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ALIIFF-2017: Top Hollywood producer Matthew Helderman joins as jury member

October 26, 2017

Matthew HeldermanKochi (25.10.2017): Leading Hollywood film producer Matthew Helderman has joined as jury member of All Lights India International Film Festival (ALIIFF) 2017. The third edition of ALIIFF organised as a part of Indywood Film Carnival will be held at Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad, from December 1 to 4.

Helderman who hails from Los Angeles started his career as a floor runner at the New York Stock Exchange is now one of the most successful media entrepreneurs in the United States of America. Before entering the entertainment business he served Paramount Studios as a co-producer.

Helderman, currently, is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of BondIt Media Capital. The company has financed more than 150 plus feature films and television projects hitherto. He also co-founded Buffalo 8 Productions, a feature, commercial and digital production house. Santa Monica headquartered Buffalo 8 Productions has produced 30 plus feature films, 10 national campaign commercials, 2 television series and lots of digital contents.

ALIIFF has received film submissions from over 80 countries. Among this, 130 plus films have been shortlisted for screening in 6 competition and 8 plus non-competition categories respectively.

A total of 68 movies will be up for review by separate jury panels in each of the 6 competition segments. The segments include Feature Films, Competition for Indian Films, Short Films, Student Short Films, Documentaries and Debut Director’s Films, of which Matthew Helderman will be part of.

Sohan Roy, Founder Director of Indywood, spearheads the 10 billion US dollar Project Indywood which aims at elevating Indian Film Industry to global standards in the next five years through a consortium of 2000 Indian billionaires and corporates. The Rs 70,000 crore Project Indywood aims at initiating 10,000 new 4K projection multiplex screens, 100,000 2K/4K projection home cinemas, 8K/4Kfilm studios, 100 animation/VFX studios and film schools conforming to international standards.

The four day Indywood Film Carnival is expected to draw 300 exhibitors, 5000 trade delegates and 500 plus potential investors. The conference sessions include Media Interactions, Conferences and Panel Discussions, Workshops and Seminars, Film Business Quiz, Golden Frame Awards, Excellence Awards, Red Carpet and Networking Events, Product and Project launches, Film Tourism and Investors Meet.

For more details, please log on to www.aliiff.com

For enquiries, please contact: Nisha Joseph: +91 9539000509/+91 484-406666


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