Named after the legendary Marathi playwright, author and screenwriter, the Vijay Tendulkar Memorial Lecture has gained the status of the flagship event at PIFF. Every year, a particular aspect of filmmaking is taken up as the focus and experts in the area are invited to speak upon the topic. From screenwriting to music to animation, many areas have been explored in the past. Not only veterans, but talented young artists have also delivered these lectures. Mr. Mahesh Bhatt Inaugurated the Vijay Tendulkar lecture.
|18th PIFF, 2020
|Mr. R Balki
|'Tendulkar......Theatre And Filmmaking'
|17th PIFF, 2019
|Mr. Kamlesh Pandey
|16th PIFF, 2018
|Mr. Rodrigo Pla & Mr. Maurizio Nichetti
|'Script Writing The Soul Of A Film'
|15th PIFF, 2017
|Mr. Jorge Arriagada
|'The Symbiotic Relationship Between Music And Cinema'
|14th PIFF, 2016
|Mr. Girish Kasaravalli & Mr. Jhanu Barua
|'Master Class On Ritwik Ghatak & His Films'
|13th PIFF, 2015
|Mr. Krzysztof Zanussi
|'The Changing Narrative Art In The Creative World'
|12th PIFF, 2014
|Mr Ashish Kulkarni
|"The Emergence Of Experiential Storytelling Through Graphics And Animation"
|11th PIFF, 2013
|Mr. Resul Pookutty
|'On The Influence Of Sound In Films'
|10th PIFF, 2012
|Mr. Mahesh Bhatt
|"His Association With Mr. Tendulkar And Screenplay The Backbone Of Cinema."