Indywood Talent Hunt Dubai Chapter Kick Starts

Dubai: UAE’s biggest youth festival, organized by Aries Group of Companies in association with Biz Events was inaugurated today. This two-day event was inaugurated by Mr. Sohan Roy, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Aries Group of Companies at Dubai Amity School.
This inauguration kick started the grand finale of Indywood Talent Hunt 2019.  The winners in music, dance, photography, fine arts, filmmaking, designing, quiz, technical, dramatics and creative media sections will compete during this two-day event.
Students from more than 400 music and arts schools in the UAE competed in the preliminary rounds and the winners were qualified to the semi-final rounds. Indywood Talent Hunt is the largest ever public verdict based youth festival in the history of the UAE’s festivities, which is about one million people. The finalists were selected based on public participation, online voting, YouTube’s acceptance of contestant videos, and the scores provided by expert jurors. Winners name information available at www.indywoodtalenthunt.com

The artist and talent are selected from the contestants who have scored the most individual points. Indywood Talent Hunt offers talented contestants the opportunity to continue to showcase their talents at many international platforms, including cinema.
The Indywood Talent Hunt was organized with the support of some of the UAE’s leading businessmen who are members of the Indywood Consortium. Sohan Roy, Founder and Chairman of IBC, said that the closing ceremonies will see the presence of prominent members of the Indywood Billionaires Club (IBC).

   
This year’s competition will end up on December 3 with a musical feast by Guinness Book Award winner and keyboardist Stephen Devassy, and state award winning playback singer Suraj Santosh.
Previous editions of Indywood Talent Hunt were a confluence of creative talents from India’s student community held at the Ramoji Film City and Hitex Exhibition Center, Hyderabad. Both the Edition witnessed over 2500 Finalists and participated in 25 creative categories. Events included Short Film Making, CSR Video Making, Documentary Filmmaking, Music Video, Music Production, Educational Video, Photography, Animation, VJ, RJ, DJ, Music Band, Indywood Got Talent, Best Reporter/Journalist, Best Reporter, Model Hunt, Best Film Club, Poster Design, Online Promotion etc. Separate recognition for the best actor, actress, singer, music director, Cameraman, Editor, Sound Designer, VFX, DI, Production Controller, Makeup, Costume Designer, Production Designer etc. is found out through Indywood Talent Hunt.

Shad Saleem honored with Spirit of the Community Award in the Asian Trader Awards 2019

best-one Poets Corner and best-one Plessey News, situated in Housing Estate in UK, owner Shad Saleem honored with Spirit of the Community Award in the Asian Trader Awards 2019.

Shad Saleem says how a store-owner can become the spirit of the community.

“For me, it’s all about being woven into the community; a part of the fabric. A community can be diverse – a mix of people of different ages, jobs, families and it’s about connecting with all of them in some way. I think one of the ways I’ve managed to do this is I’ve never said no to ANY community support asked of me in the last 20 years”.

He says about the initiatives that he developed to benefit his local community in the last 12 months.

“Within our community there are children that come from families below the national poverty threshold who can’t always afford food and are being sent to school hungry. Through my involvement with The Rotary Club of Blyth we worked together with Malvin’s Close Primary Academy, where we created a Breakfast Club enabling 30 children to be given a proper breakfast and ‘set them up’ for the day. The school fed back that there is a close correlation between the success of children within the classroom and being well fed. We’re looking at expanding this initiative and I’d like to support this financially through the shops (my personal ambition is to ensure that no child in Blyth goes to school hungry)”.

He describes two key challenges facing Convenience and his plans for taking advantage.

“Blyth is inundated with retail shops; we have ALDI, Lidl, ASDA and many convenience stores. The challenge is to differentiate ourselves from everyone else. One way we do this is through stocking local products. Our eggs are delivered fresh daily from family-run Lintz Hall Eggs, our milk and fresh dairy comes from Hanover Dairies, our local green-grocer (John!) brings fresh, seasonal vegetables, and a local Blyth sandwich lady delivers delicious homemade sandwiches every day. Another challenge is ensuring we offer a quality range of products at competitive prices, as many customers are on a budget. We work closely with best-one to ensure we have a range of products at various price-points and also run monthly special offers”.

 

He lists three ways in which he have responded and retained footfall after a new discounter/supermarket opened in his catchment area.

“One way we’ve retained footfall is through our support of the community – we support local people, and in turn, they support us back. We face a lot of retailer competition but because we are at the heart of the community customers choose to shop with us. We’ve also utilised social media to engage with our customers. We now have 5,000 Facebook followers and promote our special offers and new products via our page. Lastly, we’ve introduced food-to-go options allowing us to capture lunch time footfall. This has bought new shoppers through our doors, as well as the same familiar faces”

Anita Nye Honored With Spirit Of The Community Award In The Asian Trader Awards 2019

Premier Eldred Drive Stores, situated in Housing Estate in UK, owner Anita Nye honered with Spirit of the community Award in the Asian Trader Awards 2019.

Anita Nye says that it is a  community shop that really keeps everyone at the heart of everything. They are members of the community and have been for many years so they want to play our part in whatever they can to help improve the area they live and work in.

They have introduced a couple of initiatives to ‘do out bit’ to tackle food poverty and childhood obesity. They have introduced a very popular loyalty card scheme. People get a stamp every time they spend £10 on groceries. They chose to keep the amount that triggers a stamp relatively low and shoppers just need to collect 10 stamps to get £5 off their shopping. It’s unbelievably popular and lots of people save their full cards til Christmas so that they can get some really good money off their festive shopping.

 

Anita describes about key challenges facing Convenience and explains plans for taking advantage. Keeping prices down whilst retaining good profit margins. Ever changing demands of customers. People often shop around for the best prices, they stick to PMP where they can as that’s what their customers like.

Justin Whittaker Honored With Food To Go Retailer Award In The Asian Trader Awards 2019

MJ’s Premier Store, situated in  Housing Estate, UK, owner Justin Whittaker honored with Food to go Retailer Award in the Asian Trader Awards 2019.

Justin Whittaker says “We identified that whilst our food-to-go offer was great for breakfast and dinner – from 4pm we were quiet. Yet takeaways are thriving in the evening. We were missing a trick. We also identified that we were missing ‘millennials’ from our customer base. So we introduced the desserts bar to complement the rest of our food-to-go offering by giving an offer for the evening trade and something that would appeal to the younger generation – waffles, crepes and premium ice cream! The desserts bar alone takes £4,000 a week with a profit margin of +50%. We’ve introduced exclusive offers, such as Waffle Wednesday (buy one get one free) or Monday 2 pizzas and Pepsi for £10. And we’ve developed an ordering app to maximise the appeal of the dessert bar, appeal to our younger more ‘tech-savvy’ younger generation and to future proof our business. Customers can click onto a Facebook post to ‘shop now’. We’re doing £1,500 business with the app and more importantly, it’s all on high profit lines. Add to that our food-to-go zone with coffee machine, doughnut rack, hot cabinet, noodle snacks, grab and go chiller, which includes sandwiches and meal deals. There’s something for everyone throughout the day. Evenings are now our busiest time of day for food to go! We already had a good broad food-to-go offering to cover most requirements for grab-and-go. Our food-to-go zone includes a coffee machine, doughnut rack, hot cabinet, noodle snacks, F’real milkshakes and a chiller (with sandwiches, crisps and soft drinks). Now that we’ve introduced the desserts bar we’ve got an offer that is really popular with the younger generation and also for evening trade. That’s what was missing before. The investment in the desserts bar was £80k. Payback was just 6 months.”

He says about the best-performing component of food-to-go. “This year, we’ve built a dessert bar! This has definitely proved to be the best performing component of our food to go offer. It cost £80k to install and payback has been just 6 months. Previously a large proportion of our business was driven through promotions, so our POR was just 19%. We reduced SKUs across the store to create space to build our ‘Just Desserts Co’ bar. It’s a vibrant pink – really distinct and completely different from the rest of the store. We sell a range of cream cakes, premium ice cream, crepes and waffles with a variety of toppings. The unit also houses a Chicago Town pizza station, milkshakes and a Tango ice blast with carbonated slush. The dessert bar is already taking £4,000/week and with +50% profit margins. Different daily offers include Waffle Wednesday (BOGOF), Pancake Tuesday (BOGOF) and Monday x2 pizzas and Pepsi for £10. Customers are quite happy to wait while their waffle is being created in-store! The teatime solution has always been a problem but with the dessert bar and pizza options we have now started to evolve into this market especially at the weekends”.

He describes about two key challenges facing Convenience and explain his plans for taking advantage of them. “Falling footfall (traditional services in decline ie news and mags, tobacco) and reduced margins (a store doing 19% gross profit cannot survive). Anything new coming into the store has to have a minimum of 30% POR tapping into the millenniums (who have never bought a newspaper or cigs in there life) ie Tango Ice Blast costs £1:10 selling at £5 also not leaving out the silver greys by doing great shop local deals ie local milk, bread and eggs again with some great margins. Also taking a great local shop with traditional values and putting it into the modern world with a great app connected to FB”.

He says three ways in which he have responded and retained footfall after a new discounter/supermarket opened in his catchment area. “1 We added a ‘Dessert Co’ dessert bar in vibrant pink – really distinct and completely different from the rest of the store. We sell a range of cream cakes, premium ice cream, crepes and waffles with a variety of toppings, creating a ‘store within a store’ effect to attract younger customers with different deals every day eg Waffle Wednesday to add interest 2 We developed an ordering app to maximise the appeal of the dessert bar. Customers click on a Facebook post to ‘shop now’ and place their order – for pick up or for delivery. We’re doing £1,500 business with the app. 3 We ensure that we’re active on social media. It’s the key tool that we use for promoting all our activities and for connecting with our customers and the community. For example, when we put Gordon’s pink gin on promotion at £12/bottle with a free glass and promoted it on Facebook the post reached 59,000 people and we sold £2,500 in one day. When all the banks in the area closed, we put in an ATM and posted ‘free cash, like and share’. It reached 129,000 people”.

Walter Bryson Honored with Impulse Retailer Award in the Asian Trader Awards 2019

Londis Davis Bryson & Sons stores at High St in UK owner Walter Bryson honored with Impulse Retailer Award in the Asian Trader Awards 2019. In the questionnaire session, Walter Bryson says about the secretes behind the success. He says three main qualities to make him an amazing impulse retailer. “As per a petrol filling station our business is mainly impulse, We stock a full range of impulse crisps drinks and chocolate that are well presented and conveniently placed to disrupt the customers mission to almost guarantee a purchase. we stock the most up to date products as soon as they become available”.

He have merchandised his store overall to achieve maximum sales by mading the front of the store open and airy with open windows and a large serving counter to make customers feel at ease. The team have also grouped the store into specific areas like food for now and food for later as well as bringing in a selection of local products and Costa coffee along with Slush machines and Tango ice blast.

The categories to provide the best impulse-driven sales are dinks including Costa, invested in new refrigeration to stock a large range of soft drinks as well as installing to Costa machines in a purpose built unit for upsell cakes and biscuits with the costa.

He says about two key challenges facing Convenience and explain plans for taking advantage are

Customer Retention and Profitability. The team retain customers by offering a wide range of goods and services at competitive prices along with Local with partnership and also maintain profit margins.

HT Drinks Wins best wholesale depot of the year Award of the Asian Trader Awards 2019

A U.K. based company HT Drinks wins best wholesale depot of the year Award of the Asian Trader Awards 2019.This awards are for the key players and stakeholders across the grocery sector to recognise and reward the cream of the crop from convenience retailing.

A questionnaire session was completed by Manager Chris Alba. Through those, grocery, Alcohol, Tobacco are the main products there. Above 12,000 customers have been using their service. They are planning  65% retail and 35% catering for future.HT Drinks  operates 350 retail Clubs.

 

About The Asian Traders Awards

Every year, the awards gather the key players and stakeholders across the grocery sector to recognise and reward the cream of the crop from convenience retailing. On the evening, leading politicians mix with captains of industry to herald independent retailers, convenience store and symbol operators, shopkeepers, off-license owners and newsagents from across the UK.

