Conversations mark run-up to Toto awards

Conversations mark run-up to Toto awards

They recognise young talent in music, photography, filmmaking and writing

Toto Funds The Arts (TFA), the Bengaluru non-profit trust that nurtures young artists, is presenting a series of discussions in the run-up to its annual awards presentation.

TFA is moving away from its conventional single event to a series of virtual events spread over three days, between February 5 and 7. Shortlisted artistes, past awardees and artistes will take part as a prologue to the awards ceremony. Discussions and performances focus on music, photography, film, and Kannada and English creative writing, which also form the five award categories. 

The awards will be announced on February 7, between 7 pm and 8 pm. To attend the panel discussions and the awards ceremony, sign up on the Bangalore International Centre website.

Quick reckoner

Feb 5, 5 pm: ‘Making films in the era of fake news.’ Moderator: Basav Biradar

7 pm: ‘Writing through the lockdown’ Moderator: Arul Mani

Feb 6, 5 pm: ‘Night of the nominee — A virtual edition’ Host: Natalia Rebecca Isaac

7 pm: ‘The photograph as document: Expressing the self or evoking the subject?’ Moderator: Anshika Varma

Feb 7, 5 pm: ‘New writing in Kannada’ Moderator: Vivek Shanbhag

Toto Awards

The Awards will honour two for English creative writing, one for Kannada creative writing, two for photography, two for short film, and one for music.