SWA partners with FICCI Frames to organise Frame Your Idea 2017

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So many talented writers face the frustration of not being able to meet with producers to show them the good stories/scripts that they have written. Well, here’s an opportunity where you can do so. Frame your Idea is back with its 3rd edition along with FICCI Frames 2017. And, this time SWA is its initiative partner.

If you have a developed idea or a written-out story or script (for cinema, or TV, or Digital platforms or even for a documentary) then you can take advantage of ‘Frame Your Idea’ and present it to producers. 

Do visit ficci-frames.com/fyi to learn more and register ASAP, and give your preferences for which producers you would like to meet from the list on the website. FYI will try to accommodate as many of your choices as possible. But, do hurry – it’s on a first-come-first-served basis. 

For any specific queries please mail frameuridea@ficci.com.

Note: After two years of FYI, producers have requested that the submitted stories be screened to ensure some minimum quality and coherence, by a panel of writers. SWA has agreed to take on that responsibility.

Also, to help you pitch your work in the window of time available at FYI, SWA has organised a ‘Pitching Workshop’ on March 20th 2017. Details will be sent to the selected participants.

We encourage you to apply for FYI with your wonderful stories/scripts and pitch them sharply to ensure a good chance at them being made.

Please see the following FAQs before applying:

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FRAME YOUR IDEA – FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT IS FYI?

An initiative founded by FICCI. Here, anyone with a content idea or story or screenplay for a film/ TV/ Digital Web series/show/ Animation/ Documentary can register, turn up and pitch it within 10 minutes, to the right people in the business. If one has finished content that can be pitched too.

This year’s edition is also empowered by the Screenwriters Association, Mumbai.

DOES FYI REALLY WORK?

Anurag Kashyap’s next (unannounced) is a script written by journalist turned writer Nihit Bhave which Phantom Films found at FYI 2015.

Rakyesh Omprakash Mehra’s ROMP & Disney India found scripts, at FYI 2015.

Eros Trinity pictures found writers to hire for its Writers’ Room at FYI 2016.

WHAT CATEGORIES OF CONTENT AT FYI CAN ONE PITCH FOR?

  1. Film
  2. TV
  3. Digital/web series
  4. Animation
  5. Documentary
  6. Finished Content

HOW DOES FYI WORK?

FYI lists commissioners/broadcasters/producers on its webpage and calls for entries. The link for that webpage is http://ficci-frames.com/fyi/

Applicants who register, provide their producer preference list and get allotted meetings by an automated system on a first-come-first-served basis. 

On the day of the event, participants are handed a schedule sheet for their meetings based on which they meet the producers for 10 minutes each; that they have opted for during registration.

WHAT IS THE NUMBER OF MEETINGS AND HOW LONG IS THE MEETING WITH THE PRODUCER?

When an applicant registers he gets a minimum of 4 meetings with the producers of his preference. Each meeting is for 10 minutes.

WHAT’S NEW AT FYI 2017?

A panel nominated by FICCI & SWA (Screenwriters Association, Mumbai) to screen applications. This improves the value to both producers and participants.

A free pitching workshop for the selected participants to be conducted by SWA on 20 th March 2017. Details of the same will be emailed to the selected participants.

WHAT DOES IT COST TO REGISTER AND PITCH?

Cost of registration is Rs. 5000 + service tax (for a pack of min 4 meetings).

One can buy up to 6 packs (24 meetings). However, if the SWA & FICCI screening panel rejects the application, a full refund will be provided to applicant by 7th April 2017.

WHAT IS THE LIMIT OF THE NUMBER OF CONCEPTS ONE CAN PITCH?

There is no limit to the number of concepts one can pitch as long as it is within 10 minutes.

WHAT IS THE DEADLINE TO REGISTER FOR FYI?

Last date for entries is March 15th 2017. But since it’s on a first-come-first-served basis, the earlier one registers the better chance of getting meetings with one’s preferred producers.

WHEN DO WE KNOW ABOUT OUR MEETINGS AT FYI POST REGISTRATION? 

Participants will receive their meeting details via email by 18th March 2017. 

DATES & CATEGORIES:

  • ‪March 21st  – Film + Animation ‬
  • March 22nd  – Film + Digital/Web + Finished content
  • March 23rd  – Film + TV + Documentary

VENUE & TIMINGS: Renaissance, Powai, Mumbai, 10 am – ‪6 pm‬.

WHAT IS FYI 2017 GOING TO BE LIKE?

The following panelists in the following categories:

FILM

  1. Balaji
  2. Cinestaan
  3. Dharma
  4. Drishyam
  5. Emmay
  6. Encyclomedia (Marathi)
  7. Film Karavan
  8. Fox Star Studios
  9. JA Entertainment
  10. Kabir Khan Films
  11. Macguffin
  12. Parin Multimedia
  13. Rajshri Productions
  14. Romp
  15. RK films (Sidharth Roy Kapur)
  16. RSVP (Ronnie Screwvala)
  17. Shashi Sumeet
  18. Sikhya
  19. Shemaroo
  20. Tips
  21. Eros Trinity
  22. Vishesh Films
  23. Viacom
  24. Vijayanthi (Telegu)
  25. Wiz Films (Wizcraft)
  26. Y Films (Yashraj Films)

DIGITAL

  1. Beyond Dreams
  2. Bodhi Tree Multimedia
  3. Cinestaan
  4. Dharma
  5. Emmay
  6. Eros Now
  7. Film Karavan
  8. Kabir Khan Films
  9. Rajshri
  10. Shashi Sumeet
  11. Star Network Pictures
  12. Sony Liv
  13. Tips
  14. Vishesh
  15. Wiz films (Wizcraft)

TV

  1. Beyond Dreams
  2. Bodhi Tree Multimedia
  3. Emmay Entertainment
  4. Mumtaz Saba Productions
  5. Parin Multimedia
  6. Rajshri Productions
  7. Shashi Sumeet
  8. Swastik
  9. Shemaroo
  10. Star Network
  11. Shakuntalam Telefilms
  12. Vishesh
  13. Wiz TV (Wizcraft)

FINISHED CONTENT

  1. Eros Now
  2. Macguffin
  3. Sony Liv
  4. Sikhya
  5. Shemaroo
  6. Viacom18
  7. Vishesh Films

ANIMATION

  1. Animax Sony
  2. Beyond Dreams
  3. Bioscopewala
  4. Greengold Animation
  5. One Life Studios
  6. Shemaroo
  7. Screenyug
  8. Trinity Eros

DOCUMENTARY

  1. Cinestaan
  2. Eros Now
  3. Film Karavan
  4. History
  5. Nat Geo (to be confirmed)
  6. Sony Liv
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