Mital Morar honored with Independent Retailer Award in the Asian Trader Awards 2019

Ancoates General Store owner Mital Morar ownered with  Independent Retailer Award in  the Asian Trader Awards 2019. He has more than five stores situated in High St in UK. Behalf of this award, he reveals those things to achieve success

Mital Morar and his team made a single most profitable innovation to their store In under 4 years, Store Retail Group has grown to 4 stores in Manchester. Ancoats General Store being the flagship store.The store is located in an area with a heavy residential mix in modern apartments. The New Bailey Street store of Spinningfields has a busy passing traffic and commuting trade and opens till 2am to take advantage of the night time economy and taxi traffic.

He said that they team up with different street vendors. Retailers can get caught up with making their own food in store to increase their margin. They find it is better to focus on what they do well which is retail and make local partnerships. A long chipboard table stretches from the entrance to the coffee counter. Customers can enjoy a selection of drinks, from traditional choices like expressos and smoothies to cortados and charcoal lattes. The table encourages people to stay for longer and while they are there they are looking at what else they can buy.

  

Their key challenges are  discounters are certainly providing convenience shopping, because shoppers find they have a range and location that suits their needs, in smaller (under 15,000sq ft) formats.They are providing more opportunity to shop in general, and also have a strategy to reach out into new categories, so it is really important to remember that discounters continue to be a competitor to convenience.Online sales are also growing ahead of convenience, and the marketplace as a whole, at 8%. The opportunity for click and collect is particularly significant, because that is another reason not to visit the main part of the shop.” Online baskets remain consistently bigger than standard industry ones.

About The Asian Traders Awards

Every year, the awards gather the key players and stakeholders across the grocery sector to recognise and reward the cream of the crop from convenience retailing. On the evening, leading politicians mix with captains of industry to herald independent retailers, convenience store and symbol operators, shopkeepers, off-license owners and newsagents from across the UK.

Alpesh Shingadia honored with Next Gen Award in The Asian Trader Awards 2019

Budgens Southwater shop owner Alpesh Shingadia honored with Next Gen Award in The Asian Trader Awards 2019. The shop is situated in Housing Estate, UK.

Alpesh Shingadia says the  qualities and achievements that make you the Asian Trader of the Year. Entrepreneurial – The second generation in an established family business, he  has refreshed and optimised the store, generating strong sales growth despite increased local competition. Innovative & responsive – He has  introduced profitable new ranges and services, constantly improving our offer and customer service. Community engaged– The team support various community groups and have strong partnerships with two local schools, providing sponsorship and healthy food for events and initiatives. Staff focused – The team restructured store roles to give staff enhanced responsibility and fulfilment, creating a more engaged, productive team Entrepreneurial – The second generation in an established family business, He has  refreshed and optimised the store, generating strong sales growth despite increased local competition. Innovative & responsive – He has  introduced profitable new ranges and services, constantly improving our offer and customer service. Community engaged– The team support various community groups and have strong partnerships with two local schools, providing sponsorship and healthy food for events and initiatives. Staff focused – The team restructured store roles to give staff enhanced responsibility and fulfilment, creating a more engaged, productive team. He describes Describe how their  product offering and say why it beats your competitors.

From value grocery staples to freshly-made sandwiches, we cater to a huge range of needs. We’ve greatly expanded chilled fresh, serve hot breakfasts and snacks, grown our food on the go and in store bakery offers, and added Cook premium frozen meals. Responsive to trends and customer feedback, they have increased vegan and gluten-free, and widened the range of local artisan foods, tailoring our offer to customers’ needs with flexibility the multiples can’t match. By adding to our services, with Post Office, ATM, and newspaper deliveries, they have become a destination store in our village.

About The Asian Traders Awards

Every year, the awards gather the key players and stakeholders across the grocery sector to recognise and reward the cream of the crop from convenience retailing. On the evening, leading politicians mix with captains of industry to herald independent retailers, convenience store and symbol operators, shopkeepers, off-license owners and newsagents from across the UK.

5th Edition of Indywood Film Market Inaugurated In Telangana

The 5th edition of Indywood Film Market “IFM-2019” was successfully inaugurated in Hyderabad. After the incredible reception from the film industry experts last year and on popular demand, IFM, this year was a 2-day event, which was on 20th and 21st of November, 2019 at Hyderabad International Convention Centre. The event was inaugurated by the I T Minister of Telangana, K. T. Rama Rao.

After roaring success exhibited in the previous 4 editions, IFM was much bigger, better, and stronger. It Showcased a perfect amalgamation of technology cum entertainment. Indywood Film Market is always focused on exposing participants to a plethora of investment opportunities. Delegates were seen engaging in meaningful discussions with domestic and international investors, showcased their services through sophisticated exhibition spaces and also were seen networking with top-notch stakeholders of the film industry, and also enhanced the diversity of perspective and content presented.

For its fifth season, IFM focused on 4 major product categories. The market served as a convergence point for global buyers and sellers with an expected turnout of 5000+ delegates and 100+ exhibitors.; 500+ potential investors; 100+ country representatives and achieved 20,000+ footfalls. The event also dedicated special pavilions for film associations and organizations where they were, they got an opportunity to meet, discuss and connect with like-minded people. The major participants included Camera & Lighting brands; Animation & Software brands; OTT & Content Platforms; Shooting Equipment; Film Associations; Film Institutes; Tourism Boards & Commissions.

About IFM

Indywood Film Market is a cinema professional’s paradise that connects delegates with service providers, filmmakers, producers, exhibitors, distributors and other stakeholders of the global film industry. Conceptualized in the year 2015, Indywood Film Market (IFM) has been instrumental in organizing a unique platform to conduct insightful interactive sessions, diverse exhibition arenas, and B2B awards function and high- profile networking parties. As a premier film fest and tech expo, Indywood Film Market explores the entire gamut of cinema making, ranging from pre-production to skill development, production, technical support, post-production, distribution, marketing and release among others.

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Indywood Distribution Network with Bala’s Theatrical Rights successfully enters the second week of its run in UAE and GCC Countries

Dubai: It has been a week since the release of Ayushmann Khurrana’s  Bala is running successfully in the box-office. The movie continues in a good number of screens in the UAE and other GCC Countries with high occupancy. The film has been well received with positive reviews and praises have been showered upon the actor.

‘Bala’ is Ayushmann’s biggest release till date. The film released across 3000 screens in India and more than 550 screens in the overseas markets.

Indywood Distribution Network owns the distribution rights of the overseas market and is all set to release the movie in Saudi Arabia on 14th November.

Ayushmann Khurrana, who has given 6 consecutive hits, is coming back to the screen after a brief break with Bala. The actor will be joined by two of his phenomenal co-stars Bhumi Pednekar and YamiGautam.

Actors Seema Pahwa and Javed Jaffrey also play a pivotal role in the film. Bala attempts to take a satirical twist on a middle-aged man suffering from hair receding through slapstick comedy.

Bhumi will play his love interest in the film. Helmed by director Amar Kaushik, the movie is produced by Dinesh Vijan.

MediBiz Ayur Home is one of the World’s first Medical Council accredited medical tourism in Kerala

Kerala tourism was drained out completely by the recent tragic flood. Kerala Government Invented many plans to uplift tourism in Kerala. Medical tourism is one of the major support for rebuilding Kerala tourism. An Ayurveda treatment institution named MediBiz Ayur Home at Varkala achieved success in medical tourism in a short period of time. Here, guests are assured to receive unique experience thorough out the year.

As the world’s first medical council accredited medical tourism in Kerala, Medibiz provides a combination of both traditional Ayurvedic treatment and modern facilities of care. MediBiz Ayur Home grows as a perfect medical tourism destination for both International and Indian tourists. It offers modern and high quality accommodation. Besides being a heavenly retreat, MediBiz Ayur Home is a serious ayurveda resort.

 

25 suite rooms with all modern fascilities (telephone, TV, Wi-Fi, Etc.), 24 hours service of specially trained caretakers, treatment under specialist doctors, homely food, yoga, meditation, ayurvedic treatment, special entertainment programmes for the wellness of mind and body, care of cent percent safe equipment’s are the promises of Medibiz Ayur Home to their guests. Medibiz also provides individual facilities.

Chemical free food culture with organic fruits and vegetables makes Medibiz unique. Resident safety is at the forefront of their carer’s daily routine and they have a range of the latest equipment to ensure a resident’s comfort and dignity is at the heart of what they do.

Top Film And Tourism Industry Starwalts Honoured At International Film Business Awards

Hyderabad, India: Held in association with Indywood Film Carnival, International Film Business Awards (IFBA) concluded successfully at Hyderabad. The event was scheduled from Dec 3 – 4, 2018 at HITEX exhibition Centre along South Asia’s biggest B2B film and trade exhibition, Indywood Film Market

International Film Business Awards are conducted in concurrence with Indywood Film Canival, the ultimate film fiesta in the world. IFBA honors the commitment, passion and excellence of distinct film personalities and recognises the who’s who of the film industry including film marketers, distributors, sales agents, production houses and exhibitors who equally contribute to the success of a film.

This year IFBA awards were given away in 4 different categories – Exhibitors Awards, Film Distributors Awards, Film Production Awards and Film Tourism Awards.

     

The winners of IFBA Film Production awards included Sanju (Highest Grossing Movie of the year – Hindi); Rangasthalam (Highest Grossing Movie of the year – Telugu); Sarkar (Highest Grossing Movie of the year – Tamil); Kayamkulam Kochunni (Highest Grossing Movie of the year – Malayalam); Tagaru (Highest Grossing Movie of the year – Kannada); Bhaijaan Elo Re (Highest Grossing Movie of the year – Bengali); Baban (Highest Grossing Movie of the year – Marathi) and Carry On Jatta 2 (Highest Grossing Movie of the year – Punjabi) and Yashraj Films was honored with the Producers of the year award. Special Honour for the Best Innovation was presented to Orange County Sdn Bhd and Special Recognition for the Outstanding Contribution towards Indian Cinema was presented to Mr. P Vasu.

IFBA Film Exhibitors awards were presented to New Vasanth Cinemas (Best Single Screen – C.P Berar); APR Cinemas (Best Single Screen – Bihar); Rupasi (Best Single Screen – West Bengal Circuit); Chandan Cinema (Best Single Screen  – Bombay Circuit); Orient Cinemas (Best Single Screen – East Punjab); Novelty Cinema (Best Single Screen  – Delhi /NCR/ UP Region); Rajmandir (Best Single Screen – Rajasthan); Maharaja Cinema (Best Single Screen – Odisha); EOS Cinemas, Shahdol (Best Single Screen – Central India); Triveni Cinema (Best Single Screen – Mysore Region); Jeeva Rukmani Cinemas (Best Single Screen – Tamil Nadu); Priyadarshini Cinema (Best Single Screen – Kerala); Asian Cinemas (Best Single Screen – Nizam); PVR (Best National Chain); INOX Insignia (Highest Luxury Standards); Cinepolis (Best Systems Driven Chain)

IFBA Film Distribution awards were presented to Dhanlaxmi Pictures (Best Distributor- C.P Berar); Kushagra Arts (Best Distributor – Bihar); SVF Entertainment (Best Distributor – West Bengal); PVR Pictures (Best Distributor – Bombay Circuit); Pen Marudhar &  Jaspal Dhingra (Best Distributor – East Punjab); Foxstar Studios (Best Distributor – Delhi /NCR/ UP Region); Jai Pictures (Best Distributor- Rajasthan); Rajshri Productions (Best Distributor – Odisha); Akshar Enterprises (Best Distributor – Central India); Bahar Enterprise (Best Distributor – Mysore Region); SPI Cinemas (Best Distributor – Tamil Nadu); E4 Entertainment (Best Distributor – Kerala); Asian Enterprises (Best Distributor – Nizam) and Yashraj Films (Best National Distributor – Corporate). Mr. Balkrishna Shroff was honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award in the Field of Film Distribution during the ceremony.  A special award was also bestowed upon Mr. Vijay Soni, VPS Communication for his dedicated support to Indian cinema by distributing Indian movies to UK and Mauritius.

