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European Film Market officials keen to work with India

IANS  |  Berlin 

As the Pavilion was inaugurated at the 69th Berlin International Film Festival, officials of the European Film Market (EFM) expressed interest to work with and collaborate for the golden jubilee celebrations of the of (IFFI).

The was inaugurated by Matthijis Wouter Knol, Director, Paramita Tripathi, of Mission, Embassy of India in Berlin, and Peter Domsch, of Sales and Technical Department, EFM, were also present on the occasion. The poster of IFFI 2019 was also inaugurated during the inaugural ceremony, read a PIB statement.

Members of the Indian delegation, including Chaitanya Prasad, Additional General, Directorate of Film Festivals, and G.C. Aron, Director, Films, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, apprised the representatives about the significance of the golden jubilee celebration of IFFI, the recent policy initiatives of the government to ensure ease of filming in India, setting up of Film Facilitation Office, launch of the web portal for for film shooting at a single point and efforts of the government through amendment to the Cinematograph Act to tackle film piracy.

Knol said the stakeholders of would actively consider participating in IFFI this year. He also underlined that the participation would pave a way forward for a more proactive interaction between the Indian stakeholders and the industry with the organisers of Berlinale in future.

Tripathi said the would undertake constant engagement in future with Indian and German stakeholders at the EFM to promote a viable exchange in all areas related to participation in IFFI 2019 and the Berlin along with working towards widening prospects of shooting of in India.

Prior to the inaugural ceremony, the Indian delegation interacted with Carlo Chatrian, Festival Designate, Berlin Film Festival, regarding future collaborations of participating in IFFI Goa 2019. He expressed hope that there will be more active participation from the and other stakeholders in the future editions of Berlinale.



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First Published: Fri, February 08 2019. 12:50 IST