Meet Film Facilitation Office at India Pavilion
Ease of filming in India will be promoted at Berlin. The Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Government of India, has set up the FFO with a view to promote and facilitate shootings by foreign filmmakers in India. FFO acts as a facilitation point for filmmakers in assisting them to get requisite permissions while disseminating information on shooting locations as well as the talent, resources and facilities available for production and post production. It proactively works closely with various Central and State Government Agencies to create a film friendly environment in India. FFO accepts application for shooting of feature films, reality TV shows and commercial television series in India.
Indian cinema on a Global Journey at EFM
The Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, in association with Confederation of Indian Industry, is participating in the 69th Berlin International Film Festival and European Film Market, (February 7-15, 2019) to project Indian cinema, facilitate to syndicate and market Indian films and film services in India. The India Stand is located at the prime MGB Central Hall (No C6).
Mr Ali Raza Rizvi. Additional Secretary & Financlal Adviser, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Mr Girish C Aron, Director (films), Ministry of Information & Broadcasting and Mr Chaitanya Prasad, Festival Director International Film Festival of India (IFFI) are at Berlin as part of the Government of India delegation.
The India Stand at EFM will provide a platform for Indian filmmakers and producers (mainstream and independent) to market Indian films with international territories and engage in co-production. The objective is to boost the profile of Indian films, facilitate business to business meetings, production services and Indian locales to the world
Berlinale Co-Production Market
Three projects from the subcontinent in the Berlinale Co-Production Market are helmed by women: Megha Ramaswamy’s first feature-length fiction and Gai’s third directorial venture In-Law. The third south Asian film seeking co-production deals in Berlinale 2019 is Bangladeshi director Imtiaz Bijon Ahmed’s Paradise, a drama woven around the life of a 14-year-old madrasa student on St Island off Cox’s Bazar.
Cinemas of India
The objective behind the participation is to promote Indian films across linguistic cultural and regional diversity so as to forge an increasing number of international partnerships in the realms of distribution, production, filming in India, script development and technology, thereby accelerating the growth of film sector in India.
2019 Berlinale Talents
Berlinale Talents has announced the selection of 250 filmmakers – 141 women and 109 men – from 77 countries for their 17th edition. Eight of the chosen filmmakers are working and living in India: Ukraine-born director Dar Gai and producer Dheer Momaya who have worked together on films such as Teen aur Aadha and Namdev Bhau; the distributor and sales agent Shraddha Chauhan whose distributed successful films such as Newton, Masaan and Dhanak; Shalini Agarwal who apprenticed as sound mixing assistant on several international productions such as Slumdog Millionaire, Life of Pi and Eat Pray Love before she started off her sound design career with short and documentary films; the director Payal Kapadia, the cinematographer Subal K R; the editor Sanglap Bhowmik and the film critic Poulomi Das who writes for Arré. The film critic Devika Girish, yet another Indian Talent, who currently lives in the US, complements the Indian selection.
Meet Confederation of Indian Industry at Berlin
The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) works to create and sustain an environment conducive to the development of India, partnering industry, Government, and civil society, through advisory and consultative processes. CII is a non-government, not-for-profit, industry-led and industry-managed organization, playing a proactive role in India’s development process.
The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has been coordinating the India participation at the various film festivals and markets positioning the Indian Entertainment industry on the global landscape. Apart from promoting select Indian states as ideal shooting locales globally, the CII facilitates B2B meetings between Indian and international stakeholders. CII M&E Dept. every year organises its flagship conference in M&E sector ‘The Big Picture Summit’
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