IFBA Film Tourism awards were presented to Thailand (Most Popular Filming Destination of the Year); Spain (Aesthetic Filming location of the Year); Singapore (Affordable Filming Destination of the Year); Azerbaijan (Emerging Filming Destination of the Year); Fiji (Best Rebates and Subsidy Schemes); Maharashtra (Most Popular Filming Destination of the Year – India); Madhya Pradesh (Most Film Friendly State – India ); Telangana (Most Diversified Filming Destination of the Year – India ) and Uttar Pradesh (Best Rebates and Subsidy Schemes – India)

About Indywood Film Market

Indywood Film Market, conducted as part of Indywood Film Carnival – the flagship event of Project Indywood, is the perfect platform for such advancements in film making, production, distribution and screening, to connect with the intended target group. The 4th edition of this tech expo was held from Dec 1-5, 2018, at Hitex exhibition Centre in Hyderabad. As South Asia’s biggest B2B2C film exhibition, Indywood Film Market (IFM) has been conceptualized to connect stakeholders of the film industry with technology providers, developers, service personnel, production agencies, distribution partners, theatre owners etc.

OSCAR Is No Longer A Big Dream Now

“OSCAR” is no longer a big dream now; movie “Aickarakkonathe Bhishaguaranmaar” proves it.

Its really astonishing that a country which makes around 1800 movies every year, which is almost half of the total movies made around the world fail so miserably in the Oscar race. So far, a few movies Slumdog Millionaire, Life of Pi and Gandhi have resulted in Indians winning Oscars. But that too were conceptualized, produced and directed by Non-Indians.

Yes it is true that winning Oscar after a tough competition is a big deal. But being in the list of Oscar contending movies is equally important as it plays a pivotal role in winning the race. This year total 347 feature films have been officially declared eligible to contend for Best Picture. It’s the largest number of films in contention since 1970, when 374 films were ruled eligible.  Surprisingly six Indian movies also included in the list.  Dear Molly (English film Directed by Gajendra Ahire), Sound Story (Directed by Prasad Prabhakar), Kayamkulam Kochunni (Directed by Rosshan Andrews) Aickarakkonathe bhishaguaranmaar (Directed by Biju Majeed) ,Bhayanakam (Directed by Jayaraj) and Yadvi (Directed by Jyoti Singh)are the movies contenting for Best Picture from India. Besides  Sarpatatwam (the serpant wisdom) by Methil  Devika  is contended for documentary short category.

Aickarakkonathe bhishaguaranmaar

People, who worked behind Aickarakkonathe bhishaguaranmaar, can keep their heads held high and be very proud as it’s been selected to contend for nomination at 2019 Oscars. Besides the Best Picture category the movie is also eligible to contend for Other General categories including acting categories (lead and supporting roles), Direction, Production Design, Film Editing, Sound Design, Sound Mixing, Cinematography, Costume Design and Writing (Original and Adapted).

Aickarakkonathe bhishaguaranmaar, was a CSR movie directed by Biju Majeed and produced by Abhini Sohan Roy under the banner of Aries Telecasting Pvt Ltd. Initiated by Indywood Consortium, the project has been designed by Mr Sohan Roy and written by Shibu Raj. K. The cinematography of the movie, which features a total of 175 newcomers in prominent roles, was handled by P.C Lal. While B R Bijuram composed the music, the editing was done by Johnson Iringole.

The film’s cast include Vipin Mangalashery,Samarth Ambujakshan, Sivaji Guruvayoor,Lalu Alex, Jaffer Idukki,Sunil Sukhada, Sinseer Mohammed Koya, Shyam Kurup, Johnson Iringole ,Mukesh Nair, Seema G. Nair, Miya Sree,Hridhya Nigelesh, Lakshmi Atul and Nisha Joseph.

The movie emphasizes on the 5,000 year old system of natural healing called ‘Ayurveda’ which is enjoying a major resurgence in both its native land and all over the world. Besides the theme, the movie utilized 100% of its revenue for flood relief and rehabilitation activities in Kerala, which witnessed one of the worst natural disasters in the history of the state recently, and for the support those in the film industry, who were affected by the floods.

Highest Grossing Movie Of The Year – Sanju Honoured By Indywood

Hyderabad, India: Bollywood biopic ‘Sanju’, based on the life of Sanjay Dutt, recently became the highest grossing Hindi film was honoured by Indywood.  The movie, which hit the big screens on June 29, rocked the box office as it earned a whopping Rs 120.06 crore in its opening weekend. During fourth season of Indywood Film Carnival held at Hyderabad, “cast and crew’s of “ Sanju” was honoured by International Film Business Awards.

The winners of IFBA Film Production awards included Sanju (Highest Grossing Movie of the year – Hindi); Rangasthalam (Highest Grossing Movie of the year – Telugu); Sarkar (Highest Grossing Movie of the year – Tamil); Kayamkulam Kochunni (Highest Grossing Movie of the year – Malayalam); Tagaru (Highest Grossing Movie of the year – Kannada); Bhaijaan Elo Re (Highest Grossing Movie of the year – Bengali); Baban (Highest Grossing Movie of the year – Marathi) and Carry On Jatta 2 (Highest Grossing Movie of the year – Punjabi) and Yashraj Films was honored with the Producers of the year award. Special Honour for the Best Innovation was presented to Orange County Sdn Bhd and Special Recognition for the Outstanding Contribution towards Indian Cinema was presented to Mr. P Vasu.

      

This year IFBA awards were given away in 4 different categories – Exhibitors Awards, Film Distributors Awards, Film Production Awards and Film Tourism Awards.

IFBA Film Exhibitors awards were presented to New Vasanth Cinemas (Best Single Screen – C.P Berar); APR Cinemas (Best Single Screen – Bihar); Rupasi (Best Single Screen – West Bengal Circuit); Chandan Cinema (Best Single Screen  – Bombay Circuit); Orient Cinemas (Best Single Screen – East Punjab); Novelty Cinema (Best Single Screen  – Delhi /NCR/ UP Region); Rajmandir (Best Single Screen – Rajasthan); Maharaja Cinema (Best Single Screen – Odisha); EOS Cinemas, Shahdol (Best Single Screen – Central India); Triveni Cinema (Best Single Screen – Mysore Region); Jeeva Rukmani Cinemas (Best Single Screen – Tamil Nadu); Priyadarshini Cinema (Best Single Screen – Kerala); Asian Cinemas (Best Single Screen – Nizam); PVR (Best National Chain); INOX Insignia (Highest Luxury Standards); Cinepolis (Best Systems Driven Chain)

IFBA Film Distribution awards were presented to Dhanlaxmi Pictures (Best Distributor- C.P Berar); Kushagra Arts (Best Distributor – Bihar); SVF Entertainment (Best Distributor – West Bengal); PVR Pictures (Best Distributor – Bombay Circuit); Pen Marudhar &  Jaspal Dhingra (Best Distributor – East Punjab); Foxstar Studios (Best Distributor – Delhi /NCR/ UP Region); Jai Pictures (Best Distributor- Rajasthan); Rajshri Productions (Best Distributor – Odisha); Akshar Enterprises (Best Distributor – Central India); Bahar Enterprise (Best Distributor – Mysore Region); SPI Cinemas (Best Distributor – Tamil Nadu); E4 Entertainment (Best Distributor – Kerala); Asian Enterprises (Best Distributor – Nizam) and Yashraj Films (Best National Distributor – Corporate). Mr. Balkrishna Shroff was honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award in the Field of Film Distribution during the ceremony.  A special award was also bestowed upon Mr. Vijay Soni, VPS Communication for his dedicated support to Indian cinema by distributing Indian movies to UK and Mauritius.

IFBA Film Tourism awards were presented to Thailand (Most Popular Filming Destination of the Year); Spain (Aesthetic Filming location of the Year); Singapore (Affordable Filming Destination of the Year); Azerbaijan (Emerging Filming Destination of the Year); Fiji (Best Rebates and Subsidy Schemes); Maharashtra (Most Popular Filming Destination of the Year – India); Madhya Pradesh (Most Film Friendly State – India ); Telangana (Most Diversified Filming Destination of the Year – India ) and Uttar Pradesh (Best Rebates and Subsidy Schemes – India)

International Film Business Awards are conducted in concurrence with Indywood Film Canival, the ultimate film fiesta in the world. IFBA honours the commitment, passion and excellence of distinct film personalities and recognises the who’s who of the film industry including film marketers, distributors, sales agents, production houses and exhibitors who equally contribute to the success of a film.

Indywood

Project Indywood seeks to unite the fragmented Indian regional film under one umbrella, INDYWOOD. Conceptualized by Sohan Roy, a globally acclaimed film director, producer, exhibitor, writer and project designer, Indywood envisages revolutionary changes in production, screening and marketing strategies, as well as a new outlook to the business model of Indian cinema.

Project Indywood aims to establish 10,000 4K projection multiplex screens, 100,000 2K/4K projection home cinemas, 8K/4K film studios, 100 animation/VFX studios and film schools adhering to international standards across the country by 2020.  Every year Indywood is conducting Indywood Film Carnival which is a a one-stop platform for showcasing the latest technology and future possibilities in the entire spectrum of film making, skill development, pre-production, production, technical support, post-production, distribution, marketing and release among others.

About Indywood Film Market

Indywood Film Market, conducted as part of Indywood Film Carnival – the flagship event of Project Indywood, is the perfect platform for such advancements in film making, production, distribution and screening, to connect with the intended target group. The 4th edition of this tech expo was held from Dec 1-5, 2018, at Hitex exhibition Centre in Hyderabad. As South Asia’s biggest B2B2C film exhibition, Indywood Film Market (IFM) has been conceptualized to connect stakeholders of the film industry with technology providers, developers, service personnel, production agencies, distribution partners, theatre owners etc.

10th Edition of Shiptek International Conference and Awards 2019 at Dubai

Biz Events Management Announces the 10th Edition of Shiptek International Conference and Awards 2019

Dubai : Biz events  announces the two-day Shiptek international conference on maritime, offshore and Oil & gas, SHIPTEK 2019 at Dusit Thani Hotel, Dubai on 16th and 17th April, 2019.

Magnificently touching its 10th edition, ShipTek is a journey of exploration, revelation and awe, which continues to mark its legacy as a benchmark event in the maritime industry. A perfect merger of innovative ideas and infotainment, this two day conference promises to present before you a much bigger experience. The event promises to offer advanced presentations which will be a contribution in the Marine Engineering, Offshore technology, Engineering & Communication and Naval Architecture sectors.

Along with the much-appreciated conference, the event will witness a glittering award ceremony where industry veterans who have been instrumental in proposing creative solutions will be honoured for their accomplishments.

Previous editions of Shiptek have been extraordinarily successful and already established as one of the leading events on the Marine/Offshore/Oil & Gas sector. Aimed at key decision makers and high level policy takers within the Marine/Offshore/Oil & Gas sector, the event takes place at a time when there is growing optimism about the future of many sectors of the regional shipping business.

The Conference aims to focus on key market trends, giving attendees a unique insight into the opportunities that exist. The aim is to provide attendees with a much clear idea about future trade patterns, and market influences, so they can build the foundations for longer term business growth. ShipTek has been blessed with a continuum of leader’s foresights and hence will be yet another event that is going to be a revolution in the Maritime world.

The forerunners of ShipTek were all billed as ideal events which orchestrated turnarounds in the marine world. The international maritime metropolis Dubai is going to be epicentre of this scintillating celebration of mariners.

Shiptek2019 is sponsored by P&O Maritime as Badge and lanyard Sponsor, Cadmatic Software Solutions as Award Sponsor and Heritage Offshore Marine Services, Albwardy Damen and Foresight Group as Associate Sponsors.

For Sponsorship/Speaking Opportunities, please mail to eventmanager@ariesgroupglobal.com

The Legend MGR is back

The fans of Makkal Thilgam have a reason to rejoice now, because their legendary hero is back to the screen through P Vasu’s ‘Magendra’. Yes, the iconic actor-turned-politician M. G Ramachandran  (better known as MGR) is back to real life in a digital avatar. The movie was officially launched by the Film Director, P Vasu at Hyderabad. The same was attended by Orange County Officials Dr. Margali Palaney- CEO, Abdul Fattah- COO, Harnarain Gill- CPO, T Vimalanathan- CTO and Sohan Roy Founder Director of Indywood and Mukesh Nair, Chief Operating Officer Indywood  TV at The 4th Edition Of Indywood Film Carnival held at Hitex Convention Centre Hyderabad.

Using the ground-breaking new technology called N-Face, “Orange County” A Malaysia based Animation Company resurrected MGR in this feature film.

  

The Orange County Sdn Bhd company has been working with a leading Hollywood VFX specialist for the past two years to create a 3D digital Photo-real avatar of MGR, based on movie stills, publicity photos, and films featuring the actor. They have also used artificial intelligence to define the facial expressions and mannerism characteristic of the actor. And now the stage is set for Orange County to have the digital version of MGR to “star” in a two-hour feature film.

