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India set to host ‘Bharat Parv’ at 77th Cannes Film Festival

It is a special year for India as it is set to host the ‘Bharat Parv’ at the 77th edition of the Cannes Film Festival for eminent dignitaries and delegates from across the globe to showcase the myriad creative opportunities.

According to a statement from the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, at the prestigious film festival, a delegation of representatives from the Central and State Governments and industry members will showcase India’s creative economy at the Marche du Films through a series of key initiatives.

This will be the first time that the country will host the ‘Bharat Gala’ at the Cannes Film Festival to connect with film personalities, filmmakers, directors, producers, buyers and sales agents from across the world and showcase the myriad creative opportunities. And a rich bank of creative talent.

The official poster and trailer of the 55th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) to be held in Goa from November 20-28, 2024, will be unveiled at the Bharat Parv.

‘Save the Date’ will also be released for the first World Audio-Visual and Entertainment Summit (WAVES) to be held along with the 55th IFFI at Bharat Parv.

According to a statement from the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, the India Pavilion at the 77th Cannes Film Festival will be inaugurated on May 15 in the presence of eminent film personalities at 108 Village International Riviera.

The India Pavilion at Cannes serves as a platform for the Indian film community to engage in various activities including promoting production collaborations, curated knowledge sessions, signing distribution deals, greenlighting scripts, B2B meetings. And that includes networking with major entertainment and media players nearby. World.

The pavilion will be organized by the National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) in collaboration with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) as an industry partner.

An ‘India Stall’ will be set up at the Marche du Cannes through the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) to facilitate industry engagement and collaboration.

The India Pavilion has been designed by the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad.

It has been named ‘The Sutradhar’ to reflect this year’s theme “Create in India”.

Many Indian films and productions will be screened at the festival.

In the spotlight, filmmaker Payal Kapadia’s magnum opus ‘All We Imagine as Light’ is set to enthrall audiences and compete for the coveted Palme d’Or. Notably, it marks a significant milestone as after three decades an Indian title graces the competition section of the Official Selection of the Cannes Film Festival.

British-Indian filmmaker Sandhya Suri’s ‘Santosh’, In Un Certain Regard.

Karan Kandhari’s ‘Sister Midnight’ will be screened at Directors’ Fortnite and Maisam Ali’s mesmerizing ‘In Retreat’ will be screened at L’Acid.

‘Sunflowers Were the First Ones to Know’, a short film by the students of Film and Television Institute of India has been shortlisted in the La Cinef Competitive section.

Shyambanegal’s ‘Manthan’, a film focusing on the Amul dairy cooperative movement, will be presented in the Classics section, adding a touch of historical significance to the Indian lineup of the festival.

The film reels were preserved for several decades in the film vault of the NFDC-National Film Archive of India (NFAI), a unit of the ministry, and have been restored by the Film Heritage Foundation (FHM).

National Award-winning cinematographer Santosh Sivan will be the recipient of the prestigious Pierre Angénieux Tribute at the Cannes Film Festival. He will also give a masterclass to the Cannes delegates and become the first Indian to be honored with this distinction.

Several Indian states, including Goa, Maharashtra, Jammu and Kashmir, Karnataka, Jharkhand and Delhi, are expected to participate to help showcase India’s diverse locales and film talent.

Interactive sessions in the India Pavilion held throughout the festival covered topics such as incentives for production in India, international collaboration in film festivals, India as a filming destination, and bilateral film co-productions between India and countries like Spain, UK, Will cover. , and France, among others. These sessions aim to facilitate discussion, networking and collaboration opportunities for the dynamic Indian film industry and filmmakers looking to connect with international partners.

The 77th edition of the Cannes Film Festival will begin on May 14 and end on May 25.

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