Indywood Film Carnival in city this winter

25 journalists and film critics presented Indywood Film Awards at an event

Published - October 04, 2017 11:49 pm IST - Hyderabad

The Indian film industry should aim at producing films that collect a billion dollars at the box office. Productions including Bahubali had come close this year in that regard, said Sohan Roy who puts together Indywood Film Carnival, to take place from December 1 to 4 at Ramoji Film City.

The film carnival would feature technology meets, investor meets, product launches and demonstrations, film sales, networking sessions, panel discussions and conferences. Organisers said it would also have market screenings. The event, built in the model of international festivals like Cannes, would see a gamut of film personalities attending it. Among those who would attend the main event are technology-makers, distributors and buyers and representatives of equipment companies, cinema exhibition and multiplexes, film support, production companies and production studios. During the Indywood Film Awards-2017 organised in the city on Wednesday, Mr. Roy said a total of 123 films would be screened during the festival and participants from about 100 countries would attend. On Wednesday, a total of 25 journalists and film critics were presented awards at a function also attended by the members of Telangana Working Journalists’ Union. The awards were distributed in association with the Telangana government. Film festivals were meant to increase Indian cinema’s global reach, Mr. Roy added, promising to develop the Indywood Film Carnival into an international meeting place for film enthusiasts and professionals from across the world.

The number of film theatres in the country was expected to increase with governments planning to open single screen theatres in villages. These theatres would be for educational purposes and for circulating public service messages. However, commercial films too could be screened there for entertainment, Mr. Roy said. “The Indian film industry can grow ten times bigger. Such a growth happened in China. It is possible in India too as cinema is in our blood and it controls even our politics and life,” he said.

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