How do you get a producer card?

Application Apply from Via Online through www.ifma.in only
...
Eligibility
Copy of Memorandum and Articles of Association in case of Company,

Partnership deed in case of a Partnership.

Copy of PAN card of the company.

Aadhar card and three photographs (each) of all director and partners.

How do I register as a film company?

Indian film makers association (www.ifma.in)
Website will help your register you film company

How can I register my film title in India?

Indian film makers association
www.ifma.in/product/title-registration/

Your film title register via online through ifma.

 

I Needed to Sell My Film on OTT?


1.Film in MP4 format.
English subtitle file in SRT format.

2.A self-attested rating certificate.

3.Film's vertical poster.
Metadata such as the film title, summary and so on.

4.Become a member in Indian film makers association
https://ifma.in/film-distribution/

How can I sell my movie to Netflix ?

Netflix officially recommends submitting through a third party with ties to their company. If you contact Netflix individually, you unfortunately won't hear anything back. Submit your movie to a third party, like Indian film makers association, www.ifma.in

How do I sell my movie on Amazon Prime India?

Create a title

Sign in to the Prime Video Direct website, and then click Your Videos.

Click the Standalone tab.
Click Add Title.
In the Title box, enter a name. ...

In the Category list, select a category that matches the content you're submitting. ...
Select a Title Metadata Language. ...
Click Continue.

Contact Indian film makers association

For more information info@ifma.in

What is Indian film makers association ott distribution?


www.ifma.in is associated with various OTT platforms such as Netflix, Amazon PVD, Airtel Xstream, Book My Show, MX player, Namma flix(check), Aha etc. We also partner with various Mobile networks & satellite channels. We syndicate content for our production as well as the content of Production houses which have tied up with us for various platforms.

Film Title Registration Process in india?

IFMA shall provide for title search and registration services, which can be availed by the members of the Association. The members can make applications to www.ifma.in for search and registration of fresh as well as renewal of titles with IFMA for all categories in Films and Digital content for a period of one year, which needs to be renewed every year.

Indian film makers association shall endeavour to provide the Title registration facility for all its members Online by integrating with other Film industry associations in india cinema.

The list of titles already released and registered shall be provided in three separate sections.

Contact : info@ifma.in

How to register Telugu film title registration?

Contact Indian film makers association

Click below link
https://ifma.in/product/title-registration/

Any help kindly contact us
I
info@ifma.in

How To Apply A Censor Certificate in india?

I contact to Indian film makers association

My third film, Suspended Inspector Boro, will have released by the time you read this. We shot all the dialog scenes twice – in Assamese and in Hindi – and the Hindi version should be ready in January.

www.ifma.in, suggest me apply censor by self

Website: www.ifma.in/apply censor

Step 0: Write the censor script of your film. This is the most taxing job of the lot, but it’s gotta be done. So put this in the pipeline while you start the other things, too.

Step 1: Register your production company

The Seven Stages of Paperwork Hell I’ve detailed in an earlier article:

 

Step 2: Create user id

Go to https://www.ecinepramaan.gov.in and sign up. You don’t need any paperwork for this. You’ll need it after your user id is created, when you register your production company.

Step 3: Register your production company on the ecinepramaan website


Login with your user id. Click on Applicant Profile. You’ll need pdfs of three documents at this stage. I repeat, pdfs. (1) ID Proof (2) Address Proof (3) Company proof . You’ll need to select the document type, upload and click on ADD for each of these.


(Sometimes when you click on a drop down menu, the options appear at the top of the page and you need to scroll back up)

Step 4: Wait for approval

After you’ve uploaded your documents and submitted them, within a working day or two, your local CBFC officer will take a look at your documents at his/her end and approve your production company if everything is in order. You’ll get an SMS saying “Your registration application has been approved. Your CBFC ID is etc. etc. You may now login and avail the service.” (I got an SMS saying it was incomplete. My company certificate wasn’t properly scanned. I resubmitted it and it got okayed)

Step 5: DPX of the film with timecode


(Since almost all the films made in the North-East are of very low budgets compared to Hindi films, we’re permitted to screen the films from our laptops through a projector. In other places, however, one needs to get a DPX made, www.ifma.in)


Step 6: DOCUMENTS! DOCUMENTS! DOCUMENTS!

