Ritam Bhatnagar

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Born (1988-06-06) June 6, 1988 (age 35)
Alma materSt. Xavier's College
OccupationMedia Entrepreneur
Years active2010-present
OrganizationIndia Film Project

Ritam Bhatnagar[1][2][3][4] is an Indian media entrepreneur and founder of India Film Project.

He earned his B.Sc. in Electronics from St. Xavier's College, after which he was at Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad for his venture wWhere,a geo-location tech startup.[5] Prior to founding IFP, he was associated with Sunset Boulevard Film Club and Ahmedabad International Film Festival.

Early Life

Ritam Bhatnagar was born on 6th May 1988 in Surat. During his schooling days, Bhatnagar stood as first runner up globally for NASA and Lego's Red Rover Contest. He received his Bachelor's degree in Electronics from St. Xavier's College, Ahmedabad, now an autonomous institution. He was later incubated at Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad through Centre for Innovation Incubation and Entrepreneurship|CIIE[6].


During his MBA, Bhatnagar did his internship with Ahmedabad International Film Festival which had an eminent guest list of people like Manisha Koirala, Vinod Dua and many more. He was also instrumental in setting up Sunset Boulevard Film Club along with Shiladitya Bora. After his post graduation, Ritam founded India Film Project in Ahmedabad with an aim to get creators to collaborate and make a short film over a weekend. Noted director Sanjay Gadhvi was the opening guest at the first edition of festival. During this time, he was also involved with Kevi Rite Jaish, a film in Gujarati language[7][8]. He was also a member of Global Shapers|Global Shaper Ahmedabad. In 2013, Ritam announced that India Film Project would go digital, thereby opening itself for national and international participation. In July 2016, Ritam moved India Film Project from Ahmedabad to Mumbai.[9]

In July 2017, Ritam produced Talk Shop, a coffee show for web with notable filmmakers like Konkona Sen Sharma, Sujoy Ghosh, Shakun Batra, Tigmanshu Dhulia and more.[10]


  1. "Going Long on Shorts".
  2. "Love film and videos? See what's making waves at a weekend festival".
  3. "Lights, Camera, Action: The Story Behind Asia's Largest Content Fest".
  4. "Witnessing enormous growth in building a community of content creators across the varying forms of art since its inception in 2011, Asia's largest content creation festival, India Film Project marks it's come back this year with season 9..."
  5. "wWhere address exchange messenger gets angel funding".
  6. Umarji, Vinay (2015-05-18). "wWhere: App to let your friends know where you are". Business Standard India. Retrieved 2020-09-01.
  7. "Ritam Bhatnagar". IMDb. Retrieved 2020-09-01.
  8. Jul 16, Updated; 2012; Ist, 02:18. "Houseful Jaish!". Ahmedabad Mirror. Retrieved 2020-09-01.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  9. "Ritam Bhatnagar On His Vision For IFP & Short Filmmakers!". Jamuura Blog. 2015-09-03. Retrieved 2020-09-01.
  10. Ghosh, Sankhayan (2017-06-16). "Talk Shop: Rendezvous with the director". Livemint. Retrieved 2020-09-01.

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