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India’s Cinematic Odyssey: “From Cannes Triumph to TIFF Spotlight in 2023”

After a successful stint at the 76th Cannes Film Festival, India is all set to captivate audiences at the 48th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), scheduled to commence on September 7, 2023. India’s journey from Cannes to TIFF marks its growing influence in the global film industry.

India at the 48th Toronto International Film Festival

TIFF 2023 is an opportunity for India to shine on the international stage. Leading the official Indian delegation to TIFF is Shri Prithul Kumar, Joint Secretary (Films), Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India, and Managing Director, National Film Development Corporation (NFDC). NFDC, the nodal agency of the Information and Broadcasting Ministry, is orchestrating India’s presence at TIFF.

A Focus on India’s Creative and Technological Strengths

India’s participation plan at TIFF is extensive. The country aims to showcase its creative and technological strengths to the global film community. India is eager to collaborate with international stakeholders for film production in India and promote the ease of filming in the country.

“Come, Film in India” – A Spotlight on Filmmaking Policies

An exclusive spotlight session titled “Come, Film in India” aims to highlight India’s film policies and its single-window mechanism, designed to attract international filmmakers. This session emphasizes India’s commitment to simplifying the filming process.

Celebrating Cinematic Achievements

India and Canada join hands to celebrate cinematic achievements. The focus extends across various mediums, including Feature Films, Short Films, Animation Projects, OTT Content, and Web Projects. The event will see participation from NFDC, Ontario Creates, Telefilm Canada, Indian producers, and Canadian producers.

India Pavilion Inauguration and Meetings with Dignitaries

The India Pavilion at TIFF, creatively designed by the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, will be inaugurated, providing a platform for Indian cinema to shine. Additionally, several meetings with international dignitaries are on the agenda, fostering collaboration and exchange of ideas.

A Stellar Lineup of Indian Films

TIFF 2023 showcases the diversity and excellence of Indian cinema. 6 Indian films have been shortlisted in the official selection. These include “Dear Jassi” directed by Tarsem Singh Dhandwar, “Kill” directed by Nikhil Nagesh Bhatt, “Thank You For Coming” directed by Karan Boolani, “Lost Ladies” directed by Kiran Rao, “Sthal/ A Match” directed by Jayant Digambar Somalkar, and “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam / The World is Family” by Anand Patwardhan. Furthermore, “Dil Hai Gray,” directed by Susi Ganeshan, will be screened in the market section.

India’s presence at the 48th Toronto International Film Festival is a testament to its growing influence in the global film industry, showcasing talent, creativity, and content that captivates audiences worldwide.

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