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Rome Film Festival: India Pavilion inaugurated at Videocittà 2018

New Delhi, Nov 2 (UNI) India Pavilion, which was thrown open at Videocittà 2018 in Rome Film Festival on Friday, showcased the film heritage of India and India as the largest film making country.
India was partner country at Videocittà 2018, an event focussing on virtual reality, video gaming, animation, film making that was organised along with Rome Film Festival and Mercato Internazionale dell'Audiovisivo, the International Audio Visual Market.
India Pavilion showcased national films’ heritage, ease of film shooting in India, promoted film shooting locations in the country, International Film Festival of India, Indian Cinema from different regions, Audio Visual Co Production between India and Italy.
India’s participation at the event was organised by Ministry of Information & Broadcasting and coordinated on Ministry’s behalf by FICCI.

While inaugurating the India Pavilion at Videocittà, Joint Secretary (Films), Ministry of Information & Broadcasting Ashok Kumar Parmar highlighted the film heritage of India and India as the largest film making country.
Indian delegation at the Film Festival was lead by Ashok Kumar Parmar, Joint Secretary, Ministry of I&B, and consisted of H E Rennet Sandhu, Ambassador of India to Italy, Senthil Rajan, OSD, International Film Festival of India, Rakesh Omprakash Mehra, Filmmaker & Director, Sukumar Subramanian, Head Animation, Accel Media Ventures, K S Amjath Meeran, Filmmaker & Director, Vivek Singhania, President & CEO, Picture Perfect, Madhavan Reddy Yathan, CEO, Rotomaker, Dilip Chenoy, Secretary General, FICCI, an official statement said here.
The agenda of the delegation from India this year is to showcase diversity in films of our country while furthering collaborations with various other countries.

Daily cultural performances related to Indian classical dances, performances based Indian films, yoga sessions, vocal performances, screening of Indian films across regions, happened in the
India Pavilion.

He also said, ''India is not only one of the leading countries in telling stories full of different shades of life, but also emerged as one of the destination for high end services related to filmmaking.''
He also pointed out that 70 years of diplomatic relationship between India and Italy provided an opportunity to re-energize the existing co-production agreements between the two countries.

'Chalo Jeete Hain', 'Village Rockstars', 'Sinjar', 'Take off', 'Ladakh Chale Rickshawala', 'Newton', 'Kahaani' and 'Queen' were the Indian films screened in Videocittà, showcasing the variety and richness of Indian Cinema to the Italian audiences.
Kathak, Bharatanatyam, Sufi Recitals, Yoga, Bollywood song and Dance were the cultural performances in the India Pavillion at Videocittà.
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