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Locations 2014 - Report

High Light - Six Line Production Companies from over the Globe!
In an unprecedented show of confidence in Locations SIX Line Production Companies Participated of which Five had been to the Event for more than Three Years.


Locations 2014 got off to flying start Inaugurated by Chairperson of Fiji Films Ms Shaenaz Voss, Fiji Films is the Main Sponsor of Locations Exhibition for the Sixth Consecutive Year. The meet had an attendance of over 150 production Houses from Mumbai with Eight Countries.


Other Sponsor to Locations was Oman Tourism and Tourism Malaysia.


Exhibitors Included Line Production Companies from Around the World

1 Brazil Utopia Films (Three Years of Participation)
2 Hungary MFM Productions (Three Years of Participation)
3 Malaysia Khyber Indus Entertainment (Three Years of Participation)
4 Mauritius Trade Guide Media
5 Russia Russkie Films (Three Years of Participation)
6 Thailand Indo Bangkok Films (Six Years of Participation)

In Resorts n Hospitality Category was Khirsara Palace a Heritage Destination


Amongst the Eminent Buyers from the Film industry ( Bollywood ) were
Producers & Production Houses

1 Aashish Singh – VP YRF Producers of over 100 feature Films with Largest Indian Distribution Network in the World.

2 Ratan Jain – Chairman Venus Entertainment. A 30 year Old Music Company with Over 25 Features Produced

3 Ajay Kapoor – President. T Series. A 35 Year Old Music Company with over 25 Features Produced

4 Suraj Singh – VP Balaaji Tele Films INDIA’s No 1 TV Production House with over 10 Features Produced

5 Namrata / Amrita – Producers “ CHOTA BHEEM “ INDIA’s No 1 TV Animated Program.

6 Shabbir Boxwala - Producer of over 15 feature Films.

7 Shyam / Raj EP’s representing Boney Kapoor Films (BSK), 30 Year old Production Co. Producers of over 25 Feature Films.

8 Sunil Bohra – Producer of over 10 Feature Films.

9 Amol Gupte –Chairman Children’s Film Society of India.

10 Ishita – V P Pritish Mandy Comm (PNC). A 20 year Old Production House with over 30 Feature Films.

11 Murali K.- President. Dream Works Ltd

12 David Dhawan – Director of over 50 feature Films.


The First Night had an Eventful Networking Cocktails Night with Consul general of Hungary As the Chief Guest.


The Second day Concluded with presentations by Film Fiji ,Oman Tourism and NFM Productions.


Tentative Confirmations from Buyers at the Event is of about USSD 15 Million to the Exhibitors.




Locations 2013 - Report

Locations Exhibition Conference, The World’s First Film Tourism Event in its 11th Annual Edition held on the 27th 28th September 2013 at the Tulip Star Hotel , Juhu, Mumbai got off to a Flying start . Inaugurated by Mr T P Agarwal – The First Vice President FIAPF and the President of IMPPA (Indian Motion Pictures Producers Association) the country’s oldest and the Largest Base of Producers as Members (Over 6000 numbers) and Publisher of Block Buster India’s Only Film Trade Journal with an Over 5000 Subscription.


Locations Exhibition Conference, based on the Concept of “Films are Catalyst to Tourism” endeavors to bring together the Two Industries – Film and Tourism under One Roof, for symbiotic benefits. The Indian Films growing need of New Locations and the Effect these Destinations have on the potential Indian Traveler. Exposing Locations through Indian Films Helps driving the Indian Outbound Tourist to these Destinations.


GROWTH

Sellers
A Record Participation of Fourteen Countries Represented by Tourism Boards, Film Commissions, Line Producers and for the First Time Three Tour and Travel Agencies as Tour Oman - Oman , Wingspan – Russia and Albena Tours Bulgaria.

Locations Exhibition Conference in 2013 has seen the presence of Tourism Boards from Philippines and Fiji. Film Commissions from Colombia, Fiji ,Philippines and Tirol ( Austria) A Record number of Line Production Cos from Brazil, Bulgaria, Fiji, France, Hungary, Oman, Thailand Tour and Travel Agencies as Tour Oman - Oman , Wingspan – Russia and Albena Tours Bulgaria.


Buyers
The Buyers attendance had grown considerably from previous years (2012 saw 270 Production Houses in attendance while 2013 had 300 plus )almost a 15 0% Growth including the Top 50 Film and TV Production Houses In Mumbai.

