India @ 69th Berlin International Film Festival
From 7-10 February 2019, Berlin, Germany
We are pleased to inform you that the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India, in association with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) will be participating at the 69th Berlin International Film Festival from 7-10 February 2019, and high level Government delegation will be visiting to Berlinale 2019 to project Indian cinema, facilitate co-production treaties and promote Indian content, Cinematic Tourism and Audio Visual Services in India.
The India Pavilion will be showcasing Indian films, hosting topical events and acting as an information point for Indian film industry. The India Pavilion will provide a platform for Indian filmmakers and producers (mainstream and independent) to market Indian films with international territories and engage in co-production discussions. Indian filmmakers have embraced new ways of telling stories and this is increasingly visible in global platforms. The Pavilion provides an opportunity to meet and conduct business with leading members of the Indian film fraternity.
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 Media & Entertainment sector in India.
B2B, B2G meetings and networking interactions:
There will be B2B, B2G Meetings, interactive sessions, networking and co-production opportunities. There will also be an India Networking event at the Mirror restaurant near Gropius Bau on 10th February between 4-6 pm, where the delegation members can interact with international counterparts and officials from various film festivals.
India @ Berlinale 2018:
The Ministry of Information & Broadcasting in association with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) participated at Berlinale in February 2018, to project Indian Cinema, promote shooting locales and film related services in India. For the first time, a high-profile India delegation was at European Film Market (EFM). India captured the attention of Berlin and EFM delegates. The high level Delegation comprised of Mr Ashok Kumar R Parmar, Joint Secretary-Films, Ministry of I&B; Mr Karan Johar, Owner, Dharma Productions; Ms Vani Tripathi Tikoo, Actress and Film Maker; Ms Bhumi Pednekar, Actress; Mr Shaji Karun, Film Maker and Mr Jahnu Barua, Film Maker.
The panel discussion and interactions at the Indian Embassy, Berlin, EFM Buyers' Lounge and EFM Producers' Hub attracted many foreign delegates keen to co-produce, shoot in Indian locales and engage with India. The changing narrative in Indian cinema was the talking point.