Now I don’t really know about the rules regarding a short film’s certification. I’ve done it for three feature films and one 60-second theatrical trailer, so I can tell about those. You need to submit soft copies of all these online (pdf!) and hard copies at the Regional Office:

1.Lab certificate: If your film has been graded by a friend on his setup and not a “lab” lab, then he can write this letter in the name of his company (if he has one). I think an option for self-certification also exists, although I’m not sure. The MOST IMPORTANT thing is the duration of the film. It must not differ even by ONE SECOND from the finished product, or your cinema digitization services UFO, Qube etc will not accept it. After your film has been certified, you need to add the censor certificate and the Akshay Kumar no-smoking sanitary napkin PSA, so your duration will change by 5 seconds for the certificate and 60 seconds for the PSA. Remind your agent or your CBFC officer to make a note of this to show to UFO etc. To avoid this extra jhanjhat this time, we ourselves put in Akshay Kumar and a censor certificate slug right at the censor copy stage itself, so our total runtime included both of these and we didn’t need that extra note.

2.The censor script: Handwritten ones aren’t accepted anymore, first thing. (The first Local Kung Fu script was in handwritten Assamese – where would I find an Assamese DTP wala in Mumbai?) The censor script should contain the scene number, opening shot (wide/closeup/etc), a brief scene description, and most importantly, character and dialog, and the timecode at the top, middle and bottom of a page. This is the most painful part of the process, so make sure that whoever does this gets at least 10-15 days.
Note: This sample above doesn’t have scene numbers. Put them in. And we don’t really need tc in and out for every dialog. Top, middle and bottom of page will do (till my last update)

3.Affidavit: Get a 100-rupee stamp paper and have a lawyer make an affidavit stating the three points you’re required to.


4.Posters: Take postcard size printouts of the posters you intend to use, and get them stamped at your Producers’ Association. In Mumbai, I’m a member of IMPPA (again, refer to my previous article) and in Guwahati, a member of the Film Fraternity of Assam. After stamping, you’ll need to submit to the CBFC office.

5.Lyrics etc: Write out all the song lyrics, cast and crew names and synopsis. Make 8 copies each and make 8 sets. Staple them and have ‘em ready.

6.
No objection certificate from the Animal Welfare Board. This was a tricky thing. I removed a shot of a passing elephant from Local Kung Fu because I had no idea how to go about getting permissions etc. Then in LKF 2, we had a cow behind a fence in a shot which we just couldn’t remove, but thankfully that didn’t cause any problems. So this time, I asked an officer for the exact guidelines on this issue. He said that if animals are just passing through then it’s fine, but if there’s interaction happening with them, then it might fall under the category of performance and that would need to be looked at. So for an upcoming film set in a village, we removed shots of characters touching or picking up pet animals. If you’re going to use an animal extensively, then apply for permission beforehand from the Animal Welfare Board. That procedure I don’t know anything about.

Step 7 : Apply and submit documents online

When you have all documents ready and in pdf format (except the poster copies), login to ecinepramaan and click on the Application tab. Choose “Fresh” and start entering details. Important: if your film has subtitles then choose the option that mentions subtitles, otherwise you’ll have trouble later. Suspended Inspector Boro is certified as ASSAMESE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES.

Review all your details (especially the film duration – be sure!) and then click on submit. Depending on the duration of your film the total fees needed will be displayed. For my 100 min 23 sec film Suspended Inspector Boro, the fee was 20,500 rupees. You can get a demand draft made but the online payment option would probably be simpler. (I had a small hiccup. My account was debited but the page froze. Fortunately, my officer helped out at the back end). After paying online, make sure to save the receipt and take a printout when you submit the physical documents.

There’s a help desk number you can call if you get really stuck: 022 40904653

Once payment is done and you have the receipt,


Step 8: Submit hard copies to CBFC regional office

We submitted all the documents, single copies of some, 8 copies of others – check the list properly – and then got a date for the screening. In Mumbai etc, the agent will get a date. In not-so-busy offices like Guwahati, the date can be within 2-3 days. In the metros, it’ll take longer. You need to budget for renting the auditorium also. In Guwahati, the two options are the auditorium at Jyoti Chitrabon and the BA theatre in Six Mile. This would cost 7-8000+ depending on where you’re doing it.

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How To Get A Censor Certificate
By Kenny Basumatary

My third film, Suspended Inspector Boro, will have released by the time you read this. We shot all the dialog scenes twice – in Assamese and in Hindi – and the Hindi version should be ready in January.

I’ve gone through the censor process three times now, and each time it’s been slightly different. But I’ve come to know what’s really important and what’s not. Tension during the first and second times was at the red level, but this time I felt like a bit of an experienced khiladi.

