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India is to make a significant mark at the 77th Cannes Film Festival as it prepares to host a prestigious event titled ‘Bharat Parv’. This event, scheduled to take place at the renowned film gala, will serve as a platform for eminent dignitaries and delegates from around the world to explore the diverse creative opportunities offered by India.

Organised by the Information and Broadcasting Ministry, the ‘Bharat Parv’ will showcase India’s vibrant creative economy through a series of initiatives aimed at engaging with film celebrities, filmmakers, directors, producers, buyers, and sales agents.

This marks the first time that India will host such an event at the Cannes Film Festival, signifying the country’s growing influence and prominence in the global film industry.

This prestigious film gala will present representatives from central and state governments as well as guests from the industry will showcase India’s creative economy Marche du Films, mentioned the official from  Information and Broadcast Ministry on Friday (10).

The ‘Bharat Parv’, Cannes Film Festival will have vast guest list of film celebrities, filmmakers, directors, producers, buyers, sales and agents from across the world.

The official poster and trailer of the 55th India International Film Festival, to be held in Goa from November 20 to 28, will also be unveiled at the Bharat Parv, the release stated.
At the Bharat Parv, the delegation will also see the release of the “Save the Date” for the first edition of the World Audio-Visual & Entertainment Summit, which will take place alongside the 55th IFFI.

The Bharat Pavilion, which serves as a platform for the Indian film community to engage in various activities, at the 77th Cannes Film Festival at 108 Village International Riviera will be inaugurated on May 15 in the presence of eminent celebrities.

The Pavilion will be organised by the National Film Development Corporation in collaboration with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry as an industry partner.

A ‘Bharat Stall’ will be put in the Marche du Cannes through the Confederation of Indian Industry.

The Bharat Pavilion, designed by the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, aptly named ‘The Sutradhara’, embodies this year’s theme of “Create in India”. It stands as a testament to India’s rich creativity and innovation, ready to showcase the country’s diverse artistic landscape at the esteemed Cannes Film Festival.

Among the lineup of Indian films and productions at the festival, Payal Kapadia’s “All We Imagine As Light” takes center stage in the Competition section, competing for the prestigious Palme d’Or.

Payal Kapadia’s “All We Imagine As Light” stands out in the Competition section, vying for the esteemed Palme d’Or. (Photo credit: iMDB)

British-Indian filmmaker Sandhya Suri’s “Santosh” finds its place in the Un Certain Regard section, while the short film “Sunflowers Were the First Ones to Know”, crafted by Film and Television Institute of India students, graces the La Cinef Competitive section.

Further adding to the Indian presence, Karan Kandhari’s “Sister Midnight” will captivate audiences in the Directors’ Fortnight, and Maisam Ali’s gripping “In Retreat” will unfold its narrative in L’Acid.

In a nod to cinematic heritage, a restored version of Shyam Benegal’s 1976 classic “Manthan” will be featured in the Cannes Classics section, paying homage to timeless filmmaking.

Additionally, National Award-winning cinematographer Santosh Sivan will be honored with the prestigious Pierre Angenieux tribute, marking a historic moment as the first Indian to receive this esteemed recognition. Sivan will also impart his expertise through a masterclass, enriching the festival experience with his profound insights and expertise.

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