10 billion US dollar Project Indywood is organizing the film carnival
UAE-based NRI industrialist Sohan Roy spearheads Indywood
Over 50 billionaires and tycoons from 100 plus countries will attend
Expects 50,000 footfalls, 5000 trade delegates, 500 investors and 2500 plus
Hyderabad: Indywood Film Carnival (IFC), an ambitious initiative of 10 billion
US dollar Project Indywood, will be held from December 1 to 4 at Ramoji Film City. “The
third edition of Indywood Film Carnival 2017 will be organised in association with
Telangana Government,” said Telangana State Film Development Corporation (TSFDC)
Chairman P. Ram Mohan Rao. He was addressing a press conference at Film
Development Corporation on Wednesday.
He added that Telangana Government will offer full support to Indywood for branding
Hyderabad as the global hub of business and entertainment.
Union Minister of State for Tourism Alphons Kannanthanam, Telangana Chief Minister K.
Chandrashekar Rao and Telangana Minister for Cinematography Talasani Srinivas Yadav
are likely to attend the inaugural function on 1 st December at Princess Hall at 6:00 PM.
Prominent celebrities, technicians and personalities from various walks of life will also
“The four day Indywood Film Carnival is expected to draw 50,000 footfalls, 5000 trade
delegates, 500 plus investors, 300 exhibitors and 2500 plus talents from across the
country,” said Indywood Founder Director Sohan Roy.
UAE-based NRI industrialist Sohan Roy spearheads Project Indywood which is being
promoted by 2000 Indian billionaires and corporates. Sohan Roy who is also the Chairman
and CEO of UAE-based Aries Group aims at initiating 10,000 new 4K projection multiplex
screens, 100,000 2K/4K projection home cinemas, 8K/4Kfilm studios, 100 animation/VFX
studios and film schools conforming to international standards.
Indian Billionaires Club
The inauguration of Indian Billionaires Club is the major highlight of Indywood Film
Carnival 2017. More than 50 billionaires and over 500 investors including corporate giants
from across the globe will attend said Sathish Chandran, Director of Indywood Consortium.
“In the coming years the volume of foreign direct investment will play a decisive role in
conceiving and implementing mega projects. Billionaires Club is a new step in this
direction to educate movers and shakers about the vast opportunities in the sector and
how it can be tapped effectively,” he said.
The major categories of Indywood Film Carnival are – All Lights India International Film
Festival (ALIIFF), Indywood Film Market (IFM), Indywood Talent Hunt (ITH) and Indywood
World of Cinema
All Lights India International Film Festival (ALIIFF) will screen 130 movies from 50
countries. The third edition of ALIIFF has received over 1000 film submissions from over
80 countries. Among this, 130 films have been shortlisted for screening in six competition
and eight plus non-competition categories respectively.
Renowned filmmaker and Padma Bhushan recipient Shyam Benegal is chairing the event
as the Festival Director.
ALIIFF 2017 will also showcase a retrospective of Shyam Benegal as a tribute to the
master filmmaker. Another highlight will be the trilogy of 11 Palanca Award Winner Filipino
Director Jun Robles Lana. ALIIFF will also have a special section dedicated to animation
and environmental movies this year.
Indywood Film Market (IFM) expo will be platform to connect with major stakeholders in
the film industry. From technology providers to developers, from production agencies to
distribution theatre owners are participating.
The expo consists of four categories – IFM Tech Expo (A dedicated section for the world’s
best film technologists to showcase their latest products), IFM Theatre Expo (Tailor-made
venue for world’s best theatre technology providers, audio-video equipment
manufacturers, seating providers, and theatre owners to showcase their solutions and
services), Cine Hut (A demonstration room holding multiple desktops for technologists,
individuals and professional film makers to showcase their innovations and creative work
to public) and IFM Market Screening (A state-of- the-art Indywood Homeplex equipped with
latest acoustics, A-V features and recliner chairs. Exclusive screening of films can be
organized for sales agents, distributors, producers, festival programmers and directors).
Indywood Talent Hunt will be an international platform for youngsters to showcase their
talents. The competitions will be held in 22 categories including short film, music, dance,
still photography, advertisement, educational video, documentary film, animation character,
drama, poster designing, dubsmash, performance art, film quiz, online promotion, music
album, DJ, children’s short film, best reporter or journalists, RJ hunt, VJ hunt, film club and