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Preetisheel Singh Designs Dual Looks For South Superstar Vijay

Preetisheel Singh Designs Dual Looks For South Superstar Vijay

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Neha Dhupia Launches Assure Clinic In Ahmedabad

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Debutante Mohd Javed  Will Produce A Biopic On Atique Ahmed Titled – ALLAHABAD

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Launch of The Colonial Palate with Kriti Sanon

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ARIES Gained ABS Certification – Middle East 1st Remote Inspection Techniques Specialist – UAV

Abudhabi, UAE: ARIES oil field services, is now the Middle East’s 1st  establishment to be approved and certificated for Remote Inspection Techniques specialist (UAV) for Ships and Offshore units by ABS. Considered as an additional alternative means of access, remote inspections using drones is intended to facilitate  effective and efficient surveys for the Marine & Offshore Industry.

Aries has been, time and again, investing heavily on updating itself with advanced techniques in the field of Engineering and inspection. ABS granted this prestigious certification to Aries after undertaking office audits and witnessing satisfactory demonstration surveys on-board ABS classed vessels. Data was captured using drones for external leg inspection of MODU and internal condition assessments of tanks as well. ABS Surveyors certified that the live data captured as images and videos using the drones will be of use to make efficient decisions during the execution of classification and statutory surveys for both ships and offshore units.

On this remarkable achievement, Aries Founder Chairman and CEO Mr. Sohan Roy said: “Aries has always believed in providing world class quality and reliable services to our clients across the globe. But in this era of globalization and technological advancements, one must keep abreast of the latest technology. With this certification, we have not just inched one step closer to improving our range of services but have also updated our efficiency to execute survey tasks. All our 78 sub divisions offering services are working with a proven R&D model we launched based on efficiency management system. The introduction of drones will enable efficient review for surveying in accessible locations. We are thankful to ABS for working very closely with us by providing all guidance on each stage of this certification. We are now in to comprehensive Visual Asset Management Platform with the support of various advanced engineering & inspection techniques like drones, rope access,3d scanning & other advanced  NDT methods“

Darren Leskoski, ABS Vice President Middle East & Africa, said:

“Recognizing Aries Marine’s proficiency with remote inspection technologies is another way ABS is helping realize the potential of digital technologies for marine and offshore asset owners while maintaining a laser-like focus on safety.

“We are pleased to collaborate closely with Aries Marine once again while they continue to evolve the myriad of services they provide to our industry. This commitment is a credit to their leadership and dedicated workforce.”

About Aries Group

Aries Group of Companies is a 100% service-oriented business consortium that has become one of the trusted brand in the word maritime market in the Engineering & Inspection sector. From investing in Research and Development to delivering innovative technology solutions, Aries has not just created an impressive line-up of creative concepts and products but has touched lives of millions of people across the globe. With 50 companies, 1650 employees, 15 countries, Aries Group holds strong to its 1 philosophical mission: To achieve excellence in quality, reliability, safety, training and operational efficiency. As of today, Aries serves over 4750 clients in the maritime, Oil & gas, media and infrastructure industries, from 77 countries across the globe. Besides being largest Marine consultancy firm in Middle-East, Aries is also World’s No1: largest ISO 9001:2015 Certified Ballast water engineering consultancy and UT firm for ship hull surveys.

Website : www.ariesmar.com

About  ABS

The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) is a world-leading classification organisation, with a mission to promote the security of life, property and the natural environment, primarily through the development and verification of standards for the design, construction and operational maintenance of marine-related facilities. ABS provides a range of technical advisory, certification and risk management services to support the safety and reliability of high-performance assets and operations in the oil, gas and chemical, power generation, marine, offshore and government sectors, among others.

Website : www.eagle.org

Indywood Talent Hunt International 2019 launched in UAE with the Principals Official Meet

Sharjah: Indywood, a 10 billion US dollar project envisaged to elevate Indian Entertainment Industry to global standards, kicked off its 5th edition of Indywood Talent Hunt with its first International chapter having UAE as the venue this year. Indywood Talent Hunt International 2019 will be a Mega Youth Festival exclusively conducted for the Art & Cultural Institutions across all the Emirate Sectors in UAE.
The First Official Presentation of Indywood Talent Hunt International 2019 – UAE Chapter was conducted at Ocean Blue Theatre, Sharjah, where Music, Dance, Fine Arts, Performance Art & Media Principals/Institution Heads representing all the Emirates in UAE attended & the detailed process of the competition was explained. Mr. Akhil, Project Head of Indywood Talent Hunt informed that the event will be arranged through active interaction with the Art & Cultural Institution Management and to provide the Mega platform for each Talented Youngsters to showcase their Cultural skills.

 
Indywood Talent Hunt International 2019 – UAE Chapter will be conducted in four phases, with Contestant Registrations will be happening through the Music, Dance, Fine Arts, Performance Art & Media Institutes till August 31st, Preliminary Auditions happening from September 1st to October 26th, Semi Finals (Online Voting Round) happening from October 27th to November 10th & Grand Finale happening on Dec 1st & 2nd at Amity School, Dubai.
Indywood Talent Hunt tipped as the gateway to the world of Entertainment and was organized as a part of Indywood Film Carnival-2017, one of the largest film-based events in India, which was first held in Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad, in 2017 in association with Govt. of Telangana & Make in India.
There will be 23 events spread over 10 Categories – Music, Dance, Fine Arts, Dramatics, Designs & Creative, Media, Quizzing, Photography, Film Making & Technical.
The winners of each event across the Categories of Sub Junior (Age: 6 to 10), Junior (Age: 11 to 13), Senior (Age: 14 to 17) & Super Senior (Age: 18 to 22) will be rewarded with an opportunity to be a part of Indian/International Media & Entertainment Industry and will be rewarded with exciting gifts. The Best Cultural Institution bagging the Highest Points will be rewarded with UAE’s Best Cultural Institution Title & other exciting prizes. Youth belonging to the age group of 6 to 22 years can register for the competition by logging on to www.indywoodtalenthunt.com on behalf of their respective Cultural Institutions.
About Indywood Talent Hunt
Indywood Talent Hunt is India’s premiere talent discovery platform to identify creative young Indians and guide them properly to the Indian Film Industry from the campus / school level itself while providing an opportunity for the shortlisted ones to get exposed to the Entertainment Industry during Indywood Film Carnival and perform in front of the Professional Film Fraternity so that the best among them can get a direct entry to the film world without any conventional hurdles.
For more information please visit www.indywoodtalenthunt.com
Call on:  +971-5662187336 / +971- 526930727
Email Id: – akhil.s@indywood.co.in / eventmanager@ariesgroupglobal.com

Eastern Eye ACTA 2019 Award Winners Announced

  • Eastern Eye Arts Culture & Theatre Awards celebrate the best of British Asian talent.
  • Big winners include Paul Chowdhry, Naughty Boy, Nitin Ganatra, Shobna Gulati and Mandip Gill.
  • Categories cover excellence in Music, TV, Film, Theatre, Comedy, Literature, Dance, Photography and Visual Arts.

Friday 21st June, London – The fourth Eastern Eye Arts, Culture & Theatre Awards (ACTAs) winners have been revealed at tonight’s glittering gala awards night at the May Fair Hotel, London. The evening was hosted by award-winning broadcaster Nihal Arthanayake.

The ACTAs celebrate diverse talent in the arts and entertainment, with categories spanning a wide range of disciplines and showcasing a world of talent. The list of winners for 2019 were another eclectic mix of popular household names and critically acclaimed emerging talents who excel in their respective fields.

Leading the charge of 2019’s winners, the Theatre categories saw some notable triumphs for EastEnders favourite Nitin Ganatra, crowned Best Actor for theatre production ‘End of the Pier’ and Coronation Street actress Shobna Gulati who picked up Best Actress for her role in ‘Richard II’. Acclaimed theatre director Indhu Rubasingham won Best Director for her adaptation of ‘White Teeth’, the best-selling novel by Zadie Smith, whilst ‘Tartuffe’ by the Royal Shakespeare Company picked up the Best Production.

The hotly contested categories for Comedy and Contemporary Music were won by popular comedian Paul Chowdhry and chart-topping producer Naughty Boy respectively whilst the TV and Film acting categories were awarded to Ash Tandon (‘Bodyguard’) and Priyanga Burford (‘Press’).

Star of hit BBC TV show ‘Dr Who’, Mandip Gill won the People’s Choice Award, as voted for by the public, with the Emerging Artist Award going to Antonio Aakeel, star of independent British comedy film ‘Eaten by Lions’.

Amit Roy, Editor-at-Large, Eastern Eye and Chairman of the ACTA judging panel said: “Our winners at this year’s ACTAs are another strong group of talented British Asian artists who have had exceptional success with their respective work in the last 12 months. It is heartening to see the depth of creative talent within the South Asian community and we are delighted to have another list of winners which showcase some of the best of what our community has to offer.

Diversity remains a vital issue in the creative arts and the British Asian artistic fraternity continues to make a huge contribution to the wealth – financial and spiritual – generated by the UK’s creative industries.”

Stars who have attended the ACTAs have included Anita Rani, Meera Syal, Anoushka Shankar, Sacha Dhawan, Dr Ranj Singh, George Alagiah and this year’s event proved another memorable occasion with several stars from screen and stage attending the evening to celebrate the success of well-known stars and emerging talents from the British Asian community.

For more information please visit http://www.actas.co.uk/

ACTA 2019 Finalists

Winners are highlighted As Underlined

Eastern Eye Award for Arts

  • Bharti Kher for The Intermediary Family
  • Matthew Krishanu for The Sun Never Sets
  • The Singh Twins for Splendours of the Subcontinent

Eastern Eye Award for Dance

  • Mavin Khoo for Man to Monk
  • Seeta Patel for Not Today’s Yesterday
  • Sonia Sabri for Virago

Eastern Eye Award for Literature

  • Amit Dhand for City of Sinners
  • Gautam Malkani for Distortion
  • Preti Taneja for We That Are Young

Eastern Eye Award for Photography

  • Nitin Sachania for Breastfeeding in Public Places
  • Ram Shergill for Exoskeleton, curated by Daen Palma Hus
  • Suki Dhanda for Race, Place and Diversity by the Seaside

Eastern Eye Award for Comedy

  • Imran Yusuf for Saint, Sinner, Sufi
  • Mawaan Rizwan for Juice
  • Paul Chowdhry for Live Innit
  • Tez Ilyas for Teztify

Eastern Eye Award for Best Presenter

  • Bobby Friction (aka Paramdeep Sehdev) for Pump up the Bhangra: The Sound of Asian Britain
  • Nadiya Hussain for Nadiya’s Family Favourites
  • Rana Mitter for Chinese Characters

Eastern Eye Award for Best Production

  • Dishoom! by Rifco Theatre Company
  • Tartuffe by the Royal Shakespeare Company
  • Three Sat Under the Banyan Tree by Tara Arts and Polka Theatre

Eastern Eye Award for Best Director

  • Indhu Rubasingham for White Teeth
  • Iqbal Khan for Tartuffe
  • Pravesh Kumar for Dishoom!

