IFTDA takes initiative to celebrate 100 years of Indian Cinema

Indian Film & Television Directors Association (IFTDA) is a unique body of film and television directors, a conglomerate of film makers, a powerhouse that boasts of having some of the best talents in the business of cinema in the nation, as its members.

It was established in 1959 by a group of visionaries who have given Indian cinema some of its best films in the last century. Today 52 years after establishment, IFTDA stands tall with a membership of 8000 members and still growing.

Indian Cinema will be completing its 100 years in 2013. Celebrating the centenary year of Indian cinema will be a once in a lifetime occasion for all those associated with the business of cinema and all those who love cinema.

As a precursor to the centenary year celebrations, the Executive Committee of IFTDA takes a lead in the organizing events, shows, retrospectives and other activities showcasing the 100 years of Indian Cinema, that would pan across the whole of next year i.e.2012. This enterprise has been initiated under the aegis of our President Shri. B.R.Ishara, Gen. Sec Mr. K.D.Shorey and all the Executive Committee members.

This occasion presents us with a unique opportunity to mobilise the entire fraternity and create a synergy by bringing forces from all regions and languages to participate in the carnival.

The most senior and respected member of IFTDA Shri. Yash Chopra will be the guiding light and face of the celebration of Indian Cinema. Along with him, stalwarts like Shri Manmohan Shetty, Shri. Randhir Kapoor, Shri. Mahesh Bhatt will steer its course and mentor the process.

The Directors Summit at Sun n Sand, Juhu, on the 8th December, 2011 is organized for getting the best minds of the film industry to get together and deliberate upon a concrete plan for the landmark event.

Ashok Pandit, Senior Vice President of IFTDA is leading the process which will envision and give direction to the entire project, along with the Executive Committee members Goldie Behl, Vinta Nanda and others.

Great Southern Ark Productions which is an International media and marketing agency will partner IFTDA in the mounting of the historic event.