Hyderabad set to host one of its kind Film Market (IFM) and Film Festival (ALIIFF) at Ramoji Film city


  • Second edition of South Asia’s Biggest Film Market (IFM) and Film Festival(ALIIFF) to be held in August 2016 at Ramoji Film City
  • 1st edition in Kochi witnessed signing of deals worth $300 mn

Hyderabad, Tuesday, 29th December 2015: Reinforcing its commitment to develop the Indian film industry to go global, Project Indywood – (a project for the film industry professionals) today announced its second edition of “All Light India International Film Festival (ALIIFF) & Indywood Film Market (IFM)”. The events will witness the participation from global film & media fraternity like – producers, directors, exhibitors, buyers, sales agent, stunts man, global equipment manufacturers amongst others. This one of a kind event the 2nd edition to be hosted in Hyderabad will be conducted from 17 – 21 August 2016. The first edition of All Lights India International Film Festival (ALIIFF) and Indywood Film Market (IFM) was successfully held in Kochi.

India has the largest number of theaters & also it produces the largest number of across several Indian languages. However, the average realization per ticket in India is $1 when compared to global average of $10. The gap is primarily due to lack of use of technology and non integrated regional functioning of the ecosystem.

Speaking on this occasion Shri Ramoji Rao, Group head Ramoji Group said that, “We are delighted to host this one of its kind initiatives which would be a great platform for global film fraternity. The event will enable Indian film industry to gain insights into taking our industry to the next level and compete with global players”

Mr Sohan Roy S K Founder Director Indywood said that, “We see tremendous opportunities for Indian film industry due to the variety and the depth the industry offers. Indywood will enable the Indian film industry to bridge the existing gap and help Indian films to be made for a global audience.”

The event 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.

All Lights India International Film Festival (ALIIFF) stands for ‘Cinema for Knowledge’. It is also committed to showcasing the best and most innovative new films for the audience.  The film festival will witness the participation from more than 70 countries,  1000 International delegates, 3000 Film market delegates, more than 1500 Film submissions and 7000 number of film delegates are expected to participate.

1st Edition of Indywood in Kochi – November 2015

The first edition of the event held in Kochi on November 15th – 21st, 2015 was an innovative move to make India a strong trade market in the world. The event saw high appreciation from the global film industry and attended by the film dignitaries from more than 50 countries including Indian film industry. The event witnessed signed deals worth over 300 million USD, over 1500 film market delegates, over 800 film submissions and many more.

The event also conducted Indywood Film Business Awards 2015 and identified the best distributors and sales outfits of the year from international territories. Many technology and concept launches were part of the event which highly benefitted the movie makers & lovers.

About Indywood Film Market (IFM)

IFM is a premier trade market for the film industry professionals facilitating sales and promotion of international cinemas to Indian market and the sales of Indian Cinema to international arena. Organised with All Lights International Film Festival, the market is an array of activities where delegates buy, sell, exhibit and pitch their content. Indywood Film Market is set to showcase films, film products, cinematic expertise and much more to the global audience.

All Lights India International Film Festival (ALIIFF)

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. The festival provides a premier showcase for all aspects of filmmaking: the art, talented directors and actors, and the film lover in all of us. Festival aims at educating the community & festival attendees through the art and science of film, promoting cross-cultural awareness, the exchange of ideas, and social understanding. ALIIFF takes a new approach of Cinema as Knowledge as theoretical construct, national culture, material object, artistic work, technical, technological up gradation and social practice