Eastern Eye Award for Best Scriptwriter

  • Anil Gupta and Richard Pinto for Tartuffe
  • Iman Qureshi for The Funeral Director
  • Vinay Patel for Doctor Who: Demons of the Punjab

Eastern Eye Emerging Artist Award – supported by Arts Council England

  • Antonio Aakeel for Eaten by Lions
  • Bally Gill for Romeo and Juliet
  • Shareefa Energy for Grenfell One Year Later

Eastern Eye Community Engagement Award

  • Artists in Residence for their Promoting Creativity in Education programme, founded by Andria Zafirakou
  • Manchester Art Gallery for Speech Acts: Reflection-Imagination-Repetition, curated by Hammad Nasar with Kate Jesson
  • The Queen’s Gallery for Splendours of the Subcontinent, curated by Emily Hannam and Kajal Meghani

Eastern Eye Award for Traditional Music

  • Chandra Chakraborty for excellency in performing Indian classical music
  • Sanju Sahai for outstanding achievement in Indian classical music
  • Shammi Pithia for About The Elephant

Eastern Eye Award for Contemporary Music

  • Naughty Boy for Bungee Jumping
  • Niraj Chag for The Captive Queen
  • Susheela Raman for Ghost Gamelan

Eastern Eye Award for Theatre, Best Actor

  • Asif Khan for Tartuffe
  • Nitin Ganatrafor End of the Pier
  • Simon Nagra for Tartuffe

Eastern Eye Award for Theatre, Best Actress

  • Anjana Vasan for An Adventure
  • Shobna Gulati for Richard II
  • Sophie Khan Levy for Hanna

Eastern Eye Award for Film, TV & Drama, Best Actor – supported by London Town Group

  • Ash Tandon for Bodyguard
  • Ray Panthaki for Marcella
  • Sid Akbar Ali for Polterheist

Eastern Eye Award for Film, TV & Drama, Best Actress

  • Kiran Sonia Sawar for Pure
  • Maya Sondhi for Line of Duty
  • Priyanga Burford for Press

Eastern Eye People’s Choice Award – supported by Media Hive and voted for by the public

  • Hussain Manawer for poetry
  • Jameela Jamil for female empowerment
  • Jasmin Walia for music
  • Mandip Gill for acting
  • Nadiya Hussain for TV presenting
  • Naughty Boy for music
  • Dr Ranj Singh for TV presenting
  • Romesh Ranganathan for comedy

Eastern Eye Editor’s Special Award – supported by Eastern Eye

  • Aga Khan Centre

Eastern Eye Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Creative Industry – supported by Edwardian Hotels London

  • Sudha Bhuchar and Kristine Landon-Smith

Kochi to host All Lights India International Film Festival; entries invited

Ernakulam: All Lights India International Film Festival (ALIIFF) invites entries for ‘Celebrate Malayalam Cinema’. Entries for Feature Films and Short Films can be submitted for the Film Festival till 31st August, 2019.
The criteria for the film’s which had to be submitted is that the duration of Short Film should be between 5 minutes to 30 minutes and for Feature Film should be more than 60 minutes. The Films should be made between January 2018 to August 2019.


Film entry is free.
About All Lights India International Film Festival
All Lights India International Film Festival (ALIIFF) aims at providing a unique platform for global film industry to portray excellence in film making, aids to inspire, nurture and integrate the Indian Cinema industry thereby facilitating congregation of people and nations. The film festival provides a premier showcase for all aspects of filmmaking: the art, the filmmaker, talented directors and actors, and the film- lover in all of us. ALIIFF aims at educating the community & film festival attendees through the art and science of film, promoting cross-cultural awareness, the exchange of ideas, and social understanding.
For more details: 9539967373
Email : submissions@indywood.co.in

First International Chapter of Indywood Talent Hunt to Begin in UAE in 2019

  • Online Registrations for Preliminary Auditions would be live from 23rd May for participants from different Cultural Institutions across UAE
  • Registrations End on September 30th

Indywood, a 10 billion US dollar project envisaged to elevate Indian Film Industry to global standards, kicked off Indywood Talent Hunt 2019 and is all set to take off with its first International chapter and has chosen its venue as UAE this year. Indywood Talent Hunt International 2019 – UAE Chapter aims to provide youngsters from Cultural Institutions across UAE a platform to showcase their talent and skills.

Indywood Talent Hunt tipped as the gateway to the world of movies and was organized as a part of Indywood Film Carnival-2017, one of the largest film-based events in India, which was first held in Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad, in 2017. 

Indywood Talent Hunt International – UAE 2019’s registration process will begin on the 23rd of May for participants representing different Cultural Institutions all across the UAE and the last date of Preliminary Audition Round would be 30th September, 2019. There will be 23 events spread over 10 Categories – Music, Dance, Fine Arts, Dramatics, Designs & Creative, Media, Quizzing, Photography, Film Making & Technical. The Best Contestants of all the 23 events will be shortlisted for the finals (Live) which will take place on Dec 1st & 2nd 2019 at Amity School, Dubai after the Preliminary Audition Round & Online Voting Round.

The winners of each event across the Categories of Sub Junior (Age: 6 to 10), Junior (Age: 11 to 13), Senior (Age: 14 to 17) & Super Senior (Age: 18 to 22) will be rewarded with an opportunity to be a part of Indian/International Film Industry and will be rewarded with exciting gifts. The Best Cultural Institution bagging the Highest Points will be rewarded with UAE’s Best Cultural Institution Title & other exciting prizes. Youth belonging to the age group of 6 to 22 years can register for the competition by logging on to www.indywoodtalenthunt.com on behalf of their respective Cultural Institutions.

About Indywood Talent Hunt

Indywood Talent Hunt is India’s premiere talent discovery platform to identify creative young Indians and guide them properly to the Indian Film Industry from the campus / school level itself while providing an opportunity for the shortlisted ones to get exposed to the Film Industry during Indywood Film Carnival and perform in front of the Professional Film Fraternity so that the best among them can get a direct entry to the film world without any conventional hurdles.

 

 

For more information please visit www.indywoodtalenthunt.com

Call on:  +971566882257 / +971526930727

Email Id: – akhil.s@indywood.co.in / eventmanager@ariesgroupglobal.com

London To Host Biggest Gala Award Night CULTURE & THEATRE AWARDS (ACTA) 2019 On June 21

London to host biggest Gala award night (ACTA) Eastern Eye’s Arts Culture & Theatre Awards which recognise British Asian talent in a wide range of disciplines, including literature, film, television, theatre, comedy, music, dance, visual arts and contribution to the creative industries in general.
This year winners include George Alagiah, Naughty Boy, Meera Syal, Anita Rani and Anoushka Shankar.
Now in its fourth year, the ACTAs are the leading event recognising the enormous contribution that artists of South Asian heritage have made and continue to make to the Britain’s thriving arts scene. The ceremony pays tribute to Britain’s best and most creative talent across a wide range of disciplines, including literature, film, television, theatre, poetry, music, photography, dance and the visual arts. Celibrity guests from the arts, cinema, TV and creative industries to attend the gala ceremony.


The awards are hosted by Eastern Eye, part of Asian Media Group, Britain’s biggest Asian publishing house with a stable of market-leading consumer and business titles serving the Asian community in the UK and USA. We have over 51 years’ experience in publishing for the Asian community and also host leading events, from black-tie award dinners to seminars, conferences and round table discussions.

ACTA has evolved and grown since it was launched in 2016. It appears to have touched a chord certainly in the Asian community but in the last three years it has gone beyond that. For one thing, ACTA has not been narrow in its vision. ACTA encourages diversity and has been pleased to note the advances made by such TV programmes as McMafia, Doctor Who and Mrs Wilson. These advances have not been to the taste of some commentators on national newspapers which indicates that the attempts to achieve diversity are still very much work in progress.
It is not the mission of ACTA merely to heap laurels on those who are already well known and part of the mainstream. Through its week to week newspaper coverage and through ACTA, Eastern Eye is always striving to discover fresh talent. Those who win an ACTA or are shortlisted for an award usually find it a little easier to make it in the mainstream.
There was a time when the first generation of immigrants from India, Pakistan and elsewhere thought the arts were for other people. With successive generations that view has changed although in some quarters people are still intimidated from going into the arts – or even going to see a play or an exhibition. Britain is extraordinarily rich in the creative industries which are worth £92bn a year – and it has to be emphasised that the arts are for everyone. ACTA is a step in trying to achieve that goal. Eastern Eye aims through ACTA to give British Asian artists it full support.

For further details about the 2019 ACTAs and categories please visit www.actas.co.uk and follow us on Twitter. Our 2019 independent panel of judges can be viewed here.

Indywood Talent Hunt To Organize International Short Filmmaking Festival 2019

India’s premier talent discovery platform for young and creative artists, Indywood Talent Hunt in association with Indywood Talent Club will be organizing International Short Filmmaking Festival 2019.

Short Film Competition is a lot about collaborating with right people, who bring enthusiasm and excellence in all fields, be it technical, production or actors. To explore this quality in our amazing aspiring, Indywood Talent Hunt has launched Short Film Competition this year in 3 major categories which includes PROFESSIONAL SHORT FILM MAKING – Theme (1$ -1INR); 72 HOUR – AMATEUR SHORT FILM MAKING and 72 HOUR – MOBILE SHORT FILM MAKING. The winners of the competition will be awarded with INR 150,000; INR 100,000 and INR 50,000 respectively. Best short films from all the 3 categories will be shortlisted for the Final Screening in the month of August.

Those interested can register to participate in the competition by logging on to wwww.indywoodtalenthunt.com. Registration closes on June 30th, 2019.

For more details on the competition contact 91 9539000704 / 91 9539000727 (Shamini.sivadas@indywood.co.in /babitha.mohan@indywood.co.in)

About Indywood Talent Hunt

Indywood Talent Hunt is India’s premiere talent discovery platform to identify creative young Indians and guide them properly to the Indian Film Industry from the campus / school level itself while providing an opportunity for the shortlisted ones to get exposed to the Film Industry during Indywood Film Carnival and perform in front of the Professional Film Fraternity so that the best among them can get a direct entry to the film world without any conventional hurdles.

ASIAN RICH LIST 2019 IS REVEALED AT THE ASIAN BUSINESS AWARDS

BRITAIN’S MOST SUCCESSFUL BUSINESSES HONOURED AT

THE 22ndANNUAL ASIAN BUSINESS AWARDS

British Asian entrepreneurs paving the way for the next generation on a night highlighting the success & contribution of Asian-owned businesses in the UK

22nd March 2019, London, UK – British Asian entrepreneurs and wealth creators were celebrated and honoured tonight at the annual Asian Business Awards at London’s Westminster Park Plaza. Now in their 22nd year and hosted by the Asian Media Group, publishers of Eastern Eye, the awards recognise the contribution and achievements of outstanding business leaders in the UK.

The Asian Business Awards saluted both Asian entrepreneurs and businesses, which created jobs and had a significant impact on the country’s economy.

  

The awards ceremony also saw the launch of the 2019 Asian Rich List, a compilation of the 101 wealthiest Asians in Britain, highlighting exceptional entrepreneurial achievement over the past 12 months. The Asian Rich List is the definitive and most authoritative guide to Asian wealth in Britain and shines a light onthe substantial economic achievements of a community.

It was a night of double triumph for the pioneering Hinduja family, who topped the Asian Rich List for the sixth consecutive year and also picked up the Philanthropy Award for their long-standing charitable endeavours with the Hinduja Foundation. The foundation, which was started in 1969 and celebrates its milestone 50th year this year, works in a wide range of areas such as education, healthcare, promotion of arts and culture, sports and social welfare.

Haroon and Farouq Sheikh of CareTech, which runs a large number of established residential care homes in the UK, picked up the top award of the evening, the prestigious Asian Business of the Year award.It was a successful night for the care homes industry as Mala Agarwal, Managing Director of Athena Care Homes collected the Businesswoman of the Year award and CHD Living were the winners of the Care Home Operator of the Year Award.

The galaevening was hosted by BBC Radio Five Live presenter NihalArthanayake and welcomed politicians, celebrities, influencers, entrepreneurs, business leaders and philanthropists to celebrate the diverse spectrum of Asian business and the invaluable contribution made to British economy and society.

KalpeshR Solanki, Group Managing Editor of AMG, commented: The Asian Business Awards is the biggest celebration of Asian business success in the country. Over the last 22 years,The Asian Business Awards has become the definitive platform to recognise and celebrate success of the Asian Business community by providing the oxygen of publicity and recognition that highlights unsung heroes.”

ShaileshR Solanki, executive editor of AMG, commented: “The Asian Rich List is carefully compiled by a team of experts and it is the definitive guide to Asian wealth in Britain. The list showcases the changing patterns of Asian wealth and economic development in the UK. This year’s list is once again a fascinating commentary on the financial impact British Asians have in the UK and the level of success and growth that certain entrepreneurs and business leaders have achieved.”

The full list of winners at this year’s Asian Business Awards is as follow

Full list of winners at the Asian Business Awards 2019

Asian Business of the Year

Winner- CareTech

Business Personality of the Year

Winner – KaileshSuri, Founder, Reel Cinemas

Philanthropy Award

Winner – Hinduja Foundation

Businesswoman of the Year Award supported by Damac

Winner – Mala Agarwal, Managing Director, Athena Care Homes

Entrepreneur of the Year supported by Edwardian Hotels London

Winner – Rishi Khosla, CEO & Co-Founder, Oaknorth Bank

Young Entrepreneur of the Year supported by SBI

Winner- Dr Nikhil Shah, Director, London Town Group

Healthcare Business Award supported by Shanti/C&C Alpha

Winner – Sigma Pharmaceuticals

Care Home Operator of the Year

Winner – CHD Living

Restaurant Business Award

Winner – The Cinnamon Club

Franchise Business Award

Winner –Amsric

Entertainment Business of the Year

Winner – Eros Now

Notes to editors:

    • With a 50-year heritage, The Asian Media Group (AMG), publishes a stable of market leading magazines for the Asian community in the UK and USA.  The company hosts a number of hugely successful events and award dinners affiliated with its magazines.  AMG is Britain’s biggest Asian publishing house and its titles includes Eastern Eye newspaper, Garavi Gujarat newsweekly, Asian Trader, Pharmacy Business, Asian Hospitality, the Asian Rich List, the Asian Rich List Midlands and the GG2 Power List.
    • Previous chief guests at the Asian Business Awards have included the Prince of Wales, Tony Blair, Boris Johnson, Theresa May, Vince Cable and David Milliband

Sohan Roy’s CSR Movie Aickarakkonathe Bhishaguaranmaar Nominated For Rome Independent Prisma Awards

‘Aickarakkonathe Bhishaguaranmaar’ becomes the only movie to be nominated for Rome Independent Prisma Awards from India. The winner will be declared on April 4, 2019. Awards will be distributed in 20 categories like Best Feature Film, Best Director etc. Also, the said movie is the only Indian Movie selected for the ongoing Rome Independent Prisma Film Festival in Italy.

