50 Hour Filmmaking Challenge at India Film Project is World's Largest Filmmaking Challenge. Over 32,000 Filmmakers from 30+ countries participate making 1,500+ films each year.
50 Hour Filmmaking Challenge at India Film Project is World's Largest Filmmaking Challenge. Over 32,000 Filmmakers from 30+ countries participate making 1,500+ films each year.

Make a Film in 50 Hours and get a Theatrical & Television Release

50 Hours from Fri, Sep 27 8pm to Sun, Sep 29, 10pm


Last date to Register – September 26, 2019

IFP’s flagship challenge – Script, Shoot, Edit and Submit your film in a duration of just 50 hours. Your team Size can be 1 to 20 people. Teams can choose any one category to participate – Professional, Amateur or Mobile. The theme will be revealed at the beginning of 50 hours on Sep 27, 8pm.

Over 32,000 filmmakers from 28 countries participated in 2018 and made more than 1,500 short films in 50 hours.

WORLD’S
LARGEST
FILMMAKING
CHALLENGE

CATEGORIES

MOBILE FILMMAKING

Mobile category is open for everyone. The films have to be shot on mobile phones only. Mobile cameras should have a minimum resolution of 1080p.

Registration fees per team – Rs. 1500
(£ 17.00,  $22.00)

Last date to Register – September 26, 2019

AMATEUR FILMMAKING

Team Leaders who have made none or less than three films in the past are eligible for the Amateur Category. Any team with 3 or more films should register for Professional category, to avoid facing disqualification. 

Registration fees per team – Rs. 2500
(£ 28.00,  $37.00)

Last date to Register – September 26, 2019

PROFESSIONAL FILMMAKING

Team Leaders who have made 3 or more films in the past are eligible. Registering for Professional Category requires submission of the link of team leader’s channel/portfolio indicating respective work. Previous work can include short films, advertisements, portfolio films, feature lengths, brand films and documentaries.

Registration fees per team – Rs. 3000
(£ 34.00,  $44.00)

Last date to Register – September 26, 2019

Jury

A renowned Indian Filmmaker, he started his career as an associate director and co - writer to Vishal Bharadwaj’s Makdee, the trendsetting Omkara and Kaminey. He then gave his directorial debut with the well-received Ishqiya and it’s sequel Dedh Ishqiya. Followed by Udta Punjab based on the heroin epidemic in Punjab. He also debuted as a producer with Konkana Sen Sharma’s Death in the Gunj.

ABHISHEK CHAUBEY

Udta Punjab, Sonchiriya, Ishqiya, Dedh Ishqiya

She ​​is an Indian film director and screenwriter. She made her writing and directorial debut with the feature film Manjadikuru for which she got the FIPRESCI award for the same. Her second feature film​ ​Bangalore Days has emerged as a cult classic. With her work and contribution to the films she has been nationally and internationally celebrated. Her most recent film Koode was a wide ​commercial success in India and internationally.

ANJALI MENON

Manjadikuru, Bangalore Days, Koode

A renowned filmmaker of the country. He came into the global limelight with his debut feature Samsara with thirty plus international awards. Nalin's feature film Valley of Flowers was presold to 35 countries and is considered a major underground hit. He again surprised us with the most critically acclaimed Angry Indian Goddesses in 2015.

PAN NALIN

Samsara, Valley of Flowers, Angry Indian Goddesses

Pradeep Sarkar made his debut as a director with the movie Parineeta for which he was highly praised and received a number of awards. He then went on to direct Laaga Chunari Mein Daag, Lafangey Parindey, and Mardaani. His latest, Helicopter Eela, starring Kajol, was produced by Ajay Devgn Films and was released in October 2018.

PRADEEP SARKAR

Parineeta, Mardaani, Helicopter Eela

What’s in it for winners:

Winning films will be theatrically released in PVR Cinemas across Mumbai, Bangalore, Delhi, Pune, Hyderabad and Chandigarh.

The Top 50 films will get a television release on MTV over a period of 6 months

Winners will get a special one-on-one mentoring session with one jury member.

Apart from above, the winners will take home following prizes worth Rs. 10 Lacs

Prizes for the Professional Category are:
GoPro Hero 7 Black for the Platinum, Gold and Silver winners of the challenge.
– Professional Aputure Light Storms LS C120dii
– Professional Deity Mic – S Mic 2 + Location Kit

Prizes for the Amateur Category are:
GoPro Hero 7 Black for the Platinum and Gold winners of the challenge.
– Professional Aputure Lights – Amaran AL-MX
– Professional Deity mic – V-Mic D3 Pro

Prizes for the Mobile Category are:
– Professional Aputure Lights – Amaran Tri-8
– Professional Deity mic – V-Mic D3

Prize Partners
Nikon

Nikon Mirrorless Award:

Shoot your film on any mirrorless camera and get a chance to win ‘Special Award For Cinematography on Mirrorless’ along with Nikon Z6 with 24-70mm Lens and Mount Adapter FTZ

GoPro

GoPro POV Challenge:

It is GoPro’s motto to give all it’s users the freedom to enjoy and celebrate the moment while documenting them. GoPro allows you to capture life as you live it. Use a GoPro to shoot a POV shot and include it as a part of your storytelling in Amateur and Professional films to win and take home the all new GoPro Fusion – the most versatile 360 action camera ever.

Adobe

Adobe Premiere Pro Award:

Show your finest editing skills on Adobe Premiere Pro and win an award for ‘Best use of Editing on Adobe Premiere Pro’

International Participation:

IFP accepts participation from across the globe for all it’s challenges. The films for 50 Hour challenge are to be made pertaining to IST time zone. In case of any query on international participation, feel free to mail us on afif@indiafilmproject.co

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