Being a part of Indywood Film Carnival, Orange County Sdn Bhd the Global New-Age Technology & Media Company made their entry to Indian movie industry too. They are associating with various productions in the near future. Orange County was honored with an Award in the Best Innovation Category in Indywood Film Carnival.

The  N-Face® Facial Motion Animation Technology, which is being considered as one of the finest technology, is able to Photo-Realistically bring back any Deceased Actor Live on screen. Further, the company has devised numerous workflows for production & VFX pipelines employing State of the Art Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning technologies & the latest advents of engineering to credibly reduce the gestation involved in Producing Feature Films.

Orange County Sdn Bhd

Orange County Sdn Bhd is a Global New- Age Technology & Media Company which has mustered the nuances of Film-Making from Concept till the rollout of Final Deliverables. The Company has embarked on a World’s 1st Showcase in Producing an International Feature Film earmarked for Global Release centered on the end to end Photo-Realistic Digital Re-creation of a Deceased Actor. The Company has created a leading- edge Solution in digitally creating & personalizing the character attributes of any chosen Actor to take on a Photo-Realistic Digital Avatar in Motion Pictures.

Hollywood Director Sohan Roy awarded at Telangana – Bengali Film Festival

Hyderabad :  Hollywood Director, CEO & Founder of Aries Group of Companies and the founder director of Indywood , Sohan Roy  honored with a special award at the closing ceremony of the Telangana – Bengali Film Festival for his outstanding  contribution towards world cinema. The award was handed over to him recently at an event titled Aayana -2018 held at Hyderabad. The closing ceremony also honored various personalities who contributed significantly to Indian films throughout their career.

The Award Winning Hollywood Film Director, CEO & Founder of Aries Group of Companies, Sohan Roy is also being recognized for supporting Indian film industry through various projects. He leads the USD 10 billion Project Indywood which aims to elevate the Indian Film Industry to global standards in the next five years through a consortium of 2,000 Indian billionaires and corporates.

The Rs 70,000 crore Project Indywood plans to initiate 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.

Aries Group is one of the largest multinational conglomerates in the Middle East with 48 companies operating in 15 countries. Sohan Roy’s Hollywood directorial venture Dam999 won national and international accolades, including five Oscar selections. Besides, he pioneered the concept of building dual 4K multiplexes and 4K Atmos home cinemas in less space.

Sohan Roy, listed as one of the Top Powerful and Influential Leaders in Middle East 2017 by Forbes Middle East, is a member of New York-based International Academy of Television, Arts and Sciences (IATAS).  He also listed amongst the Top 50 Indian Business Leaders in the Arab World by Forbes 2015 and 2016.

Indywood Creates History: 4 Indian Cinemas Contending Under Mainstream Oscar Awards 2019

A 10 billion USD Project Indywood, was launched to elevate Indian cinema to an international level. Keeping the vision in mind Indywood has contended 4 Indian Movies for this year’s mainstream Oscar awards, which includes Movies like, Dear Molly (English film Directed by Gajendra Ahire), Sound Story (Directed by Prasad Prabhakar), KayamkulamKochunni (Directed by RosshanAndrrews) and Sarpatatwam (the serpant wisdom) by Methil Devika which is contended for documentary short category.

Sohan Roy, Founder Director of Project Indywood belives that Indian Film Industry should come forward to conceive and implement big budget international projects instead of following clichéd subjects and treatment pattern.

Indywood’s, AickarakkonatheBhishaguaranmaar (Physicians of Aickarakkonam) which was a charity movie directed by Biju Majeed and produced by Abhini Sohan Roy under the banner of Aries Telecasting Pvt Ltd has also been selected to contend for nomination at 2019 Oscars. Besides the Best Picture category the movie is also eligible to contend for Other General categories including Acting categories (lead and supporting roles), Direction, Production Design, Film Editing, Sound Design, Sound Mixing, Cinematography, Costume Design and Writing (Original and Adapted).

Initiated by Indywood Consortium, the project has been designed by Mr Sohan Roy, written by Shibu Raj. K. The cinematography of the movie, which features a total of 175 newcomers in prominent roles, was handled by P.C Lal. While B R Bijuram composed the music, the editing was done by Johnson Iringole.

The movie emphasises on the 5,000 year old system of natural healing called ‘Ayurveda’ which is enjoying a major resurgence in both its native land and all over the world. Besides the theme, the movie utilized 100% of its revenue for flood relief and rehabilitation activities in Kerala, which witnessed one of the worst natural disasters in the history of the state recently, and for the support those in the film industry, who were affected by the floods.

Featured with 175 new faces, this complete family entertainer has become the year’s first Indian feature movie to view for Oscar 2019 and to be nominated.

Mission Indywood

Project Indywood aims to establish 10,000 4K projection multiplex screens, 100,000 2K/4K projection home cinemas, 8K/4K film studios, 100 animation/VFX studios and film schools adhering to international standards. It will be one-stop platform for showcasing the latest technology and future possibilities in the entire spectrum of film making, skill development, pre-production, production, technical support, post-production, distribution, marketing and release among others.

Oxygem, Makers Of Milkshakes and Monster Energy to be part of Indywood Film Carnival Hyderabad

Hyderabad: As the Film  Feternity prepares for yet another edition of Indywood Film Carnival, we have Oxygem, Makers Of Milkshakes and Monster Energy associating with Indywood as its Offical Beverage Partner . The five-day Indywood Film Carnival begins on the 1st Of December and has chosen its venue to be HITEX convention center, Hyderabad.

The fourth edition of Indywood Film Carnival (IFC 2018), a flagship venture of 10 billion USD Project Indywood, focuses to elevate Indian cinema to an international level. It will be a one-stop platform for showcasing the latest technology and future possibilities in the entire spectrum of film making, skill development, pre-production, production, technical support, post-production, distribution, marketing and release among others.

  

This Year the few major attractions of the Indywood Film Carnival would be Indywood Billionaires Meet, Indywood Academy Awards, Indywood Telly Awards, Indywood Fashion Premier and All Lights India International Film Festival and many more.

About Oxygem (Srigdhaa Beverages)

Oxygem Is The Liquid Asset Of Health Conscious Individuals Srigdhaa Beverages, believes only in manufacturing quality water. It also participates in various local events to spread the need for this liquid asset. Whether it is through radio spots or billboard, branding across sports, media events Oxygem is now a brand to reckon with. As more people adopt a healthy lifestyle, the company has launched its product in AP and Karnataka. It is also geared to tap markets in Tamilnadu and Kerala by 2019. Soda and Zeera soda will be introduced in addition to the growing beverage brands in this sector. The future plans include the launch of Oxygem Pulp Juice tetra pack production for the Indian consumer’s trend for enjoying natural liquids.

We believe in constant expansion of its business directed towards healthy living. We invite partners and like minded investors to join hands by offers opportunities in the following divisions to enhance its product line and futuristic mission to develop holistic and lifestyle drinking products for the Indian markets. Soon to be introduced in the market are Premium Water, soda, zeera soda, Flavoured Milk and fruit drinks.

About Monster Energy

At Monster we are all about the things you care about. What kid dreams about landing a 9 to 5 job? We all dreamed about being pro athletes, musicians and living the life. We know it takes encouragement and support to make that dream a reality, so we created the Monster Army to back the next generation pros, the future Ricky Carmichael, Jeremy McGrath, Dave Mirra, Danny Kass and Rob Dyrdek’s.

Some companies won’t let you have any gear unless you’re on the payroll. We’re all about our fans rockin’ the Monster logo the way they want – on hats, shirts, MX bikes, trucks, gear, or even on themselves. Our idea of a promotion isn’t giving away a TV you already got. Our promos offer exclusive VIP access, insane trips hanging with top musicians, athletes, and real gear like dirt bikes, snowboards, BMX bikes, rims and helmets.

About MOM (Makers Of Milkshakes)

Once milk met ice cream and they both fell in Love. We thought they are made for each other and bought them together as our Milkshakes. In a city called Hyderabad, three friends joined their hands to help people who are in love. As expected, they helped milk and icecream becoming one as a Milkshake. Since then they were called “Makers Of Milkshakes” , We at “Makers Of Milkshakes” are very good at bringing people together over a milkshake filled with milk icecream and lots of love.

About Indywood Film Market

Indywood Film Market (IFM) expo will be platform to connect with major stakeholders in the film industry. From technology providers to developers, from production agencies to distribution theatre owners would be participating.

IFM 2018 will see a host of interactive sessions, diverse exhibition arenas, B2B awards function and high profile networking parties. The 3 day (Dec 3-5) event will be held at India’s top business expo venue, the HITEX Convention Centre, in the heart of Hyderabad.

Oxygem, Makers Of Milkshakes and Monster Energy to be part of Indywood Film Carnival Hyderabad

Hyderabad: As the Film  Feternity prepares for yet another edition of Indywood Film Carnival, we have Oxygem, Makers Of Milkshakes and Monster Energy associating with Indywood as its Offical Beverage Partner . The five-day Indywood Film Carnival begins on the 1st Of December and has chosen its venue to be HITEX convention center, Hyderabad.

The fourth edition of Indywood Film Carnival (IFC 2018), a flagship venture of 10 billion USD Project Indywood, focuses to elevate Indian cinema to an international level. It will be a one-stop platform for showcasing the latest technology and future possibilities in the entire spectrum of film making, skill development, pre-production, production, technical support, post-production, distribution, marketing and release among others.

  

This Year the few major attractions of the Indywood Film Carnival would be Indywood Billionaires Meet, Indywood Academy Awards, Indywood Telly Awards, Indywood Fashion Premier and All Lights India International Film Festival and many more.

About Oxygem (Srigdhaa Beverages)

Oxygem Is The Liquid Asset Of Health Conscious Individuals Srigdhaa Beverages, believes only in manufacturing quality water. It also participates in various local events to spread the need for this liquid asset. Whether it is through radio spots or billboard, branding across sports, media events Oxygem is now a brand to reckon with. As more people adopt a healthy lifestyle, the company has launched its product in AP and Karnataka. It is also geared to tap markets in Tamilnadu and Kerala by 2019. Soda and Zeera soda will be introduced in addition to the growing beverage brands in this sector. The future plans include the launch of Oxygem Pulp Juice tetra pack production for the Indian consumer’s trend for enjoying natural liquids.

We believe in constant expansion of its business directed towards healthy living. We invite partners and like minded investors to join hands by offers opportunities in the following divisions to enhance its product line and futuristic mission to develop holistic and lifestyle drinking products for the Indian markets. Soon to be introduced in the market are Premium Water, soda, zeera soda, Flavoured Milk and fruit drinks.

About Monster Energy

At Monster we are all about the things you care about. What kid dreams about landing a 9 to 5 job? We all dreamed about being pro athletes, musicians and living the life. We know it takes encouragement and support to make that dream a reality, so we created the Monster Army to back the next generation pros, the future Ricky Carmichael, Jeremy McGrath, Dave Mirra, Danny Kass and Rob Dyrdek’s.

Some companies won’t let you have any gear unless you’re on the payroll. We’re all about our fans rockin’ the Monster logo the way they want – on hats, shirts, MX bikes, trucks, gear, or even on themselves. Our idea of a promotion isn’t giving away a TV you already got. Our promos offer exclusive VIP access, insane trips hanging with top musicians, athletes, and real gear like dirt bikes, snowboards, BMX bikes, rims and helmets.

About MOM (Makers Of Milkshakes)

Once milk met ice cream and they both fell in Love. We thought they are made for each other and bought them together as our Milkshakes. In a city called Hyderabad, three friends joined their hands to help people who are in love. As expected, they helped milk and icecream becoming one as a Milkshake. Since then they were called “Makers Of Milkshakes” , We at “Makers Of Milkshakes” are very good at bringing people together over a milkshake filled with milk icecream and lots of love.

About Indywood Film Market

Indywood Film Market (IFM) expo will be platform to connect with major stakeholders in the film industry. From technology providers to developers, from production agencies to distribution theatre owners would be participating.

IFM 2018 will see a host of interactive sessions, diverse exhibition arenas, B2B awards function and high profile networking parties. The 3 day (Dec 3-5) event will be held at India’s top business expo venue, the HITEX Convention Centre, in the heart of Hyderabad.

