Government to woo filmmakers at Cannes for shoot in India

Published: 18th May 2013 10:07 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th May 2013 10:07 AM   |  A+A-

India is going all out to woo foreign filmmakers, with single window system for smooth film shoot in the country to be showcased at the  ongoing Film Festival at Cannes.

The Festival de Cannes is celebrating the centenary of Indian Cinema this year and India has been accorded the status of Special Guest Country.

On Saturday, the Information and Broadcasting Ministry will unveil the Single Window Clearance System for accessing tourist locations and production facilities in India. It aims at providing one-stop solution for all shooting needs in the country, thus cutting down on red tapism and multiple clearances.

Even the Ministry of Tourism will make a presentation on location related opportunities for film shooting in the country.

An India pavilion has been set up at the venue for creating a global footprint for Indian cinema, apart from projecting the country as an attractive destination for features and documentaries.

According to officials, the pavilion saw heavy footfall with film producers, journalists, movie buffs and festival authorities eager to network and learn about their respective works.

The Festival de Cannes is showcasing five Indian films in various sections.

They are Anurag Kashyap’s Ugly in the Directors’ Fortnight, Ritesh Batra’s debut feature film The Lunch box in Cannes Critics Week, Bombay Talkies in the Gala Screening, Amit Kumar’s Monsoon Shootout in the Midnight Screening and Satyajit Ray’s Charulata in the Cannes Classics section.


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