20,000 people expected at 2nd Indywood Film Carnival

Thiruvananthapuram: A record 20,000 people are expected to witness the 2nd edition of the Indywood Film Carnival, said its founder director Sohan Roy. While the first edition was held in Kochi last year, this time it would be held in Ramoji Rao Film City, Hyderabad from September 24 to 27. In a chat to IANS, Roy who hails from here and settled in UAE said the highlight of this edition is the "Talent Hunt" that they have announced. "We are expecting 20,000 delegates from 75 countries who are involved in the film industry . We are going to select 2,500 who have a passion in the various facets of film making. The selected talent will be given an opportunity to showcase their talent in the four days where they can do live projects to impress the professionals who will be scouting for fresh talents," said Roy. Roy said in all around 145 films from across the globe will be screened in the various categories. He said leading stars from various states, besides leading technicians from the country and abroad will arrive to take part in the four day event. "Our aim through these festivals is nothing but to promote films and talent which our country has to the international film world," added Roy who directed "DAM 999" that had qualified for the Oscars - best original score and original song in 2012. He pointed out the four day film carnival would see 15 major events which includes film market, Golden Frame Awards, International Film Business Awards, panel discussions, seminars and many more events associated with the industry. IANS