LIC to be part of Indywood Film Carnival Hyderabad

Hyderabad: As the Film  Feternity prepares for yet another edition of Indywood Film Carnival, we have LIC associating with Indywood as Supporting Sponsor for Indywood Film Carnival. The five-day Indywood Film Carnival begins on the 1st Of December and has chosen its venue to be HITEX convention center, Hyderabad.

The fourth edition of Indywood Film Carnival (IFC 2018), a flagship venture of 10 billion USD Project Indywood, focuses to elevate Indian cinema to an international level. It will be a one-stop platform for showcasing the latest technology and future possibilities in the entire spectrum of film making, skill development, pre-production, production, technical support, post-production, distribution, marketing and release among others.

 

This Year the few major attractions of the Indywood Film Carnival would be Indywood Billionaires Meet, Indywood Academy Awards, Indywood Telly Awards, Indywood Fashion Premier and All Lights India International Film Festival and many more.

“We Ensure and enhance the quality of life of people through financial security by providing products and services of aspired attributes with competitive returns, and by rendering resources for economic development.” Said a LIC Official

 

About LIC

LIC functions with 2048 fully computerized branch offices, 113 divisional offices, 8 zonal offices, 1381 satallite offices and the Corporate office. LIC’s Wide Area Network covers 113divisional offices and connects all the branches through a Metro Area Network. LIC has tied up with some Banks and Service providers to offer on-line premium collection facility in selected cities. LIC’s ECS and ATM premium payment facility is an addition to customer convenience. Apart from on-line Kiosks and IVRS, Info Centres have been commissioned at Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, New Delhi, Pune and many other cities. With a vision of providing easy access to its policyholders, LIC has launched its SATELLITE SAMPARK offices. The satellite offices are smaller, leaner and closer to the customer. The digitalized records of the satellite offices will facilitate anywhere servicing and many other conveniences in the future.

LIC continues to be the dominant life insurer even in the liberalized scenario of Indian insurance and is moving fast on a new growth trajectory surpassing its own past records. LIC has issued over one crore policies during the current year. It has crossed the milestone of issuing 1,01,32,955 new policies by 15th Oct, 2005, posting a healthy growth rate of 16.67% over the corresponding period of the previous year.
From then to now, LIC has crossed many milestones and has set unprecedented performance records in various aspects of life insurance business. The same motives which inspired our forefathers to bring insurance into existence in this country inspire us at LIC to take this message of protection to light the lamps of security in as many homes as possible and to help the people in providing security to their families.

LIC to be part of Indywood Film Carnival Hyderabad

Hyderabad: As the Film  Feternity prepares for yet another edition of Indywood Film Carnival, we have LIC associating with Indywood as Supporting Sponsor for Indywood Film Carnival. The five-day Indywood Film Carnival begins on the 1st Of December and has chosen its venue to be HITEX convention center, Hyderabad.

The fourth edition of Indywood Film Carnival (IFC 2018), a flagship venture of 10 billion USD Project Indywood, focuses to elevate Indian cinema to an international level. It will be a one-stop platform for showcasing the latest technology and future possibilities in the entire spectrum of film making, skill development, pre-production, production, technical support, post-production, distribution, marketing and release among others.

  

This Year the few major attractions of the Indywood Film Carnival would be Indywood Billionaires Meet, Indywood Academy Awards, Indywood Telly Awards, Indywood Fashion Premier and All Lights India International Film Festival and many more.

“We Ensure and enhance the quality of life of people through financial security by providing products and services of aspired attributes with competitive returns, and by rendering resources for economic development.” Said a LIC Official

 

About LIC

LIC functions with 2048 fully computerized branch offices, 113 divisional offices, 8 zonal offices, 1381 satallite offices and the Corporate office. LIC’s Wide Area Network covers 113divisional offices and connects all the branches through a Metro Area Network. LIC has tied up with some Banks and Service providers to offer on-line premium collection facility in selected cities. LIC’s ECS and ATM premium payment facility is an addition to customer convenience. Apart from on-line Kiosks and IVRS, Info Centres have been commissioned at Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, New Delhi, Pune and many other cities. With a vision of providing easy access to its policyholders, LIC has launched its SATELLITE SAMPARK offices. The satellite offices are smaller, leaner and closer to the customer. The digitalized records of the satellite offices will facilitate anywhere servicing and many other conveniences in the future.

LIC continues to be the dominant life insurer even in the liberalized scenario of Indian insurance and is moving fast on a new growth trajectory surpassing its own past records. LIC has issued over one crore policies during the current year. It has crossed the milestone of issuing 1,01,32,955 new policies by 15th Oct, 2005, posting a healthy growth rate of 16.67% over the corresponding period of the previous year.
From then to now, LIC has crossed many milestones and has set unprecedented performance records in various aspects of life insurance business. The same motives which inspired our forefathers to bring insurance into existence in this country inspire us at LIC to take this message of protection to light the lamps of security in as many homes as possible and to help the people in providing security to their families.

Galalite Screens to be part of Indywood Film Carnival Hyderabad

Hyderabad: As the Film  Feternity prepares for yet another edition of Indywood Film Carnival, we have Galalite associating with Indywood . The five-day Indywood Film Carnival begins on the 1st Of December and has chosen its venue to be HITEX convention center, Hyderabad.

The fourth edition of Indywood Film Carnival (IFC 2018), a flagship venture of 10 billion USD Project Indywood, focuses to elevate Indian cinema to an international level. It will be a one-stop platform for showcasing the latest technology and future possibilities in the entire spectrum of film making, skill development, pre-production, production, technical support, post-production, distribution, marketing and release among others.

This Year the few major attractions of the Indywood Film Carnival would be Indywood Billionaires Meet, Indywood Academy Awards, Indywood Telly Awards, Indywood Fashion Premier and All Lights India International Film Festival and many more.

“Galalite has been the most trusted leader for cinema screen technologies in India, as well as the global market for more than half a century. By investing in Big Cine Expo, we reiterate that we are committed to bringing innovative screens that enhance the next generation cinema-viewing experience and further strengthen our foothold in the domestic and international market.” said a Galalite Official

About Galalite:

Galalite®, is the flagship brand of GTC industries which manufactures the widest range of innovative Projection Screen surfaces across the world. A family-owned business headquartered in Mumbai, Galalite® has emerged as one of the largest suppliers of screens to Exhibitors worldwide. Galalite’s specialized screen surfaces range from Gain Screens for digital compliant cinema systems to the latest 3D technology Silver Screens, from large format screens for Cinema Theatres / Large Events to Home Theatre Screens.

About Indywood Film Market

Indywood Film Market (IFM) expo will be platform to connect with major stakeholders in the film industry. From technology providers to developers, from production agencies to distribution theatre owners would be participating.

IFM 2018 will see a host of interactive sessions, diverse exhibition arenas, B2B awards function and high profile networking parties. The 3 day (Dec 3-5) event will be held at India’s top business expo venue, the HITEX Convention Centre, in the heart of Hyderabad.

Indywood’s second CSR Movie – Aickarakkonathe Bhishagwaranmar- Hits the Screens

Thiruvananthapuram, 5 Oct 2018: As the wait comes to a close, Indywood’s second CSR movie “Aickarakkonathe Bhishaguaranmaar”  hits the theatres today. The official launch Produced by UAE based Aries group using the corporate social responsibility (CSR) Fund, the entire revenue from the movie would be used for the relief and rehabilitation processed in flood hit Kerala. This 100% Charity Venture promises 25% of the net revenue will be used for upgradation and promotion of Film field and the remaining would be used for building homes for those who lost them in the worst ever floods that has hit the land of Kerala. The movie would be released in over 100 theatres today.

The movie tells the tale of the life of the commons in a village named Aickarakkonam. Talented artists like Vipin Mangalassery, Samardh Ambujakshan, Sinseer Muhammad, Miyashree, Hridya Nijilesh, Lakshmi Atul, Shyam Kurup, Prabhiraj Natarajan, Mukesh M Nair and Basil Jose, chosen meticulously from the national level auditions conducted by Indywood Talent Hunt show, handle the lead roles and are well backed up by celebrated actors Lalu Alex, Shivaji Guruvayoor, Sunil Sukhada, Boban Samuel, Pashanamm Shaji (Saju Navodaya), Jafar Idukki, Kottayam Pradeep, Santhosh Keezhattoor, Seema G Nair and Manju Pathrose.

 

Directed by Biju Majid, the movie is produced by Abhini Sohan in the banner of Aries Telecasting PVT LTD. Sohan Roy has played roles of project designer and  lyricist. The rest of the crew comprises the following:

Screenplay, Dialogue: K. Shibu Raj.

Camera: P.C Lal. Editing: Johnson Iringol.

Music Director: Biju Ram. Production Controller: Anil Angamaly. Stills: Saji Aleena.

P.R.O: A.S Dinesh

Aickarakkonathe Bhishaguaranmaar will be dubbed into 10 languages including English, Hindi, Bengali, Bhojpuri, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada. It would be released in 15 countries including Australia, USA, UK, Malta, Austria, Hong Kong, Japan, Lebanon, Kenya, New Zealand, Singapore, Russia and Ireland on 12th October and in the GCC countries on 19th October. Aickarakkonathe Bhishaguaranmaar, which would witness the debut of 175 new faces, will create history by becoming the first Indian movie to be released in Lebanon.

“It is our duty to help Kerala, which is going through its most devastating situation in a century, in every possible way. Aries Group is very happy and proud to be able to do such a service for the state. Both Aries Group and the cast and crew of Aickarakkonathe Bhishaguaranmaar were active in rescue and relief efforts during the floods in Kerala. They took up rescue efforts with the help of modern and lightweight rafts to get stranded residents to safety besides distributing relief materials including food, water and other necessary items. This is not the first time that we are offering a helping hand to the needy. We had been at the forefront of relief and rescue efforts following Nepal earthquake and Chennai floods in 2015. In Nepal, we could successfully built 200 homes besides relief and rescue works. In Chennai, we designated two teams of officials and staff for rescue and relief works. We have also donated the entire revenue from our first CSR movie to the homeless in Idukki and also distributed relief materials to the flood victims in Kuttanadu”,  said Sohan Roy, Chairman and CEO of Aries Group.

Indywood Billionaire’s Club -Kerala Chapter All Set to Take Off

Cochin, 19 September 2018: Today, Indywood- Aries Groups $10 Billion Project, is about to launch its Indywood Billionaire’s Club (IBC) Kerala Chapter at Crowne Plaza, Cochin. Further to its launch, the monumental ceremony of Indywood Business Excellence awards would follow.

The ball starts rolling by 7 PM and the event would have respected Cine Artist turned MLA, Mr. Mukesh and his Wife, a renowned dancer Methil Devika as the Chief Guests. Many other dignitaries including, Hibi Eden, Anto Antony MP, Actor Krishna Kumar would also grace the occasion with their presence.  Along with the IBC Kerala Chapter Launch the Company today, would also honor the Fishermen, Navy and Celebrities, who were in the forefronts of rescue and rehabilitation operations during the recent flood in Kerala.

  

Confident group CEO Dr.C.J.Roy, will use the occasion to announce his rehabilitation initiatives for the flood hit including the reconstruction of around 40 houses and many other measures as well. The 7 crores project would give homes to 30 families in Kerala and 10 in Coorg. The event is also expected to witness similar or may be more exciting announcements from other members of IBC as well.

Sohan Roy, Aries Group CEO and Founder Director of Project Indywood made an announcement through a press release last month, on rebuilding 100 houses for the families who lost it during the flood in Kerala as a part of rehabilitation initiative. “Aikkarakkonathe Bhishagwaranmar” Indywoods upcoming CSR movie also aims to contribute its entire collection for the effective rehabilitation of the flood hit as well as welfare of the Cinema Industry.

This event would also witness the Cast and Crew Launch of the said CSR movie.

Launched in 2017 December in Hyderabad, IBC has now turned out to be of prime significance as a body uniting India’s greatest business tycoons to revolutionize the country’s entertainment Industry and is as the name suggests,a part of the USD 10 Billion project, Indywood.

About Indywood Billionaire’s Club

The Indywood Billionaire’s Club is an elite network of India’s wealthiest individuals with people with an asset value of INR 100 crore or more as its members. *Founded with the agenda of elevating the value of the Indian Rupee and make it on par with the dollar*, IBC members will be exposed to investment opportunities that can help in the nation’s rebuilding process and will provide local job opportunities. IBC envisions a developed India by 2030.The club, through its investment initiatives, would boost Foreign Direct Investment in the entertainment sector.

