In centenary year, Satyajit Ray focus of virtual Indian pavalion at Cannes Film Festival

June 22, 2020

New Delhi:Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar on Monday invited the international film fraternity to shoot in India and sell in world market.

Inaugurating the Virtual India Pavilion at Cannes Film Festival, he said films were India’s soft power, to promote which the film facilitation office would be made a single window for all Center and State government permissions.

The Indian pavilion showcases Indian cinema across linguistic, cultural and regional spheres.It aims at forging an increasing number of international partnership in distribution, production, filming in India, script development and technology and promoting film sales and syndication.

It would serve as an information dissemination point about India and the Indian cinema for the global film community. The pavilion would also facilitate business meetings and linkages between filmmakers and other media and entertainment industry stakeholders.

During June 22 – 26, 2020, the India Pavilion is organizing various sessions on areas of topical interest: Future of films in a post COVID world, Come, Film in India, Taking Indian Content to Global Markets: Importance and Role of film festivals in the age of Digital Platforms, Export of Indian Film Services to the world/Servicing the World Entertainment, and re-energising co-productions.

Three roundtables, with Film Commissions, Film Festivals and Film Funds are also set to be organized to discuss threadbare the ideas on promoting Indian films and to anchor partnerships between the domestic and global media & entertainment industry players.

For the first time, India pavilion will also organize two screenings: Mai Ghat: Crime No 103/200 (Marathi) and Hellaro (Gujarati), both National Film Award winning movies.

Also, to mark the centenary year of the legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray, the Virtual India Pavilion is showcasing some of his exquisite work: Ganashatru, Ghare Baire, Agantuk, and Music of Satyajit Ray at the Pavilions website.

The Minister also inaugurated the poster and festival booklet for International Film Festival of India 2020 to be held from 20th to 28th November in Goa.

–India News Stream