So here are the basic steps to get a censor certificate in India. (Things will vary from place to place, though, and my experiences relate mostly to the Guwahati regional office. Do go through the faqs on the CBFC website and it would be helpful to use an agent if in the metros.)

https://www.cbfcindia.gov.in/main/faqs.html

Step 0: Write the censor script of your film. This is the most taxing job of the lot, but it’s gotta be done. So put this in the pipeline while you start the other things, too.

Step 1: Register your production company

The Seven Stages of Paperwork Hell I’ve detailed in an earlier article:

https://indiaindependentfilms.com/2017/06/15/4-things-i-learnt-from-my-first-film/

Step 2: Create user id

Go to https://www.ecinepramaan.gov.in and sign up. You don’t need any paperwork for this. You’ll need it after your user id is created, when you register your production company.

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Step 3: Register your production company on the ecinepramaan website

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Login with your user id. Click on Applicant Profile. You’ll need pdfs of three documents at this stage. I repeat, pdfs. (1) ID Proof (2) Address Proof (3) Company proof . You’ll need to select the document type, upload and click on ADD for each of these.

3

(Sometimes when you click on a drop down menu, the options appear at the top of the page and you need to scroll back up)

 

Step 4: Wait for approval

After you’ve uploaded your documents and submitted them, within a working day or two, your local CBFC officer will take a look at your documents at his/her end and approve your production company if everything is in order. You’ll get an SMS saying “Your registration application has been approved. Your CBFC ID is etc. etc. You may now login and avail the service.” (I got an SMS saying it was incomplete. My company certificate wasn’t properly scanned. I resubmitted it and it got okayed)

Step 4A: Get an agent (if in Mumbai or other mega-cities with lots of censor work happening)

My first film, Local Kung Fu, was certified in Mumbai. I used the services of Yusuf Bedre (99677117473). I gave him the moolah and he pretty much did everything. Things will have changed now since a lot of the process has gone online, but a guiding hand still helps. It’s worth the little extra money to be rid of lots of tension.

Step 5: DPX of the film with timecode

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(Since almost all the films made in the North-East are of very low budgets compared to Hindi films, we’re permitted to screen the films from our laptops through a projector. In other places, however, one needs to get a DPX made, I believe)

Step 6: DOCUMENTS! DOCUMENTS! DOCUMENTS!

Now I don’t really know about the rules regarding a short film’s certification. I’ve done it for three feature films and one 60-second theatrical trailer, so I can tell about those. You need to submit soft copies of all these online (pdf!) and hard copies at the Regional Office:

Lab certificate: If your film has been graded by a friend on his setup and not a “lab” lab, then he can write this letter in the name of his company (if he has one). I think an option for self-certification also exists, although I’m not sure. The MOST IMPORTANT thing is the duration of the film. It must not differ even by ONE SECOND from the finished product, or your cinema digitization services UFO, Qube etc will not accept it. After your film has been certified, you need to add the censor certificate and the Akshay Kumar no-smoking sanitary napkin PSA, so your duration will change by 5 seconds for the certificate and 60 seconds for the PSA. Remind your agent or your CBFC officer to make a note of this to show to UFO etc. To avoid this extra jhanjhat this time, we ourselves put in Akshay Kumar and a censor certificate slug right at the censor copy stage itself, so our total runtime included both of these and we didn’t need that extra note.
5

The censor script: Handwritten ones aren’t accepted anymore, first thing. (The first Local Kung Fu script was in handwritten Assamese – where would I find an Assamese DTP wala in Mumbai?) The censor script should contain the scene number, opening shot (wide/closeup/etc), a brief scene description, and most importantly, character and dialog, and the timecode at the top, middle and bottom of a page. This is the most painful part of the process, so make sure that whoever does this gets at least 10-15 days.
Note: This sample above doesn’t have scene numbers. Put them in. And we don’t really need tc in and out for every dialog. Top, middle and bottom of page will do (till my last update)

6

Affidavit: Get a 100-rupee stamp paper and have a lawyer make an affidavit stating the three points you’re required to.
7

Posters: Take postcard size printouts of the posters you intend to use, and get them stamped at your Producers’ Association. In Mumbai, I’m a member of IMPPA (again, refer to my previous article) and in Guwahati, a member of the Film Fraternity of Assam. After stamping, you’ll need to submit to the CBFC office.
Lyrics etc: Write out all the song lyrics, cast and crew names and synopsis. Make 8 copies each and make 8 sets. Staple them and have ‘em ready.
No objection certificate from the Animal Welfare Board. This was a tricky thing. I removed a shot of a passing elephant from Local Kung Fu because I had no idea how to go about getting permissions etc. Then in LKF 2, we had a cow behind a fence in a shot which we just couldn’t remove, but thankfully that didn’t cause any problems. So this time, I asked an officer for the exact guidelines on this issue. He said that if animals are just passing through then it’s fine, but if there’s interaction happening with them, then it might fall under the category of performance and that would need to be looked at. So for an upcoming film set in a village, we removed shots of characters touching or picking up pet animals. If you’re going to use an animal extensively, then apply for permission beforehand from the Animal Welfare Board. That procedure I don’t know anything about.
Step 7: Apply and submit documents online