The Indywood consortium is an umbrella network connecting 2000 influential and wealthy individuals with the latent potential of India’s multi-billion dollar film and entertainment sector. The consortium plans to produce 1000 movies over the next 5 years with added focus on the Indian Animation and Television industry. The consortium also aims at a more effective monetization of Indian cinema’s potential and raise its share in Global Cinema by 40%.  Several Mega Film and theater projects and a host of multi format cinematic infotainment programs such as Educational Content and Sporting events are now known to be in the making. India’s most expensive movie- the 1000 crore Mahabharata and world’s first 8K Multiplex Project at Uduppi have the members of the consortium involved in them. Plans say that India would have  at least 1000 8K screens by 2020.The zeal of the consortium has been recognized by cinema  powerhouses like S. Korea, Nigeria, Iceland, Czech Republic, and even non-cinema nations like Saudi Arabia.

 

Indywood’s Second CSR Movie ‘Aickarakkonathe Bhishaguaranmaar’ is a 100% charity venture

Kochi (19-09-2108) – A movie and its crew are gearing up to mitigate the hard times blanketing

God’s own country caused by one of the most devastating floods witnessed in history. Promising

100% of the revenue to flood affected people and Film Industry Welfare, “Aickarakkonathe Bhishaguaranmaar” marks a novel exemplar of pacification.

“Aickarakkonathe Bhishaguaranmaar” is the second CSR movie initiative by U.A.E based Aries Group by putting to use Corporate Social Responsibility (C.S.R) fund. Decision was already taken by Aries Group to utilize 25% of the income from the movie for up gradation and promotion of film field. The remaining revenue will be used for relief/rescue operations and rebuilding the homes of flood victims. The movie will be released in over 100 major theatres all around Kerala on the October 5th, 2018.

Movie develops from the basic thread of picturizing the life of common people in a village named Aickarakkonam. Talented artists like Vipin Mangalassery, Samardh Ambujakshan, Sinseer Muhammad, Miyashree, Hridya Nijilesh, Lakshmi Atul, Shyam Kurup, Prabhiraj Natarajan, Mukesh M Nair and Basil Jose, chosen meticulously from the national level auditions conducted by Indywood Talent Hunt show bring the characters in the movie to life. Along with them, long celebrated actors Lalu Alex, Shivaji Guruvayoor, Sunil Sukhada, Boban Samuel, Pashanamm Shaji (Saju Navodaya), Jafar Idukki, Kottayam Pradeep, Santhosh Keezhattoor, Seema G Nair and Manju Pathrose are also presenting their incredible acting skills.

Directed by Biju Majid, the movie is produced by Abhini Sohan in the banner of Aries Telecasting PVT LTD. Project Designer, Lyrics – Sohan Roy. Story, Screenplay, Dialogue: K. Shibu Raj. Co-Production: Prabhiraj Natarajan. Camera: P.C Lal. Editing: Johnson Iringol.

Music Director: Biju Ram. Production Controller: Anil Angamaly. Stills: Saji Aleena.

P.R.O: A.S Dinesh

“It is our duty to help Kerala, which is going through its most devastating situation in a century, in every possible way. Aries Group is very happy and proud to be able to do such a service for the state. This is not the first time that we are offering a helping hand to the needy. Aries Group had provided the entire revenue of its first CSR movie ‘Jalam’ for the homeless in Idukki. Aries Group had also delivered the flood affected people of Kuttanadu with essential commodities,” said Sohan Roy, Chairman and CEO of Aries Group.

Mega entertainment fiesta returns to Hyderabad- Indywood Film Carnival will kick off on 1st December 2018

  • 10 billion USD Project Indywood is organising Indywood Film Carnival
  • The mission is to elevate Indian Film Industry to international standards
  • The fourth edition of Indywood Film Carnival will be attended by over 15,000 high-profile celebrities apart from 5,000 business delegates from over 100 countries
  • NRI industrialist turned Hollywood film maker Sohan Roy is the Founder Director of Project Indywood
  • Indywood has secured investments worth Rs 3000 crore from around 20 leading NRI investors

Hyderabad (24-07-2018): Indywood Film Carnival, the much anticipated entertainment fiesta of the year, will be held at HITEX convention centre from December 1st to 5th 2018. The Carnival is expected to accelerate the growth of Indian Film Industry through materialising big budget movie projects, co-production ventures and B2B meet generating business worth Rs 500 crore.

The fourth edition of Indywood Film Carnival (IFC 2018), a flagship venture of 10 billion USD Project Indywood, aims to elevate Indian cinema to an international level. IFC 2018 will be one-stop platform for showcasing the latest technology and future possibilities in the entire spectrum of film making, skill development, pre-production, production, technical support, post-production, distribution, marketing and release among others.

Focus on global projects

Sohan Roy, Founder Director of Project Indywood opined that Indian Film Industry should come forward to conceive and implement big budget international projects instead of following clichéd subjects and treatment pattern.

“Our country is blessed with talented actors and technicians. However, our film industry is not concentrating on making movies which appeal to the international audience. Bahubali is an exception. The movie industry will fetch huge gains if we increase the number of international projects by using advanced technology and world-wide distribution. Indywood Film Carnival is an attempt to educate the stakeholders about the importance of such projects. The entire industry, including actors, technicians, producers and distributors apart from State/Union Governments should come forward to support this desi initiative,” he said.

He added that Indywood Billionaires Meet, Indywood Academy Awards, Indywood Telly Awards, Indywood Fashion Premier and All Lights India International Film Festival are the major attractions of IFC 2018.

Why Hyderabad?

Hyderabad holds the Guinness World Record for the largest film production facility in the world. Moreover, Prasad’s IMAX in Hyderabad is one of the largest 3D IMAX screens and the most attended cinema screen in the world. And to top it off, Bahubali, the highest all time grossing movie sequel in India (combined gross collection of 376.2 million USD) was produced from the Pearl City. Project Indywood’s mission is to transform Hyderabad as the hub of Indian Film Industry.

Mission Indywood

Project Indywood aims to establish 10,000 4K projection multiplex screens, 100,000 2K/4K projection home cinemas, 8K/4K film studios, 100 animation/VFX studios and film schools adhering to international standards.

Indywood Film Carnival 2018: Highlights

  • Indywood grabs Rs 3,000 crore investments from NRI tycoons

The Indywood Billionaires Club, launched last year with an aim to open the doors of Indian Film Industry for foreign direct investment, has already secured investments worth Rs 3,000 crore from around 20 leading NRI investors based in the UAE (United Arab Emirates), Europe and Asia-Pacific. IFC 2018 is expected to increase the investment by several folds. These in turn will increase job opportunities in related sectors apart from materialising mega movie projects.

  • Indywood Academy Awards (IAA)

The crown jewel of IFC 2018, Indywood Academy Awards (IAA) is an attempt to promote the excellence of regional films and bring them to global recognition. The awards will be presented in 26 different categories including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor and Actress, Best Foreign Language Film and Best Child Artist.

The entries will be initially shortlisted by 1,000 members of the World Film Society (WFS). Later, a jury panel chaired by renowned filmmaker, music director and cinematographer Goutam Ghose will announce the winners. Ashish Kulkarni, B Lenin, Madhu Ambat and Ravi Varman are some of the prominent jury members. For more details, log on to – http://www.indywoodacademyawards.com/

Indywood Film Market (IFM)

Indywood Film Market aims to be the one stop to connect delegates, various service providers, technology developers, filmmakers, producers, exhibitors, distributorsand other stakeholders of the global film industry. This year, IFM will be a three day event and will see a host of interactive sessions, diverse exhibition arenas, B2B awards function and high profile networking parties. For more details, log on to – http://www.ifm.co.in/

All Lights India International Film Festival (ALIIFF)

ALIIFF, one of the leading film festivals in the world, will host competitions in feature films, short-films, student’s short films, documentaries and debut directors. There will be a separate competition for Indian movies besides showcasing a wide range of productions including world premieres, animations, children’s films and travel diaries. Renowned film maker and script writer Balachandra Menon is the Festival Director of ALIIFF 2018.

ALIIFF was a resounding success last time screening over 130 films from 50 countries. For more details, log on to – http://aliiff.com/

Indywood Talent Hunt (ITH)

Indywood Talent Hunt is a platform for upcoming stars all over the world to showcase their potential and secure direct entries to the global film industry. It is also a confluence of the finest creative talents from all over the globe in a plethora of sectors, including Short Film Making, CSR Video Making, Documentary Film Making, Music Video, Music Production, Educational Video, Photography, Animation, VJ Hunt, RJ Hunt, DJ Hunt, Music Band, Indywood Got Talent, Best Reporter/Journalist, Model Hunt, Best Film Club, Poster design, Online Promotion etc.

Indywood Talent Hunt also recognises the best Actor, Actress, Singer, Music Director, Cameraman, Editor, Sound Designer, VFX, DI, Production Controller, Makeup, Costume Designer, Production Designer among others by providing them with awards. For more details, log on to – http://indywoodtalenthunt.com/

For more details, please visit:

Indywood Film Carnival – http://www.indywood.co.in/

Sohan Roy – http://sohanroy.com/

For PR enquiries, contact
Mukesh M Nair, Media Head: + 91 9539009983/+ 91 9846094947

Indywood Billionaires Club Opens Doors For FDI, Raises Rs 3,000 Crores From NRI Investors

  • The Indywood Billionaires Club (IBC), has already mobilised funds worth Rs 3,000 crores from 20 leading NRI investors based in the United Arab Emirates, Europe and Asia-Pacific.
  • Initiated by Sharjah-headquartered Aries Group, IBC aims to bring in crucial foreign direct investment to raise the profile of India’s cinema economy.
  • USD 2 billion. Approx 12,000 crores! The economic value of India’s film industry.

Add to it the allied sectors of entertainment, losses due to piracy and the umpteen opportunities to market and scale Indian films on a global scale. The potential is rightly, nothing short of a valuation 10 times the above said amount.

The huge numbers are a clear indication of the possibilities India’s film and entertainment sector offers. One that needs dollops of cash infusion, as well as strategic partners who can shore up its pre-production, production, distribution and film exhibition on par with international standards.

The Indywood Billionaires Club, an innovative initiative launched during the 3rd edition of the prestigious Indywood Film Carnival in 2017, has set the wheels rolling to this regard. By already raising investments of over Rs. 3,000 crores from nearly 20 Indian Billionaires based out of United Arab Emirates, Europe and Asia-Pacific, IBC’s end game is to secure investments to the tune of $10 billion from 2,000 billionaire Non-resident Indians and companies over a period of few years and direct the investment to the multi-billion dollar cinema economy.

The Billion Dollar Pie

NRI businessman Sohan Roy, who is consistently featured in Forbes Middle East’s list of Top 50 business owners, is the brainchild behind IBC. A serial entrepreneur and Hollywood filmmaker of Indian origin, his company Aries Group is the chief executing agency of IBC’s ambitious plan. “India is blessed with talented actors and technicians and our film industry should make movies which appeal to the international audience. The movie industry will fetch huge gains if we increase the number of international projects by using advanced technology and world-wide distribution”, said Mr. Roy.

Of the $10 billion to be raised as investment $5 billion will be spent on theatres, $2 billion on studios, $1 billion on movie production, $1 billion on equipment manufacturing and $1 billion on talent schools/agencies. Project Indywood, of which IBC is part, has already lined up plans to put up 10,000 4K projection multiplex screens, 100,000 2K/4K projection home cinemas, 8K/4K film studios, 100 animation/VFX studios and film schools adhering to international standards across the country.

IBC Initiatives

According to a report prepared by Deloitte for Indywood, the Indian entertainment industry is expected to grow at 11 per cent CAGR reaching $3.7 billion by 2020. Understandably in the coming years, the volume of foreign direct investment will play a decisive role in conceiving and implementing mega projects. And this is where the IBC comes in.

Set to include over 100 Indian billionaires into its fold by the end of this year, the Indywood Billionaires Club will also educate prospective investors on effectively tapping opportunities in the growing Indian film and entertainment sector comprising movies, animation and graphics. Mr. Roy further added that the Indian film industry should come forward to conceive and implement big budget international projects instead of following clichéd subjects and treatment patterns.

