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 and Gen. Sec Mr. K.D.Shorey all the Executive Committee members.
This occasion presented an unique opportunity to mobilise the entire fraternity and created 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. Alongwith 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 was organized for getting the best minds of the film industry to get together and deliberate upon a concrete plan for the landmark event.
Ashoke Pandit, Senior Vice President of IFTDA is leading the process which will envision and has given a 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 has partnered IFTDA in the mounting of the historic event.
This endeavour was supported by :-
Yash Chopra, Manmohan Shetty, Ramesh Sippy, Mahesh Bhatt, Randhir Kapoor,Aziz Mirza, Rajkumar Hirani, Ashutosh Gowariker, Kundan Shah, Rohit Shetty, Madhur Bhandarkar, Vishal Bhardwaj, Anupam Kher Farhan Akhtar, Karan Johar, Prakash Jha, Rajkumar Santoshi, Rohan Sippy, Vipul Shah, David Dhawan, Nishikant Kamat, J.P. Dutta, Farah Khan, Anil Sharma, Aanand Rai, Mahesh Manjerekar, Ketan Mehta, Sudhir Mishra, Anees Bazmee, John Mathew Mathan, Ken Ghosh, Ramesh Talwar, , Shashi Ranjan, Raman Kumar , Deepa Sahi, Kalpana Lajmi, , Nikhil Advani, Mohit Suri, Swapna Waghmare,Yogesh Radha Krishnan, Saurabh Shukla, Barnali Ray Shukla,Veena Bakshi, Bhavna Talwar, Ketan Desai, , Shirish Kunder, , Rajiv Kapoor,Tanuja Chandra, Dr. Chandraprakash Dwivedi, Pankaj Kapur, Dibakar Banerji and still growing….
(Glitterati Entertainment Solutions)