When you have all documents ready and in pdf format (except the poster copies), login to ecinepramaan and click on the Application tab. Choose “Fresh” and start entering details. Important: if your film has subtitles then choose the option that mentions subtitles, otherwise you’ll have trouble later. Suspended Inspector Boro is certified as ASSAMESE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES.

Review all your details (especially the film duration – be sure!) and then click on submit. Depending on the duration of your film the total fees needed will be displayed. For my 100 min 23 sec film Suspended Inspector Boro, the fee was 20,500 rupees. You can get a demand draft made but the online payment option would probably be simpler. (I had a small hiccup. My account was debited but the page froze. Fortunately, my officer helped out at the back end). After paying online, make sure to save the receipt and take a printout when you submit the physical documents.

There’s a help desk number you can call if you get really stuck: 022 40904653

Once payment is done and you have the receipt,

Step 8: Submit hard copies to CBFC regional office

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(This picture was taken when we were running around with the physical documents and getting a demand draft made. Local Kung Fu 2 was the last film to be certified offline at our regional office.)

We submitted all the documents, single copies of some, 8 copies of others – check the list properly – and then got a date for the screening. In Mumbai etc, the agent will get a date. In not-so-busy offices like Guwahati, the date can be within 2-3 days. In the metros, it’ll take longer. You need to budget for renting the auditorium also. In Guwahati, the two options are the auditorium at Jyoti Chitrabon and the BA theatre in Six Mile. This would cost 7-8000+ depending on where you’re doing it.

Step 9: Screening Day

Be on time! In fact, be early! Make sure your dpx or your mp4/mov/etc (with timecode) are working properly. And make advance arrangements for tea and snacks during the interval.

The screening committee will have 3-4 members. Hopefully they’ll all be sensible, non-bigoted people (like I’ve had the good fortune to have for all three films). They’ll come in, sign some papers, you start the film, and then go and wait outside and imagine all the things the committee might object to. (At least, that’s what I did.) Hopefully the tea and snacks in the interval will keep them in a good mood.

Once the film is over, they’ll call you in and…well, I don’t really know what happens if they have cuts or suggestions or recommendations, ‘cause I’ve never had any. All three films have been smooth sailing with no cuts asked for. For the first, Local Kung Fu, the presiding officer said they were recommending a U/A certificate (for violence and some language) but he was very encouraging and said that I would have no issues anywhere except with selling the film to Doordarshan, which would be the only event that I’d need a U certificate. And if it came to that, they’d help me with re-certification. I asked what if I wanted a U straight away. He said with a smile, “Then we’ll have to recommend some meaningless cuts.” So I decided to go with the U/A.

The committee members then sign some more documents and leave.

Step 10: Sealed copy of the film

If the committee recommends changes and you implement them, then you need to show it to them once again, but not in a full screening this time. It’s just one or two members who’ll watch a dvd (in Guwahati at least). In case of Suspended Inspector Boro, the officer checked that I had put in the “alcohol is injurious” warning in one scene. This dvd is then put in an envelope, sealed and signed by the officer and you, and then archived to be used as evidence in case you decide to play smart and put in a soft porn scene after the censor process is complete.

Lot of thanks to

Indian film makers association (www.ifma.in)

How do you certify a movie in india?


www.ifma.in helps certify
The film or video film and other material specified in rule 2.1 have to be submitted to the regional officer of the concerned regional centre. On receipt of all the film materials, requisite fees and written matter required under the rules, the regional officer will form an Examining Committee to view the film.

How can I get artist card in India?

There are some documents that you will be required which are:

1 copy passport size photographs.
Copy of any one of these-Pan Card, Ration Card, Driving License, Residential Proof, Voter ID Card.

www.ifma.in The opportunities in the film industry are abundant but getting to know about the opportunity is made easy by having Film Membership with IFMA. Your membership takes you through various benefits like grabbing multiple opportunities in participating film auditions, music auditions, drama auditions, and theatre arts in all 24 crafts over the worldwide. Our expertise covers all the areas of 24 crafts to create more opportunities to our members. We believe in your talent and we provide benefits to get your entrance in the film industry highly renowned and grabbed with huge rewards.

