 – 14:30 Lunch Lunch Lunch
15:30 – 16:30 Preeti Shenoy and Dr. Shubha Nigam
(Theme: Love Sex and Dhoka)
Prof. Dr. Anand Ranganathan
(Theme: Nation Building the Right Way)
David Valdés
(Theme: From Hollywood with Love)
16:45 – 17:45
Time Baithak – Amphitheater Chaupal- anticlock D Block Audi- Bioscope
10:00 – 11:00 Urmi Juvekar, Ruchi Joshi and Nehal Bakshi
(Theme: Kalam sey)
Chetan Chauhan, Keyu Shah, Aarti Patel, Prateek Gupta, Manish Saini, Mikhil Musale, and Vaishal Shah (Theme: Gujarati Cinema) Rajani Thindiath and Svani Parekh
(Theme: Toon it up)
11:15- 12:15 Abhiruchi Chand, and Bhargav Purohit
(Theme: Alfaaz)
Anand Narasimhan
(Theme: Hindutva vs counter narratives)
Brajesh Kumar Singh and Dr. Arun Krishnan
(Theme: Distortion of history in cinema)
12:30 – 13:30 Shruti Pathak, Arvind Vegda and Mirande Shah
(Theme: Soundilicious)
Parull Gossain, Sanjay Mishra,  Avinash Lohana and Deepali Chattwani
(Theme: New age Paparazzi)
Amit V. Masurkar and Aastha Tiku
(Theme: Filmi Keeda)
13:30 – 14:30 Lunch Lunch Lunch
15:30 – 16:30 J. Sai Deepak and Satyendra Shrivastava
(Theme: India that is Bharat)
Rima Das and Kabya Shree Borgohain
(Theme: The Village Rockstars)
Christopher C. Doyle
(Theme: Indian Mythology – Bringing youth back to the fold)
16:45 – 17:45 Madhu Raghavendra and Anup Shah
(Theme: Metamorphosis of Poetry)
Time Baithak – Amphitheater Chaupal- anticlock D Block Audi- Bioscope
10:00 – 11:00 Navdeep Singh, Mikhil Musale and Ritam Bhatnagar
(Theme: Darna Zaruri hai – Understanding Thriller)
Barnali Ray Shukla and Manish Saini
(Theme: Journey of Independent Film Makers)
Geetanjali Kulkarni and Jigna Joshi
(Theme: Natak to Netflix)
11:15- 12:15 Rajashree and Abhinay Banker
(Theme: Not just Cinema)
Jane Borges and Preeti Das
(Theme: Bombay Balchão)
12:30 – 13:30 Adah Sharma
(Theme: Andaz Apna Apna)
Ankur Mishra, Naishadh Purani and Kumar Manish
(Theme: Kavishala)
Anand Pandit and Dhvanit Thaker
(Theme: Cinema Overall)
13:30 – 14:30 Lunch Lunch Lunch
15:30 – 16:30 Chandan Roy Sanyal, Pagarav Patel and Vineet Kumar
(Theme: Theatre, OTT and Cinema)
Shashwat Sachdev and Shruti Pathak
(Theme: The Journey of Music through ages)
Shreemoyee Kundu
(Theme: My Gender My Pride)
16:45 – 17:45 Priya Malik and Krishna Singh
(Theme: Slam it like Malik)
Preeti Das
(Theme: Tamasha: Story Telling Performance)
Kabir Bedi
(Theme: The Adventure Life of Kabir Bedi)

Date 09 to 12 February 2023 07:00 PM Onwards ( *T&C Apply – Evening programme access is only for “Four Day Special Package (inclusive all)” Ticket holders ONLY)

09 February 2023

Maati Baani

10 February 2023


11 February 2023

Vishal – Sheykhar

12 February 2023

Harsh Gujral ( Stand-up comedy )