“Aickarakkonathe Bhishaguaranmaar” is the second CSR movie initiative by U.A.E based Aries Group. Movie develops from the basic thread of picturizing the life of common people in a village named Aickarakkonam. The movie emphasises on the 5,000 year old system of natural healing called ‘Ayurveda’ which is enjoying a major resurgence in both its native land and all over the world. Besides the theme, the movie utilized 100% of its revenue for flood relief and rehabilitation activities in Kerala, which witnessed one of the worst natural disasters in the history of the state recently, and for the support those in the film industry, who were affected by the floods.

 

Featuring 175 new faces, this complete family entertainer became the year’s first Indian feature movie to view for Oscar 2019 and to be nominated.

Directed by Biju Majeed, the movie is produced by Abhini Sohan in the banner of Aries Telecasting PVT LTD Project Designer, Lyrics -Sohan Roy Story, Screenplay, Dialogue: K. Shibu Raj, Co-Production-Prabhiraj Natarajan Camera: P.C Lal Editing: Johnson Iringol Music Director: Biju Ram Production Controller- Anil Angamaly Stills- Saji Aleena, P.R.O- A.S Dinesh.

Sohan Roy is the founder of Aries Telecasting Private Limited and had produced its first CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) movie Jalam which was accepted by the audience well. His second CSR movie Aickarakonathe Bhishaguaranmaar was also shortlisted for Oscars. He is also into making big budget movies to uplift Indian movies to Hollywood standard with his $10 billion project Indywood.

UAE Businessman Sohan Roy’s Aries Group Plans For Billion Dollar Investment In Marine/Offshore/Oil & Gas/Petrochemicals In Kuwait

Kuwait:  Aries Group, one of the largest multinational conglomerates in the Middle East pressing ahead with a  billion dollar  investment plan in Kuwait . Aries Group chairman and CEO Sohan Roy said the investment is planned mainly into Marine/Offshore/Oil & Gas and Petrochemicals.

While talking to the media after a a one day Conference “KUWAIT SYMPOSIUM “held at Jumeriah Messilah Hotel, Kuwait, he said that Kuwait is an investment priority for Aries Group. “There is a lot of growth potential. We are looking at additional investments in Kuwait.

Broadening our horizon for the global Oil & Gas/ Petrochemicals industry, we humbly acknowledge that we are far short of what is desirable,” said Mr Roy, founder chairman & CEO of Aries Group of Companies.

Aries Marine, the flagship company of the group and the largest ship design and consultancy firm in the Middle East, will increase its market share in marine. The group will also strengthen its operations in various sectors by 2020 and will expand operations to more countries in the coming years.

The one day Conference held at Kuwait witnessed the distribution of IMC Excellence Award and global industry experts participation as speakers, panellists and delegates outlining the key updates about the Marine, Offshore and Oil & Gas Industry.

Aimed at key decision makers and high level policy takers within the Marine/Offshore/Oil & Gas sector, the event took place at a time when there is growing optimism about the future of many sectors of the regional shipping business.

The Conference aimed to focus on key market trends, giving attendees a unique insight into the opportunities that exist. The intention was to leave attendees with much clearer idea about future trade patterns, and market influences, so they are better placed build the foundations for longer term business growth.

In addition to getting vital knowledge on the industry, the conference offered the perfect networking environment to meet, exchange ideas and connect with your industry peers. The event also provided a right platform to network, strike deals, forge relations and take business to next level. This event was intended set a benchmark for future events.

Topics for Press Conference were  Effective adaptability of Oil & Gas companies in Operating Safely in Deep Water, Future challenges of Oil Exploration, Analysis of fluctuating oil Prices and its impact on the Offshore Sector, Improving Capital Efficiency of Major Projects, Safety & Security, Challenges in Oil & Gas Construction and Installation in the region, Offshore Renewable Energy- Prospects in Middle East, Trends, Market Forecast and Future of Worldwide Offshore Oil and Gas Design Issues and Trends for Offshore Service Vessels, Efficiency improvement in Services to Offshore – Innovations and Developments, Pipelines/Moorings: Design and Construction, Life Extension issues of Offshore Assets, Asset Integrity Managements, Rules And Regulation , Classification Society Focus, Global Oil Price Analysis: What is the Impact?, Advanced Designs, Technologies and Innovations in Floating Technology, Asset Integrity & Offshore Decommissioning.

MediBiz Ayur Home is one of the World’s first Medical Council accredited medical tourism in Kerala

Kerala tourism was drained out completely by the recent tragic flood. Kerala Government Invented many plans to uplift tourism in Kerala. Medical tourism is one of the major support for rebuilding Kerala tourism. An Ayurveda treatment institution named MediBiz Ayur Home at Varkala achieved success in medical tourism in a short period of time. Here, guests are assured to receive unique experience thorough out the year.

As the world’s first medical council accredited medical tourism in Kerala, Medibiz provides a combination of both traditional Ayurvedic treatment and modern facilities of care. MediBiz Ayur Home grows as a perfect medical tourism destination for both International and Indian tourists. It offers modern and high quality accommodation. Besides being a heavenly retreat, MediBiz Ayur Home is a serious ayurveda resort.

25 suite rooms with all modern fascilities (telephone, TV, Wi-Fi, Etc.), 24 hours service of specially trained caretakers, treatment under specialist doctors, homely food, yoga, meditation, ayurvedic treatment, special entertainment programmes for the wellness of mind and body, care of cent percent safe equipment’s are the promises of Medibiz Ayur Home to their guests. Medibiz also provides individual facilities.

Chemical free food culture with organic fruits and vegetables makes Medibiz unique. Resident safety is at the forefront of their carer’s daily routine and they have a range of the latest equipment to ensure a resident’s comfort and dignity is at the heart of what they do.

MediBiz Ayur Home is one of the World’s first Medical Council accredited medical tourism in Kerala

Kerala tourism was drained out completely by the recent tragic flood. Kerala Government Invented many plans to uplift tourism in Kerala. Medical tourism is one of the major support for rebuilding Kerala tourism. An Ayurveda treatment institution named MediBiz Ayur Home at Varkala achieved success in medical tourism in a short period of time. Here, guests are assured to receive unique experience thorough out the year.

As the world’s first medical council accredited medical tourism in Kerala, Medibiz provides a combination of both traditional Ayurvedic treatment and modern facilities of care. MediBiz Ayur Home grows as a perfect medical tourism destination for both International and Indian tourists. It offers modern and high quality accommodation. Besides being a heavenly retreat, MediBiz Ayur Home is a serious ayurveda resort.

 

25 suite rooms with all modern fascilities (telephone, TV, Wi-Fi, Etc.), 24 hours service of specially trained caretakers, treatment under specialist doctors, homely food, yoga, meditation, ayurvedic treatment, special entertainment programmes for the wellness of mind and body, care of cent percent safe equipment’s are the promises of Medibiz Ayur Home to their guests. Medibiz also provides individual facilities.

Chemical free food culture with organic fruits and vegetables makes Medibiz unique. Resident safety is at the forefront of their carer’s daily routine and they have a range of the latest equipment to ensure a resident’s comfort and dignity is at the heart of what they do.

15 Women Entrepreneurs Honoured at Indywood Film Carnival

Hyderabad- 15 outstanding women entrepreneurs (Middle East and India) from various industries, ranging from education to healthcare, hotel industry to hospital sector were honoured for their distinguished excellence and contribution to the overall economic development of the country at the fourth edition of Indywood Film Carnival held at Hyderabad. Through the awards, Indywood aims to promote excellence in entrepreneurship and innovation among women-owned businesses in all sectors and across the world.

The awards were presented to Dr.AlkaKalra, Director of Eduscan Group, Bubbles Kandhari, Director of Al Dobowi Group, Elsamma Joseph, Managing Director of Blue Rhine Group, LeenaParwani, Entrepreneur, Chairwoman of Icareinsure brokers DMCC and LPH Insurance Brokers LLC, Cicily Johnson, Director of First Flight Couriers (Middle East) LLC, Mini Sajan Varghese,  CEO of Saj Hotels & Resorts, Premi Mathew, Founder of Protect your mom/ hair for hope – India, ChitwanMalhotra, Founder of World Health Forum, Monika Agarwal, CEO & Director of ARTIN – Artistic interiors LLC, Dr.Sowmiya Ramesh, Director of D. G. Hospital, Bengaluru &  Founder & Director – County Meat, RehanaBasheer, Founder of RehanaBasheer Fashion Designing L.L.C, Dr.Shikha Nehru Sharma, Founder & Managing Director of Nutri-HealthSystems Private Limited, Dr.NeelimaVemula, CEO of Yesmart Electronics, Manisha Kumar Chhabra, CEO of WOW Marketing and KritikaRawat, Co – founder of K Kompany.

“Indywood is honoured to celebrate the achievements of women entrepreneurs who have been instrumental in driving business success in India and Middle East,” says Sohan Roy, Founder Director of Indywood. “We are proud to put a spotlight on winners who are exceptional leaders, innovators and rising stars. Their leadership, passion and entrepreneurial spirit serves as an inspiration for the next generation of entrepreneurs to pursue their aspirations” He added.

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 was a 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.

About Indywood

Project Indywood aims to establish 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 by 2020.

For more details, please visit:

Indywood Film Carnival – http://www.indywood.co.in/

Sohan Roy – http://sohanroy.com/

Indywood Film Market: http://www.ifm.co.in/

Indywood Talent Hunt: http://indywoodtalenthunt.com/

ALIIFF: http://aliiff.com/

Top Film And Tourism Industry Starwalts Honoured At International Film Business Awards

Hyderabad, India: Held in association with Indywood Film Carnival, International Film Business Awards (IFBA) concluded successfully at Hyderabad. The event was scheduled from Dec 3 – 4, 2018 at HITEX exhibition Centre along South Asia’s biggest B2B film and trade exhibition, Indywood Film Market

International Film Business Awards are conducted in concurrence with Indywood Film Canival, the ultimate film fiesta in the world. IFBA honors the commitment, passion and excellence of distinct film personalities and recognises the who’s who of the film industry including film marketers, distributors, sales agents, production houses and exhibitors who equally contribute to the success of a film.

This year IFBA awards were given away in 4 different categories – Exhibitors Awards, Film Distributors Awards, Film Production Awards and Film Tourism Awards.

  

The winners of IFBA Film Production awards included Sanju (Highest Grossing Movie of the year – Hindi); Rangasthalam (Highest Grossing Movie of the year – Telugu); Sarkar (Highest Grossing Movie of the year – Tamil); Kayamkulam Kochunni (Highest Grossing Movie of the year – Malayalam); Tagaru (Highest Grossing Movie of the year – Kannada); Bhaijaan Elo Re (Highest Grossing Movie of the year – Bengali); Baban (Highest Grossing Movie of the year – Marathi) and Carry On Jatta 2 (Highest Grossing Movie of the year – Punjabi) and Yashraj Films was honored with the Producers of the year award. Special Honour for the Best Innovation was presented to Orange County Sdn Bhd and Special Recognition for the Outstanding Contribution towards Indian Cinema was presented to Mr. P Vasu.

