Videos are the new age of communication. They are everywhere – on your mobile, your TV, your social media, your movie screen… You name it. Right from dawn to dusk.
Videos occupy a larger part of your day in different forms, be it vines, snaps, youtube videos, camera rolls, ads, shorts and much more. Millions of people across Asia are involved in producing filmed content in their own formats for their own audiences. But there are no established platforms to showcase the skills and talents.
India Film Project, since the past six years, has been consistently making efforts to bring together community of these content creators, by providing a platform for them to create and present their content. From being a 50 hour filmmaking challenge, this year IFP has extended it’s arms to every kind of video content produced throughout the year, across the globe. Thereby, opening doors to short films, brand films, music videos, web sketches, wedding videos, advertisements, re-edited trailers, food and travel videos, vines, scripts, posters and much more.
IFP takes pride in being one of it’s kind ‘video content’ festival happening across the continent encouraging filmmakers to produce and showcase content simultaneously.
IFP is now a community of more than 6.5 Lacs filmmakers and content creators. Some of the versatile and national award winning directors have been associated with us in the past such as Shyam Benegal, Madhur Bhandarkar, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Shoojit Sircar, Sriram Raghavan, Nagesh Kukunoor, Hansal Mehta, Vikramaditya Motwane, Vetri Maaran, Nikhil Advani, Umesh Shukla, Omung Kumar, Sanjay Gadhvi, Bejoy Nambiar, Rajesh Mapuskar, Ketan Mehta, Onir, Guneet Monga and popular film critic, Raja Sen a huge part of our family.
Started as a small competition within Ahmedabad in 2011 with 600 participants, IFP grew as a national competition in 2013 and went international in 2015 with participation from 18 countries and 14,600 filmmakers.
In 2016, India Film Project moved to Mumbai and added conversations to its program by some of the best content creators from web and cinema to talk to the next generation of filmmakers. There were workshops , masterclasses and conversations conducted by All India Bakchod, TVF, Culture Machine, East India Comedy, Kanan Gill, Bollywood Gandu, Anisha Rickshawali with film personalities such as Anupama Chopra, Omung Kumar, Raja Sen, Madhur Bhandarkar, Shriram Raghavan, Vetrimaaran and Nagesh Kukunoor.
India Film Project has recently introduced designer merchandise for camera lovers with funky Camera straps and Lens Caps in the catalogue. You can check them out here.
IFP also houses a production team, making web sketches and brand films for number of national and international brands.