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Deadlines may sound like something mundane, and one could never even mistake thinking about art in it. But what if we told you that the toughest of deadlines have given us the best of creators from 38+ countries across the globe.

India Film Project has pioneered such creative boosts in filmmakers, storytellers, musicians, designers, and writers in the last decade. They host two adrenaline-filled Flagship challenges and three 7 Day Challenges that have received unfathomable participation! Every challenge is unique be it the creators it’s for or the marvellous prizes it entails! 

50 Hour Filmmaking Challenge

This is the largest filmmaking challenge in the whole world. Creators team up and participate with their spirits charged up. They receive a theme and at the helm of a team leader, they script, plan, shoot, edit, and upload a film, all in 50 Hours. 

Three Categories  

Mobile (Shoot films on a mobile phone)

Amateur (Team Leaders with none or less than 3 Films)

Professional (Team Leaders with 3 or more Films)

Participate and get  

-Exclusive Online Workshop for participants with an industry expert on the day of the beginning of the challenge, before 50 hours begin.

-Get a 2 Month Free access to SkillShare to upgrade your skills worth Rs. 1,200.

-One weekend pass (Oct 23 and 24) for entry to the IFP Virtual Festival (Oct 21 to 24)

-E-certificate of participation

This year a stellar jury lined up to assess the films  

Leena Yadav – Director of Parched, Rajma Chawal, Teen Patti

Navdeep Singh – Director of Manorama: Six Feet Under, NH10, Laal Kaptaan 

Shakun Batra – Director of Kapoor & Sons, Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu

Made a film that everyone loved? Here are the prizes

-Awards for Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze and #5 Film in all 3 categories.

-One-on-one mentoring session with one Jury member.

-Top 100 films will be broadcasted on MTV India.

-Lifetime subscription to Final Draft screenwriting software for Top 3 from each category.

-Top 50 films across combined categories will receive a free subscription to FiLMiC Pro App.

-Winning films will be screened at the festival during the awards night to thousands of audiences.

-Creator’s Pack of MyCaptain.

50 Hours Begin: 8pm, Sep 24, 2021, Friday

50 Hours End: 10pm, Sep 26, 2021, Sunday

The dare is on you!

For more – https://indiafilmproject.co/50hour-film/ 

India Film Project

50 Hour Music Challenge 

Producing music ever felt like a dream? IFP has seen it happen in 50 Hours! Themes guide the way for penning of lyrics, composition, recording and editing, and at the 50th hour, we have some of the finest tracks. 

Musicians can choose from five genres and orchestrate wonders  

Rock, Pop, Folk Fusion, Hip-hop and Electronic Music

Participation entails these exciting perks  

-Exclusive Online Workshop for participants with an industry expert on the day of the beginning of challenge, before 50 hours begin.

-Get a 2 Month Free access to SkillShare to upgrade your skills worth Rs. 1,200.

-One weekend pass (Oct 23 and 24) for entry to the IFP Virtual Festival (Oct 21 to 24) worth Rs. 199.

-E-certificate of participation

The jury for the challenge is 

Ashwin Gopakumar,  Brodha V, Lifafa, Nirali Kartik, Nitin Malik

Created a piece of music that won hearts? Here are the prizes  

-Awards for Top 3 – Platinum, Gold and Silver Track of the year across all 5 genres

-One on one mentoring session with one of the Jury Members

-Platinum winning tracks will be produced into a music video by us.

-Your tracks will be distributed across 165 streaming services worldwide.

-Platinum winners will receive upgrades for Ableton Live 11 Suite Edition

-Platinum winners take home Audient EVO 4 Audio Interface worth Rs. 11,990

-All Plugin edition of FL Studio worth $500

-Creator’s pack of MyCaptain

50 Hours Begins: 8pm, Sep 17, 2021, Friday

50 Hours End: 10pm, Sep 19, 2021, Sunday

This is your cue, participate now!

For More – https://indiafilmproject.co/50hour-music/ 

7 Day Storytelling Challenge  

Pen out a spoken word piece or a poem with the theme. Let a camera be your spotlight and perform! You get to choose the field of your acing – Spoken Word or Poetry

Participate and get  

– Exclusive Online Workshop for participants with an industry expert on the first day of the challenge.

– Get a 2 Month Free access to SkillShare to upgrade your skills worth Rs. 1,200.

– One-weekend pass (Oct 23 and 24) for entry to the IFP Virtual Festival (Oct 21 to 24) worth Rs. 199.

– E-certificate of participation

Your work will be assessed by some stellar names in the field – 

Akhil Katyal – Author of ‘Like Blood on the Bitten Tongue’, ‘How Many Countries Does the Indus Cross’, and winner of The Great Indian Poetry Elective Editor’s Choice Award 

Aranya Johar – Writer of ‘Brown Girl’s Guide to Gender, youngest Indian to be featured on BBC’s Top 100 Influential Women 

Made a piece that created an impact? These are the prizes  

– Awards for Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze, and #5 in each category.

