Hyderabad, November 29, 2017: Indywood Film Carnival (IFC), an ambitious initiative of 10 billion US dollar Project Indywood, will be held from December 1 to 4 at Ramoji Film City. “The third edition of Indywood Film Carnival 2017 will be organised in association with Telangana Government,” said Telangana State Film Development Corporation (TSFDC) Chairman P.Ram Mohan Rao. He was addressing a press conference at Film Development Corporation on Wednesday.
He added that Telangana Government will offer full support to Indywood for branding Hyderabad as the global hub of business and entertainment.
Union Minister of State for Tourism Alphons Kannanthanam, Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao and Telangana Minister for Cinematography Talasani Srinivas Yadav are likely to attend the inaugural function on 1st December at Princess Hall at 6:00 PM. Prominent celebrities, technicians and personalities from various walks of life will also attend.
“The four day Indywood Film Carnival is expected to draw 50,000 footfalls, 5000 trade delegates, 500 plus investors, 300 exhibitors and 2500 plus talents from across the country,” said Indywood Founder Director Sohan Roy.
UAE-based NRI industrialist Sohan Roy spearheads Project Indywood which is being promoted by 2000 Indian billionaires and corporates. Sohan Roy who is also the Chairman and CEO of UAE-based Aries Group aims at initiating 10,000 new 4K projection multiplex screens, 100,000 2K/4K projection home cinemas, 8K/4Kfilm studios, 100 animation/VFX studios and film schools conforming to international standards.
Indian Billionaires Club
The inauguration of Indian Billionaires Club is the major highlight of Indywood Film Carnival 2017. More than 50 billionaires and over 500 investors including corporate giants from across the globe will attend said Sathish Chandran, Director of Indywood Consortium.
“In the coming years the volume of foreign direct investment will play a decisive role in conceiving and implementing mega projects. Billionaires Club is a new step in this direction to educate movers and shakers about the vast opportunities in the sector and how it can be tapped effectively,” he said.
The major categories of Indywood Film Carnival are - All Lights India International Film Festival (ALIIFF), Indywood Film Market (IFM), Indywood Talent Hunt (ITH) and Indywood Excellence Awards.
World of Cinema
All Lights India International Film Festival (ALIIFF) will screen 130 movies from 50 countries. The third edition of ALIIFF has received over 1000 film submissions from over 80 countries. Among this, 130 films have been shortlisted for screening in six competition and eight plus non-competition categories respectively.
Renowned filmmaker and Padma Bhushan recipient Shyam Benegal is chairing the event as the Festival Director.
ALIIFF 2017 will also showcase a retrospective of Shyam Benegal as a tribute to the master filmmaker. Another highlight will be the trilogy of 11 Palanca Award Winner Filipino Director Jun Robles Lana. ALIIFF will also have a special section dedicated to animation and environmental movies this year.
Indywood Film Market (IFM) expo will be platform to connect with major stakeholders in the film industry. From technology providers to developers, from production agencies to distribution theatre owners are participating.
The expo consists of four categories - IFM Tech Expo (A dedicated section for the world’s best film technologists to showcase their latest products), IFM Theatre Expo (Tailor-made venue for world’s best theatre technology providers, audio-video equipment manufacturers, seating providers, and theatre owners to showcase their solutions and services), Cine Hut (A demonstration room holding multiple desktops for technologists, individuals and professional film makers to showcase their innovations and creative work to public) and IFM Market Screening (A state-of-the-art Indywood Homeplex equipped with latest acoustics, A-V features and recliner chairs. Exclusive screening of films can be organized for sales agents, distributors, producers, festival programmers and directors).
Indywood Talent Hunt will be an international platform for youngsters to showcase their talents. The competitions will be held in 22 categories including short film, music, dance, still photography, advertisement, educational video, documentary film, animation character, drama, poster designing, dubsmash, performance art, film quiz, online promotion, music album, DJ, children’s short film, best reporter or journalists, RJ hunt, VJ hunt, film club and model hunt.