IFBA Film Exhibitors awards were presented to New Vasanth Cinemas (Best Single Screen – C.P Berar); APR Cinemas (Best Single Screen – Bihar); Rupasi (Best Single Screen – West Bengal Circuit); Chandan Cinema (Best Single Screen  – Bombay Circuit); Orient Cinemas (Best Single Screen – East Punjab); Novelty Cinema (Best Single Screen  – Delhi /NCR/ UP Region); Rajmandir (Best Single Screen – Rajasthan); Maharaja Cinema (Best Single Screen – Odisha); EOS Cinemas, Shahdol (Best Single Screen – Central India); Triveni Cinema (Best Single Screen – Mysore Region); Jeeva Rukmani Cinemas (Best Single Screen – Tamil Nadu); Priyadarshini Cinema (Best Single Screen – Kerala); Asian Cinemas (Best Single Screen – Nizam); PVR (Best National Chain); INOX Insignia (Highest Luxury Standards); Cinepolis (Best Systems Driven Chain)

IFBA Film Distribution awards were presented to Dhanlaxmi Pictures (Best Distributor- C.P Berar); Kushagra Arts (Best Distributor – Bihar); SVF Entertainment (Best Distributor – West Bengal); PVR Pictures (Best Distributor – Bombay Circuit); Pen Marudhar &  Jaspal Dhingra (Best Distributor – East Punjab); Foxstar Studios (Best Distributor – Delhi /NCR/ UP Region); Jai Pictures (Best Distributor- Rajasthan); Rajshri Productions (Best Distributor – Odisha); Akshar Enterprises (Best Distributor – Central India); Bahar Enterprise (Best Distributor – Mysore Region); SPI Cinemas (Best Distributor – Tamil Nadu); E4 Entertainment (Best Distributor – Kerala); Asian Enterprises (Best Distributor – Nizam) and Yashraj Films (Best National Distributor – Corporate). Mr. Balkrishna Shroff was honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award in the Field of Film Distribution during the ceremony.  A special award was also bestowed upon Mr. Vijay Soni, VPS Communication for his dedicated support to Indian cinema by distributing Indian movies to UK and Mauritius.

IFBA Film Tourism awards were presented to Thailand (Most Popular Filming Destination of the Year); Spain (Aesthetic Filming location of the Year); Singapore (Affordable Filming Destination of the Year); Azerbaijan (Emerging Filming Destination of the Year); Fiji (Best Rebates and Subsidy Schemes); Maharashtra (Most Popular Filming Destination of the Year – India); Madhya Pradesh (Most Film Friendly State – India ); Telangana (Most Diversified Filming Destination of the Year – India ) and Uttar Pradesh (Best Rebates and Subsidy Schemes – India)

About Indywood Film Market

Indywood Film Market, conducted as part of Indywood Film Carnival – the flagship event of Project Indywood, is the perfect platform for such advancements in film making, production, distribution and screening, to connect with the intended target group. The 4th edition of this tech expo was held from Dec 1-5, 2018, at Hitex exhibition Centre in Hyderabad. As South Asia’s biggest B2B2C film exhibition, Indywood Film Market (IFM) has been conceptualized to connect stakeholders of the film industry with technology providers, developers, service personnel, production agencies, distribution partners, theatre owners etc.

OSCAR Is No Longer A Big Dream Now

“OSCAR” is no longer a big dream now; movie “Aickarakkonathe Bhishaguaranmaar” proves it.

Its really astonishing that a country which makes around 1800 movies every year, which is almost half of the total movies made around the world fail so miserably in the Oscar race. So far, a few movies Slumdog Millionaire, Life of Pi and Gandhi have resulted in Indians winning Oscars. But that too were conceptualized, produced and directed by Non-Indians.

Yes it is true that winning Oscar after a tough competition is a big deal. But being in the list of Oscar contending movies is equally important as it plays a pivotal role in winning the race. This year total 347 feature films have been officially declared eligible to contend for Best Picture. It’s the largest number of films in contention since 1970, when 374 films were ruled eligible.  Surprisingly six Indian movies also included in the list.  Dear Molly (English film Directed by Gajendra Ahire), Sound Story (Directed by Prasad Prabhakar), Kayamkulam Kochunni (Directed by Rosshan Andrews) Aickarakkonathe bhishaguaranmaar (Directed by Biju Majeed) ,Bhayanakam (Directed by Jayaraj) and Yadvi (Directed by Jyoti Singh)are the movies contenting for Best Picture from India. Besides  Sarpatatwam (the serpant wisdom) by Methil  Devika  is contended for documentary short category.

Aickarakkonathe bhishaguaranmaar

People, who worked behind Aickarakkonathe bhishaguaranmaar, can keep their heads held high and be very proud as it’s been selected to contend for nomination at 2019 Oscars. Besides the Best Picture category the movie is also eligible to contend for Other General categories including acting categories (lead and supporting roles), Direction, Production Design, Film Editing, Sound Design, Sound Mixing, Cinematography, Costume Design and Writing (Original and Adapted).

Aickarakkonathe bhishaguaranmaar, was a CSR movie directed by Biju Majeed and produced by Abhini Sohan Roy under the banner of Aries Telecasting Pvt Ltd. Initiated by Indywood Consortium, the project has been designed by Mr Sohan Roy and written by Shibu Raj. K. The cinematography of the movie, which features a total of 175 newcomers in prominent roles, was handled by P.C Lal. While B R Bijuram composed the music, the editing was done by Johnson Iringole.

The film’s cast include Vipin Mangalashery,Samarth Ambujakshan, Sivaji Guruvayoor,Lalu Alex, Jaffer Idukki,Sunil Sukhada, Sinseer Mohammed Koya, Shyam Kurup, Johnson Iringole ,Mukesh Nair, Seema G. Nair, Miya Sree,Hridhya Nigelesh, Lakshmi Atul and Nisha Joseph.

The movie emphasizes on the 5,000 year old system of natural healing called ‘Ayurveda’ which is enjoying a major resurgence in both its native land and all over the world. Besides the theme, the movie utilized 100% of its revenue for flood relief and rehabilitation activities in Kerala, which witnessed one of the worst natural disasters in the history of the state recently, and for the support those in the film industry, who were affected by the floods.

Employee Empowerment – Aries Group Gifts 50% Shares To Its Employees

The common factor which paves the way to success of every organization is engaged and focused on employees that are led by a visionary leader and an operations group that connects with the employees. While strategies are key to success, a real win for any organization lies in the execution of the strategy such that the revenue goals are achieved. And this is met by the employees at large, so it is important to have focused employees executing the strategy.

NRI tycoon Sohan Roy spearheads Aries Group, one of the largest multinational conglomerates in Middle East, implemented a creative management principle for making the company as a society to share 50% of its profit with the employees to make them more responsible, committed, valued and many more.

“This gives a feeling of ownership to them. People tend to remember such gratitude for a very long time,” said Sohan Roy, Founder chairman & CEO of Aries Group of Companies.

In addition to this, the group initiated Parent pension scheme for employees and pension to retired employees. The unique concept of considering the entire company as a family, while the parents are being honored with lifelong pension for their efforts to mould their child as a professional to serve the company, has become a Model Management Principle with better humanitarian values. Aries is perhaps the only company in the world to initiate such a pioneering concept.

Besides being a business leader, Sohan Roy has been at the forefront in fulfilling the social commitments in the personal as well as corporate levels. Being at the helm of some great CSR initiatives, he has offered persistent support to his community in every way possible.

Few of his initiatives include relief work in the flood affected remote areas in Chennai and Nepal rescue operations, production of world’s first charity movie ‘Jalam’, and AickarakkonatheBhishaguaranmaar etc.

The Aries group operates 48 companies in 15 countries namely UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Azerbaijan, China, India, Singapore, Malaysia, USA, UK, Russia and Italy.

Highest Grossing Movie Of The Year – Sanju Honoured By Indywood

Hyderabad, India: Bollywood biopic ‘Sanju’, based on the life of Sanjay Dutt, recently became the highest grossing Hindi film was honoured by Indywood.  The movie, which hit the big screens on June 29, rocked the box office as it earned a whopping Rs 120.06 crore in its opening weekend. During fourth season of Indywood Film Carnival held at Hyderabad, “cast and crew’s of “ Sanju” was honoured by International Film Business Awards.

The winners of IFBA Film Production awards included Sanju (Highest Grossing Movie of the year – Hindi); Rangasthalam (Highest Grossing Movie of the year – Telugu); Sarkar (Highest Grossing Movie of the year – Tamil); Kayamkulam Kochunni (Highest Grossing Movie of the year – Malayalam); Tagaru (Highest Grossing Movie of the year – Kannada); Bhaijaan Elo Re (Highest Grossing Movie of the year – Bengali); Baban (Highest Grossing Movie of the year – Marathi) and Carry On Jatta 2 (Highest Grossing Movie of the year – Punjabi) and Yashraj Films was honored with the Producers of the year award. Special Honour for the Best Innovation was presented to Orange County Sdn Bhd and Special Recognition for the Outstanding Contribution towards Indian Cinema was presented to Mr. P Vasu.

     

This year IFBA awards were given away in 4 different categories – Exhibitors Awards, Film Distributors Awards, Film Production Awards and Film Tourism Awards.

IFBA Film Exhibitors awards were presented to New Vasanth Cinemas (Best Single Screen – C.P Berar); APR Cinemas (Best Single Screen – Bihar); Rupasi (Best Single Screen – West Bengal Circuit); Chandan Cinema (Best Single Screen  – Bombay Circuit); Orient Cinemas (Best Single Screen – East Punjab); Novelty Cinema (Best Single Screen  – Delhi /NCR/ UP Region); Rajmandir (Best Single Screen – Rajasthan); Maharaja Cinema (Best Single Screen – Odisha); EOS Cinemas, Shahdol (Best Single Screen – Central India); Triveni Cinema (Best Single Screen – Mysore Region); Jeeva Rukmani Cinemas (Best Single Screen – Tamil Nadu); Priyadarshini Cinema (Best Single Screen – Kerala); Asian Cinemas (Best Single Screen – Nizam); PVR (Best National Chain); INOX Insignia (Highest Luxury Standards); Cinepolis (Best Systems Driven Chain)

IFBA Film Distribution awards were presented to Dhanlaxmi Pictures (Best Distributor- C.P Berar); Kushagra Arts (Best Distributor – Bihar); SVF Entertainment (Best Distributor – West Bengal); PVR Pictures (Best Distributor – Bombay Circuit); Pen Marudhar &  Jaspal Dhingra (Best Distributor – East Punjab); Foxstar Studios (Best Distributor – Delhi /NCR/ UP Region); Jai Pictures (Best Distributor- Rajasthan); Rajshri Productions (Best Distributor – Odisha); Akshar Enterprises (Best Distributor – Central India); Bahar Enterprise (Best Distributor – Mysore Region); SPI Cinemas (Best Distributor – Tamil Nadu); E4 Entertainment (Best Distributor – Kerala); Asian Enterprises (Best Distributor – Nizam) and Yashraj Films (Best National Distributor – Corporate). Mr. Balkrishna Shroff was honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award in the Field of Film Distribution during the ceremony.  A special award was also bestowed upon Mr. Vijay Soni, VPS Communication for his dedicated support to Indian cinema by distributing Indian movies to UK and Mauritius.

IFBA Film Tourism awards were presented to Thailand (Most Popular Filming Destination of the Year); Spain (Aesthetic Filming location of the Year); Singapore (Affordable Filming Destination of the Year); Azerbaijan (Emerging Filming Destination of the Year); Fiji (Best Rebates and Subsidy Schemes); Maharashtra (Most Popular Filming Destination of the Year – India); Madhya Pradesh (Most Film Friendly State – India ); Telangana (Most Diversified Filming Destination of the Year – India ) and Uttar Pradesh (Best Rebates and Subsidy Schemes – India)

International Film Business Awards are conducted in concurrence with Indywood Film Canival, the ultimate film fiesta in the world. IFBA honours the commitment, passion and excellence of distinct film personalities and recognises the who’s who of the film industry including film marketers, distributors, sales agents, production houses and exhibitors who equally contribute to the success of a film.

Indywood

Project Indywood seeks to unite the fragmented Indian regional film under one umbrella, INDYWOOD. Conceptualized by Sohan Roy, a globally acclaimed film director, producer, exhibitor, writer and project designer, Indywood envisages revolutionary changes in production, screening and marketing strategies, as well as a new outlook to the business model of Indian cinema.

Project Indywood aims to establish 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 by 2020.  Every year Indywood is conducting Indywood Film Carnival which is a a 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.

About Indywood Film Market

Indywood Film Market, conducted as part of Indywood Film Carnival – the flagship event of Project Indywood, is the perfect platform for such advancements in film making, production, distribution and screening, to connect with the intended target group. The 4th edition of this tech expo was held from Dec 1-5, 2018, at Hitex exhibition Centre in Hyderabad. As South Asia’s biggest B2B2C film exhibition, Indywood Film Market (IFM) has been conceptualized to connect stakeholders of the film industry with technology providers, developers, service personnel, production agencies, distribution partners, theatre owners etc.

