TO BE ANNOUNCED | MUMBAI
India is home to the world's largest film industry, producing nearly 2000 films annually. Significant number of these films - estimated over 200 annually, are shot in foreign locations in over 55 countries to create a large market of outbound film productions. Since its inception in 2013, IIFTC has worked with a single minded objective to bring the global film locations to the Indian film industry. In the last five years, IIFTC has hosted over 23 business events in 6 major Indian film markets to prove itself to be an undisputed leader in its space. The last edition (6th) of IIFTC in March 2018 was a stupendous success with participation/attendance from over 25 countries and over 100 film industry delegates from leading production houses from across the country.
DIRECTOR - IIFTC AND PUBLISHER - CINEPORT
With over 18 years of experience in the field of Entertainment and Media industry, Harshad is best known as the promoter of Asia’s largest locations show – IIFTC and publisher of CinePort magazine. Harshad is also the founder and director of Mercury Integrated – a boutique event management and marketing service firm based in India. Some of the business verticals of Mercury Integrated include Corporate and Entertainment Events, Wedding Management and Film Tourism. Prior to establishing Mercury Integrated in 2011, Harshad has worked with some of the leading advertising and marketing companies in India including Mudra Communications, Lowe Lintas and Percept, where he specialized in PR & Brand Strategy and building IPRs in the Entertainment sector.
Convenor – IIFTC and Deputy Secretary – FFI
Anindya's association with the film industry dates back to his stint at V Shantaram Awards as the Head of Communication. He has served The Film & Television Producers Guild in capacity of the Asst. Secretary General. He has represented the film industry to foreign film festivals and markets like Cannes, Los Angeles, Berlin, Venice etc. and has implemented several of the Guild’s landmark success stories including Apsara Awards, Cinemascapes, EM2. Presently, Anindya is a consultant to multiple entertainment companies in India and serves the Film Federation of India as the Deputy Secretary. Since its inception in 2013, Anindya has been a Convenor of India's largest film tourism event – India International film Tourism Conclave (IIFTC).