As part of the outreach for the Golden Jubilee edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), the Indian delegation at Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) 2019 met with a number of key stakeholders from the international film-making industry and apprised them of the proposed festival architecture.
The meetings were held in the India Pavilion set up by the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting. Lisa Macleod, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sports, Toronto, Ontario was among the prominent personalities to visit the Pavilion.
The Minister was apprised of the activities of IFFI 2019 and India celebrating its 50th anniversary.
Earlier in the day, the Indian delegation met Viviana A. Dirolli, Executive Director and Diego Marambio Avaria, International Affairs Coordinator, INCAA (Instituto Nacional de Cine y Artes Audiovisuales) -- the National Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual Arts, Argentina.
The objective of the meeting was to seek INCAA’s help to reach out to Argentina Government for IFFI 2019, potential of exchange between the countries and possibility of co-production treaty between India and Argentina.
The Indian delegation apprised them about all the policy initiatives and framework of Indian Government, ease of shooting and launch of the Web portal – www.ffo.gov.in - for online application for shooting at a single point.
They were notified of the preparations that were undertaken by the Government for the 50th anniversary of the IFFI.
INCAA stated that India should participate in the premiere film festival of Argentina - Mar del Plata International Film Festival 2019 and also in Ventana Sur 2019, which is attended by the entire Latin American community, with a possible Indian Delegation to Argentina to initiate dialogue on co-production between the two countries.
The Indian delegation also met Jana Wolff, Head- Marketing & Advertising, Berlin International Film Festival and discussed the possibilities of a more prominent presence for India at Berlinale 2020.
During the course of the day, the delegation interacted with other delegations and Film Festivals Representatives including Chinese delegation to TIFF 2019; Polish Film Institution; Ontario Creates; Mulan International Film Festival; Marie Adler, CEO/ President, Adler Productions; Janis Kalejs, Producer, Films Angels Studios, among others.
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