Frequently asked questions
My Application Film
No. TakeTen Season 2 is about web series making.
No. You can only use a mobile phone to shoot your application video.
No. You need to shoot your 2-minute video in landscape mode. Else, your application will be rejected.
You will have to make an account on YouTube and upload your 2 minute application film as an unlisted video. You then need to paste this unlisted link on the application form
No. Application videos need to be less than 120 seconds in totality, including opening title and end credits, to be eligible.
Absolutely! Your application can be in the language of your choice - as long as you have a translated copy in English attached and your application video has English subtitles, you’re fine.
No. It cannot be an animation-led film. You would need to shoot the video on your phone on the theme ‘TIME’.
Sign in to your YouTube Account to upload a video. Once you upload your video with the necessary details, click next. After the video is uploaded, you will find the option of visibility. Click unlisted and save the settings.
My Application Form
You can only apply through this website. Applications will open on 21st September from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. You will be required to fill out an online form, submit a 2-min video on the topic ‘Time’ (shot on your phone), a logline for the series, and summary for your pilot.
Sorry but the programme is only open for Indian citizens that are residing in India.
You must be 18 years of age on the day of application for the competition.
No, your application video and proposed web series idea should be created for TakeTen and not be available for public viewing. We only accept unlisted YouTube links in the application.
We will only consider one idea per application.
No. All ideas will be deleted if not selected by the curatorial panel.
Some basic level of film/series form understanding and comprehension is required. However the programme is open to amateurs as well.
The workshops will take place virtually. Stable internet connection is recommended. The sessions will take place over a commonly used video calling platform.
As you progress through the rounds, you will be informed via email and through our website/social media communication.
No, you need to make the pilot episode based on your web series idea on the theme ‘TIME’ in INR 12 Lakhs, inclusive of taxes, if selected.
No, you will get a chance to pitch your web series idea along with the pilot episode to Netflix. Post which the stages would be determined through Netflix India's discretion. Else, you can pitch the web series idea along with the pilot episode to other OTT platforms.
It is mandatory for creators to have 50% of their crew from underrepresented groups, while filming their pilot episode. (Underrepresented groups include: Women, People with disabilities, Members from LGBTQ+community, Scheduled Caste & Scheduled Tribe)
No, you will get INR 12 Lakhs to develop your pilot episode.
Yes, the participants will be expected to maintain a budget sheet with all supporting documentation as well as bills and report to your consulting producer.
Both Netflix and Film Companion strongly believe in the importance of promoting emerging filmmakers with unique voices. We also recognise that many emerging filmmakers struggle with finding the right resources and visibility to enable them to fully unleash their talents and develop their creative careers. This programme is a step towards reducing this gap and enabling these storytellers to showcase their content to a large audience.
The programme is open to emerging web series creators who are citizens and residents of India. We would like this group of talents to be truly inclusive, no matter what your language, race/ethnicity, caste, gender, or sexual orientation.
Led by Film companion and Netflix, selection will be done by a curatorial team composed of industry experts from across India. Meet our curators.
Each of the 5 finalists will receive a funding INR 12,00,000/- inclusive of taxes to develop, shoot and post-produce the pilot episode of their web series which has a chance of being featured on the Netflix India YouTube channel. They will also get a chance to pitch their web series idea along with their pilot episode to Netflix India. If selected, their series will be created for Netflix India. Otherwise, the creators have a chance to take their web series to other OTT platforms. In addition, each of the 5 finalists will have access to workshops to hone their craft by the best in the business.
Each of the 5 finalists will receive a funding of INR 12,00,000/- incl taxes to develop, shoot, and post-produce the pilot episode of their web series. They will be assigned a consulting producer. Within each web series' budget, teams must ensure that the creator and everyone involved in the production is fairly paid.