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Our 9 years of journey summed up!

From an auditorium full of 600 people in 2011 to over 55,000 participants and attendees, IFP has come a long way. The festival initially started as a 50 Hour Filmmaking Challenge, has now evolved to become one of the largest hotspot of conversations around creators and creativity. IFP each year produces over 12,000+ minutes of short films and over 1,000+ scripts, stories and designs.

From a dorm to Asia's Largest Content Fest, the journey does look surreal!

Season 9

IFP9 grew leaps and bounds to an amazing participation from filmmakers, writers storytellers and designers. The festival’s programming team put together 80+ sessions across Films, Digital, Literature and Music and over 20+ never-heard-before workshops with national and international speakers on the stage.

50 Hour Filmmaking Challenge
Jury -
Abhishek Chaubey, Anjali Menon, Pan Nalin, Pradeep Sarkar
Participants - 36,000 filmmakers from 320 cities and 18 countries
Theme - A Tale of Passion (Professional), Reason to Road (Amateur), What's Stopping you? (Mobile)

Short Scriptwriting Challenge
Jury -
Apurva Asrani, Bhavani Iyer, Saiwyn Quadras
Participants - 1,100 writers from 131 cities and 7 countries
Theme - Old school love in time of technology

Storytelling Challenge
Jury - Amandeep Singh, Jidnya Sujata, Yahya Bootwala
Participants - 680 storytellers from 72 cities and 3 countries
Theme - Not a Superhero

Design Challenge
Jury - Raj Khatri
Participants - 830 designers from 189 cities and 5 countries
Theme - Contemporary Modern day poster of old film (1970-1999)

Festival
Venue -
Mehboob Studios, Bandra, Mumbai
Attendees –
17,000 people from 56 cities and 3 countries

Season 8

The festival introduced storytelling challenge with a vision to appeal to newer form of creators who use spoken words as a format to create great content. The festival re-aligned it’s programming to Create – Collaborate – Celebrate, putting together 80+ sessions across Films, Digital, Literature and Music – a single umbrella roof for creators!

50 Hour Filmmaking Challenge
Jury -
Sudhir Mishra, Milan Luthria, RS Prasanna
Participants - 32,000 filmmakers from 300 cities and 30 countries
Theme - A Story of Change (Professional), Experience Change (Amateur), Precaution is better than cure (Mobile)

Short Scriptwriting Challenge
Participants - 740 writers from 91 cities and 3 countries
Theme - Modern Day Love

Storytelling Challenge
Participants - 310 storytellers from 51 cities and 2 countries
Theme - Not a Superhero

Design Challenge
Participants - 680 designers from 141 cities and 7 countries
Theme - Minimal Poster

Festival
Venue -
Nehru Centre, Worli, Mumbai
Attendees –
14,000 people from 47 cities and 2 countries

Season 7

The festival introduced scriptwriting and design challenge to appeal to the new age creators. The festival moved to a new venue and attracted attendees from over 22 cities who flew down to attend 60+ conversations curated around films, digital and literature. IFP also held 'Best of Digital' awards, an industry first to celebrate digital content across 7 formats.

50 Hour Filmmaking Challenge
Jury -
Ram Madhvani, Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury, Vipul Shah
Participants - 29,000 filmmakers from 262 cities and 18 countries
Theme - Everything is Connected

Short Scriptwriting Challenge
Participants - 430 writers from 49 cities and 3 countries
Theme - Over the Edge

Design Challenge
Participants - 350 designers from 68 cities and 4 countries
Theme - Minimal Poster

Festival
Venue -
Nehru Centre, Worli, Mumbai
Attendees –
11,000 people from 22 cities and 2 countries

Season 6

The festival moved from Ahmedabad to Mumbai, a much central and easily accessible city for creators from around the country. The move saw lot of love from the film and creator community. Apart from the 50 Hour Filmmaking Challenge, for the first time an on-ground festival was added that featured creators from digital and films.

50 Hour Filmmaking Challenge
Jury -
Madhur Bhandarkar, Sriram Raghavan, Nagesh Kukunoor and Vetrimaaran
Participants - 23,600 filmmakers from 242 cities and 20 countries
Theme - Top of the World

Festival
Venue -
Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai
Attendees –
8,000 people from 11 cities

Season 5

To a larger venue and an evening full of music, IFP in 2015 saw thousands of participants travel down to Ahmedabad for the awards fiesta. IFP introduced professional, amateur and mobile categories in the filmmaking challenge.

50 Hour Filmmaking Challenge
Jury -
Ketan Mehta, Onir, Guneet Monga and Raja Sen
Participants - 14,400 filmmakers from 184 cities and 18 countries
Theme - There is a twist in the end

Festival
Venue -
GMDC, Ahmedabad
Attendees –
3,500 people from 8 cities

Season 4

IFP's 4th season was the first time when participation was opened up for filmmakers from across the globe.

50 Hour Filmmaking Challenge
Jury -
Shyam Benegal, Hansal Mehta, Omung Kumar, Umesh Shukla
Participants - 10,600 filmmakers from 122 cities and 11 countries
Theme - Progress has many meanings

Festival
Venue -
Prakash School, Ahmedabad
Attendees –
1,100 people from 5 cities

Season 3

In it's third edition, IFP went completely digital with people able to participate through online mediums without the need of travelling to Ahmedabad.

50 Hour Filmmaking Challenge
Jury -
Nikkhil Advani, Bejoy Nambiar and Tigmanshu Dhulia
Participants - 4,270 filmmakers from 42 cities and 3 countries
Theme - India can Change

Festival
Venue -
Prakash School, Ahmedabad
Attendees –
1,000 people from 5 cities

Season 2

IFP's 2nd season saw a lineup of jury from Indian film industry. This year was game changer since a lot of IFP's initial direction came from the 2012 edition. Founder Ritam Bhatnagar says "The first season was an one time activity. One day a phone call on our office number inquiring about the 2nd edition triggered the idea to make this an annual activity. If that phone call wasn't picked up, it would have been just an one time thing".

50 Hour Filmmaking Challenge
Jury -
Shoojit Sircar, Vikramaditya Motwane, Rajesh Mapuskar, Komal Nahata
Participants - 1,510 filmmakers from 22 cities
Theme - Ingredients of Good Living

Festival
Venue -
Prakash School, Ahmedabad
Attendees –
1,000 people from 5 cities

The beginning in 2011

Started from a dorm idea of providing a platform to aspiring filmmakers, the first season of IFP brought out the confidence that there is a huge requirement for creators to network and collaborate. With almost no sponsorship but a willingness to create a platform, the first IFP was an instant success in Ahmedabad and got people from 14 cities to travel down to make their film.

50 Hour Filmmaking Challenge
Jury -
Sanjay Gadhvi, Ashish Kakkad, Sanjeev Shah, Jay Thakkar
Participants - 620 filmmakers from 14 cities
Theme - Small Things in Life

Festival
Venue -
AMA, Ahmedabad
Attendees –
780 people from 5 cities