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IIFA Forum to create global platform for Indian cinema

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IIFA Forum to create global platform for Indian cinema

The International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) has announced that the forthcoming Singapore IIFA Weekend 2004 would witness a gathering of esteemed Indian and International cinema experts. The IIFA Forum, which will be held on May 21, 2004, at Singapore, will focus on ‘Globalisation of Indian Cinema’. The event is jointly hosted by the Media Development Authority and Hindustan Times.

Lee Boon Yang, Minister of Arts and Information, Government of Singapore, will address the IIFA Forum. The distinguished panelists at the IIFA Forum include internationally acclaimed speakers from the key aspects of filmmaking.

The names of the speakers include the likes of director Shekhar Kapur, who will speak on 'Globalisation of Indian Cinema' and director-producer, Karan Johar to speak on 'Filming Overseas and Creating Synergies'. Showbhik Kalra, Business Development Manager, GDC Technology will speak on 'Digital Cinema'.

Other speakers include Daniel Yun, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of MediaCorp Raintree Pictures, Ashok Kumar Doda, Executive Director of IDBI, Shravan Shroff, Distributor and Founder, Shringar Films. Vir Sanghvi, Editor, Hindustan Times, will moderate the discussion, which will highlight new avenues to establish Indian cinema on a larger global platform.

The IIFA Forum has been conceptualised with the idea of bringing the finest talent of the Indian film industry on one platform, to provide new direction to Indian cinema across global markets.

The IIFA Forum is a part of the Singapore IIFA Weekend celebrations, to be held from May 20 to 22. The weekend will conclude with the star-studded Samsung IIFA Awards 2004. Other activities of the Singapore IIFA Weekend include the IIFA World Premiere and the IIFA Foundation Celebrity Football Match.


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