10th Edition of Shiptek International Conference and Awards 2019 at Dubai

Biz Events Management Announces the 10th Edition of Shiptek International Conference and Awards 2019

Dubai : Biz events  announces the two-day Shiptek international conference on maritime, offshore and Oil & gas, SHIPTEK 2019 at Dusit Thani Hotel, Dubai on 16th and 17th April, 2019.

Magnificently touching its 10th edition, ShipTek is a journey of exploration, revelation and awe, which continues to mark its legacy as a benchmark event in the maritime industry. A perfect merger of innovative ideas and infotainment, this two day conference promises to present before you a much bigger experience. The event promises to offer advanced presentations which will be a contribution in the Marine Engineering, Offshore technology, Engineering & Communication and Naval Architecture sectors.

Along with the much-appreciated conference, the event will witness a glittering award ceremony where industry veterans who have been instrumental in proposing creative solutions will be honoured for their accomplishments.

Previous editions of Shiptek have been extraordinarily successful and already established as one of the leading events on the Marine/Offshore/Oil & Gas sector. Aimed at key decision makers and high level policy takers within the Marine/Offshore/Oil & Gas sector, the event takes place at a time when there is growing optimism about the future of many sectors of the regional shipping business.

The Conference aims to focus on key market trends, giving attendees a unique insight into the opportunities that exist. The aim is to provide attendees with a much clear idea about future trade patterns, and market influences, so they can build the foundations for longer term business growth. ShipTek has been blessed with a continuum of leader’s foresights and hence will be yet another event that is going to be a revolution in the Maritime world.

The forerunners of ShipTek were all billed as ideal events which orchestrated turnarounds in the marine world. The international maritime metropolis Dubai is going to be epicentre of this scintillating celebration of mariners.

Shiptek2019 is sponsored by P&O Maritime as Badge and lanyard Sponsor, Cadmatic Software Solutions as Award Sponsor and Heritage Offshore Marine Services, Albwardy Damen and Foresight Group as Associate Sponsors.

For Sponsorship/Speaking Opportunities, please mail to eventmanager@ariesgroupglobal.com

The Legend MGR is back

The fans of Makkal Thilgam have a reason to rejoice now, because their legendary hero is back to the screen through P Vasu’s ‘Magendra’. Yes, the iconic actor-turned-politician M. G Ramachandran  (better known as MGR) is back to real life in a digital avatar. The movie was officially launched by the Film Director, P Vasu at Hyderabad. The same was attended by Orange County Officials Dr. Margali Palaney- CEO, Abdul Fattah- COO, Harnarain Gill- CPO, T Vimalanathan- CTO and Sohan Roy Founder Director of Indywood and Mukesh Nair, Chief Operating Officer Indywood  TV at The 4th Edition Of Indywood Film Carnival held at Hitex Convention Centre Hyderabad.

Using the ground-breaking new technology called N-Face, “Orange County” A Malaysia based Animation Company resurrected MGR in this feature film.

  

The Orange County Sdn Bhd company has been working with a leading Hollywood VFX specialist for the past two years to create a 3D digital Photo-real avatar of MGR, based on movie stills, publicity photos, and films featuring the actor. They have also used artificial intelligence to define the facial expressions and mannerism characteristic of the actor. And now the stage is set for Orange County to have the digital version of MGR to “star” in a two-hour feature film.

Being a part of Indywood Film Carnival, Orange County Sdn Bhd the Global New-Age Technology & Media Company made their entry to Indian movie industry too. They are associating with various productions in the near future. Orange County was honored with an Award in the Best Innovation Category in Indywood Film Carnival.

The  N-Face® Facial Motion Animation Technology, which is being considered as one of the finest technology, is able to Photo-Realistically bring back any Deceased Actor Live on screen. Further, the company has devised numerous workflows for production & VFX pipelines employing State of the Art Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning technologies & the latest advents of engineering to credibly reduce the gestation involved in Producing Feature Films.

Orange County Sdn Bhd

Orange County Sdn Bhd is a Global New- Age Technology & Media Company which has mustered the nuances of Film-Making from Concept till the rollout of Final Deliverables. The Company has embarked on a World’s 1st Showcase in Producing an International Feature Film earmarked for Global Release centered on the end to end Photo-Realistic Digital Re-creation of a Deceased Actor. The Company has created a leading- edge Solution in digitally creating & personalizing the character attributes of any chosen Actor to take on a Photo-Realistic Digital Avatar in Motion Pictures.

Hollywood Director Sohan Roy awarded at Telangana – Bengali Film Festival

Hyderabad :  Hollywood Director, CEO & Founder of Aries Group of Companies and the founder director of Indywood , Sohan Roy  honored with a special award at the closing ceremony of the Telangana – Bengali Film Festival for his outstanding  contribution towards world cinema. The award was handed over to him recently at an event titled Aayana -2018 held at Hyderabad. The closing ceremony also honored various personalities who contributed significantly to Indian films throughout their career.

The Award Winning Hollywood Film Director, CEO & Founder of Aries Group of Companies, Sohan Roy is also being recognized for supporting Indian film industry through various projects. He leads the USD 10 billion Project Indywood which aims to elevate the Indian Film Industry to global standards in the next five years through a consortium of 2,000 Indian billionaires and corporates.

The Rs 70,000 crore Project Indywood plans to initiate 10,000 new 4K projection multiplex screens, 100,000 2K/4K projection home cinemas, 8K/4Kfilm studios, 100 animation/VFX studios and film schools conforming to international standards.

Aries Group is one of the largest multinational conglomerates in the Middle East with 48 companies operating in 15 countries. Sohan Roy’s Hollywood directorial venture Dam999 won national and international accolades, including five Oscar selections. Besides, he pioneered the concept of building dual 4K multiplexes and 4K Atmos home cinemas in less space.

Sohan Roy, listed as one of the Top Powerful and Influential Leaders in Middle East 2017 by Forbes Middle East, is a member of New York-based International Academy of Television, Arts and Sciences (IATAS).  He also listed amongst the Top 50 Indian Business Leaders in the Arab World by Forbes 2015 and 2016.

Indywood Creates History: 4 Indian Cinemas Contending Under Mainstream Oscar Awards 2019

A 10 billion USD Project Indywood, was launched to elevate Indian cinema to an international level. Keeping the vision in mind Indywood has contended 4 Indian Movies for this year’s mainstream Oscar awards, which includes Movies like, Dear Molly (English film Directed by Gajendra Ahire), Sound Story (Directed by Prasad Prabhakar), KayamkulamKochunni (Directed by RosshanAndrrews) and Sarpatatwam (the serpant wisdom) by Methil Devika which is contended for documentary short category.

Sohan Roy, Founder Director of Project Indywood belives that Indian Film Industry should come forward to conceive and implement big budget international projects instead of following clichéd subjects and treatment pattern.

Indywood’s, AickarakkonatheBhishaguaranmaar (Physicians of Aickarakkonam) which was a charity movie directed by Biju Majeed and produced by Abhini Sohan Roy under the banner of Aries Telecasting Pvt Ltd has also been selected to contend for nomination at 2019 Oscars. Besides the Best Picture category the movie is also eligible to contend for Other General categories including Acting categories (lead and supporting roles), Direction, Production Design, Film Editing, Sound Design, Sound Mixing, Cinematography, Costume Design and Writing (Original and Adapted).

Initiated by Indywood Consortium, the project has been designed by Mr Sohan Roy, written by Shibu Raj. K. The cinematography of the movie, which features a total of 175 newcomers in prominent roles, was handled by P.C Lal. While B R Bijuram composed the music, the editing was done by Johnson Iringole.

The movie emphasises on the 5,000 year old system of natural healing called ‘Ayurveda’ which is enjoying a major resurgence in both its native land and all over the world. Besides the theme, the movie utilized 100% of its revenue for flood relief and rehabilitation activities in Kerala, which witnessed one of the worst natural disasters in the history of the state recently, and for the support those in the film industry, who were affected by the floods.

Featured with 175 new faces, this complete family entertainer has become the year’s first Indian feature movie to view for Oscar 2019 and to be nominated.

Mission Indywood

Project Indywood aims to establish 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. It 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.

Oxygem, Makers Of Milkshakes and Monster Energy to be part of Indywood Film Carnival Hyderabad

Hyderabad: As the Film  Feternity prepares for yet another edition of Indywood Film Carnival, we have Oxygem, Makers Of Milkshakes and Monster Energy associating with Indywood as its Offical Beverage Partner . The five-day Indywood Film Carnival begins on the 1st Of December and has chosen its venue to be HITEX convention center, Hyderabad.

The fourth edition of Indywood Film Carnival (IFC 2018), a flagship venture of 10 billion USD Project Indywood, focuses to elevate Indian cinema to an international level. It will be a 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.

This Year the few major attractions of the Indywood Film Carnival would be Indywood Billionaires Meet, Indywood Academy Awards, Indywood Telly Awards, Indywood Fashion Premier and All Lights India International Film Festival and many more.

About Oxygem (Srigdhaa Beverages)

Oxygem Is The Liquid Asset Of Health Conscious Individuals Srigdhaa Beverages, believes only in manufacturing quality water. It also participates in various local events to spread the need for this liquid asset. Whether it is through radio spots or billboard, branding across sports, media events Oxygem is now a brand to reckon with. As more people adopt a healthy lifestyle, the company has launched its product in AP and Karnataka. It is also geared to tap markets in Tamilnadu and Kerala by 2019. Soda and Zeera soda will be introduced in addition to the growing beverage brands in this sector. The future plans include the launch of Oxygem Pulp Juice tetra pack production for the Indian consumer’s trend for enjoying natural liquids.

We believe in constant expansion of its business directed towards healthy living. We invite partners and like minded investors to join hands by offers opportunities in the following divisions to enhance its product line and futuristic mission to develop holistic and lifestyle drinking products for the Indian markets. Soon to be introduced in the market are Premium Water, soda, zeera soda, Flavoured Milk and fruit drinks.

About Monster Energy

At Monster we are all about the things you care about. What kid dreams about landing a 9 to 5 job? We all dreamed about being pro athletes, musicians and living the life. We know it takes encouragement and support to make that dream a reality, so we created the Monster Army to back the next generation pros, the future Ricky Carmichael, Jeremy McGrath, Dave Mirra, Danny Kass and Rob Dyrdek’s.

Some companies won’t let you have any gear unless you’re on the payroll. We’re all about our fans rockin’ the Monster logo the way they want – on hats, shirts, MX bikes, trucks, gear, or even on themselves. Our idea of a promotion isn’t giving away a TV you already got. Our promos offer exclusive VIP access, insane trips hanging with top musicians, athletes, and real gear like dirt bikes, snowboards, BMX bikes, rims and helmets.

About MOM (Makers Of Milkshakes)

Once milk met ice cream and they both fell in Love. We thought they are made for each other and bought them together as our Milkshakes. In a city called Hyderabad, three friends joined their hands to help people who are in love. As expected, they helped milk and icecream becoming one as a Milkshake. Since then they were called “Makers Of Milkshakes” , We at “Makers Of Milkshakes” are very good at bringing people together over a milkshake filled with milk icecream and lots of love.

About Indywood Film Market

Indywood Film Market (IFM) expo will be platform to connect with major stakeholders in the film industry. From technology providers to developers, from production agencies to distribution theatre owners would be participating.

IFM 2018 will see a host of interactive sessions, diverse exhibition arenas, B2B awards function and high profile networking parties. The 3 day (Dec 3-5) event will be held at India’s top business expo venue, the HITEX Convention Centre, in the heart of Hyderabad.

LIC to be part of Indywood Film Carnival Hyderabad

Hyderabad: As the Film  Feternity prepares for yet another edition of Indywood Film Carnival, we have LIC associating with Indywood as Supporting Sponsor for Indywood Film Carnival. The five-day Indywood Film Carnival begins on the 1st Of December and has chosen its venue to be HITEX convention center, Hyderabad.

The fourth edition of Indywood Film Carnival (IFC 2018), a flagship venture of 10 billion USD Project Indywood, focuses to elevate Indian cinema to an international level. It will be a 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.

This Year the few major attractions of the Indywood Film Carnival would be Indywood Billionaires Meet, Indywood Academy Awards, Indywood Telly Awards, Indywood Fashion Premier and All Lights India International Film Festival and many more.

