IDPA awards... from Mumbai (Bombay)
Indian Documentary Producers' Association is talking about its IDPA Awards for Excellence 2005. Films produced between January 1, 2004 and June 30, 2005 are eligible, and they must come by September 8, 2005. Details and entry form are available at IDPA's site. For those curious, the IDPA is contactable at 223, Famous Cine Building, 20,Dr.E.Moses Road Mahalaxmi, Mumbai 400011 Tel: 2492 0757 and 2496 1020. A self-description: IDPA is a non-profit organisation that came into being in 1956. It is registered as a public trust under the Bombay Public Trust Act 1950. Today IDPA is India’s single largest association of producers of documentaries, animation films, advertisement films and TV programmes. It says:
IDPA's main concern is to promote the independent documentary film movement in the country. In this context we disseminate information that is useful to independent film makers. Apart from promoting the theatrical exhibition of documentaries, IDPA has also had some success in helping film makers with marketing and opening broadcast possibilities in India.