9 Reasons To Participate in Asia’s Largest Content Creation Fest- India Film Project

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Do you think you can be the next big name of the film industry? If yes, you shouldn’t miss Asia’s biggest content creation festival, India Film Project which is back in its 9th season.

India Film Project is a unique content creation festival which celebrates content in any form, shape, and size. Started back in 2011, IFP provides a platform to each and every kind of content creator, whether professional or amateur.

With an increasing community of 6.5 million filmmakers and content creators coming together on 12th and 13th of October 2019 in Mumbai; this year more than 35000+ filmmakers from 300+ cities across 22+ countries are expected to make more than 1500 short films in 50 hours.

Being said that, here are the top ten reasons of why you should not miss IFP-2019.

1. The 50 Hours Filmmaking Challenge

The flagship challenge of IFP is grander than ever. Make a film from scratch i.e. Script, Shoot, Edit and Submit a film in the duration of fifty hours and stand a chance to screen your work all over the country.

2. Are you a storyteller, scriptwriter or designer?

IFP is inviting verbal and visual storytellers on its platform to showcase their talent of scriptwriting, spoken word storytelling/ poetry and poster making to the best of each forte. Submit your compelling script on the theme, ‘Old school Love in the time of Technology’ or your spoken word story on the theme, ‘Not So Superhero’ or your contemporary rendition of poster of any film released between 1970-1999 before September 15 and stand a chance to get recognized on a global platform.

3. The best in the business will judge your content

This edition of IFP has got the acclaimed jury consisting of Abhishek Chaubey (Sonchiraiya), Anjali Menon (Manjadikuru), Pan Nalin (Angry Indian Goddess) and Pradip Sarkar (Parineeta) for the 50 Hours Filmmaking Challenge.

4. Discussions, AMAs and many more events

Challenge will be followed by a two day long festival where along with the screening of all winning films, many discussion panels, AMA sessions & workshops in various music, entertainment, literature and arts categories are scheduled. With a spectrum of spokespersons and a really appreciative crowd, IFP is the place to be if you are starting in content creation.

5. Categories of Amateur, Mobile and Professional

The 50 hours Filmmaking Challenge comes into three categories of Amateur, Mobile and Professional. So if you are worried that you have no chance in front of the bigwigs, challenge yourself in category specific competitions.

6. Mentoring Program

Winners of IFP will have the golden opportunity to learn from the jury of their own choice. This can become the catalyst of your career as it can bring you the industry exposure which most people learn through a tough path.

7. Premiere your work on platforms like PVR & MTV

This year’s edition of IFP is much more exciting as the winners get a chance to screen their work all over the country through PVR Cinemas and get their work aired on MTV.

8. Prizes worth 12 lac!

With five awards in each category, the winners of IFP-2019 will have the chance to bag exciting prizes, courtesy to a plethora of excited sponsors!

9. Branded Content Creation

IFP also invites pro filmmakers from their community to create content with brands.

Brownie Reason: Stream your work on BuddyBits!

This year, BuddyBits has partnered with IFP to stream some of the best films on its platform.

Convinced? Head over to IFP’s website and start enrolling in the challenges of your choice.


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