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Hyderabad To Host Asia’s Finest Film Festival This December

The 4th edition of the prestigious All Lights India International Film Festival (ALIIFF) will be held at PVR Inorbit Mall, Hyderabad from Dec 1-4, 2018. 100 films including short films and documentary films to be screened. PVR joining hands with ALIIFF as Official Multiplex Partner Kochi (22-10-18): Considered as one of the finest international film festivals world over, the 4th edition of the All Lights India International Film Festival will be held from Dec 1st to 4th, 2018 at PVR Inorbit Mall, Hyderabad. ALIIFF – the flagship event of Indywood Film Carnival, ALIIFF will screen over 100 movies from nearly 50 countries. Cinema lovers can expect a grand visual experience with PVR Inorbit Mall set to open all its 4 theatre screens for the film festival. The films will be screened in top quality screens with the famous PVR service experience offered in full. At least 16 movies will be screened per day and the films will include premiers of National and International Films. Commenting on the upcoming 4th edition, Kamal Gianchandani, CEO, PVR Cinemas, said earlier, “We’ve been beyond happy with Indywood team’s passion for film business is evident and that definitely translates into an amazing event that we’re happy to be part of.” Nisha Joseph, Artistic Director, ALIIFF thanked the mall management and said, “It’s a boost for the event to be held in such a strategic location as the multiplex caters to the city’s audience. It is an encouraging step towards strengthening our presence in the South Indian market. We have already opened the delegate registration on the official website, and now the film makers can start applying for attending the event”. The 4th edition of ALIIFF will see the screening of 100+ movies along with a long list of must watch short films and documentaries from across the world. There will be most awaited films from the World Cinema and the movies from this year’s Oscar race too. A tribute segment to the legendary Iranian director ‘Abbas Kiarostami’ is another highlight of the festival. Celebrity red carpet walks, exclusive Media Interactions and Q&A sessions with the industry’s leading directors and celebrities will also be happening at the venue during the festival. Delegates can register for the event at www.aliiff.com/delegate2018 For more information: Name: Akhil Ajay Contact: +919072315933 E-mail: – akhil.aliiff@gmail.com www.aliiff.com ABOUT PVR CINEMAS PVR is the largest and the most premium film and retail entertainment company in India. Since its inception in 1997, the... read more

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... read more

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... read more

Dr Mulk Makes Historical Announcement At IBC

Kochi: Gone are the days where one has to go to a laboratory, wait in line to get the blood sample taken and then wait even more to know if he/she is suffering from dangerous diseases like HIV aids, Cholera and Rat fever. In what could be termed as one of the biggest healthcare announcements in history of Kerala, Dr Nawab Shafi Ul Mulk, Chairman of Mulk Healthcare Enterprises said they would soon launch a revolutionary initiative that will help the public diagnose dangerous diseases such as hepatitis, HIV aids, Malaria, Dengue, Rat fever or Cholera in just three minutes using their smartphones. Speaking at the press meet organized at the launch of Indywood Billionaires Club Kerala Chapter, Dr Mulk said that Mulk Healthcare Enterprises would launch the initiative from Kerala rather than Dubai as he is considered as Kerala is considering him as its son-in law. Mulk Healthcare Enterprises would soon launch a medical kit, which would make use of the Mulk App, which can be downloaded from goolgle play store. Then all one has to do is go to the nearest medical store and get the kit. Using a needle provided with the kit, the person should pierce his/her skin and upload the photo to the Mulk App and send it. In three minutes, the user will receive the result that is 99.99% accurate. “This will make diagnosis instant and cost effective, said Dr Mulk. Dr Mulk had earlier met Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and Health Minister K K Shailaja teacher in this regard and both had offered support. 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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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