Locations Exhibition Conference was followed by now an Annual Feature again the “Locations Awards” a tribute to the Efforts of the various Tourism Authorities and Film Commissions to bring the Indian Film Shoots to their Shores and the Efforts of Indian Filmmakers to High Light these Locations to the Best of Their abilities to Create an Impact on the Indian Audiences which can Effect the Choices of the Indian Traveler.


We will soon be updating you with the Dates of the 11th Edition.

Look ahead to you being at Locations Exhibition Conference 12th Annual Edition 26-27 September 2014. Hotel Sea Princess. Juhu. Mumbai. INDIA





Locations 2012 - Report

Locations Exhibition Conference, The World’s First Film Tourism Event in its 10th Annual Anniversary Edition held on the 5th,6thOctober 2012 at the Novotel,Juhu, Mumbai . It got off to a Flying start being Inaugurated by Mr T P Aggarwal – The First Vice President FIAPF and the President of IMPPA (Indian Motion Pictures Producers Association) the country’s oldest and the Largest Base of Producers as Members (Over 6000 numbers) and Publisher of Block Buster India’s Only Film Trade Journal with an Over 5000 Subscription.


Locations Exhibition Conference, based on the Concept of “Films are Catalyst to Tourism” endeavors to bring together the Two Industries – Film and Tourism under One Roof, for symbiotic benefits. The Indian Films growing need of New Locations and the Effect these Destinations have on the potential Indian Traveler. Exposing Locations through Indian Films Helps driving the Indian Outbound Tourist to these Destinations.


Locations Exhibition Conference in 2012 has seen the presence of Tourism Boards from Philippines, Oman and Zagreb. Film Commissions from Philippines, Fiji and Romania. Independent Line Production Companies from Hungary, Philippines, Romania, Oman and Thailand. A First Time Travel Agency and Tour Operator - Leading Edge The Buyers attendance had grown considerably from previous years ( 2011 saw 210 Production Houses in attendance while 2012 had 270 plus ,)almost a 30% Growth including the Top 50 Film and TV Production Houses In Mumbai.


Locations Exhibition Conference 2012 was followed by now an Annual Feature again the “Locations Awards” a tribute to the Efforts of the various Tourism Authorities and Film Commissions to bring the Indian Film Shoots to their Shores and the Efforts of Indian Filmmakers to High Light these Locations to the Best of Their abilities to Create an Impact on the Indian Audiences which can Effect the Choices of the Indian Traveler.


The “Locations Awards” Nite had the presence of the Eminent Indian Film Personalities –


Mr Yash Chopra, who was Felicitated for his Life Time Contribution to Indian Cinema , 80 Years of age and Six Decades in the Indian Film Industry with Over 100 Productions under the Banner of YRF and averaging more than 75% as Hits.


Mr T P Agarwal,


Mr Manmohan Shetty , Ex Chairman of National Film Development Corporation and Big Films , Now a 50% Equity Holder in Spielberg’s Dream Works.


Added to these Seniors of the Industry were Anees Bazmee India’s Highest Remunerated Film Director with over a Dozen Super Hits in less than a Decade along with Kabir Khan the Director of the Present Blockbuster “ Ek Thaa Tiger “


The second day concluded with presentation by the Sponsors, Fiji, Oman, Philippines and Zagreb.



Please click on the links to the Locations Exhibition Conference 2012 Media Coverage
NDTV MOVIETALKIES.COM YOUTUBE.COM MSN.CO.IN




Locations 2011 - Report

A Report on Locations Exhibition Conference, the 9th Annual Edition, Locations Awards 2011.


Locations Exhibition Conference the 9th Annual Edition was held successfully on 7th, 8th October at the Novotel, Mumbai. India.


Locations 2011 got off to a fine start and was well received by both Industries Tourism and Indian Film. It kick started in Presence of Mr. T. P. Aggarwal Sr. Vice President - FIAPF Chairman - FFI Film Federation of India (The Parent Body for All Indian Film Organizations) and President - IMPPA (Indian Motion Picture Producers Association, India’s Oldest Producers Organization. 75 Years).


The Inauguration was done at 11:30am on the 7th Oct. Morning followed by a Tea Break.


