At a time when the who’s who of world cinema are converging at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival, India too is making its presence felt at the prestigious festival.
Deliberations are taking place on Indian films and film industry at the India Pavilion.
The Indian delegation is in talks with delegations from other countries.
On the table are proposals to forge a close bond between Indian cinema with world cinema and expand co-operation in films beyond national borders by exploring co-production opportunities.
Led by Secretary in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Amit Khare, the Indian delegation held talks with film-makers from Israel.
In discussions with Film Commissioners of participating countries, the Indian Delegation has been highlighting the possibility of India emerging as a major post production hub and a hub for shooting world class international movies by forging bilateral co-production agreements leading to new markets and wider audiences.
Israel has proposed India as the focus country in Jerusalem Film Festival, 2020. Indian actors are frequenting the India Pavilion. National award winner Kangana Ranaut visited the India Pavilion and discussed a range of issues with Indian representatives. Lyricist and CBFC Chairperson Prasoon Joshi was among the visitors at the India Pavilion.
The head of the Indian delegation Amit Khare endorsed Kangana’s views.
Internationally acclaimed actor Tannistha Chatterjee also appreciated The India Pavilion.