Do I need any permission to conduct a contest and film event
we are planning to conduct a film event & contest in India. its like contest and competition based on acting, dancing, singing and short film making..
on-line registrations with nominal fees from aspiring artists > we short-list the contestants > we give filmy task to short listed contestants > we choose best talents > we organize a event > we give awards including trophy,certification and cash prize.
this is our business model of contest.
so sir we registered a partnership firm already . so do we need any legal permissions and registrations and taxes to start a this firm in India ?? please help us.
thanks and regards
Asked 2 years ago in Business Law from Hyderabad, Telangana
1)PAN Card for the Partners along with identity and address proof is required.Partnership firm will have to file their annual tax return with the Income Tax Department.
2)Other tax filings like service tax filing or VAT/CST filing may be necessary from time to time, based on the business activity performed.
3)To open a bank account for a Partnership firm, a registered Partnership deed along with identity and address proof of the Partners need to be provided.
4)a tax audit may be necessary based on turnover and other criterion.
If you a foreign producer then you require the permission of Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India to shoot the film. However, if it is merely a competition then no such permission is required. No registration is separately required.
dear sir, we registered as partnership firm only . we are going to conduct a event like film festival..
we are going to invite registrations across the India in 24 film crafts with nominal fees. we choose true talented artists and movie making crew among our registered talents.. and we give them a task to make a mini movie with our expenses . among that all mini movies we will select and present awards like best film, best actor, best actress, best director etc..
we are planning to invite Bollywood and Tollywood film stars as guest speakers to present the awards.. we provide them opportunity to get recognition and fame like real film stars .
my question is do we need any special permissions from Govt. of India or from any film chambers..any kind kind permissions or legal activities .. or simply we can go ahead without any future problem.
Asked 2 years ago
make an application to Directorate of Film Festivals, New Delhi .for organising film festival
1) you would need Public Performance (Events) Licence - Playing of sound-recordings in an event or show or concert or stage or dance-floor, etc. where performers perform on stage or a designated area
2) you have to pay entertainment tax on live concerts entertainment Tax
25% on tickets or sponsorships (Maharashtra -)
3) you would need police permission for use of loudspeakers
4) you would need fire brigade NOC arrangements of fire extinguishers and fire engines
5)Excise licence is a tax levied for the sale or supply of alcohol. Organizer needs to procure excise permission in order to serve alcohol in a live or recorded music event in India.
6)Short films that are submitted must be the entrants’ original work and shall not infringe on any copyrights or any other rights of any third parties.
7) Contestants agree that they have obtained all required permissions regarding music, sound and/or images presented in your short film.
8)t he entrants may also run the risk of being prosecuted as per the Indian Criminal Procedure Code and the Indian Media Law for any offence or infringement. Racial, religious and regional discrimination shall not be portrayed in any part of the film being submitted.
9) it should be mentioned that Film Festival organizing, selection committee members, juries are not allowed to participate in respective festival as a contestant
10)You need to take Commercial Taxes Licence for organising your event. The Entertainment Tax has to be calculated based on the estimated number of tickets to be sold.
It seems that it is going to be on the lines of a talent hunt show. For this no permission is required from the govt as it does not involve shooting of a movie.
there are many short film & feature film festivals conducting organisation in India. they usually do invite already made & produced short films & feature films as entries to participate in competitions and they choose best in various categories and they present awards. this is regular film festivals functions and features.
Our film Festival don't allow third parties already made & produced short film into our film festival or event. we simply invites Registrations and entries from purely fresh film talents in all 24 film craft like acting, dancing,singing, directions, script and lyrics . we short list the short film crew by the help of their talents . we give them a task from chosen film scripts to act and make short films with our expenses itself. we will be the producers of their acting and directing short films. and we watch all made short films and we select the them to present film awards like best short film, best actor, best actress ,best director etc. its totally private organisation.
In India, where there are more than a billion population and every single person have some or the other talent in them, there is only a handful options available where people can show their talent to the world and get the desired recognition for their skills.
Considering the above mentioned limitations and understanding the scope of reaching to millions of people by providing them an opportunity to showcase their talent to the world and in the meantime to get awarded for their talent, we have came up with this platform where anyone can showcase their talent in their field.
The foremost vision of our firm is to provide an unique opportunity to connect with the Young India’s Talented Rising Stars for an important cause: INDIA”S BRIGHT FUTURE !!!
its totally our individual mission .
we will say in one word
No third party produced films, we just invite talents, we make short films (5 to 10 films by dividing scripts and film crew) with them. we choose best and we present awards by conducting a event like real film awards. its to encourage and introduce talents to the world.
my question was . what kind of legal permissions. do we want to do this private short film awards event business from government of India. like directorate of film festival and ministry of information and broadcasting .
i got 3 answers from kaanoon.com
ajay sethi sir suggested us to make a application to directorate of film festivals and suggested other permissions of police and all..
and Ashish Devassar sir suggested us that no separate registration and permission required.
my total confusing about Ajay sethi sir answer that the " make a application to directorate of film festival govt of India "
1) so does private short film Festival organisation need permission from ministry of information and broadcasting or directorate of film festivals to present private film awards
2) and if any other permissions required
Please clarify my doubt briefly and help me out .. please correct suggestion to go ahead without any future legal problems . THANK YOU.
Asked 2 years ago
1) the reason why i suggested you make application to director of film festivals is that Govt of India gives grant in aid to NGO registered under societies registration ac/ Indian trust act and other statutes for organizing film festivals through length and breadth of country to promote good films .
the condition being it should be organised in non metros
2) such festivals would have the support of central govt/ state govts
3) you would get grant in aid of between Rs 5 lakhs to 10 lakhs
4) if you dont want financial assistance you need not apply to Directorate of film festivals
If you are going to shoot in public places where permission is required, then you will have to seek prior permission from the concerned department. Other than this no permission is required.