I&B Ministry and CII to set up India Pavilion at Berlin International Film Festival

Festival that takes place between February 7 and February 10 will have a government delegation of senior officials at the India Pavilion

Ministry of information and broadcasting

The I&B ministry has collaborated with CII is setting up an India Pavilion at the 69th Berlin International Film Festival.

While Indian cinema has been going places in terms of increased viewership and box office collections, the government is putting its best foot forward to promote the industry internationally. 

The festival that takes place between February 7 and February 10 will have a government delegation of senior officials at the India Pavilion. 

The sole motive of the delegation is to popularise Indian cinema in the overseas market and facilitate new business opportunities through facilitating co-production treaties. The Information and Broadcasting officers would also be looking at promoting cinematic tourism and audio visual services in India through the pavilion at the film festival.

The pavilion would also promote the upcoming International Film Festival of India's golden jubilee year. A delegation will meet officials of Venice International Film Festival and Cannes Film Festival among others.

The India Pavilion will be showcasing Indian films, hosting topical events and providing a platform for Indian filmmakers and producers to market Indian films with international territories and engage in co-production discussions.

The festival has an interesting line-up of Indian films that would be showcased. Udita Bhargavas Dust will have its world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival 2019. Zoya Akhtar's ‘Gully Boy’ and Rima Das's ‘Bulbul Can Sing’ are some of the other films to be watched out for.

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