Helo and India Film Project Come Together to Promote Budding Filmmakers

Helo and India Film Project have exclusively partnered for season 2 of Campus Connect, India’s Largest Campus Filmmaking Activity. The partnership aims to encourage content creators at grassroots level and provide them a platform to showcase their talent to a wider audience.The association also allows Helo’s diverse community to explore fresh and professionally generated content in addition to learning filmmaking techniques directly from IFP’s reputed mentors.

As part of this initiative, Helo and IFP are organising workshops followed by a 24-Hour filmmaking challenge in 20 of India’s leading colleges including IIM Ahmedabad, IIT (Bombay, Madras, Kharagpur, Hyderabad), Hindu College, DTU etc. Helo is also hosting an in-app contest called #IFPMyMovie2020, for users to engage and create videos across various themes such as education, social responsibility, emotions, food, entertainment and humour. The winners of the contest stand a chance to win exciting prizes, including a chance to feature their videos in flagship India Film Project event in October.

As India’s leading regional social platform, Helo has emerged as one of the biggest hubs for the most innovative user and professionally generated content in 14 different Indian languages. The project has been successfully executed in 16 colleges until now and has till today witnessed a participation from over 8000 students. Campus Connect in the second season is looking forward to witnessing more than 800 short films made in multiple Indian languages as well as more than 10,000 enthusiastic creators across the workshops held in different parts of the country sharing their ideas and love for the films.

Expressing his delight, Raj Mishra, Head of Creator Strategy and Growth, Helo, said, “At Helo, we are committed to empower budding content creators with best possible opportunities to showcase their creativity through our platform. Our partnership with IFP for campus connect 2 is a testimony of our endeavour to bring the best quality content on our platform and foster an enabling environment of cross learning. We have received an overwhelming response from our existing users and are confident that this association will further motivate and encourage like minded people to connect, create and share quality content in their native languages.

While commenting on the Campus Connect season 2 and the association with Helo, Ritam Bhatnagar, Founder, India Film Project said, “At IFP we strive to bring the best experience and opportunities to content creators across the country. Campus Connect helps us connect, encourage, interact and help the young talent that our country has. With Helo’s large and growing user base, we are able to provide a huge audience to the young filmmakers who are usually looking for more viewers. We are glad to have Helo on board with all the opportunities, exposure and incentives they have to offer for the participants.”

Helo users can participate in the contest by creating videos under hashtags #IndiaFilmProject2020, #IFPMyMovie2020. The national project is slated to end on 30th April 2020.

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