The registration fees for each team is Rs. 2500 for amateur and professional category and Rs. 1000 for Mobile filmmaking category. Fees can be paid online to confirm your team participation.
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.
Anyone can be a filmmaker, who is between 4 years to 75 years. We encourage people who are amateur and are passionate about filmmaking.
A team can have minimum one person and maximum twenty participants. Each team member receives a certificate from India Film Project.
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.
Yes, with the same email ID and password, you can participate in other competitions as well across IFP.
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.
Of Course, you can modify the film post competition, but keeping the following in end credits. “This film was conceptualized for India Film Project”
Yes. This is a competition in which teams compete for title of best film as well as other runner-up awards
Each winning film will receive a prize from our side and also a certificate of achievement for every team member. The winning film shall receive a trophy, a gift and a certificate of achievement.
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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No. Your film may be 6 minutes long and have one minute of end credits
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
Yes, you can include special effect, but no stock footage may be used for this. In-built plugins and effects of software may be used, however
You may shoot in MOV/MPEG-4 format, provided the resolution is either 720p or higher. The aspect ratio must be 4:3 or 16:9. The sound must be stereo.
Your film can be either in Hindi or English. In case your film is in any other language, please use subtitles.
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.
We would recommend you to render the film at 720p for faster upload results. Also, keeping the film file size below 300 MB would make it easier
In that case, you will need to immediately inform the authorities at IFP. In genuine cases, we will give an extension of 12 hours to either upload the film or send it to stated address through DVD. The final decision will be in hands of IFP authorities to give an extension or disqualify.
We shall need your film in MOV/MPEG-4/WMV format with a 720p or higher resolution while uploading. 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.
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 a benefit of 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 are 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.
Short Films, Music videos, Advertisements, Brand films or Corporate films, Animated videos or Motion graphics, Fan-made movie trailers, Food or Travel videos, Web sketches, Web Series, Weddings or Celebration Shoots and anything under the sun which you have shot.
Yes, it is a competition. The submitted entries will compete with each other for the trophy.
Yes, there is a registration fee of Rs.1000 for short films and Rs. 500 for all other entries. The payment is to be made online
to confirm your registration. You will receive a Team ID once the registration is confirmed.
No. All you need to do is provide us the Youtube/Vimeo link of the video. It can be a public/private link. Make sure it is not password protected.
The video should be atleast 720p with stereo sound.
Yes, you can submit more than one entry. However, you will have to re-register using a different email ID but same name and phone number.
Yes, you can submit entries in any language for all categories. However, make sure that short films apart from English and Hindi have subtitle to them in a readable size.
Notable filmmakers and content creators from India will be judging your films. The names of the jury members will be announced shortly.
Yes, you can very much upload a music video even if you don’t have rights to the music. The video will not be used for any commercial purposes and only for exhibition at the festival to the audiences.
No, we shall not upload any videos in this category. However, IFP will create a playlist of the best videos and showcase them online.
The video should be at least 720p with stereo sound.