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50 Hour Filmmaking Challenge Competition, IFP 2017

Deadline: Deadline: Always Open14-Sep-2017
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What is 50 Hour Filmmaking Challenge Competition, IFP 2017?

50 Hour Filmmaking Challenge Competition, IFP 2017 is organized by India Film Project. It invites application from 3 categories: professionals who have produced 3 or more than 3 films in the past, amateur who have produced none, one or two films in the past and mobile is open for all. All the teams will be given 50 hours to make a film (15th 8:00 pm to 17th 10:00 September 2017). The winners will receive recognition and certificates.

Who can apply for this scholarship ?


  • A team has up to 20 members including team leader
  • Should have produced 3 or more than 3 films in the past
  • Should have to submit the link of their channel or playlist with their respective work in the registration form
  • Previous work can include short films, advertisements, portfolio films, feature lengths, brand films and documentaries


  • A team has up to 20 members including team leader
  • Should have produced none, one or two films in the past
  • They do not need to submit the link of their past work


  • Open to all
  • The films have to be shot on mobile phones only
  • Mobile cameras should have a minimum resolution of 720p

How can you apply ?

The application can be done online with the following steps:
Step 1: 
First select the category.
Step 2: Click to apply.
Step 3: Click to register.
Step 4: Enter the details and sing up.
Step 5: Now, select the category and click to proceed.
Step 6: Fill the required details.
Step 7: Pay the application fee for Professional/Amateur INR 2500 and for Mobile INR 1000.
Step 8: Submit.


Q: What is the registration fees?
The registration fees for each team is INR 2500 for amateur and professional category and INR 1000 for Mobile filmmaking category. Fees can be paid online to confirm team participation.

Q: What are the films about?
IFP provides a competition theme, 5 minutes prior to the competition. Each team selects its Genre separately. The team has to make a film, adhering to the theme and the genre. However, creatively there are no limitations on the filmmaker, but competitional-constraints.

Q: Who watches these films?
The films made at IFP are screened at the closing ceremony of the competition. The audience consists of Film buffs, participating teams and their family and friends. These films are also showcased on IFP website and youtube channel. Filmmakers can also share these films across their circle.

Q: Who is the filmmaker?
Anyone can be a filmmaker, who is between 4 years to 75 years. We encourage people who are amateur and are passionate about filmmaking.

Q: What can be the team size?
A team can have minimum one person and maximum twenty participants. Each team member receives a certificate from India Film Project.

Q: What will be the duration of the films?
These films are to be made between 4 to 6 minutes. This is because, for a good film produced in this competition, 4 to 6 minutes is an ideal duration.

Q: Can I participate in other competitions as well across IFP?
Yes, with the same email ID and password, you can participate in other competitions as well across IFP.

Q: What about my film after the competition?
You can use your film in various ways, only to keep in mind that the film bears the credit “Made for India Film Project” in its title and end credits. For more details, read the team leader’s agreement sent to your team leader at the beginning of the competition.

Q: Can I modify my film after the competition?
Of Course, you can modify the film post competition, but keeping the following in end credits. “This film was conceptualized for India Film Project”.

Q: Is this a competition?
Yes. This is a competition in which teams compete for the title of the best film as well as other runner-up awards.

Terms and Conditions

Awards will be given in each category individually:

  • Platinum Film of the year
  • Gold Film of the year
  • Silver Film of the year
  • Bronze Film of the year
  • Award for film
  • All applicants who submit films will receive certificate of participation via email after the fest


  • India Film Project provides a competition theme, 5 minutes prior to the competition and each team selects its category separately.
  • Films are to be made between 4 to 6 minutes because, for a good film produced in this competition, 4 to 6 minutes is an ideal duration

Time period:

  • Time: 15th, 8:00 pm to 17th, 10:00 pm September
  • Applicants have to submit their movie by the upload link provided in their registered mail ID
  • Apart from Uploading the film, the teams are required to sign and submit the documents online
  • The upload link will be sent as soon the competition begins and will be closed at the end of the competition
  • Only films submitted before the deadline will be officially part of the competition.

The following tasks have to perform by each team in the given period of 50 hours: 

  • Scripting
  • Casting
  • Location and Art Design
  • Shooting
  • Editing
  • Dubbing and Background Music
  • Color Correction and Rendering
  • Compressing below 300 MB
  • Uploading via link sent on registered mail ID

Team members will get the theme online:

  • Will get through official website
  • Will be revealed through SMS, Email, Facebook and Twitter as well
  • Along with theme, 5 different categories will also be provided during the launch of competition
  • Teams are free to choose any one category. All teams should get updates regarding the competition on Facebook


  • The final video must be uploaded in MOV/MPEG-4/WMV format. The uploaded video should be strictly below 300 MB.
  • The film titles should have 5 seconds of black, a title card with team name, film name, category, and year, 2 seconds of black, film
  • The film must be the original work of the team and must not infringe third-party’s rights
  • Must be suitable for publication and not contain obscene or indecent material
  • Must not contain obscene or pornographic material, may not contain defamatory statements about any person, company, organization or entity
  • Must not invade privacy or other rights of any person, company or entity
  • Must not in any other way violate applicable laws and regulations and may not contain any copyrighted elements not owned by the team.
  • The film containing prohibited or inappropriate content as determined by the IFP, in its sole discretion, to be inappropriate will be disqualified

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