The Indywood Film Carnival (IFC) is being seen as the one stop confluence to bring together the industry’s present and future stakeholders. The annual event will be having its 4th edition in Hitex Hyderabad between December 1 and 5, and is expecting the presence of 5,000 business delegates from across 100 countries. Business to the tune of Rs 500 crores is expected to be generated by way of signing up of big budget movie projects, co-production ventures and B2B agreements. Indywood Billionaires Meet, Indywood Academy Awards, Indywood Telly Awards, Indywood Fashion Premier and All Lights India International Film Festival are the major attractions of IFC 2018.

Please visit the following links to know more about Indywood Film Carnival.

IFC 2018 brochure
https://www.indywood.co.in/downloads2018/ifc-brochure-2018.pdf

Photo Gallery 2017
https://www.indywood.co.in/gallery2017

IFC 2018 promo

Sohan Roy

NRI tycoon BR Shetty with Sohan Roy @ IFC

Nominations invited for 1st Indywood Academy Awards

Indywood Academy Awards will cover all the regional industries of Indian cinema

The event will be held on December 1st at Hitex, Hyderabad

Bengali filmmaker Goutam Ghose is the Executive Jury Panel Chairman

IAA is an integral part of Indywood Film Carnival(IFC) 2018

Hyderabad (28-07-2018):Ushering in a new era for Indian cinema awards, the prestigious Project Indywood, a 10 billion USD initiative that aims to elevate Indian cinema to an international level,is initiating Indywood Academy Awards (IAA) at HITEX, Hyderabad on December 1st.

The Indywood Academy Awards, an integral part of Indywood Film Carnival 2018, is the first of its kind to move away from the traditional selection processes. Instead, it will rely on a multi-stage selection process that involves 1000+ members of the World Film Society and a 10 member Executive Jury Panel chaired by renowned Bengali filmmaker, music director and cinematographer Goutam Ghose.

The initial entries will be open to all and the contention list will be prepared internally.Following this, the short list nominations will be prepared based on recommendations given by members of the World Film Society. The Executive Jury Panel will take the final decision and declare the winners on December 1st.

 

Indywood Academy Awards aims to promote excellence in different categories of filmmaking, raise global attention for films that are not inherently commercial, and encourage production of quality films on a global stage.

JURY COMMITTEE

The 10 member Executive Jury Panel will be headed by renowned Bengali filmmaker, music director and cinematographer Goutam Ghose.

The other members are:Ashish Kulkarni (pioneering animator), B Lenin (National Award winning film director, editor and screenwriter), Madhu Ambat (National Awarding winning cinematographer), Rangan Baradwaj (National Award winning film critic and writer), Ravi Varman Leading cinematographer), Shajith Koyeri (Leading sound designer), Viveck Vaswani (Leading actor, writer and producer), Vivek Agnihotri (Leading director, producer and screenwriter) and Mayur Puri (screenwriter, lyricist, actor and film-maker).

The World Film Society, a forum designed and developed for uniting film sectors across the world for the betterment of the global movie industry, will play a crucial role in preparing the nomination short list. Initiated as part of Project Indywood, World Film Society aims to support the movie industry by creating a close-knit relationship between motion picture associations and their related departments.

The Indywood Academy Awards will recognize excellence in international and Indian regional cinema as part of Project Indywood’s mission to unify global cinema cultures under one roof. Awards will be presented in 26 categories, including Best Foreign Language Film and Best Performance in a Leading Role -Foreign Language Film

Entries to the 1st Indywood Academy Awards can be submitted atwww.indywoodacademyawards.com/ or filmfreeway.com/indywoodacademyawards

AWARD CATEGORIES

  • Best Actor in a Leading Role
  • Best Actor in a Supporting Role
  • Best Actress in a Leading Role
  • Best Actress in a Supporting Role
  • Best Child Artist
  • Best Screenplay – Original
  • Best Screenplay – Adapted
  • Best Picture
  • Best Director
  • Best Children’s Film
  • Best Choreography
  • Best Animated Feature
  • Best Art Direction
  • Best Cinematography
  • Best Costume Design
  • Best Sound Editing
  • Best Sound Mixing
  • Best Visual Effects
  • Best Film Editing
  • Best Makeup
  • Best Music Direction
  • Best Lyrics
  • Best Playback Singer – Male
  • Best Playback Singer – Female
  • Best Foreign Language Film
  • Best Performance in a Leading Role – Foreign Language Film

Project Indywood

Conceived by Founder Director Sohan Roy, Project Indywood is a 10 billion USD initiative to elevate Indian cinema to an international level. Through Project Indywood, the NRI investor turnedHollywood director aims to establish 10,000 4K projection multiplex screens, 100,000 2K/4K projection home cinemas, 8K/4K film studios, 100 animation/VFX studios and film schools adhering to international standards.

Indywood Film Carnival

Indywood Film Carnival, a flagship venture of Project Indywood, has been a platform to meet, connect and showcase the best of India’s numerous film industries with national and international stakeholders of cinema. It is the one stop shop for the entire spectrum of film creation including film makers, production houses, technology providers and aspiring artists to converge and make the dream of a unified Indian film industry a reality.

Continuing the success streak of its predecessors but bigger and better than ever, Indywood Film Carnival 2018 will return for its fourth edition from December 1st to 5th, 2018. The event comprises of the All Lights India International Film Festival (ALIIFF), Indywood Film Market, Indywood Talent Hunt, Billionaires Meet and an array of Excellence Awards.

The Carnival is expected to accelerate the growth of Indian Film Industry through materialising big budget movie projects, co-production ventures and B2B meet generating business worth Rs 500 crore.

The Indian Filmmaker’s Guide To Oscars

Indian films have been a regular affair in major international festivals. And now, achieving the Oscar dream seems plausible too.

Lobbying, promotions, and what not! The race to the Oscars is a mad rush. Indian cinema, despite its rich storytelling tradition, has not been able to decode the Oscar secret. Until now that is!

The All Lights Film Services, which broke into this niche scene 2 years ago, is leading the Indian charge, helping filmmakers attain international recognition at the Oscars.

In a freewheeling chat with Indulge Magazine, Nisha Joseph, Manager of the All Lights Film Services, explains the Oscar process, the hurdles faced by filmmakers and how the organization she represents has made the dream possible for over 10 films from the sub continent in less than 2 years.

 

  • First of all, can you explain what all categories are open to foreign filmmakers and the process for a film to be selected into the Oscar contention race?

Under the foreign film category of Oscar, “Best Foreign Language Film” is the only category for the foreign filmmakers.  The entry to this category is just one per country and is recommended by the film federation/film apex body of the country.

But under the mainstream category of Oscar, any filmmaker can send their entries. There are around 26 category competitions under this including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress and so on.

For the contention, the movie should primarily go through a series of qualification criteria including Los Angeles Screening for 7 consecutive days and if it is not in English language, it should have English subtitles.

  • How difficult is it for an Indian movie to compete with other foreign films?

The key is to get noticed. According to a recent report, an Oscar campaign is said to cost approx $3 million to $10 million which includes mass PR campaign and publicity generation through adverts, holding lobbying parties at LA, New York and the film’s parent country, sending out screeners to Oscar jury members, special review reports / critic reviews in famous film journals and publications etc. While Hollywood movies are funded by big studios who undertake the above mentioned tasks for their respective movies publicity campaign for them, for an Indian movie to cough up such a large amount is extremely difficult.

  • Since the start of operations, how has your organization helped Indian films gain international recognition?

We have helped 12 Indian Films so far which have all vied for contention under the mainstream category. We have a full fledged team and industry affiliations to screen the movies in LA and carry out other necessary documentation. Some of these movies include Ballad of Rustom, Kamasutra 3D, Pulimurugan, DAM 999 and Color of Sky. Apart from that, we have recently helped send a Sri Lankan movie for contention, which is a first for the island nation. Besides conducting rigorous campaigns to help movies get into the very prestigious ‘Oscar Race’, we also help Indian filmmakers to take their movies to film festivals, film markets and film awards around this world. Thus we make sure that such movies don’t go unnoticed at any film circuits. We have also launched movie sales, an initiative by the All Lights Film Services, where we help film makers to sell their movie rights in a more customized format, and ensure that they receive a comparatively higher amount.

  • What are some of the upcoming projects which your organization is lobbying for?

We are currently working on three films, which include a dance documentary (short) titled ‘The Serpent Wisdom’ from India, a feature film titled ‘The Frozen Fire’ from Sri Lanka and a Malayalam feature film titled ‘Aikarakkonathe Bhishaguaranmar’ (Doctors of Aickarakkonam). All these projects are unique, both in content and production.

  • How can a filmmaker approach you?

Filmmakers usually approach us directly, or by participating as delegates or submitting their works for the All Lights India International Film Festival, which we conduct annually at Hyderabad. We forge partnerships with movies screened here that we find special. This year, the 4 day film festival will be held at PVR Inorbit Mall. Interested filmmakers who wish to vie for Oscars can mail us at contact@alfilmservices.com or call us on 9539 000 509.

Aries Group Launched Advanced Technology of Visual Asset Management Concept to Indian Maritime & Naval Market @ DIMS-2018

Aries Group Launched Advanced Technology of Visual Asset Management Concept to Indian Maritime & Naval Market @ DIMS-2018, An International seminar on developments in Offshore, Shipbuilding, Transport and Allied Sectors, held on 3rd and 4th of August 2018, at Crowne Plaza, Kochi, Kerala, India.

Kochi,Kerala ,India August 4, 2018  – Aries Group’sIDEAS division catering to “Intelligent Engineeringsolutions’ Launched the Visual Asset Management Solutions concept in India during the first edition of DIMS-2018, An International seminar on developments in Offshore, Shipbuilding, Transport and Allied Sectors, held on 3rd and 4th of August 2018, at Crowne Plaza, Kochi, Kerala, India.

Aries paper presented during the Seminar introduced the concept of 3D laser scanning Techniques and 3D Photogrammetry for capturing ‘As fitted’ information in Naval Vessel and Submarines.

Lt Cdr Naveen Nair (Retd) ,Technical Manager of Aries Marine who presented the paper explained about the Intelligent techniques that are used to collect and post process the asset information.He demonstrated how the concept of 3D photogrammetry is applied for creating a ‘true’ 3D environment of the complex asset that shall assist in the management of its information using a simple and visual interface. The advantages in the application of 3D techniques for retrofit of new equipment/weapon systems in an existing operational asset waspresented. The paper covered the use of these advanced techniques for execution of “Alteration and Additions” in any Sea and shore assets. A case study showing the utility and benefits of these techniques was presented to expert who attended Maritime Seminar.

Aries Group CEO Mr.Sohan Roy who attended the event commented that “With a track record of close to 44,000 projects completed for 4750 Clients for activities inEngineering,Inspections,Maintenance &retrofit projects, Aries Marine is now one of the world’s leading Inspection,Engineeting and Asset Integrity Solution provider for digitization and intelligent techniques of existing assets. The company is now focusing to be the one-stop shop for suchAsset Integrity Management/Monitoring tasks providing services ranging from engineering, project management. Inspections, Document Management and Software integrated solutions with our Infotainment concept model”.

With 47 entities and presence in 15 countries GloballyIndiaincluding India, AriesGroup have various advanced technologies introduced focusing on current marked demand and digitization based on Big Data analysis.

Established in 1998 by Mr.Sohan Roy, Aries Group is now one of the world’s largest Asset Management Solution provider with consultancy,Inspections,Maintenance and survey in all maritime, oil& gas, Offshore hubs and more than 1600 employeeson its rolls.

The two day seminar DIMS -2018 organized by the Department of Ship Technology Alumni Society(DOSTAS) was inaugurated by Dr.MaliniShankar.IAS,DirectorGeneral of Shipping and was presided by Mr.Madhu S Nair .CMD, Cochin Shipyard, India. Aries presentation made during DIMS-2018 which was among the shortlisted 16 technical papers focusing on latest innovations in maritime sector attracted the gathering of professional delegates form the industry representing various stakeholders in Maritime, offshore & Defense industry.

Pattanam Designory Receives Indywood Accreditation

  • Pattanam Designory, an advanced media/film make up Institute to received Indywood accreditation for its courses and services
  • Pattanam Designory is run by Mollywood’s most famous make-up man Pattanam Rasheed

Kochi(23-07-2018):: In a move that’s expected to usher in an era of standardization to the Indian film industry, Kochi-based Pattanam Designory, one of the leading make up institutes in Malayalam film industry, has received the prestigious Indywood accreditation for its popular courses and adherence to quality standards.

