India Pavilion Inaugurated At 72nd Berlinale European Film Market 2022

India Pavilion Inaugurated At 72nd Berlinale European Film Market 2022

New Delhi, February 10 (TNA) The virtual inaugural session of India’s participation in the annual film market at Berlin, called EFM or the European Film Market which is organised on the sidelines of the Berlin International Film Festival, was held on Thursday.

The Inaugural session, hosted by the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting (MIB), National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), saw the unveiling of the virtual India Pavilion which showcases, among other things, 75 Years of India’s Independence – Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.

India’s Ambassador to Germany, Parvathaneni Harish, talked about the rich history of Indo-German collaboration in film making, right from the days of Himanshu Rai in the early fifties.

The highlight of the session was showcasing of the trailers of two Hindi films – Gangubai Kathiawadi, directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Sardar Udham Singh, directed by Shoojit Sircar.

Mariette Rissenbeek, Executive Director of Berlin International Film Festival congratulated India on celebrating 75 years of Independence. She made a special mention of the seven young talented artists from India who have been chosen to be part of Berlinale Talent this year.

Siddharth Roy Kapur, Co-Chairman, CII National Committee on Media & Entertainment and President - Producers Guild of India Founder & Managing Director, Roy Kapur Films moderated the session and set the background by sharing the size of Indian film industry at roughly 3 billion Euro.

He also gave an overview of the single window clearance for film shootings being facilitated by the Film Facilitation Office (FFO) of MIB.

The India Pavilion and film screenings can be accessed by clicking on the following link https://indiapavilionatberlinale2022.webconevents.com

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