– Winners will get a special one-on-one mentoring session with one Jury member.

– The Top 5 participants from each category will get a chance to perform at the festival.

– The top 5 winning pieces from each category will be produced into a video featuring you and uploaded on IFP’s YouTube Channel.

– Winners will get access to the Creator’s Pack of MyCaptain.  

Theme Announcement – Sep 4, 2021, Saturday, 8 PM IST

7 Day Challenge Ends – Sep 11, 2021, Saturday, 8 PM IST

Let your words amplify your voice with the 7 Day Storytelling Challenge. 

For More – https://indiafilmproject.co/storytelling/  

7 Day Writing Challenge 

Write a story and create a literal aurora that ties the people with itself.

Choose your field of mastery  

Short Screenplay 

Short Story 

Writing takes a lot, and to reward the spirit you get this on participating 

– Exclusive Online Workshop for participants with an industry expert on the first day of the challenge.

– Get a 2 Month Free access to SkillShare to upgrade your skills worth Rs. 1,200.

– One-weekend pass (Oct 23 and 24) for entry to the IFP Virtual Festival (Oct 21 to 24) worth Rs. 199.

– E-certificate of participation 

And we have a phenomenal jury to assess the short stories and scripts that you write  

Gazal Dhaliwal – Screenwriter of Qarib Qarib Singlle, Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga, lead writer of Mismatched. Dialogue writer of Wazir, Lipstick Under My Burkha, and many more. 

Hardik Mehta – Screenplay writer for Trapped, Paatal Lok. Director and writer of Har Kisse Ke Hisse: Kaamyaab. He has won a National Award and made the award-sweeping documentary Amdavad Ma Famous.

Mahesh Narayanan  – Writer, director and editor of Malik, C U Soon, Take Off and many more. Winner of numerous accolades, including a National Award. 

Made a story that gave a catharsis? Here are the prizes  

– Awards for Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze and #5 Script and short story of the year

– Winners will get a special one-on-one mentoring session with one Jury member.

– Top 5 winning scripts and short stories will get free lifetime access to Final Draft screenwriting software.

– Top 5 winning scripts and short stories will get a virtual writing retreat from Bound.

– Winning script and short story synopsis will be narrated at the festival by the writers.

– All the Winners will get access to the Creator’s Pack of MyCaptain.

Theme Announcement – Sep 4, 2021, Saturday – 8 PM IST

7 Day Challenge Ends – Sep 11, 2021, Saturday – 8 PM IST

Point with your pen, towards the direction of wonders.

Head on to the link for more –  https://indiafilmproject.co/scriptwriting/  

7 Day Design Challenge 

Research, ideate, grind and create art that transcends to a different world, just through a screen. 

Choose from – 

Poster Art/Cover Art 

Fan Art 

Digital Illustration

Digital Collage.

Every design speaks its own language, and every designer that makes it speak gets these on participation – 

– Exclusive Online Workshop for participants with an industry expert on the first day of the challenge.

– Get a 2 Month Free access to SkillShare to upgrade your skills worth Rs. 1,200.

– One-weekend pass (Oct 23 and 24) for entry to the IFP Virtual Festival (Oct 21 to 24) worth Rs. 199.

– E-certificate of participation

The jury for this challenge is none other than –

Mehek Malhotra – Founder and CEO at the Giggling Monkey Studio. Worked with Google, Facebook, Instagram, Tinder. Her works have been featured at Buzzfeed, Rolling Stones, TED, Vogue Magazine and many more.

Santanu Hazarika – Winner of the Redbull World Doodle Art Competition, and has worked with Adidas, Rajasthan Royals, Redbull International and many more.

The best designs that win will get the designers these amazing prizes  

– Awards for Platinum, Gold and Silver Design in each category.

– Winners will get a special one-on-one mentoring session with one Jury member.

– The top 5 designs from each category get XP Pen tablets.

– The top 10 designs from each category get displayed at the festival to audiences.

– The 10 designs from each category will be sold online through Redwolf. Participants will retain every rupee of proceeds from sales.

– Winners will get access to the Creator’s Pack of MyCaptain. 

Theme Announcement – Sep 4, 2021, Saturday, 8pm IST

7 Day Challenge Ends – Sep 11, 2021, Saturday, 8pm IST

Fill up the canvas with a gateway to ecstasy.

For more – https://indiafilmproject.co/design/ 

All the challenges are live and all you need to do is register and switch on the lights of creativity.  

For more – https://indiafilmproject.co/

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