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Calling storytellers and designers for India Film Project’s 7 day challenge to create greatness

The times we live in tell us every day that 7 days are either too short a period for anything to happen or too long — the week has become somewhat subjective. A little birdy from India Film Project Season 6 told us about 7 days of greatness — for you to achieve some quality work sans procrastination.

Like making a piece of design, writing a screenplay for a short film, creating a short story, developing a full-fledged performance of a newly written poem, or a spoken-word piece? India Film Project‘s challenges are about to go live, and here are the three pills that you can take to chart in your own reality in the flux of the creative multiverse.

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Competing with thousands of people to create something on the same theme in those exact seven days, is a challenge in itself. It’s no more than embracing the wild wave of craziness and surfing over with the hoverboard of insanity. 

7 Day Storytelling Challenge 

Ever dreamt of performing in front of an audience, facing the spotlight, giving out the most personal things in the most beautiful way, and getting people to connect with every word you say? This is the perfect 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 and shine. 

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 – The person behind the poem collective books – “Like Blood on the Bitten Tongue: Delhi Poems”, “How Many Countries Does the Indus Cross”, and “Night Charge Extra”. Winner of Great Indian Poetry Collective Editor’s Choice Award in 2016.

Aranya Johar – The internet sensation behind works like “A Brown Girl’s Guide to Gender”, “A Brown Girl’s Guide to Beauty”, “To Bleed Without Violence”, “Women Will” and many more.

The victory entails these insane 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.  

Challenges begin at – 8PM IST | Sep 4, 2021, Saturday
7 Days end at – 8PM IST | Sep 11, 2021, Saturday

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

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7 Day Writing Challenge 

Write your way to catharsis with this challenge. We all are born to listen to stories and if you are born to tell them with your writing, you are the one for whom this challenge is made. Write a Short Story or a Screenplay and create a literal aurora that ties the people with itself.

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 

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

Gazal Dhaliwal – Her screenwriting oeuvre includes “Qarib Qarib Singlle”, “Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga”, and dialogues in “Wazir”, “Lipstick Under My Burkha”, and many more. She is also the lead writer of the TV Series “Mismatched”.

Hardik Mehta – He is a National Award-winning director and writer with works spanning from screenplays for “Trapped”, “Paatal Lok” and directing and writing “Har Kisse Ke Hisse: Kaamyaab” and the making of the award-sweeping documentary “Amdavad Ma Famous.”

Mahesh Narayanan  – He is the writer, director and editor of groundbreaking films like “Malik”, “C U Soon”, “Take Off” and many more. He has won numerous accolades including a National Award. 

A win in writing would mean these 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.

Challenges begin at – 8PM IST | Sep 4, 2021, Saturday
7 Days end at – 8PM IST | Sep 11, 2021, Saturday

Begin the journey to create an ending that inspires and leads to more stories!

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7 Day Design Challenge 

Channel your creative powers with graphics. If design is what you have cared to do and love, this is the challenge that you must take up. 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, and Digital Collage.

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

The jury for this challenge is none other than –

Mehek Malhotra – She is the founder and CEO at the Giggling Monkey Studio and she has worked with Google, Facebook, Instagram, Tinder. Her works have been featured at Buzzfeed, Rolling Stones, TED, Vogue Magazine and many more.

Santanu Hazarika – He is the winner of the Redbull World Doodle Art Competition, and has worked with some of the biggest brands like 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. 

Challenges begin at – 8PM IST | Sep 4, 2021, Saturday
7 Days end at – 8PM IST | Sep 11, 2021, Saturday

Colour hearts with your paint with the 7 Day Design Challenge!

IFP produces 1500+ scripts, stories, and designs every year. Thousands of creators participated and got the experience of a lifetime in their bags. Beyond these prolific prizes, there is an opportunity to get your name attached to Asia’s Largest Content Festival and get an experience of creating something out of the box in extraordinary timelines. 

Step in and buckle your belts up for the roller-coaster ride filled with creativity, friction, fascination, and satisfaction! 

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