“We Ensure and enhance the quality of life of people through financial security by providing products and services of aspired attributes with competitive returns, and by rendering resources for economic development.” Said a LIC Official

About LIC

LIC functions with 2048 fully computerized branch offices, 113 divisional offices, 8 zonal offices, 1381 satallite offices and the Corporate office. LIC’s Wide Area Network covers 113divisional offices and connects all the branches through a Metro Area Network. LIC has tied up with some Banks and Service providers to offer on-line premium collection facility in selected cities. LIC’s ECS and ATM premium payment facility is an addition to customer convenience. Apart from on-line Kiosks and IVRS, Info Centres have been commissioned at Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, New Delhi, Pune and many other cities. With a vision of providing easy access to its policyholders, LIC has launched its SATELLITE SAMPARK offices. The satellite offices are smaller, leaner and closer to the customer. The digitalized records of the satellite offices will facilitate anywhere servicing and many other conveniences in the future.

LIC continues to be the dominant life insurer even in the liberalized scenario of Indian insurance and is moving fast on a new growth trajectory surpassing its own past records. LIC has issued over one crore policies during the current year. It has crossed the milestone of issuing 1,01,32,955 new policies by 15th Oct, 2005, posting a healthy growth rate of 16.67% over the corresponding period of the previous year.
From then to now, LIC has crossed many milestones and has set unprecedented performance records in various aspects of life insurance business. The same motives which inspired our forefathers to bring insurance into existence in this country inspire us at LIC to take this message of protection to light the lamps of security in as many homes as possible and to help the people in providing security to their families.

ALIIFF to screen over 100 Movies from across the world

  • The 4th All Lights India International Film Festival (ALIIFF) will be held at PVR Cinemas, Inorbit Mall,Hyderabad from Dec 1-4, 2018.
  • The opening movie of ALIIFF 2018 will be the Iran’s OSCAR Runner of this year’s foreign film category “No Date, No Signature “by Vahid Jalilvand

Hyderabad, November 23, 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.

All Lights India International Film Festival (ALIIFF)  – the flagship event of Indywood Film Carnival,  will screen over 100 movies from nearly 50 countries. Cinema lovers can expect a grand visual experience with PVR Inorbit Mall set to open its 4 theater screens for the film festival, as they being the Exculsive Multiplex Partner. The films will be screened in top quality screens with the famous PVR service experience offered in full. Around 16 movies will be screened per day and the films will include premiers of National and International Films.

The 4th edition of ALIIFF will see the screening of feature films 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 Late Mr. 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 held at the venue during the festival.

For more details, please log on to www.aliiff.com

Given below is the list of films that will be screened in the festival’s competition and non competition Sections:

Opening  Movie

No Date, No Signature by Vahid Jalilvand

Iran |2017|104 Mins

International Competition for Feature Films

Pupa  by Indrasis Acharya
India | 2018 | 109 Mins

 

The Bird Was Not A Bird by Ahmad Zia Arash
Afghanistan | 2017 | 90 Mins

 

ROBIN by Toby Schmutzler
Germany | 2018 | 75 Mins

 

The Third Wish by Vit Karas
Czech Republic | 2017| 102 Mins

 

INDIGO LAKE by MARTIN SIMPSON
Australia | 2017 | 92 Mins

 

Clay Pit by Vera Glagoleva

Russia | 2018 | 77 Mins

 

Amir by Nima Eghlima

Iran | 2018 | 106 Mins

 

International Competition for Debut  Director’s Films

Octav by Serge Ioan Celebidachi
Romania | 2017 | 100 Mins

 

Kupal by Kazem Mollaie
Iran | 2017 | 81 Mins

 

Miracle of Christmas by Eri Tsukimoto
Japan | 2018 | 115 Mins

 

Aalorukkam  by V C abhilash
India | 2017 | 116 Mins

 

Delia & Sammy  by Therese Cayaba

Philippines | 2018 | 84 Mins

 

Kiko Boksingero by Thop Nazareno

Philippines | 2017 | 79 Mins

 

Runaway (Uronchondi) by Abhishek Saha

India | 2018 | 101 Mins

 

International Competition for Indywood Panorama

Painting Life by Dr.Bijukumar Damodaran

India | 2018| 145 Mins

 

Karim Mohammed by Pawan Kumar Sharma

India | 2017 | 99 Mins

 

SINJAR by Sandeep Pampally

India | 2017 | 115 Mins

 

Dear Molly by Gajendra Ahire

India | 2018|  91 Mins

TOLET by Chezhiyan Ra

India | 2017|99 Mins

 

The Golden Mountain  by Parambrata Chattopadhyay

India | 2018|131 Mins

 

International Competition for Short Films

MASHHAD by Shabu Kilithattil

U A E | 2018 | 18 Mins

 

Raagasoothram by Sreejith Nampoothiry

India | 2017 | 27 Mins

 

The Waiting Place by Karishma Jhalani

India | 2018 | 25 Mins

 

The President’s Visit  by Cyril Aris

U S A | 2017 | 19 Mins

 

The Gray Line by Saki Farzana

Bangladesh | 2018 | 18 Mins

 

Banshi (The Flute) by Kaushik Sengupta

India | 2018 | 20 Mins

 

NAGARUM NODIYIL by Raj Eshwar

India | 2018 | 18 Mins

 

Let Me Breathe by Donald Roman Lopez

U S A | 2018 | 15 Mins

 

The Drainage by Vikrant Ramdas Badarkhe

India | 2017 | 15 Mins

 

Quarter by Vishal Shinde

India | 2018 | 22 Mins

 

Fhedi  by Anne Alfred

Egypt  | 2018 | 11 Mins

 

Sacred Hair by  MARIO MORIN

Canada | 2017 | 13 Mins

 

The Domestic Fly by Áron Horváth

Slovenia | 2017 | 10 Mins

 

TRACES  by Guichart Cecilia

Luxembourg | 2017 | 15 Mins

 

Midnight Run by Remya Raj

India | 2018 | 14 Mins

 

Silver Bangles by Roshan Bikram Thakuri

Nepal | 2017 | 15 Mins

 

Gaze by Farnoosh Samadi

Italy | 2017 | 14 Mins

 

A Gentle Night by QIU Yang

China | 2017 | 15 Mins

 

The Son, the Father… by Lukas Hassel

U S A | 2017 | 13 Mins

 

Joy by Vladimir Munkuev

Russia | 2018 | 23 Mins

 

International Competition for Student Short Films

Rouff  by Markus Eschrich, Johannes Lumer, Benjamin Brand, Julius Rosen, Johannes Engelhardt

Germany | 2017 | 7 Mins

 

Mimesis by Rafael Trejo Ortega

Mexico | 2018 | 30 Mins

 

The Lie Game by Jyothi Kalyan Sura

U S A | 2018 | 14 Mins

 

Behind High Walls by Sherine Sabry, Frank Bartscheck II

Egypt | 2018 | 12 Mins

 

Lakshmi  by Shashank Mhasawade

India | 2018 | 27 Mins

 

Saad (Calling)  by Kunika Kharat

India | 2017 | 20 Mins

 

Hers Truly by Sherine Sabry, Frank Bartscheck II

Egypt | 2018 | 12 Mins

 

Breaking Out by Heshvanth Gurukul

India | 2018 | 24 Mins

 

Through the looking glass by Rakesh Varma

India | 2018 | 22 Mins

 

 

International Competition for Documentaries

ABDUL and JOSE by Luigi Acquisto

Australia | 2017 | 52 Mins

 

The Girl and The Picture by Vanessa Roth

U S A | 2018 | 39 Mins

 

The Borrowed Dress by Leen Alfaisal

U A E | 2017 |56 Mins

 

The Barre by hyuk-rho LEE

South Korea| 2018 | 47 Mins

 

Women and Religion in India  by Disha Arora

India | 2018 | 36 Mins

 

Wounded Gold by Mustafa Hadziibrahimovic

Netherlands | 2017 | 50 Mins

 

Art and Lega Power by Richard UYER THUMITHO

Democratic Republic of the Congo | 2017 |47 Mins

 

Out of Competition Category

Children  & Animated Films

Pale white by Gholamreza Jafari

Afghanistan| 2017 | 8 Mins

 

Leo Minor by Tai Wedekind

France| 2017 | 8 Mins

 

Blows With The Wind by Hazhir As’adi

Iran| 2017 | 7 Mins

 

The Fixies: Top Secret  by Vasiko Bedoshvili ,Andrey Kolpin,Ivan Pshonkin

Russia | 2017 | 80 Mins

 

Short Film Show case

TYSON by SANJAY BHATIA

India |2018 | 13 Mins

 

A Date With Shillelagh by Jeff Stewart

U K| 2018 | 12 Mins

 

UNDO by CV Ramana

India| 2018| 18 Mins

 

The Opaque by Anish Kunnath

Singapore | 2018 | 15 Mins

 

THE REHABILITATION (PUNARUTHARANAM ) by NAVARAJ R S

India| 2018 | 11 Mins

 

VIGHATANE by Ram Manjjonaath

India | 2018 | 8 Mins

 

Chime  by Ram Emani V S Nanda Kishore

India | 2018 | 10 Mins

 

World Cinema

The Frozen Fire by Anuruddha Jayasinghe

Sri Lanka| 2018 | 130 Mins

 

Memories by Soo Sung Lee

South Korea | 2017 | 96 Mins

 

I’Father by Mark Norfolk

Kosovo| 2018 | 91 Mins

 

Village Rock star by Rima Das

India | 2017 | 87 Mins

 

According to Mathew by Chandran Rutnam

Sri Lanka | 2018 | 120 Mins

 

The Road to Sunrise by Charles Shemu Joyah

Malawi | 2017 |145 Mins

 

Tribute to  Abbas Kiarostami

 

Taste of Cherry  by Abbas Kiarostami

Iran| 1997 | 95 Mins

 

Wind will carry us by Abbas Kiarostami

Iran| 1999 | 118 Mins

 

Certified Copy by Abbas Kiarostami

Iran| 2010 | 106 Mins

 

Special Screening

Aickarakkonathe Bhishaguaranmaar by Biju Majeed

India| 2018 | 129 Mins

 

Firdaws by Mayur Puri

India | 2017 | 17 Mins

 

Baba Joom by Yuval Delshad

Israel | 2015 | 91 Mins

 

NAWAL THE JEWEL by RENJILAL DAMODARAN

India | 2017 | 121 Mins

 

ANDARKAHINI [SELF-EXILE] by Arnab K Middya

India | 2017 | 86 Mins

 

Guest Country – Iran

Forbidden by Hassan Yekta Panah

Iran| 2017 | 98 Mins

 

Lollipop by Mohammad Hossein Farahbakhsh

Iran | 2016 | 83 Mins

 

Privacy by Ahmad Moazzami

Iran | 2017 | 80 Mins

 

TIME TO LOVE by Alireza Raissian

Iran | 2015 | 95 Mins

 

Locked In by Nadira murray, Pavel shepan

Iran | 2017 | 15 Mins

 

Shoor Abad by Arash seyfi

Iran | 2018|15 Mins

 

Focus Country – Russia

Hymn to the Great City by Andrei Yehmov

Russia | 2018|49 Mins

 

My Name is Makhaz by Inar Narmania

Russia | 2018|14 Mins

 

Two Halves (SOUL MATES) by Baybulat Batullin

Russia | 2017|15 Mins

 

Clay Pit by Vera Glagoleva

Russia | 2018 | 77 Mins

 

The Fixies: Top Secret  by Vasiko Bedoshvili , Andrey Kolpin, Ivan Pshonkin

Russia | 2017 | 80 Mins

 

A Hellish Chaos by Sergey Debizhev

Russia | 2017 | 110 Mins

 

Joy by Vladimir Munkuev

Russia | 2018 | 23 Mins

 

About Indywood

NRI businessman Sohan Roy, Chairman and CEO of UAE based Aries Group of Companies, is the

founder director of 10 billion US dollar Project Indywood which aims to elevate the Indian Film

Industry to global standards in the next five years through a consortium of 2000 Indian

billionaires and corporates. A serial entrepreneur who is consistently featured in Forbes Middle East’s list of Top 50 business owners and a Hollywood filmmaker of Indian origin, Sohan Roy aims to establish 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 through Indywood.

Galalite Screens to be part of Indywood Film Carnival Hyderabad

Hyderabad: As the Film  Feternity prepares for yet another edition of Indywood Film Carnival, we have Galalite associating with Indywood . The five-day Indywood Film Carnival begins on the 1st Of December and has chosen its venue to be HITEX convention center, Hyderabad.

The fourth edition of Indywood Film Carnival (IFC 2018), a flagship venture of 10 billion USD Project Indywood, focuses to elevate Indian cinema to an international level. It will be a 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.

This Year the few major attractions of the Indywood Film Carnival would be Indywood Billionaires Meet, Indywood Academy Awards, Indywood Telly Awards, Indywood Fashion Premier and All Lights India International Film Festival and many more.

