21 - 22 - 23 FEBRUARY 2019  |   MUMBAI  |   JW MARRIOTT JUHU

21 - 22 - 23 FEBRUARY 2019  |   MUMBAI  |   JW MARRIOTT JUHU
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ABOUT US

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.

MEDIA & EVENTS

CinePort Magazine is India's first film locations guide, circulated to over 2000 production houses. CinePort aims to be a repository of knowledge by providing Indian filmmakers multitude of options and information about new exciting film locations. In addition to various special features and industry news, CinePort also publishes proprietary research data including trends in 'film tourism' and annual listing of 'Indian films shot abroad'.

FILM TOURISM

Our flagship initiative - IIFTC offers various event & media platforms for film commissions, tourism offices and production services companies, to engage with the vast and vibrant Indian film industry and promote their film locations, incentives and services. Since its inception in 2013, IIFTC has hosted over 23 major events in 6 Indian film markets including Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kochi, Bengaluru and Kolkata with participation from over 40 countries and 1000 filmmakers.

LOCATION SCOUT

Specialist consultancy practice that works with various tourism offices to promote global destinations through Indian cinema. IIFTC proactively works with elite production houses in India to plan and execute collaborations between destinations and films. IIFTC has partnered with major film studios such as Dharma Productions, Red Chillies Entertainment and Balaji Motion Pictures to name a few for some of their recent Bollywood projects

Management Team

HARSHAD BHAGWAT

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.

ANINDYA DASGUPTA

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).

DIRECTOR'S MESSAGE

HARSHAD BHAGWAT

Founder & Director

IIFTC

Editor & Publisher

CinePort Magazine

In early 2013, we set out to create a credible business platform for the world of tourism to meet the Indian film industry with a small event in Chennai. Our belief was soon reinforced when, IIFTC was acknowledged as the 'Best Business Event of the Year' at WOW Awards Asia 2015. In the last 5 years IIFTC has transformed into the largest locations show in Asia. The last edition of IIFTC saw participation from over 27 countries, is a testimony to the fact that IIFTC has been wholeheartedly embraced by tourism offices and film commissions from around the world. The film industry has also slowly but surely warmed up to the idea of 'Locations Show' and have attended our events with remarkable enthusiasm and consistency. We strive to improve our offerings to create greater value for our exhibitors and attendees at IIFTC through introduction of new ideas and concepts such as 'CinePort Magazine' – India's first locations guide, 'IIFTC All India Round Table' focussing on regional film industries or 'IIFTC Tourism Impact Awards' celebrating contribution of filmmakers to tourism sector. We have envisioned IIFTC as an exciting and vibrant market place for the Indian film industry, to discover countries, scout locations and establish connects. With active participation from the film commissions, tourism offices, production services and film makers from India and abroad, we promise to accomplish this quest with utmost integrity and responsibility.