Indywood Film Carnival is all set to kick off its third edition at Ramoji Film City from December 1 to 4. The carnival will be inaugurated by Vice President M .Venkaiah Naidu along with Union Minister of State for Tourism Alphons Kannanthanam, Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao, Telangana Minister for Cinematography Talasani Srinivas Yadav to be present at Princess hall on 1st of December at 6 pm.
The carnival is expected to draw in 50,000 footfalls, 5000 trade delegates, 500 plus investors, 300 exhibitors and 2500 plus talents from across the country. 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.
The inauguration of Billionaires Club will be the major highlight of the film carnival.More than50 billionaires of Indian origin and over 500 investors from across the globe will attend the inauguration.
The other programs of the carnival are – All Lights India International Film Festival (ALIIFF), Indywood Film Market (IFM), Indywood Talent Hunt (ITH) and Indywood Excellence Awards.
While All Lights India International Film Festival (ALIIFF) will screen 115 plus movies from 50 countries. The third edition of ALIIFF has received over 1000 film submissions from over 80 countries. Among this, 115 plus films have been shortlisted for screening in six competition and 8 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’, will provide a platform for film makers, producers, investors, technology developers and the industry stake holders, the platform would act as an epic centre of Indian films to global domain. The carnival attracts in the cream of young talents to ramoji opening up the talent hunt event where students from colleges across the country can showcase there talent.
Noted film stars besides leading technicians from the country and abroad have announced their presence to witness the carnival.
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