New Delhi: On opening day of the Berlin International Film Festival, the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting in collaboration with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) hosted India Networking Reception at Berlinale 2020. The occasion saw a gathering of prominent Film Festival heads, international film associations, film agencies and renowned production houses interested in fostering collaborations with India, said the I&B Ministry in a Press communication.
The focus of the discussion was on forging ties for co-production of films and developing partnerships for the 51st edition of IFFI to be held later this year. Participants were also apprised of Government policy initiatives to ease filming in India through the Film Facilitation Office web portal to act as a single point of contact for film shooting applications, and more.
With participation of about 100 participants for the India Networking Evening, the delegation also met prominent people like Bobby Bedi, Owner and Managing Director, Kaleidoscope Entertainment; Stephan Ottenbruch, founder, Indogerman films; Jana Wolf, Head marketing and advertising, Berlin International Film Festival; Carlota Guerrero Bernaus, Catalunya Film Commission; Jo Muhlberger, Deputy Managing Director, European Film Promotion; Irena Jelic, Head of Promotions and Festivals, Croatian Audiovisual; HettieHalden, Screen Daily; Markus Gorsch, MDM online; and Sonia Jean-Baptiste, Co-founder, Chelsea Film Festival, among others.
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