The Indian Delegation hosted India Networking Event on the side-lines of its participation at the Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) 2019. The occasion saw a gathering of Prominent Film Festival Heads, International Film Associations, Film Agencies and Renowned Production Houses interested in fostering collaborations with India.
The focus of the discussion was on forging ties for co-production of films and developing partnerships for the Golden Jubilee Edition of IFFI to be held later this year. The participants were also apprised about policy initiatives of Government to ease filming in India through the web portal www.ffo.gov.in to act as a single point of contact for film shooting applications and efforts to curb film piracy through amendments to the Cinematograph Act.
Panos Kouanis, the President and CEO of EKOME S.A. expressed that the government of Greece would actively consider participating in the Golden Jubilee Edition IFFI. He also underlined that the participation would pave-forward for more proactive ties between the two nations.
International Film Festivals and Commissions expressing their desire for possible collaborations with India and IFFI 2019 signifies the attractive growth opportunities for Media and Entertainment Industry in making India the next destination for filming.