The India Pavilion at the ongoing Cannes Film Festival has already created enthusiasm amongst film makers of the world by showcasing Indian cinema’s linguistic, cultural and regional diversity. Ace Odisha born Bollywood film maker, Nila Madhab Panda will be conducting a workshop in Cannes on May 18.
This prestigious workshop, which will be attended by various international studios and film makers and students from all over the world, will be hosted by an Odia for the first time at Cannes.
The events in the India Pavilion at Cannes will also be graced by personalities like Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Sonam Kapoor, Nandita Das and other eminent people including Ambassador of India to France Mohan Kumar, Director Marche Du Film Jerome Paillard, filmmakers Rakeysh Om Prakash Mehra and Bobby Bedi.
The Pavilion is showcasing Indian cinema’s linguistic, cultural and regional diversity by screening trailers and displaying literature and brochures on varied aspects. The primary focus will be boosting co-production opportunities with countries India has signed a treaty with, attracting international studios to shoot in the country and exploring new international partnerships in the realms of distribution, production, filming in India, script development and technology, and promoting film sales and syndication. Two Indian films, Chauthi Koot and Masaan, have been chosen for the ‘UN Certain Regard’ category at Cannes.
FICCI is coordinating the India Pavilion at Cannes with the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting for the second consecutive year.