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Big News! India Shines Bright at the 77th Cannes Film Festival(14-25 May)

This year’s Cannes Film Festival is extra special for India! Get ready for a dazzling showcase of Indian cinema, talent, and creativity. Here’s what you need to know:

A Grand Celebration – Bharat Parv

For the first time ever, India will host a special pavilion at Cannes called “Bharat Parv.” This exciting event will be a meeting ground for Indian and international film personalities. Think directors, producers, actors – everyone! It’s a chance to connect, share ideas, and explore opportunities.

Bharat Parv will also be the stage for some big reveals:

  • 55th IFFI Poster & Trailer Launch: Get a sneak peek at the official poster and trailer for the upcoming 55th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) happening in Goa this November!
  • 1st WAVES Save the Date: Mark your calendars! The “Save the Date” announcement for the 1st World Audio-Visual & Entertainment Summit (WAVES) will be made at Bharat Parv. This exciting summit will be held alongside IFFI in Goa.

The Bharat Pavilion – A Hub for Indian Cinema

The Bharat Pavilion, designed by the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, is all set to impress. It’s themed “Create in India,” reflecting the country’s vibrant film scene. Here, Indian filmmakers can connect with international partners for:

  • Production Collaborations: Team up with international filmmakers to create amazing movies!
  • B2B Meetings: Network with industry leaders and explore business opportunities.
  • Distribution Deals: Get your films seen by a wider audience worldwide.
  • Script Development: Find partners to turn your script into a reality.

Indian Films Take Center Stage

Get ready to see some incredible Indian films on the Cannes screen:

  • “All We Imagine As Light” by Payal Kapadia: This powerful film is competing for the prestigious Palme d’Or, a huge achievement for Indian cinema!
  • “Santosh” by Sandhya Suri: This beautiful story will be screened in the Un Certain Regard section.
  • “Sister Midnight” by Karan Kandhari: This evocative film will be showcased in the Directors’ Fortnight.
  • “In Retreat” by Maisam Ali: This compelling film will be part of L’Acid section.

More Reasons to Celebrate!

  • FTII Student Film Selected: A short film titled “SUNFLOWERS WERE FIRST ONES TO KNOW” made by students of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) will compete in the La Cinef Competitive section.
  • “Manthan” Restored and Screened: The classic film “Manthan” focusing on India’s dairy industry will be presented in the Classics section.
  • Santosh Sivan Honored: The legendary Indian cinematographer Santosh Sivan will be given the prestigious Pierre Angenieux tribute and will also deliver a masterclass at the festival.

Indian States Showcase Their Beauty

Several Indian states like Goa, Maharashtra, Jammu & Kashmir, Karnataka, Jharkhand, and Delhi will be participating in Cannes. They’ll be showcasing the diverse and stunning locations India offers for filmmaking.

“Come, Create in India” Panel Discussion

Thinking of filming in India? There’s a session for you! A panel discussion titled “Abundant Incentives and Seamless Facilitations – Come, Create in India” will be held on May 15th. It will explore India’s attractive film production incentives, co-production opportunities, and top-notch post-production facilities.

Interactive Sessions Throughout the Festival

The Bharat Pavilion will host interactive sessions on various topics throughout the festival. These sessions will cover film incentives in India, international collaborations, India as a filming destination, and more.

This year’s Cannes Film Festival is a golden opportunity for Indian cinema to shine. Get ready to be amazed by the talent, stories, and beauty India has to offer!

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