Indywood Carnival

Indywood Film Carnival aims at uniting all Indian regional film industries under one umbrella and connecting the industry with global stakeholders of cinema. (photo provided)

MUMBAI— The third edition of the Indywood Film Carnival, an ambitious initiative of the US $10 billion Project Indywood, promoted by 2000 Indian billionaires and corporates, will be held from Dec. 1 to 4 at Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad.

“With the support of Indian billionaires and corporates, we are planning to pump in Rs 70,000 crore to elevate the Indian film industry to global standards. Our entry has boosted the confidence of many renowned production houses to conceive and implement big-budget movies that appeal to an international audience; from content to production and from distribution to projection. We are happy that our efforts are reaping benefits gradually,” said Sohan Roy, founder-director of Indywood and a leading NRI industrialist.

The four-day Indywood Film Carnival will comprise of 15 major events and will showcase 250 movies from 100 countries including 75 red carpet screenings as part of its film festival segment. “The mammoth event is expected to draw 300 exhibitors, 5000 trade delegates, 500-plus potential investors, 2500-plus Indywood Talent Hunt finalists and over 300 international deal makers,” added Roy.

The conference sessions will include media interactions, conferences and panel discussions, workshops and seminars, film business quiz, golden frame awards, excellence awards, red carpet and networking events, product and project launches, film tourism and investors meets.

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