IFP being one of the leading competition of continent, we strive hard to make sure that justice is done to each and every film submitted. Hence, we have more than 50 eminent people who form our pre-jury and rank each film on various pre-defined parameters. Scores are given to each film by 3 or more pre-juries and these scores are available to the team leader on genuine request. If the pre-jury believes a film is to be given the benefit of the doubt, the film is screened in front of 2 more pre-juries and cumulative score is added. To make sure we do not miss on any films, the IFP team also watches these films simultaneously and raises an issue internally if any flaws or biases are found in the process. The score of final jury viewing is also available to team leader on genuine requests. We do not entertain any requests for paid awards and neither in past nor in future shall we do so, to keep the spirit of competition alive.
The registration fees for each team is Rs. 3000 for Professional Category, Rs. 2500 for Amateur Category and Rs. 1500 for Mobile Category. Fees should be paid online to confirm your team participation. You will receive an e-mail with your Creator ID upon confirmation.
Yes, you can include special effects. However, no stock footage may be used for this. In-built plugins and effects of software may be used.
These films are to be made between 4 to 6 minutes. This is because for a good film produced in this competition, 4 to 6 minutes is an ideal duration.
No. Your film may be 6 minutes long and have one minute of end credits.
Ofcourse, you can modify the film post competition, but keeping the following in end credits – “This film was conceptualized for India Film Project”
We would recommend you to render the film at 1080p for faster upload results. Also, keeping the file size below 750 MB would make it faster.
Yes, with the same email ID and password, you can participate in other IFP competitions.
IFP provides a competition theme, 5 minutes prior to the competition. Each team selects its Genre separately. The team has to make a film, adhering to the theme and the genre. However, creatively there are no limitations on the filmmaker, but competitional-constraints.
The films made at IFP are screened at the closing ceremony of the competition. The audience consists of Film buffs, participating teams and their family and friends. These films are also showcased on IFP website and youtube channel. Filmmakers can also share these films across their circle.
A team can have minimum one person and maximum twenty participants. Each team member receives an e-certificate from India Film Project.
You can use your film in various ways, only to keep in mind that the film bears the credit “Made for India Film Project” in its title and end credits. For more details, read the team leader’s agreement sent to your team leader at the beginning of the competition.
People who have served a mark in field of films and entertainment from across the globe will be the jury of the competition.
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Yes, but see to it that the narration of story ends before it.
If you own the rights to the photo, you can use it.
No. Animation is not allowed in any form in the film.
Yes, you can use them, provided they are shorter than 20 seconds.
The final output should be a MOV or MPEG4 file with a resolution of 1080p. The aspect ratio should be 16:9. The sound has to be stereo.
Your film can be either in Hindi or English. In case your film is in any other language, subtitles are compulsory.
Each team leader has to sign an agreement, which is legally binding. This agreement will be provided to team leader at the launch of competition through email. Any team leader not submitting the same will be held disqualified along with the team.
No, you need a location release only on privately held property. But we strongly recommend to take permit wherever necessary in the case of public property.
Link to upload your film will be sent to team leader at the beginning of the competition.
Each film, according to its category of participation, is sent to three different pre-juries for evaluation, consisting of two people each. The cumulative score of the pre-juries is used to prepare a list of merit. The top 50 films from each category are sent to the final jury for viewing and ranking.