THE JOURNEY SO FAR
“We think God, in creating man, somewhat underestimated his ability.”
Creation is an everyday process. Everyday, people work in order to bring their content into existence, and every person is a creator. We, at IFP, aim at discovering the creators, valuing and showcasing their creation for the world to see. We understand the difficulty of finding a platform that appreciates the process of creation, and the creation itself.
India Film Project, since its birth in 2011, has been putting in efforts to build a community of content creators across the varying forms of art. We encourage enthusiasm and cheer the result. IFP began with the 50-hour filmmaking challenge, one of a kind in Asia, wherein over 35,000 filmmakers come together in a selected weekend, and put in their best efforts to shoot, edit, and present their film. The 50-hour filmmaking challenge is IFP’s cornerstone. Six years after its inception, IFP extended itself in other forms of art-mainly writing, designing, and storytelling.
With numerous efforts and a single aim to become a platform for creators to create and showcase, IFP became international in 2015, and shifted to Mumbai in 2016 with a two-day creation festival inclusive of workshops, conversations, and screenings.
Over the past two years, IFP has introduced Campus Connect wherein IFP indulges with ivy campus fests and organizes a 24 hour filmmaking challenge. Over 1,500 films were made as a part of IFP Campus Connect this year. The Web Writers Lab, introduced in 2018, provides an opportunity for creators to turn their story into a shootable script. Similarly, a Producer’s Lab will be introduced soon. IFP also provides a chance for the creators to interact and create branded content with leading national & international brands including Coca Cola, Nestle, Nissan, Godrej, Hotstar, Nokia, Pepsico, Axis Bank and so on.
IFP’s two-day creation festival at Mumbai invites speakers from different fields of art like film, comic, literature, music, media, and initiates interesting conversations, AMAs, workshops, screenings. IFP community now consists of over 5.5 Lacs content creators including filmmakers, writers, storytellers, designers, musicians, editors, photographers, cinematographers, vloggers and many more. More than 15,000 enthusiasts from over 40 cities attended IFP Season 8 at Mumbai in October 2018.