India is looking to its nude film festival for an annual boost and will be hosting its first ever nude film-centric festival in 2018.
Indian film-makers and their crews will be competing for $50,000 in prizes at the annual festival that will be held in the Indian capital, New Delhi, in August.
Indian films will be allowed to be shot in public.
It will be the first time India’s nude film industry has had such a prominent presence in its national capital.
India has seen a dramatic increase in the number of films that have been submitted for the festival, which is held every year in the northern city of Delhi.
Indian Film Institute (IFI) Director Shrikant Kaur said that the festival is being launched with a strong focus on female empowerment and empowerment of women, in a bid to bring India’s film industry back to the forefront of international attention.
Kaur said Indian filmmakers will be judged by the industry as well as the Indian government, who has pledged to increase funding for the IFI.
The IFI is a joint venture between the Indian Film Industry Association (IFIA) and the National Council of Film Certification.
India’s top film producers will compete in a competition that will determine the winners.
In the event that a film is accepted for the prestigious prestigious competition, the producer will receive a prize of $50-70,000, depending on how many shorts the film is approved for.
The organisers said that more than 30 films will contest for the awards.
The organisers are looking to the Indian film industry to take India into the global stage.
“India is one of the biggest film markets in the world.
We have a lot of films and we are hoping to have a strong presence in the global market,” Kaur told Al Jazeera.
“We want to create a festival that is more inclusive and more diverse.”
Kaur and other festival organisers said they had a strong base in the film industry and are confident that India will host its first event in 2020.
“I’m really happy that it’s happening in the country that has been the epicenter of Indian film for decades,” Kurel said.
“This is a huge step forward for India and the industry.
We are very excited to be here.”
The IFI will hold the first ever film festival in India and its second ever in 2018, when the IFAI is hosting its International Women’s Film Festival.
Indian actress and director Kalyanjana Mishra is the host of the event.
“We have been working on this for two years.
We really believe in the value of the Indian cinema,” Mishra said.