Post Tea Break was a Presentation by the Platinum Sponsors of Locations 2011 -


HNTO - The Hungarian National Tourist Office. The session included a Q & A session on Hungarian Locations and Available Support and Subsidies.


Post Presentation the Exhibition Opened at 12:30pm followed by Lunch.

Exhibitors
HNTO Hungary National Tourist Office
Philippine Tourism Philippines
Fiji Fiji Audio Visual Commission
Thailand Indo Bangkok Films
Russia Wing Span Entertainments
Trav Talk Tourism Publication
Trade Guide Film Press
1 Take Media Entertainment Portal (Films)
Indian Television Dot Com Largest Indian TV Portal
Awards Sponsors Zagreb Tourism - Croatia

Locations 2011 was Supported by
IMPPA - Indian Motion Pictures Producers Association
(India's Largest and Oldest Producers Body, 75Years Old)

Media Support of
Films Trade Guide a 50 Year Old Film Publication
E Media Indiantelevision.Com (India's Largest TV Portal)
1 Take media (a Film Portal)
Travel & Tourism Trav Talk (India's Leading Travel Publication)

Locations Exhibition Conference 2011 saw RECORD Presence of Buyers from the Mumbai Film Industry, Telugu / Tamil / Kannada Location Scouts and Allied Sectors, TV Content Producers, Music Video Makers, Ad Filmmakers.


Eminent Attendee, Leading Production Houses, Producers and Directors included

FILM CO REPRESENTATIVE DESIGNATION PRODUCTION
1. Yash Raj Films Ashish Singh CEO Over 30 Nos
2. Rajshri Films P. K. Gupta Director Over 30 Nos
3. Tips Dilip Advani VP Over 20 Nos
4. T Series Rajat Rawail Co. Producer Over 20 Nos
5. Nadiadwala Grandsons Prachee EP Over 20 Nos
6. UTV Films Ananad EP Over 20 Nos
7. PNC Anoop Kumar CEO Over 10 Nos
8. Vikas Productions Vinay Singh M D Over 20 Nos
9. Enarr Capital Shyam Singhania Chairman Investment Banker
10. Anees Bazmee Anees Bazmee Director Over 10 Nos
11. David Dhawan David Dhawan Director Over 30 Nos
12. AGPPL Ashutosh Gowariker Director
Indis's Only OSCAR Nominated Filmmaker

ZAGREB- CROATIA LOCATIONS AWARDS 2011


Held for the 6th Consecutive Year, had the Sponsorship of ZAGREB - CROATIA Tourism. The Awards are a Tribute to the Endeavor of the Filmmaker to do Justice to a Foreign Destination in Terms of Exposure Length and Aesthetics, while for Tourism Boards, Film Commissions to Promote their Destinations as "Filmed Potential" furthering the Concept of "Films are Catalyst to Tourism".


The Awards Ceremony began with a Presentation by Zagreb Croatia Tourism, The Locations Awards Sponsors .


Locations Awards - Categories and Winners
1 Zagreb Croatia Locations 2011 Award for
Maximum Indian Films Line Produced by a Foreign company.
Winner – Thailand – Benetton Films (2nd Year in Succession)
2 Zagreb Croatia Locations 2011 Award for
NEW Entrant to Promotion of Tourism thru Indian Film.
Winner – Hungarian National Tourist Office
3 Zagreb Croatia Locations 2011 Award for
Best Promoted Destination to Indian Film.
Winner – Fiji Audia Visual
4 Zagreb Croatia Locations 2011 Award for
Introducing a New Destination to Indian Film.
Winner – Film "Kajraare" Country - Jordan
Producer – T Series, Director – Pooja Bhatt
5 Zagreb Croatia Locations 2011 Award for
Maximum Mileage to a Foreign Destination in an Indian Film.
Winner – Film "Zindagi Na Mile Dobara" Country - Spain
Producer – Excel Entertainment, Director – Zoya Akhtar
6 Zagreb Croatia Locations 2011 Award for
Best Production Value in Indian Film Shot on Foreign Destination.
Winner – Film "Thank You" Country - Canada
Producer – Excel Entertainment, Director – Zoya Akhtar
7 Zagreb Croatia Locations 2011 Award for
Best Subsidy from a Foreign Destination.
Winner – Fiji
8 Zagreb Croatia Locations 2011 Award for
Best Performance (Male) in Indian Film Shot on Foreign Destination.
Winner – SALMAN KHAN Film "Ready" Country – Sri Lanka
Producer – T Series, Director – Anees Bazmee
9 Zagreb Croatia Locations 2011 Award for
Best Performance (Female) in Indian Film Shot on Foreign Destination.
Winner – Kangana Ranaut Film "Game" Country – Greece
Producer – Excel Entertainment, Director – Avinash Deo
10 Zagreb Croatia Locations 2011 Award for
Most Aesthetic Presentation of a Foreign Destination in Indian Film.
Winner – Film "Zindagi Na Mile Dobara" Country – Spain
Producer – Excel Entertainment , Director – Zoya Akhtar
11 Zagreb Croatia Locations 2011 Award for
BEST Support to an Indian Film by a Foreign Destination.
Winner – Berlin Film Commission, Visit Berlin, Berlin Airports
Film "DON 2" Country – Berlin Germany