Anson IJ, COO, Indywood Talent Hunt handed over the certificate to Pattanam Rasheed at a function held at city on Wednesday.

The present accreditation for Pattanam Rasheed Makeup Academy will be a temporary accreditation which is valid for a period of one year.

Run under the supervision of noted make-up man Pattanam Rasheed, Pattanam Designory is an approved centre of CTTC (Centre for Trade Testing and Certification of skilled workers) under the Union Ministry of Labour and Employment. The institute is also on the verge of becoming the first in the field of media make-up to be affiliated with the Calicut University.

Anson IJ, COO, Indywood Talent Hunt, which handled the accreditation process said, “Pattanam Designory has been moulding make up professionals, hair stylists, cosmetologists and spa therapists for years now and has helped raise the standard of each of these professions through their creativity. They have trained and contributed many talented make-up artists to the film industry. We are glad to bestow them with the Indywood accreditation. ”

The courses at Pattanam Designory emphasize on the skills required for professional motion picture make-up. Students also get to learn facial contouring using highlights and shadows, correction and concealing techniques, base matching, eye and lip treatments and air brush techniques.

The Indywood Accreditation is bestowed by the Indywood Entertainment Consortium and is availed upon a multi-pronged examination of the Quality, Merit, Experience, Reputation, Reference, Insurance, Interest and Legal Existence of system/product/ organization. Indywood Accreditation is valid for all national and international clients / organizations in the field of media, films and entertainment. The Accreditation is one of the set targets of the USD 10 billion Project Indywood which aims to unite all Indian regional film industries under one umbrella.

ABOUT INDYWOOD TALENT HUNT

The annual Indywood Talent Hunt is a confluence of creative talents from India’s student community to be held at Hitex Exhibition Center in Hyderabad. Over 5000 finalists participate are expected to participate this year in 28 different creative Categories including Model Hunt, Short Film Making, CSR Video Making, Documentary Film Making, Music Video, Music Production, Educational Video, Photography, Animation, VJ hunt, RJ hunt, DJ war, Music Band, Performance art, Best Reporter/Journalist, Poster design, Indywood vision video etc.

This year will see one of the biggest fashion pageants in India known as Model Hunt being conducted during the 4 day extravaganza. Model Hunt aims to bring together the best Models from around the country and showcase them in front of the global film fraternity.

This National level pageant has a registration amount of INR 1000 and will be held over three rounds with the winners getting exclusive opportunities in India and abroad, and a cash prize of INR 25,000. Audition rounds for the same will be held at 5 major cities across India after August 31st. Participants can pre-register online through the link – https://indywoodtalenthunt.com/contestantreg

The Finals will be held from December 1st to 4th , 2018 at HITEX Convention Center, Hyderabad

For more updates follow Indywood Talent Hunt on:

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*Website: www.indywoodtalenthunt.com

About Indywood Film Carnival

Indywood Film Carnival has been a platform to meet, connect and showcase the best of India’s numerous film industries with national and international stakeholders of cinema. It is where film makers, production houses, technology providers and aspiring artists converge to make the dream of a unified Indian film industry a reality.

Continuing the success streak of its predecessors, Indywood Film Carnival 2018 shall return for its fourth edition from Dec 1-5, 2018. The event shall comprise of the All Lights India International Film Festival (ALIIFF), Indywood Film Market, Indywood Talent Hunt, Investors Meet and an array of Excellence Awards

WILD TIGER FINALLY ROARS INTO KERALA

Wild Tiger Rum which is India’s first and only Premium Rum was launched in Kerala recently. The made in Kerala brand was launched globally in 2016 and captured the fascination of International customers in 30 countries including UK, Denmark, Sweden, Poland, Canada and even Caribbean countries like Barbados. The brand was introduced to the Beverage corporation and Consumer Fed shops in Kerala recently, and is now available across all the premium shops and bars in the state.

The Brand is owned by a young Keralite entrepreneur, Mr. Gautom Menon, who is recognised by GQ Magazine as “50 most Influential Young Indian’s”. Wild Tiger Rum is produced in the family operated SDF Distilleries in Pampadi, Thrissur district, Kerala state.  It’s the most premium offer in the entire Rum range and is price at Rs. 1500 for a 750ml bottle.

 

Gautom Menon, the founder and owner of Wild Tiger shares that, “Consumers, especially the westerners and travellers love our product for its unique design and delectable taste. The brand has won many International awards for its Quality Taste and Attractive Packaging,  and now the response from recent launch in Kerala has been amazing”.

The beautiful bottle is made from Velvet fabric which looks and feels like a real Tiger skin, and it grab’s attention in shops and bars. Every bottle also comes with a replica Tiger Claw. According to ancient Indian mythology it was worn to keep the evil away and symbolise “No Fear”. As we know the Tiger is a majestic creature which does not fear anything. Every bottle has a unique stripe design pattern just like each Tiger, making every bottle a unique collectible, souvenir and a great gift for consumers. The brand can be found at many leading duty free’s around the World including airports of Auckland, Singapore, Bangkok, Muscat, Sharjah, Barbados, Chile to name a few. It’s also available on leading cruise’s in Europe and Caribbean.

Wild Tiger Rum is an ethical  and responsible brand too as it supports Tiger Conservation in South India. 10% profits are donated for Wildlife projects. Today there is only 2200 Tigers in the forests, this used to be around 40,000 few decades ago. The brand is committed to the cause and works with Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve and soon with Wayanad Tiger Reserve in Kerala. The company also employs and empowers 200+ village women who hand pack every bottle at their distillery in the state of Kerala, India.

Many consumers do not realise the fact that India is the origin of Sugarcane and Rum. Our forefathers have been consuming it for over 6000 years. It spread from India to the rest of the World. Even today India is the world’s largest consumer and producer of Rum followed by USA and Philippines then the Caribbean nations.

Wild Tiger Rum is currently sold in all continents and over 30 countries Worldwide within a short span of two years and is the only Indian liquor brand available on Land, Air and Sea.

For Trade & Press enquiries, please contact Mr. Sasidharan on +91 94888 62445 or mail to gautom@wildtiger.in

Oscars 2019 : The Frozen Fire – Creates History, Becomes The First Sri Lankan Movie To Enter Mainstream Category

  • India-based All Lights Film Services (ALFS), a leading film consultancy company, is handling  the Oscar contention of the movie
  • The strategic association between ALFS and Cinepro Lanka International will give fresh impetus to India-Sri Lanka bilateral relations

Sri Lanka (04-07-2018): For the first time in the history of Sri Lankan film industry, a movie from the Pearl of the Indian Ocean, shall vie for Oscars 2019. The movie titled ‘The Frozen Fire’, directed by Anuruddha Jayasinghe, is the first Sri Lankan movie to enter in mainstream ‘Best Picture’ category of Oscars 2019, the officials revealed.

The preview show of ‘The Frozen Fire’ was screened on Tuesday at the National Film Corporation of Sri Lanka. Sri Lankan movies have only entered twice in Oscars before this, that too in the ‘Best Foreign Language Film category.

India-based All Lights Film Services (ALFS), a leading film consultancy company, is handling the Oscar contention of ‘The Frozen Fire’. ALFS has managed Oscar nominations of more than 14 Indian movies including the much acclaimed Ballad of Rustom, Kamasutra 3D, Pulimurugan, DAM 999 and Color of Sky.

Indo-Lanka ties: Boost up collaboration in culture

Commenting on the Oscar mission, Nisha Joseph, Manager of ALFS said that the entertainment industry is growing rapidly in Sri Lanka. “It is a great privilege to be associated with the Sri Lankan film industry. The Frozen Fire is our first project from the island and we are extremely excited to take this unique project to the Oscars. Sri Lankan cinema has a lot to offer the global audiences and we hope to associate with more movie projects for the international awards arena,” she said.

Nisha, who is also the Artistic Director of All Lights India International Film Festival (ALIIFF) highlighted that India-Sri Lanka should strengthen collaboration in culture through promoting co-production movie ventures as well as tourism destinations. “There is immense potential for partnership in culture and knowledge exchange. Both governments (India and Sri Lanka) should come forward to tap the potential as early as possible. It is the need of the hour,” she added.

About The Frozen Fire

The movie is produced by Chamathka Pieris under the banner of Cinepro Lanka International.  Ariyawansha Dhammage is the script writer. Cinepro which is one of Sri Lanka’s top cinema and television production companies intends to promote the movie and showcase the island nation’s leap in filmmaking to a global audience.

The movie’s plot follows the life of Wijeweera, his close associates and those whose political and personal lives are entwined with his on account of their ideological preferences. The film’s makers take the viewer through the turbulent twelve years from Wijeweera’s release from jail until his ghastly murder in the late 1980s through the multiple viewpoints of Wijeweera, his family, friends, comrades and detractors.

About ALFS

Based in Kochi, the commercial capital of Kerala, All Lights Film Services (ALFS) is a film consulting, marketing and promotion division of the Aries Telecasting Private Limited. ALFS helps filmmakers ‘Go Global’ by providing their movie/documentary the deserved exposure at international film festivals across the globe. ALFS also conducts rigorous campaigns to help films get into the very prestigious Oscar nomination race. The firm was founded by Sohan Roy, the Founder Director of the USD 10 billion Project Indywood.

For PR inquiries, please contact;

Nisha Joseph

+91 9539000509/+91 484 406666

nisha.joseph@indywood.co.in

Sohan Roy Gifts His Wife A 5 Crore Rolls Royce As Wedding Anniversary Gift

  • NRI tycoon Sohan Roy is the first Indian in the world to own Rolls Royce’s Cullinan
  • He will present Rolls Royce’s latest model – Cullinan, the most premium luxury SUV, as a wedding anniversary gift for his wife
  • The ultra modern SUV which offers luxury, dynamism and power will cost 3.25 US dollars.

Dubai (11-06-2018): Good news from the multi-million dollar luxury car industry for all Indians to cheer and cherish. UAE-based NRI entrepreneur Sohan Roy, who is the Chairman and CEO of Aries Group, is the first Indian in the world to buy Rolls Royce’s latest edition – Cullinan, an ultra-luxury SUV, the first-of-its-kind manufactured by the legendary British car brand.

The ultra modern SUV which offers luxury, dynamism and power will cost 3.25 US dollars. He is buying Rolls Royce Cullinan, the most premium luxury SUV, as a wedding anniversary gift for his wife.

An elated Sohan Roy said “I have always been an admirer of Rolls Royce. I have been thinking of gifting something special to my wife Abhini Sohan on our 25th wedding anniversary, and was searching for something unique. The Cullinan met my expectations and I booked it straight away.”

Abhini Sohan is the Managing Director of UAE-headquartered Aries Interiors.  She is currently co-producing the world’s second CSR movie titled ‘Aickkarakonathe Bhishaguaranmaar.

Sohan Roy is a naval architect by profession and a film maker by passion. He is also the Founder Director of Indywood, a 10 billion US dollar initiative that aims to catapult the Indian movie industry into a global phenomenon in the next five years.  Aries Group, established in 1998, is one of the largest multinational conglomerates in the Middle East today. The group currently operates 47 companies in 15 countries across the globe. It has made its presence felt in areas such as oil and gas, marine, media, medical, entertainment and tourism.

Named after the largest gem-quality rough diamond ever discovered, Cullinan sits between the Ghost and the Phanthom in Rolls Royce’s line up. Unveiled in May 2018, the heart of the SUV is a twin-turbocharged 6.75-litre V12 engine producing 563 hp of power at 5,000 rpm and 850 nm of torque at 1,600 rpm. The engine is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission providing a top speed of 250 km/h. Standing at 1,835 mm tall, 5,341 mm long, 2,164 mm wide and weighing in at 2,660 kilograms, Cullinan is a giant of an SUV.

The Cullinan uses a permanent all-wheel drive system, first for a Rolls Royce. With multiple driving modes, dedicated off-road mode, 4-wheel steering and a selectable iDrive dial, the SUV does not have trouble wading through water as deep as 54 centimeters.

For PR enquiries, please contact:

Mukesh M Nair

9539009983/9846094947

mukesh.nair@indywood.co.in/pr@indywood.co.in