AMN / BERLIN
India’s External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar has said that the medium of cinema has the potential to build collaboration and partnerships between India and the world.
Inaugurating the India Pavilion at the Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) 2020 in Germany last evening, Dr Jaishankar said, co-production agreements, the Film Facilitation Office and India’s premier Film Festival IFFI have showcased India as an emerging market and a filming destination. He said, it has opened opportunities for excellence in different aspects of film making.
The External Affairs Minister also mentioned that India’s partnership at Berlinale offered tremendous opportunities to further strengthen bilateral relationship in vertical of film making and taking forward the co-production platform. He also invited Berlinale participants, directors, filmmakers to participate at the 51st IFFI through films, delegations and partnerships.
On the occasion, Dr Jaishankar also unveiled the poster for the 51st edition of India International Film Festival to be celebrated in Goa this year, along with its booklet.
Subsequently, the delegation released Pickle Magazine at the pavilion.
Ambassador of India to Germany Mukta Dutta Tomar, Joint Secretary (films) in Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Ms T.C.A Kalyani, Joint Secretary in Ministry of External Affairs Shilpak Ambule, Deputy Chief of Mission Embassy of India in Berlin Paramita Tripathi and Additional Director General Directorate of Film Festival Chaitanya Prasad were present on the occasion.
Ministry of Information and Broadcasting in collaboration with Confederation of Indian Industry is participating in the Berlin International Film Festival being held from 19th February to 01st March 2020 at Berlin, Germany.