Producer – Excel Entertainment, Director – Farhan Akhtar

The Zagreb Croatia Locations 2011 Awards Night was followed by Networking Cocktails where all the Exhibitors and several delegates had an opportunity to discuss possibilities of the Future Projects.


The Second Day
Starting 11am saw a regular stream of Delegates at the Exhibition till 1:00pm Lunch Hour.


This was followed by Three Presentations
1 Zagreb Croatia Tourism – Discover Croatia
2 HNTO Destination for Indian Film
3 Berlin Session On - Supporting Indian Film - DON 2

Almost a Million Euro Funding by Berlin Brandenburg Film Commission represented by Film Commissioner – Christiane Raab, Berlin Airports and Visit Berlin – represented by Nina Zantout.


The Session was attended by the Who’s Who of the Mumbai Film Fraternity. The Exhibition closed with a Vote of Thanks to All Participants and Sponsors at 6:00pm 8th October.


Will soon be Announcing the Dates of the Locations Exhibition Conference Special Annual Edition in its 10th Consecutive Year in 2012.






Locations 2010 - Report

Locations 2010 Exhibition , Conference and Awards, the 8th Annual Edition, was held successfully on 24th, 25th September at the Novotel Accor, Juhu, Mumbai. India

Locations 2010 got off to a fine start and was well received by both Industries Tourism and Indian Film.
It kick started in Presence of

Ms Sushma Shiromani - An Eminent Actress, Filmmamker,and Member of Indian censor Board,on Jury of Indian Panorma and Oscar Selection, Past President of IMPPA Present Vice President of the same.(it is India’s Oldest & Largest Filmmakers Body)

Mr Dharmesh Tiwari - A prominent actor of the past era and Presently Chairman of FWICE, Federation of Western India Cine Employs which is the Parent Organisation to Sixteen other Bodies as The Art Directors Asso, Cinematographers Asso and others.

Mr Ramesh Takewani - Vice President IDAPA Indian Documentary and Advertising Producers association

Locations 2010 was Supported by
IMPPA - Indian Motion Pictures Producers Asso.
(India's Largest and Oldest Producers Body ,75Years Old)
FWICE - Federation of Western India Cine Employs,
(The Parent Body of Directors Asso, WICA - Western India Cinematographers Asso., Art Directors Asso.)
Along with Media Support of
Films - Trade Guide a 50 Year Old Film Publication
E Media -
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Indiantelevision.Com (Indias Largest TV Portal)
1 Take media (a Film Portal)
Travel & Tourism - Trav Talk (India's Leading Travel Publication)
Locations 2010 saw the Presence of Over 200 Visitors from the Mumbai Film Industry, Telugu / Tamil / Kannada Location Scouts and Allied Sectors, TV Content Producers, Music Video Makers, Ad Filmmakers
The Inauguration was done at 11.30 Am on 24th Morning followed by a Tea Break, Post Tea Break was a Presentation by the Platinum Sponsors of Locations 2010,
Atout France Partners ie AIMS-Rhones Alps, Lourdes-Pau, Citadines, Galleries Lafayette, Tahiti Tourism, Film France, Line Producers Jean Patrick, Jet Films & Prodywood.

