India Film Project Goes Bigger and Better

Asia’s largest filmmaking challenge is here and your are invited to be a part of it

Published: 08th September 2015 05:57 AM  |   Last Updated: 08th September 2015 05:57 AM   |  A+A-

QUEEN’S ROAD: What started four years back as a one-of-its-kind filmmaking activity to promote filmmaking in the country has now participants from as many as 18 countries.

With the aim of  acknowledging the talent of aspiring filmmakers, India Film Project gives an inimitable platform to all the  cinema lovers to showcase their talent globally.

It challenges one to script, shoot, edit and submit a short film in just 50 hours once the theme is announced.

INDIA.jpgFifty hours is all a participant has to interpret the subject, write a brilliant script, discover the most appropriate location for the shoot, select a good cast for the movie, compose gripping music and submit entries.

Two of Indian cinema’s most prolific and renowned filmmakers, Ketan Mehta and Onir, are the jury  members at the India Film Project 2015.  Asia’s largest filmmaking festival is scheduled to be held in Ahmedabad from September 18 -26 this year and is expecting a whopping participation of 15,000 filmmakers from 18 countries. In the last four years, more than 21,000 filmmakers from 13 countries have been a part of IFP, and ended up making 1,500 films.

“I’m delighted to be a part of the jury at IFP. It will be a great experience to judge the upcoming talent. I think the concept is unique and I look forward to see the great work done by all the passionate movie makers in just 50 hours,” says Ketan Mehta

“Not many people get a chance to turn their dreams into reality and I feel great that we are able to help all  those through IFP platform. In the last four years, we have created a community of short filmmakers and not just contestants and this is our biggest success.  Each time we feel the same adrenaline rush organising  this festival and are looking forward to this year’s fest,” says Ritam Bhatnagar, founder-director, IFP.

To know more about the contest and registration, log onto

Date event

  • 12 June: Registration opens online
  • 13 September: Workshop - online and on-ground + registration closes
  • 18 September: Declaration of theme + 50 hours competition begins
  • 19 September: Filmmaking hours
  • 20 September: Filmmaking competition ends + online submission before 10 pm
  • 26 September: Gala awards ceremony

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