If You Have An Idea For A Film, This Is Your Best Chance To Get It Made!

By Aditya Savnal. Posted on March 08, 2016

India is a land of storytellers!

As much as this is a cliche, it's also true. Everyone, from your childhood friend from school to your neighbours father to the IT guy in office who never answers his phone to the guy who recharges your phone.

Every. Single. One. Of. Them.

And you know that you are a part of this brigade.

Every time you watch a movie that tries to push the same tried-and-tested formula down your throat, you know you can do better. You feel stories exploding inside your head, driving you crazy, not letting you sleep peacefully. You see scenes play out in front of you even as your boss describes his latest trip to Bangkok in full lurid detail. You go into a lecture or a meeting & doodle shots or write dialogues for your characters.

You can't escape your fate. Anyone who's got a story in her, (and who hasn't) is destined to a lifetime of turning restlessly on the bed through the nights.

For all those who've been convinced about the impossibility of this dream coming true, now have a way out. You are just 20 days away from turning your dream idea into reality. Yes, just 20 days.

FICCI's Frame Your Idea (FYI) is back & it's bigger this year. The initiative was launched last year to provide a platform that connects people with stories & ideas with producers, & film studios. The platform is open to anyone with an idea for a film or a TV or web series or even a Video game. This year even filmmakers with ready films can pitch their projects to content buyers.

This year will see the who's who of Bollywood line up to listen to your story pitches. This glittering list includes the likes of Dharma Productions, Disney, Rajkumar Hirani Films, Kabir Khan Films, Balaji Motion Pictures, Drishyam Films, Fox Star Studios, ROMP, RSVP (Ronnie Screwvala), Salman Khan Films, Shemaroo Entertainment, Tips Industries, Trinity Pictures - Eros International Media & Viacom18 Motion Pictures looking out for interesting story, screenplays and ideas.

Now that, is something. No where else, will you get access to this mouthwatering list of producers & studios at one go.

The video below gives an introduction to the event that's slated to happen from March 30th - April 1st in Mumbai alongside FICCI Frames - India's premier media & entertainment industry convention that sees the biggest names of the business from India and several other countries in attendance.

Jamuura is the official promotional partner with Frame Your Idea this year & we will be bringing you lots of exciting tips from industry veterans on how to go about pitching your story. Make sure you follow the Frame Your Idea Facebook page for regular updates & interesting stuff around the event.

Check out the other important details related to the event;

What Is It All About

The FICCI Frames Frame Your Idea enables story, script writers to pitch their story, script ideas on an individual basis to film, television, animation studios and other digital platforms.

When Is It Happening

The event will be held from 30th March to 1st April 2016 at Hotel Renaissance Powai in Mumbai.

What You Need To Know

  1. The Idea/concept/story/screenplay owners must ensure that their content is registered with Film Writers Association or other relevant authorities prior to pitching it at Frame Your Idea.
  2. The pitching slots would be allocated on a 'first come first serve' basis.
  3. Participants may present story/concept/idea/script which can be used to create content of fiction or non-fiction content for the medium of film, TV, animation, gaming or any existing digital platform.
  4. Participant can choose minimum 4 listed production houses for meetings from any category.
  5. The registration enables participants to meet more than 4 production houses from any category subject to an additional fee.

Deadlines And Fees

  1. The submission deadline ends on 27th March 2016.
  2. Registered participant has to pay INR 4,000 plus 14.5% Service Tax
  3. Students submitting scripts are eligible for discount on fees subject to furnishing of valid ID proof.

Submission And Contact Details

Interested candidates can apply for the event here. You can also send in your queries to frameuridea@ficci.com

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