Indywood Film Carnival


What does it take for a film to enter a multi-million dollar club? A billion dollar vision!

As the canvas of films grow bigger in India, so does the need to expand beyond conventional borders and to tap the full spectrum of the domestic audience, Indian diaspora and the global film market.

Project Indywood aims to do just that. A $10 Billion visionary project, it aims to unite all Indian regional film industries under one umbrella and connect the industry with global stakeholders of cinema.

Indywood Film Carnival is the flagship event of Project Indywood. The 3rd edition of this annual film fest and tech expo will be held from Dec 1-4, 2017, at the prestigious Ramoji Film City in Hyderabad.

Project Indywood

Project Indywood is a $10 Billion visionary approach to unite Indian cinema and take it to the world. Indywood aims to do this by bridging the gap between the Indian and International film market, and opening new avenues for international trade and investments. This move will help promote Indian cinema globally, thereby benefiting its film industry, both financially and qualitatively.

Indywood Film Carnival

Indywood Film Carnival is the flagship event of Project Indywood.
As a premier film fest and tech expo, Indywood Film Carnival is held annually at the world's largest integrated film park, Ramoji Film City, in Hyderabad, India. The carnival is a representative platform for showcasing the entire gamut of cinema making, ranging from pre-production to skill development, production, technical support, post-production, distribution, marketing and release among others.

To cater to the need for an end-to- end life cycle solution envisioned by Project Indywood, the Indywood Film Carnival acts as a confluence for different stakeholders to network and create meaningful collaborations. This is made possible through four well planned verticals; each of them a mammoth undertaking held in parallel to each other, at the same venue.

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Indywood Film Carnival

  • ALIIFF: The All Lights India International Film Festival is a premier showcase of 250 movies from 80+ countries.
  • Indywood Film Market: A prestigious business expo where serious business deals are forged between technology developers, investors, film makers and crucial industry stakeholders.
  • Indywood Talent Hunt: A credible launch-pad for many a talent, in creative domains such music, dance, choreography, modeling, acting, and direction among others.
  • Indywood Excellence Awards: A prestigious award function that honours top performing leaders across the business, film and entertainment industry.

About the Third Edition

After the success of its first edition at Kochi(15-19 November 2015), and second edition at Hyderabad (24-27 September 2016), the third edition of the Indywood Film Carnival will be three times bigger in all aspects. Spread across a floor space that is 3 times larger than its previous editions, Indywood Film Carnival 2017 will be returning to Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad and will be held from December 1-4, 2017.

The 4 day carnival will comprise of 15 major events, and will showcase 250 movies from 80 countries including 75 red carpet screenings. The mega event is also expected to draw 300 exhibitors, 5000 trade delegates, 500+ potential investors, 2500+ Indywood Talent Hunt finalists, and over 300 international deal makers. The conference sessions will include Media Interactions, Conferences & Panel Discussions, Workshops & Seminars, Film Business Quiz, Golden Frame Awards, Excellence Awards, Red Carpet & Networking Events, Product & Project Launches, Film Tourism and Investors Meet.

Special country and regional pavilions will add to the global appeal of the event, while a variety of entertainment programmes set amidst the company of national and international film makers, celebrity guests, social influencers, industry leaders and government decision makers will bring in the much needed charisma to one of the most anticipated events of the Indian film industry.