Lonavla International Festival of Film & Television India - LIFFT INDIA

Lonavla International Festival of Film & Television India - LIFFT INDIA
Brand new first edition of an award based film festival being held in Lonavla-Maharashtra known as Lonavla International Festival of Film & Television India - LIFFT INDIA  scheduled from 1st sept to 5th sept 2017
The nominal paid submission/entry under competition categories for Feature films, short films, Ad films, Student films, Documentary films, Green films, Music Video films, Tele-films and also Web films, Promo films, Film Trailers and web series (in thing now a days)  has opened from 1st April 2017 and shall close on 15th july 2017
We have also included the Children’s film category to promote children’s participation and there is no entry fee on children’s films. 
The selection panel will select the best films to be considered for awards and screening of the films submitted. We also have the Invited Films category for which the entry fee is waived off. However, The selected films will be announced on 1st August 2017. The jury will then review the films for awards to be announced on 5th sept 2017
A conversation session with film professionals is  also a major highlight of the festival. 
The entire Lifft India 2017 event will be held at Fariyas Resorts Lonavla which has sponsored the venue with 2 screens. 
LIFFT INDIA has been solely established by Mr. Riju Bajaj to promote film by independent film makers and student film makers and also professional film makers with newer ideas and concepts and styles of film making from around the world. Riju has a vast experience of setting up a film festival LIFFT INDIA is an award based film festival where awards will be given under various categories, the categories will increase with every year with the response and success of LIFFT INDIA 2017. There are over 40 award categories in the very first edition of Lifft India.  
Organising film festival will also boost up the tourism in Lonavla which already is amongst the best holiday destinations near Mumbai and Pune.
LIFFT INDIA is totally a private venture being organised under the banner of  'Riju Bajaj Media & Entertainment' (RBME), registered with 'WIFPA'. 
Our selection panel and jury filters the films which do not match with Indian censor guidelines to avoid unnecessary controversies. All films except for children’s films will be open to Adult audience of 18+ age group. Children below the age of 18 will be allowed to view only children’s films accompanied with their parents, guardian or school teachers.
LIFFT INDIA also has 'Filmy Nukkad' a dedicated space for organising film market without any fee. All film professionals and students can attend this. 
Lifft India shall also be hosting small film festival at satellite venues through the year across the country at major tourist and invited destinations to increase the audience base for the films. Lifft India will also organise special screenings under its film club scheme periodically in Mumbai on special requests.
Lifft India 2017 is dedicated to Late Shri Om Puri and will host a retrospect of his films. Due permission is procured from Ms Nandita Puri for this purpose.
Lifft India 2017 has also announced the life Time Achievement Award for Mr. Ismail Merchant [posthumous] which shall be recieved by his relative Mr. Wahid Chowhan on his behalf. There will be a retrospect of his films also.
We shall be obliged if the following aspects/provisions can be considered by IFTDA :-
  1. Request and inform all IFTDA members to send their films under the various listed categories for Lifft India 2017. [Lifft India has waived off entry/submission fees etc. for all IFTDA members].
  2. Suggest and provide Eminent Directors for conversation/master class session and Award presentation on closing ceremony. [Lifft India shall provide travel from Mumbai and hospitality in lonavla].
  3. Support in film appreciation course at satellite venue of Lifft India.
  4. IFTDA representative to grace the opening and closing ceremony.
For any other details and informations needed Please let me know or visit our website: www.lifftindia.com

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