Membership card with us may help you to find relevant opportunities in 24 crafts where you can find your dream achievements. Our technical outreach leads your talent through promotions, marketing, branding, and advertising yourself across the social media. At IFMA, our efforts are constant to capture the source & platforms of opportunities. In line to the sign up with notable media productions across the nation, we are able to get your talent introduced easily to the world of colourful media & cinema.

Become a member today with IFMA to experience the widen opportunities over the worldwide where talent is magnified and become memorable. Reach our toll free number for further information.

How do I get a Indian film maker card?

One can become a www.ifma.in member by submitting the duly filled Membership Form of Rs. 5500/- (non-refundable) along with the required documents.

Artist card apply online?

The Artist card is issued by an www.ifma.in certified by the Government of India. These artist card issuing organizations are governed under the Trade Union Act 1926 and Association Act 1860 of the Government of India/State Government.

How much price an artist card cost?

An Indian film makers association card is a gateway to Indian film industry. In Hyderabad, and also places like Mumbai the heart of Tollywood,Bollywood, this is a mandatory thing. The cost of an artist card is 2500 and it can be of two types: one is for junior artists and the other one is for senior artists.

What is Film Distribution?

Film distribution is the commercial process by which a film reaches the marketplace and is made available to its target audience. Ideally, its target audience has been made aware of the film and how to watch it.

Become a member with IFMA to get most excited benefits and revenue of income while having strategies of planned campaigns for the promotion of movies on theatre distribution.

Contact: info@ifma.in

How much does it cost to distribute a film with Indian film makers?

For a domestic theatrical release, a IFMA may ask for a fee of 35% of gross revenues. For domestic home video, there are two basic approaches: either a 50/50 net deal, or a royalty deal. contact info@ifma.in

How can I start a music distribution company in India?

Indian film makers association will help
The Marketing Plan
Marketing ideas and Strategy.

Make use of Live Events and Concerts.
Leverage on websites.
Try to make use of Social Media platforms.

Know how important online videos are.
Strategies to boost your Music Distribution brand awareness and create a Corporate Identity

Distribut your music with top class music distributors

Contact info@ifma.in

Indian film makers association membership benefits?

Nevertheless to say Digital marketing is the easiest way in the current trend to reach out the target audiences where your talent is highly recognized and rewarded. Might be a single audio track, it needs a huge marketing to make it massive hit in the competitive world. Marketing yourself is the matter of insights even if you are enough twisted with talent and highly passionate to become page3 celebrity.

With a huge background in social media, PR, advertising & marketing, IFMA has introduced & promoted numerous movies, short films and music albums on various platforms. Our highly skilled professionals and technical staff make your stories, content, concepts & albums will be a blockbuster by marketing on various digital platforms. IFMA is a highly dedicated organization that prioritizes each project to make sure of its branding and promotion on digital platforms accompanied with the accurate timings and trends. We plan, create and organize the strategies to support your films get introduces and recognized across the world.

info@ifma.in

who are the founders of indian film makers association?

The Indian Film makers association is a Non Governmental Organisation co-founded by pulagam Rama Chandra Reddy, Kolla Madhu chandra and kameta bhupal in the year 2016 to help film making community get easy access under one umbrella to Film industry database, funding, production, distribution and exhibition options and to promote understanding and appreciation of the cinematic association. www.ifma.in, through its various activities seeks to promote Films and Film makers, the art, commerce and science of Cinema.

 

The Indian Film makers association is an initiative to preserve the heritage of the motion picture, honour film makers and their work and to educate the next generation on the appreciation of the cinematic art. As a nonprofit organisation, www.ifma.in, is the torch bearer in the fields of Film and Television, dedicated to initiatives that blend the past, the present and the future of the moving image art forms.

 

The IFMA honours film and television artists, their work by posting Reviews, organising Ratings of the cinematic arts, conducts regular Workshops, Master Classes and film festivals to promote and preserve the Cinematic heritage of India. IFMA also connects Indian Policy makers with the ground situations through Trade Bodies and Film Associations.

 

The prestigious Board of Trustees and the Advisory Council chaired by Dilip KUMAR HR ( KARNATAKA) along with Founder Trustee Kapil (Maharashtra) comprises of key film industry figures, international film makers and former bureaucrats that guide www.ifma.in . As a nonprofit organization, www.ifma.in relies on the generous financial support from moving image arts enthusiasts like you to provide funding for its programs and initiatives.

 

Become a member of www.ifma.in today and play your part in preserving as well as making Indian film history