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India Film Project Season 7
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Rules

50 Hour Filmmaking Challenge

A. Time Period
1. India Film Project filmmaking hours are scheduled to begin from September 15th, 8:00 pm onwards and end on September 17th,10:00 pm.
2. Participants need to submit their movie by the upload link provided in their registered mail ID.
3. Apart from Uploading the film, the teams are required to sign and submit the documents online.
4. The upload link will be sent as soon the competition begins and will be closed at the end of the competition.
5. Only films submitted before the deadline will be officially part of the competition.

B. Tasks – Each team has to perform following tasks in the given period of 50 hours.
1. Scripting
2. Casting
3. Location and Art Design
4. Shooting
5. Editing
6. Dubbing and Background Music
7. Color Correction and Rendering
8. Compressing below 500 MB
9. Uploading via link sent on registered mail ID.

C. However, the team can perform these tasks before the 50 hours period.
1. Organizing Crew
2. Organizing Cast
3. Securing Equipments
4. Scouting/Securing Locations

D. Entire film must be shot within the filmmaking period and the team needs to provide a proof as and when needed.
1. A team cannot use stock footage or footage created earlier.
2. Photographs can be used in a film, only if the team has the rights to use them.

E. Team members will get the theme online on September 15th, 2017, 8:00pm at official website www.indiafilmproject.co
1. The theme of competition will be revealed through SMS, Email, Facebook and Twitter as well
2. Along with theme, 5 different genres will also be provided during the launch of competition.
3. Teams are free to choose any one genre. All teams are requested to get updates regarding the competition on Facebook page: www.facebook.com/IndiaFilmProject

F. All team members must be volunteers.

G. For Amateur and Professional category, a team can use a DSLR camera or any type of video or film camera with atleast 720p video capture. For Mobile Filmmaking Competiton, a mobile camera with a minimum capture of 720p should be used. To assure noiseless sound quality, an external microphone should be used.

H. Teams are encouraged to work with a local composer and musicians to write and record music for the films. It is permissible for a participating group to use pre-recorded music; however the team must have the rights to any music used in its film.

I. The finished film must be a minimum of 4 minutes in duration, and a maximum of 6 minutes in duration—not including end credits.

J. End credits at the end of each film are limited to a maximum of 60 seconds. The 60 seconds is over and above the maximum length of 6 minutes.
1. The end credits must mention: “This film was made for India Film Project 2017″
2. Opening titles are considered to be part of the film, and hence count in total duration of your film.

K.The final video must be uploaded in MP4/MOV/MPEG-4/M4V/WMV format. Uploaded video should be strictly below 500 MB.
The film titles should have:
1. 5 seconds of black
2. A title card with: team name, Film name, Genre, and Year. (Mailed at beginning of competition)
3. 2 seconds of black
4. Your film

L. Each team must submit all the signed agreements for cast, crew, music and locations, etc within 3 days of uploading the film. All these documents will be sent to team leader via e-mail at the beginning of the competition. The film will not be selected until the documents are signed and received.

M. For being eligible for the Project:
1. Films must be the original work of the team and must not infringe third-party’s rights
2. Must be suitable for publication and not contain obscene or indecent material
3. Must not contain obscene or pornographic material; may not contain defamatory statements about any person, company, organization or entity
4. Must not invade privacy or other rights of any person, company or entity
5. Must not in any other way violate applicable laws and regulations; and may not contain any copyrighted elements not owned by the team.
6. Films containing prohibited or inappropriate content as determined by the IFP, in its sole discretion, to be inappropriate will be disqualified.

N. India Film Project and Project Parties may, in their sole discretion, disqualify Films deemed to be inappropriate or otherwise non-compliant.

O. India Film Project team may add to or amend these rules at any time prior to the beginning of the filmmaking period, without informing the participants.

Have a query? Read FAQs here

Best of Digital Awards

1. The short film submitted should be of maximum 25 minutes in duration. Other category videos should be maximum of 10 minute in duration.
2. Below genres are accepted in this category:
Short Films, Music Videos, Advertisements, Brand films or Corporate films, Animated videos or Motion graphics, Food or Travel videos, Web sketches, Web Series, Weddings or Celebration Shoots and anything under the sun which you have shot.
3. Minimum acceptable resolution of the submitted film is 720p.
4. Entries are open for participants from across the globe.
5. The video should have been shot on or after 1st September 2016.
6. The entries for the competition will close on 31st August 2017.
7. The results of the competition will be announced on the day of festival, along with screening of the winning films.
8. IFP will not be responsible for whatsoever disagreement within the team of the film.
9. India Film Project and Project Parties may, in their sole discretion, disqualify Films deemed to be inappropriate or otherwise non-compliant for the competition.
10. The submitted film will be strictly restricted to the Juries of competition.
11. Films containing prohibited or inappropriate content as determined by the IFP, in its sole discretion, to be inappropriate will be disqualified.

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Short Scriptwriting Competitive

1. The theme for the competition is “over the edge” and genres are “romance, horror, thriller, drama, humor”
2. The submitted script should be up to 10 – 12 pages maximum. Typed in Courier font and in the font size of 12.
3. The script should be in the English language. However, there can be dialogues in other languages as well which necessarily need to written in English in brackets below the dialogue. In such case, the script can exceed up to 14 pages.
4. The script has to be written, adhering to the theme and the genre. However, creatively there are no limitations on the writer.
5. This is a competitive category and the winning script synopsis will be read out at the festival to the audiences.
6. Entries are open for participants from across the globe.
7. The entries for the competition will close on 31st August 2017.
8. The submitted scripts will be strictly restricted to the jury of competition.
9. The scripts cannot be released until the results are announced at the festival.
10. India Film Project and Terribly Tiny Tales may, in their sole discretion, disqualify Films deemed to be inappropriate or otherwise non-compliant.
11. Scripts containing prohibited or inappropriate content as determined by IFP or TTT, in its sole discretion, to be inappropriate will be disqualified.

Have a query? Read FAQs here

Poster Design Exhibitive

1. The poster can be designed on any movie of the participant’s choice, produced in or after 1990.
2. This is an exhibitive category. The best-submitted posters will be exhibited at the festival to the audiences as well as online across IFP Community.
3. The poster has to be original work of the designer.
4. Submission Size – A2 Portrait 300 DPI (4961 pixels x 7016 pixels)
5. Submission File – PNG or JPEG
6. The entries for the competition will close on 31st August 2017.
7. Entries are open for participants from across the globe.
8. In case the selected poster is sold at the event or online through any association of IFP, the participant will receive all the proceeds after deducting the platform fees and logistic charges. In such case, the author will get full due credit of his work with mention of name.
9. The submitted poster will be strictly restricted to the jury of the competition.
10. All the rights to the design will be certainly held by the participant.

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