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Israel proposes India as focus country at Jerusalem Film Festival in 2020

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

has proposed to be the focus country at next year during a meeting between the delegations of the two countries at the International on Thursday.

Indian film "Newton", starring Rajkummar Rao, has created a buzz in Israel, the Israeli delegation said.

The Indian delegation at is led by Information and Amit Khare, while Eti Cohen, Director of and Council, Ministry of Culture and Sports, led the delegation for

also proposed the idea of making concept-based films in India, with a focus on regional and small budget film, according to a release by the

No Indian film has made the cut at this year but a host of celebrities including Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone, and will walk the festival's red carpet to represent their brands.

The Indian delegation also met Film Commissioners of participating countries at to highlight the country as the go-to destination for filming.

To make the process of obtaining permissions easy, the Indian team highlighted the which ensures single-window clearance for film-makers.

The delegation also focused on co-production opportunities with the participating countries and forage opportunities of collaborations for films with international production houses.

Khare talked about the possibility of filmmakers of different countries coming together under bilateral co-production agreements which would also forge new markets and wider audiences by making a hub for shooting world class international movies.

The countries which participated included Austria, Costa Rica, Norway, Philippines, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden, and

The delegation also met Marc Tessier, President, Film France, and talked about amendments in already existing co-production treaty between and to include animation, gaming and visual effects.

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First Published: Thu, May 16 2019. 23:06 IST