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FAQs

50 Hour Filmmaking Challenge

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What is the registration fees?

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.

What are the films about?

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.

Who watches these films?

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.

Who is the filmmaker?

Anyone can be a filmmaker, who is between 4 years to 75 years. We encourage people who are amateur and are passionate about filmmaking.

What can be the team size?

A team can have minimum one person and maximum twenty participants. Each team member receives a certificate from India Film Project.

What will be the duration of the films?

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.

Can I participate in other competitions as well across IFP?

Yes, with the same email ID and password, you can participate in other competitions as well across IFP.

What about my film after the competition?

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.

Can I modify my film after 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”

Is this a competition?

Yes. This is a competition in which teams compete for title of best film as well as other runner-up awards

What are the prizes?

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.

Who consists in jury?

People who have served a mark in field of films and entertainment from across the globe will be the jury of the competition.

Can I sponsor this competition?

Please mail us your query on gaurav@indiafilmproject.co

Does the maximum length of the film include end credits?

No. Your film may be 6 minutes long and have one minute of end credits

Is footage allowed in end credits?

Yes, but see to it that the narration of story ends before it.

Can I use stock photos?

If you own the rights to the photo, you can use it.

Is animation allowed?

No. Animation is not allowed in any form in the film.

Can we include a title animation or our company logo film?

Yes you can use them, provided they are shorter than 20 seconds

Are Special Effects allowed?

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

What should be shooting quality? Aspect Ratio? Sound?

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.

What language must my film be in and do I need to subtitle my film?

Your film can be either in Hindi or English. In case your film is in any other language, please use subtitles.

What is Team Leader's Agreement?

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.

Do I need a Location Release to shoot on public property?

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.

How do I upload my film faster?

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

What if I am not able to upload the movie online in the given hours?

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.

What Format do I upload the film?

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.

How do you judge so many films?

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.

Is the judging process transparent?

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.

Best of Digital

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What qualifies for Best of Digital Competitive?

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.

Is this a Competition?

Yes, it is a competition. The submitted entries will compete with each other for the trophy.

Is there a registration fees?

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.

Do I need to upload the film?

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.

What is the minimum resolution for submission?

The video should be atleast 720p with stereo sound.

Can I submit more than one entry?

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.

Are entries from other languages apart from Hindi and English allowed?

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.

Who will judge the entries that are submitted?

Notable filmmakers and content creators from India will be judging your films. The names of the jury members will be announced shortly.

Can I still submit the music video if I don't own rights to the music?

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.

Will my video be uploaded on IFP's Channel or partners?

No, we shall not upload any videos in this category. However, IFP will create a playlist of the best videos and showcase them online.

What is the minimum resolution for submission?

The video should be at least 720p with stereo sound.

Poster Design Exhibitive

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Is this a Competition?

No, it is an exhibitive category. The top 50 posters out of submitted posters will be exhibited and applauded at the festival.

Is there a registration fee?

Yes, there is a registration fee of Rs.500. The payment is to be made online to confirm your registration. You will receive a Team ID once the registration is confirmed.

What happens to my poster after festival?

The copyrights of your poster remain with you. IFP will select some of the posters and sell them online.

Will I receive any money if someone buys my poster online?

Yes. Deducting the logistic charges and platform charges, all the monies will be directly credited to you. You will earn out of your poster for perpetuity along with your credit.

Who will select the best posters?

A separate jury comprising of eminent and notable designers will judge your posters. The name of the jury will be revealed shortly on our website.

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