“Galalite has been the most trusted leader for cinema screen technologies in India, as well as the global market for more than half a century. By investing in Big Cine Expo, we reiterate that we are committed to bringing innovative screens that enhance the next generation cinema-viewing experience and further strengthen our foothold in the domestic and international market.” said a Galalite Official

About Galalite:

Galalite®, is the flagship brand of GTC industries which manufactures the widest range of innovative Projection Screen surfaces across the world. A family-owned business headquartered in Mumbai, Galalite® has emerged as one of the largest suppliers of screens to Exhibitors worldwide. Galalite’s specialized screen surfaces range from Gain Screens for digital compliant cinema systems to the latest 3D technology Silver Screens, from large format screens for Cinema Theatres / Large Events to Home Theatre Screens.

About Indywood Film Market

Indywood Film Market (IFM) expo will be platform to connect with major stakeholders in the film industry. From technology providers to developers, from production agencies to distribution theatre owners would be participating.

IFM 2018 will see a host of interactive sessions, diverse exhibition arenas, B2B awards function and high profile networking parties. The 3 day (Dec 3-5) event will be held at India’s top business expo venue, the HITEX Convention Centre, in the heart of Hyderabad.

Harkness to be part of Indywood Film Carnival Hyderabad

Harkness Screens the world’s leading screen technology company and thought-leaders in on-screen brightness is delighted to be part of the largest film carnival in India – The fourth edition of Indywood which will showcase the latest technologies spanning the film production spectrum.

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, postproduction, distribution, marketing and release among others.

The carnival will comprise Indywood Billionaires Meet, Indywood Academy Awards, Indywood Telly Awards, Indywood Fashion Premier, and All Lights India International Film Festival.

“We’re delighted to be part of this event. As the world’s leading screen technology company, specialising in providing 2D and 3D screen technologies, innovative solutions and services to the cinema and live event markets, we are excited to showcase our products to the ever- expanding Indian film fraternity who are making waves around the world.” explains Mr Preetham Daniel, Senior Vice President at Harkness Screens.

The carnival will see the presentation of the Indywood Academy Awards in 26 categories.

About  Harkness  Screens

Harkness Screens™️ is the world’s leading screen technology company, specialising in the design and manufacture of projection screens and supporting technologies. From single- screen independent theatres to large multiplexes to large format immersive theatre experiences or live events, Harkness supplies thousands of screens every year for cinema, film production, special effects, live events and custom AV applications.

With truly global reach, Harkness is regarded as the world leader in cinema and today has screens in more cinemas worldwide than any other manufacturer. With its industry leading 2D and 3D screen brands (Perlux and Clarus) along with its innovative range of tools and iOS/Android apps, Harkness continues to lead the way in screen technology for cinema.

Founded in 1929, Harkness has manufacturing facilities in the USA, UK, France, India and China. Harkness Screens combines unrivalled experience with the latest technology and production methods to provide innovative solutions to the company’s key markets worldwide. For more information, visit the Harkness Screens web page at www.harkness-screens.com

 

Malaysia-based Orange County Sdn Bhd Joins The Fourth Edition Of Indywood Film Carnival

As the film fraternity prepares for yet another edition of Indywood Film Carnival, the movie extravaganza, we now have Malaysia- based Orange County Sdn Bhd , signing up with Indywood for a healthy sponsorship of the Investors’ Meet.

Through this unique sponsorship, Orange County, the Global New-Age Technology & Media Company is making its entry to Indian movie industry. The  N-Face® Facial Motion Animation Technology, which is being considered as one of the finest technology, is able to Photo-Realistically bring back any Deceased Actor Live on screen. Further, the company has devised numerous workflows for production & VFX pipelines employing State of the Art  Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning technologies & the latest advents of engineering to credibly reduce the gestation involved in Producing Feature Films. Being a part of Indywood Film Carnival, Orange County would associate with various productions in the near future.

Besides, this alliance would open up enormous opportunities in the Multimedia and Animation sector. The specialized team of multimedia experts can create  market-specific creative multimedia training courses to cater the latest technologies to the  exploding market. The Hollywood-grade advanced Visual Effects techniques will form the crux of these various courses being developed to enrich potential students to jump straight into professional Creative Multimedia Production ranging from Commercials to  Feature Film content.

The event would also witness the official launch of the Teaser from Orange County’s upcoming movie which is the Photo-Realistic Digital Re-creation of MGR in a full-length Feature Film. Orange County would also be honoured on the dias with an Award in the Best Innovation Category in Indywood Film Carnival.

Orange County Sdn Bhd 

Orange County Sdn Bhd is a Global New- Age Technology & Media Company which has mustered the nuances of Film-Making from Concept till the rollout of Final Deliverables. The Company has embarked on a World’s 1st Showcase in Producing an International Feature Film earmarked for Global Release centered on the end to end Photo-Realistic Digital Re-creation of a Deceased Actor. The Company has created a leading- edge Solution in  digitially creating & personalising the  character attributes of any chosen Actor to take on a Photo-Realistic Digital Avatar in Motion Pictures.

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

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ABOUT PVR CINEMAS

PVR is the largest and the most premium film and retail entertainment company in India. Since its inception in 1997, the brand has redefined the way entertainment is consumed in India. PVR currently operates a cinema circuit comprising of 468 screens in 105 properties in 43 cities pan India. The group under the arm of PVR Pictures is into film distribution of non-studio / independent international films in India. The company acquired the Cinemax properties in 2012 and currently serves 60 million patrons at PAN India level. Currently amongst the top 10 cinema companies in the world with respect to admissions per screen, PVR has entered the World Economic Forum’s List of Fastest-Growing ‘Global Growth Companies’.

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 with the help of modern and lightweight rafts to get stranded residents to safety besides distributing relief materials including food, water and other necessary items. This is not the first time that we are offering a helping hand to the needy. We had been at the forefront of relief and rescue efforts following Nepal earthquake and Chennai floods in 2015. In Nepal, we could successfully built 200 homes besides relief and rescue works. In Chennai, we designated two teams of officials and staff for rescue and relief works. We have also donated the entire revenue from our first CSR movie to the homeless in Idukki and also distributed relief materials to the flood victims in Kuttanadu”,  said Sohan Roy, Chairman and CEO of Aries Group.

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 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 effective monetization of Indian cinema’s potential and raise its share in Global Cinema by 40%.  Several Mega Film and theater projects and a host of multi format cinematic infotainment programs such as Educational Content and Sporting events are now known to be in the making. India’s most expensive movie- the 1000 crore Mahabharata and world’s first 8K Multiplex Project at Uduppi have the members of the consortium involved in them. Plans say that India would have  at least 1000 8K screens by 2020.The zeal of the consortium has been recognized by cinema  powerhouses like S. Korea, Nigeria, Iceland, Czech Republic, and even non-cinema nations like Saudi Arabia.

 

Indywood’s Second CSR Movie ‘Aickarakkonathe Bhishaguaranmaar’ is a 100% charity venture

Kochi (19-09-2108) – A movie and its crew are gearing up to mitigate the hard times blanketing

God’s own country caused by one of the most devastating floods witnessed in history. Promising

100% of the revenue to flood affected people and Film Industry Welfare, “Aickarakkonathe Bhishaguaranmaar” marks a novel exemplar of pacification.

“Aickarakkonathe Bhishaguaranmaar” is the second CSR movie initiative by U.A.E based Aries Group by putting to use Corporate Social Responsibility (C.S.R) fund. Decision was already taken by Aries Group to utilize 25% of the income from the movie for up gradation and promotion of film field. The remaining revenue will be used for relief/rescue operations and rebuilding the homes of flood victims. The movie will be released in over 100 major theatres all around Kerala on the October 5th, 2018.

Movie develops from the basic thread of picturizing the life of common people 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 bring the characters in the movie to life. Along with them, long 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 are also presenting their incredible acting skills.

Directed by Biju Majid, the movie is produced by Abhini Sohan in the banner of Aries Telecasting PVT LTD. Project Designer, Lyrics – Sohan Roy. Story, Screenplay, Dialogue: K. Shibu Raj. Co-Production: Prabhiraj Natarajan. Camera: P.C Lal. Editing: Johnson Iringol.

Music Director: Biju Ram. Production Controller: Anil Angamaly. Stills: Saji Aleena.

P.R.O: A.S Dinesh

“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. This is not the first time that we are offering a helping hand to the needy. Aries Group had provided the entire revenue of its first CSR movie ‘Jalam’ for the homeless in Idukki. Aries Group had also delivered the flood affected people of Kuttanadu with essential commodities,” said Sohan Roy, Chairman and CEO of Aries Group.

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 effective monetization of Indian cinema’s potential and raise its share in Global Cinema by 40%.  Several Mega Film and theater projects and a host of multi format cinematic infotainment programs such as Educational Content and Sporting events are now known to be in the making. India’s most expensive movie- the 1000 crore Mahabharata and world’s first 8K Multiplex Project at Uduppi have the members of the consortium involved in them. Plans say that India would have  at least 1000 8K screens by 2020.The zeal of the consortium has been recognized by cinema  powerhouses like S. Korea, Nigeria, Iceland, Czech Republic, and even non-cinema nations like Saudi Arabia.

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 Pearl City. Project Indywood’s mission is to transform Hyderabad as the hub of Indian Film Industry.

Mission Indywood

Project Indywood aims to establish 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.

Indywood Film Carnival 2018: Highlights

  • Indywood grabs Rs 3,000 crore investments from NRI tycoons

The Indywood Billionaires Club, launched last year with an aim to open the doors of Indian Film Industry for foreign direct investment, has already secured investments worth Rs 3,000 crore from around 20 leading NRI investors based in the UAE (United Arab Emirates), Europe and Asia-Pacific. IFC 2018 is expected to increase the investment by several folds. These in turn will increase job opportunities in related sectors apart from materialising mega movie projects.

  • Indywood Academy Awards (IAA)

The crown jewel of IFC 2018, Indywood Academy Awards (IAA) is an attempt to promote the excellence of regional films and bring them to global recognition. The awards will be presented in 26 different categories including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor and Actress, Best Foreign Language Film and Best Child Artist.

The entries will be initially shortlisted by 1,000 members of the World Film Society (WFS). Later, a jury panel chaired by renowned filmmaker, music director and cinematographer Goutam Ghose will announce the winners. Ashish Kulkarni, B Lenin, Madhu Ambat and Ravi Varman are some of the prominent jury members. For more details, log on to – http://www.indywoodacademyawards.com/

Indywood Film Market (IFM)

Indywood Film Market aims to be the one stop to connect delegates, various service providers, technology developers, filmmakers, producers, exhibitors, distributorsand other stakeholders of the global film industry. This year, IFM will be a three day event and will see a host of interactive sessions, diverse exhibition arenas, B2B awards function and high profile networking parties. For more details, log on to – http://www.ifm.co.in/

All Lights India International Film Festival (ALIIFF)

ALIIFF, one of the leading film festivals in the world, will host competitions in feature films, short-films, student’s short films, documentaries and debut directors. There will be a separate competition for Indian movies besides showcasing a wide range of productions including world premieres, animations, children’s films and travel diaries. Renowned film maker and script writer Balachandra Menon is the Festival Director of ALIIFF 2018.

ALIIFF was a resounding success last time screening over 130 films from 50 countries. For more details, log on to – http://aliiff.com/

Indywood Talent Hunt (ITH)

Indywood Talent Hunt is a platform for upcoming stars all over the world to showcase their potential and secure direct entries to the global film industry. It is also a confluence of the finest creative talents from all over the globe in a plethora of sectors, including Short Film Making, CSR Video Making, Documentary Film Making, Music Video, Music Production, Educational Video, Photography, Animation, VJ Hunt, RJ Hunt, DJ Hunt, Music Band, Indywood Got Talent, Best Reporter/Journalist, Model Hunt, Best Film Club, Poster design, Online Promotion etc.

Indywood Talent Hunt also recognises the best Actor, Actress, Singer, Music Director, Cameraman, Editor, Sound Designer, VFX, DI, Production Controller, Makeup, Costume Designer, Production Designer among others by providing them with awards. For more details, log on to – http://indywoodtalenthunt.com/

For more details, please visit:

Indywood Film Carnival – http://www.indywood.co.in/

Sohan Roy – http://sohanroy.com/

For PR enquiries, contact
Mukesh M Nair, Media Head: + 91 9539009983/+ 91 9846094947

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 to a report prepared by Deloitte for Indywood, the Indian entertainment industry is expected to grow at 11 per cent CAGR reaching $3.7 billion by 2020. Understandably in the coming years, the volume of foreign direct investment will play a decisive role in conceiving and implementing mega projects. And this is where the IBC comes in.

