India is going to showcase its creative power at the 48th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) starting from September 7, 2023.
After its successful participation at the 76th Cannes Film Festival in May this year, India is gearing up to showcase its films at the 48th Toronto International Film Festival.
- This year, the focus will be on showcasing India as a hub for talent, content and entertainment.
Prithul Kumar to lead India at 48th Toronto International Film Festival:
- India's official delegation at TIFF will be led by Prithul Kumar, Joint Secretary (Film), Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Managing Director, National Film Development Corporation (NFDC).
- NFDC is the central agency of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, which is organising India's participation in TIFF.
- In its comprehensive engagement plan, India will host a number of sessions to showcase the country's creative as well as technical strengths and invite international stakeholders to co-produce films with India and film on Indian locations.
Come make a film in India:
- A special spotlight session, titled Come, Make a Film in India, seeks to showcase India's film policies, India's single window arrangement to be created for the international fraternity to ease filming in the country.
- As a celebration of the cinematic achievements of India and Canada, the countries wish to explore and promote filmmaking across mediums such as features, short films, animation projects, OTT content and web projects.
India's participation at TIFF with India Pavilion:
- India's participation at TIFF will begin with the inauguration of the India Pavilion, designed by the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad.
- Apart from the spotlight session, a session on India as the land of storytellers and several meetings with international dignitaries are planned.
Six Indian films shortlisted at TIFF:
- Six Indian films have been shortlisted in the official selection of TIFF this year.
- These include Dear Jassi directed by Tarsem Singh Dhandhwar, 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, Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam by Anand Patwardhan.
- The film Dil Hai Gray directed by Susi Ganesan will be screened in the market section.
Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF):
- TIFF is held every year in September in Toronto, Canada.
- TIFF was established in 1976 as the Festival of Festivals. Its purpose was to screen films from other film festivals.
- It has since become one of the world's largest annual showings of film, attended by both industry professionals and the public.
- In the year 1995, it was renamed as Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).