Indywood Film Market is a cinema professional’s paradise, connecting delegates with service providers, filmmakers, producers, exhibitors, distributors and other stakeholders of the global film industry.
The coming 5th edition of IFM-2019 is opening a pathway to the young talents of the Film Industry for their freshness and creativity in filmmaking. Here we begin our first of its kind “IFM SHORT FILM MAKING COMPETITION”
IFM Short Film Making Competition will be conducted to bring out focus onto the budding talents in the film industry by awarding the Best Short Film in 1st , 2nd & 3rd prizes. Also awards for other categories like Best Cinematographer, Editor, Sound/Audio technical related categories are included in our awards.
The IFM National Short Film Making Competition is a lot about collaborating with right people. People who bring enthusiasm and excellence in all fields, be it technical, production.
Since the theme of the competition is open, make the script in a way that clearly explains your chosen theme.
Try to cast actors with some experience of acting or facing camera in the past. It is very important for an actor to look apt for their character and more important to convincingly perform. Costumes and makeup are other things to be taken care of and should not be taken for granted.
Find apt locations that uplift the scenes. Well-lit and neat locations always help in adding to visual appeal. Make sure no hindrance appears in your background while you roll the camera.
Shoot a film that is visually appealing for jury to watch. In case you do not have advanced equipment’s, use basic ones such as tripods, lights, reflectors, external microphones to maintain quality. Avoid low-light shots and handheld shots until you have right equipment’s. Visual appeal transcends beyond great cinematic shots.
Edit the film to keeping only what is relevant. It is not necessary to tell a story in a linear manner.Avoid much use of text for transitions.
In case you aren’t accessible to dubbing studio, dub your film with actors/voice artists in a noiseless environment on a high-quality microphone. A film with unwanted background noise does not impress jury.
Background music is a key element to your film. Some of the previous IFM winners have used music very effectively as a part of storytelling. We encourage teams to collaborate with composers in your city to create music for your film. In case you are unable to find a local music composer, please use royalty free music or purchased music for commercial use only. Avoid using random music from internet since the film will be disqualified.
Make sure to colour correct your film once you are done with your editing. Right tuning of colours plays a role in storytelling and can elevate the movie viewing experience of audience.
Render your film without losing on quality.
Registration & Submission Closing Date : September 30th 2019
Registration Fee : 1000
Theme : Open Theme
Final Screening & Result Announcement : November 19th, 2019REGISTER NOW
Cash Prizes for Best 3 Short Films and also other credit awards worth
Cash Prize - INR 5,00,000