Set to include over 100 Indian billionaires into its fold by the end of this year, the Indywood Billionaires Club will also educate prospective investors on effectively tapping opportunities in the growing Indian film and entertainment sector comprising movies, animation and graphics. Mr. Roy further added that the Indian film industry should come forward to conceive and implement big budget international projects instead of following clichéd subjects and treatment patterns.

The Indywood Film Carnival (IFC) is being seen as the one stop confluence to bring together the industry’s present and future stakeholders. The annual event will be having its 4th edition in Hitex Hyderabad between December 1 and 5, and is expecting the presence of 5,000 business delegates from across 100 countries. Business to the tune of Rs 500 crores is expected to be generated by way of signing up of big budget movie projects, co-production ventures and B2B agreements. 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.

Please visit the following links to know more about Indywood Film Carnival.

IFC 2018 brochure
https://www.indywood.co.in/downloads2018/ifc-brochure-2018.pdf

Photo Gallery 2017
https://www.indywood.co.in/gallery2017

IFC 2018 promo

Sohan Roy

NRI tycoon BR Shetty with Sohan Roy @ IFC

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 categories, including Best Foreign Language Film and Best Performance in a Leading Role -Foreign Language Film

Entries to the 1st Indywood Academy Awards can be submitted atwww.indywoodacademyawards.com/ or filmfreeway.com/indywoodacademyawards

AWARD CATEGORIES

  • Best Actor in a Leading Role
  • Best Actor in a Supporting Role
  • Best Actress in a Leading Role
  • Best Actress in a Supporting Role
  • Best Child Artist
  • Best Screenplay – Original
  • Best Screenplay – Adapted
  • Best Picture
  • Best Director
  • Best Children’s Film
  • Best Choreography
  • Best Animated Feature
  • Best Art Direction
  • Best Cinematography
  • Best Costume Design
  • Best Sound Editing
  • Best Sound Mixing
  • Best Visual Effects
  • Best Film Editing
  • Best Makeup
  • Best Music Direction
  • Best Lyrics
  • Best Playback Singer – Male
  • Best Playback Singer – Female
  • Best Foreign Language Film
  • Best Performance in a Leading Role – Foreign Language Film

 

 

Project Indywood

Conceived by Founder Director Sohan Roy, Project Indywood is a 10 billion USD initiative to elevate Indian cinema to an international level. Through Project Indywood, the NRI investor turnedHollywood director aims to establish 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.

Indywood Film Carnival

Indywood Film Carnival, a flagship venture of Project Indywood, has been a platform to meet, connect and showcase the best of India’s numerous film industries with national and international stakeholders of cinema. It is the one stop shop for the entire spectrum of film creation including film makers, production houses, technology providers and aspiring artists to converge and make the dream of a unified Indian film industry a reality.

Continuing the success streak of its predecessors but bigger and better than ever, Indywood Film Carnival 2018 will return for its fourth edition from December 1st to 5th, 2018. The event comprises of the All Lights India International Film Festival (ALIIFF), Indywood Film Market, Indywood Talent Hunt, Billionaires Meet and an array of Excellence Awards.

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 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 all vied for contention under the mainstream category. We have a full fledged team and industry affiliations to screen the movies in LA and carry out other necessary documentation. Some of these movies include Ballad of Rustom, Kamasutra 3D, Pulimurugan, DAM 999 and Color of Sky. Apart from that, we have recently helped send a Sri Lankan movie for contention, which is a first for the island nation. Besides conducting rigorous campaigns to help movies get into the very prestigious ‘Oscar Race’, we also help Indian filmmakers to take their movies to film festivals, film markets and film awards around this world. Thus we make sure that such movies don’t go unnoticed at any film circuits. We have also launched movie sales, an initiative by the All Lights Film Services, where we help film makers to sell their movie rights in a more customized format, and ensure that they receive a comparatively higher amount.

  • What are some of the upcoming projects which your organization is lobbying for?

We are currently working on three films, which include a dance documentary (short) titled ‘The Serpent Wisdom’ from India, a feature film titled ‘The Frozen Fire’ from Sri Lanka and a Malayalam feature film titled ‘Aikarakkonathe Bhishaguaranmar’ (Doctors of Aickarakkonam). All these projects are unique, both in content and production.

  • How can a filmmaker approach you?

Filmmakers usually approach us directly, or by participating as delegates or submitting their works for the All Lights India International Film Festival, which we conduct annually at Hyderabad. We forge partnerships with movies screened here that we find special. This year, the 4 day film festival will be held at PVR Inorbit Mall. Interested filmmakers who wish to vie for Oscars can mail us at contact@alfilmservices.com or call us on 9539 000 509.

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 Department of Ship Technology Alumni Society(DOSTAS) was inaugurated by Dr.MaliniShankar.IAS,DirectorGeneral of Shipping and was presided by Mr.Madhu S Nair .CMD, Cochin Shipyard, India. Aries presentation made during DIMS-2018 which was among the shortlisted 16 technical papers focusing on latest innovations in maritime sector attracted the gathering of professional delegates form the industry representing various stakeholders in Maritime, offshore & Defense industry.

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 Hunt, Short Film Making, CSR Video Making, Documentary Film Making, Music Video, Music Production, Educational Video, Photography, Animation, VJ hunt, RJ hunt, DJ war, Music Band, Performance art, Best Reporter/Journalist, Poster design, Indywood vision video etc.

This year will see one of the biggest fashion pageants in India known as Model Hunt being conducted during the 4 day extravaganza. Model Hunt aims to bring together the best Models from around the country and showcase them in front of the global film fraternity.

This National level pageant has a registration amount of INR 1000 and will be held over three rounds with the winners getting exclusive opportunities in India and abroad, and a cash prize of INR 25,000. Audition rounds for the same will be held at 5 major cities across India after August 31st. Participants can pre-register online through the link – https://indywoodtalenthunt.com/contestantreg

The Finals will be held from December 1st to 4th , 2018 at HITEX Convention Center, Hyderabad

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About Indywood Film Carnival

Indywood Film Carnival has been a platform to meet, connect and showcase the best of India’s numerous film industries with national and international stakeholders of cinema. It is where film makers, production houses, technology providers and aspiring artists converge to make the dream of a unified Indian film industry a reality.

Continuing the success streak of its predecessors, Indywood Film Carnival 2018 shall return for its fourth edition from Dec 1-5, 2018. The event shall comprise of the All Lights India International Film Festival (ALIIFF), Indywood Film Market, Indywood Talent Hunt, Investors Meet and an array of Excellence Awards

Prabhiraj Nadarajan honoured with Singapore Pravasi Express Business Excellence Award

  • Prabhiraj played a crucial role in the evolution of UAE-based Aries Group as a global conglomerate. 
  • Singapore-based Pravasi Express honours prominent NRIs for their professional excellence and contributions to society.

Kochi (18-07-2018): PrabhirajNadarajan, a leading NRI entrepreneur and Managing Director of Aries Group of Companies, has been honoured with Singapore Pravasi Express Business Excellence Award for his exceptional leadership qualities and business acumen.
The award was distributed by Singapore Senior Ambassador Gopinath Pillai at a function held at Kallang Theatre in Singapore. Lee Hong Chuang BBM, Advisor, HougangGrassroot Organization, Singapore, was also present on the occasion.
UAE headquartered Aries Group is a multinational consortium of 47 companies having presence in 15 countries.


Singapore-based Pravasi Express honours prominent NRIs for their professional excellence and contributions to society.
Prabhiraj, known for his management strategies, played a crucial role in transforming Aries Group to a global conglomerate within a short span of time. Under his astute leadership, UT division of the group became the largest thickness gauging company in the world. The division has grown rapidly over the last few years and became world-class Inspection and Maintenance division with 25 subdivisions, handling more than 150 activities with around 850 staff.
As a part of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and women empowerment activities, he recently established an office at his home town in Punalur in Kollam district. The office employs 85 staff, most of which are women. He also has been distributing pension and welfare schemes for 30 parents in his village.

WILD TIGER FINALLY ROARS INTO KERALA

Wild Tiger Rum which is India’s first and only Premium Rum was launched in Kerala recently. The made in Kerala brand was launched globally in 2016 and captured the fascination of International customers in 30 countries including UK, Denmark, Sweden, Poland, Canada and even Caribbean countries like Barbados. The brand was introduced to the Beverage corporation and Consumer Fed shops in Kerala recently, and is now available across all the premium shops and bars in the state.

The Brand is owned by a young Keralite entrepreneur, Mr. Gautom Menon, who is recognised by GQ Magazine as “50 most Influential Young Indian’s”. Wild Tiger Rum is produced in the family operated SDF Distilleries in Pampadi, Thrissur district, Kerala state.  It’s the most premium offer in the entire Rum range and is price at Rs. 1500 for a 750ml bottle.

Gautom Menon, the founder and owner of Wild Tiger shares that, “Consumers, especially the westerners and travellers love our product for its unique design and delectable taste. The brand has won many International awards for its Quality Taste and Attractive Packaging,  and now the response from recent launch in Kerala has been amazing”.

The beautiful bottle is made from Velvet fabric which looks and feels like a real Tiger skin, and it grab’s attention in shops and bars. Every bottle also comes with a replica Tiger Claw. According to ancient Indian mythology it was worn to keep the evil away and symbolise “No Fear”. As we know the Tiger is a majestic creature which does not fear anything. Every bottle has a unique stripe design pattern just like each Tiger, making every bottle a unique collectible, souvenir and a great gift for consumers. The brand can be found at many leading duty free’s around the World including airports of Auckland, Singapore, Bangkok, Muscat, Sharjah, Barbados, Chile to name a few. It’s also available on leading cruise’s in Europe and Caribbean.

Wild Tiger Rum is an ethical  and responsible brand too as it supports Tiger Conservation in South India. 10% profits are donated for Wildlife projects. Today there is only 2200 Tigers in the forests, this used to be around 40,000 few decades ago. The brand is committed to the cause and works with Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve and soon with Wayanad Tiger Reserve in Kerala. The company also employs and empowers 200+ village women who hand pack every bottle at their distillery in the state of Kerala, India.

Many consumers do not realise the fact that India is the origin of Sugarcane and Rum. Our forefathers have been consuming it for over 6000 years. It spread from India to the rest of the World. Even today India is the world’s largest consumer and producer of Rum followed by USA and Philippines then the Caribbean nations.

Wild Tiger Rum is currently sold in all continents and over 30 countries Worldwide within a short span of two years and is the only Indian liquor brand available on Land, Air and Sea.

For Trade & Press enquiries, please contact Mr. Sasidharan on +91 94888 62445 or mail to gautom@wildtiger.in

Indywood Talent Club Invites Entries For Global CSR Video Contest

Initiative to boost CSR activities

Indywood Talent Club invites entries for global CSR video contest

  • The winner will be rewarded with a cash prize of Rs 1 lakh and a plethora of opportunities to work in the global film industry including Hollywood
  • Selected entries will be screened at 4th edition of Indywood Film Carnival which will be held at HITEX Convention Centre from 1st to 4th of December 2018
  • 30th September is the last day for submission

Hyderabad (03-07-2018): In an effort to create awareness about the importance of CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) activities, Indywood Talent Club, a worldwide network of student clubs aimed at promoting art and culture and managed by Indywood Talent Hunt, has invited entries for international-level video contest based on CSR related themes.

Hyderabad-headquartered Indywood Talent Hunt (ITH) is an ambitious initiative promoted by 10 billion

US dollar Project Indywood. ITH is a premier national-level platform to discover creative talents in various artistic and cultural domains.

A team comprising of 3 to 25 people can participate. The entries must be submitted on or before 30th September 2018. The videos can be made in any language but proper subtitles must be given. The submission fee is Rs 1,000. To register, log on to www.indywoodtalenthunt.com.

The participants should make a CSR video on any one of the below mentioned subjects;

Make in India, Swachh bharat, Prevention of child trafficking, Prevention of beggary, Environmental Sustainability, One day earning for charity, Rural health, Education/Career, Women empowerment, Religious harmony, Human resource/skill/efficiency development, Reducing child mortality, Hunger and poverty, Combating immune deficiency virus, Disaster relief activities and Socio-economic-infrastructure development.

The winners will be rewarded with a cash prize of Rs 1 lakh and a plethora of opportunities to work in the global film industry including Hollywood. The selected entries will be screened during the fourth edition of Indywood Film Carnival (IFC 2018), to be held at HITEX Convention Centre from 1st to 4th December 2018.

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Ashiklal: +91 7736301857