In an age where filmmaking has become a hobby more than a profession, India Film Project is an online and on-ground platform for you to make a film over the weekend, away from your huff-buff schedule, and showcase it to people around and get awarded. It’s not a cakewalk, and certainly not when all you have to make a film in 50 hours. With a handful of hours with you to make your passion a reality, all you have to do is write the nicest script, select the most appropriate locations, get the people do acting, do the edit, compose a grabbing music and make the best possible film adhering to the competition theme.
Apart from filmmaking, IFP also includes Film Festival, Workshops, Masterclass, Panel Discussion and Cinema Exhibitions.
IFP, earlier known as Ahmedabad Film Project, a national filmmaking entity which started from Ahmedabad. More than 600 people from across the country participated in 2011 Edition making 86 films in 48 hours. 2012 Edition saw more than 1500 participants producing 120 films.
2013 edition saw IFP going both on-ground and online with participants making films in their respective cities and not travelling to Ahmedabad for the same. Almost 320 films were made in 50 hours, with a participation of 4200+ people throughout the nation.
IFP went international in 2014 with participation by 10600+ filmmakers from 11 countries and 168 cities. 610+ Films were made in 50 hours.
In its fifth edition, IFP saw 15000+ participants, from 11 Country and 182 cities. 710+ Films were made in 50 hours.
In 2016, the festival shifted to Mumbai and grew by leaps and bounds. More than 23,600 filmmakers participated from 262 cities and 20 countries. 1220 films were made by these filmmakers over the weekend. The festival held on 1st October at Mumbai saw India’s leading Youtubers like AIB, TVF, Culture Machine, East India Comedy, Kanan Gill, Bollywood Gandu, Anisha Rickshawali in conversations with Film personalities such as Anupama Chopra, Omung Kumar, Raja Sen and many more.
Versatile and Award winning Popular Bollywood directors 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 film critic Raja Sen, Komal Nahta have served as juries at IFP previously.