EMINENT Attendees (Buyers)

FILM COS REPRESENTED by DESIGNATION No. of PRODUCTIONS
1. Yash Raj Films Ashish Singh VP Over 30
2. Rajshri Films P K Gupta President Over 25
3. Tip Chandu & Prakash VP Over 20
4. Boney Kapoor Film Vinod Talwar President Over 20
5. Kumar Taurani Kumar Taurani Films Chairman Over 15
6. Sajid Nadiadwala Films Prachee / Saabir Khan EP / Director Over 25
7. UTV Films Annand G. EP Over 25
8. Santosh Pictures Santosh Kumar Jain Chairman
9. Ennar Capital Shyam Singhania Chairman
10. Sanjay Gadhavi Sanjay Gadhavi Director
11. David Dhawan David Dhawan Director Over 35
12. AGPPL Ashutosh Gowriker Chairman / Director 7 Films
India’s Only Oscar Nominated Filmmaker for "Lagaan"

EXHIBITORS(Sellers)

Canadian Tourism Commission
Fiji Audio Visual Commission
Indo Bangkok Film - Thailand
Kamran Productions - Portugal
Panorama Visuals - British Columbia
Oxcaris Productions - Oxcaris Productions
ISCRA Tours & Travels - Italy
ATOUT FRANCE - 9 Regions - Platinum Sponsors


PRIVE LOCATIONS AWARDS

Held for the 5th Year, had the Sponsorship of India’s Most Prestigious Bussiness House of ‘TATA”s” , with their International Gated Community Award Winning Brand “ PRIVE” a Minimalist Wonder as the AWARDS Title Sponsor to the Locations 2010

The PRIVE Locations Awards had Seven New Categories and were extremely appreciated by the Representatives of Both Industries, as they Created a Unique Opportunity to Appreciate the Effort of the Other.

The Awards are a Tribute to the Endeavor of the Filmmaker to do Justice to a Foreign Destinationin Terms of Exposure Length and Aesthetics, while for Tourism Boards,Film Commissions to Promotetheir Destinations as " Filmed Potential" furthering the Concept of "Films are Catalyst to Tourism"


Categories and Winners
1 PRIVE - LOCATIONS 2010 AWARD
Maximum Indian Films Shot in a Destination
Winner – Thailand
2 PRIVE – LOCATIONS 2010 AWARD
NEW Entrant to Promotion of Tourism thru Indian Film
Winner - The French Tourism Atout France
3 PRIVE – LOCATIONS 2010 AWARD
Best Promoted Destination to Indian Filmmakers
Winner - Atout France/ Film France for "Sangam"
a Special Program for Indian Filmmakers.
4 PRIVE – LOCATIONS 2010 AWARD
For Introducing a New Foreign Destination in an Indian Film
Winner - FILM - House Full
Producer Sajid Nadiadwala
Director Saabir Khan
5 PRIVE – LOCATIONS 2010 AWARD
For Maximum Indian Films Line Produced by a Foreign company
Winner Indo Bangkok Films - Thailand
6 PRIVE – LOCATIONS 2010 AWARD for
Maximum Mileage to a Foreign Destination in
Winner - FILM - London Dreams
Producer Head Start films
Director Vipul Amrutlal Shah
7 PRIVE – LOCATIONS 2010 AWARD for
Best Production Value in Film on Foreign Destination
Winner - FILM - London Dreams
Producer Head Start films
Director Vipul Amrutlal Shah
8 PRIVE – LOCATIONS 2010 AWARD for
Best Subsidy / Package offered by Foreign Destination
Winner - Fiji Audio Visual
9 PRIVE – LOCATIONS 2010 AWARD for
Most Aesthetic Presentation of a Foreign Destination
Winner - FILM - Kites
Producer Rakesh Roshan
Director Anurag Basu
10 PRIVE – LOCATIONS 2010 AWARD for
Best Performance by an Actor (Female) in an Indian film Shot on Foreign Locales
Winner - Barbara Mori - Kites
11 PRIVE – LOCATIONS 2010 AWARD for
Best Performance by an Actor (Male) in Indian film Shot on Foreign Shores
Winner - Salman Khan - London Dreams
12 PRIVE – LOCATIONS 2010 AWARD for
Best Presentation and Stall Design
Winner - Atout France
  • The Awards Nite was followed by Networking Cocktails where all the Exhibitors and several delegates had an opportunity to discuss possibilities of the Future Projects.
  • The Second day saw a stream of Delegates at the Exhibition and Another Presentation by Atout France. The Event was Officially Closed at 6 Pm on 25th September.
  • We will be Updating our website with Details of Locations 2011, the 9th Edition.


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