Actor-director Kamal Haasan, who is the chairman of FICCI media and entertainment business conclave, will inaugurate the India Pavilion at the 67th Cannes Film Festival. FICCI, in association with the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, will be organizing interactive sessions with Indian and international film industry stakeholders at the India Pavilion, which will showcase Indian cinema across linguistic, cultural and regional diversity.
The focus at this year's festival, which begins today, is to establish India as a global film shooting destination by highlighting initiatives like Single Window Clearance and co-production agreements with various countries that will enable this. Along with Haasan the pavilion will be inaugurated by luminaries like Arun K Singh, Indian Ambassador to France; Bimal Julka, Secretary, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting; Jerome Paillard, executive director, Marche du Film (the Cannes Film Market); and actor-producer Uday Chopra.
Chopra, who heads the international arm of Yash Raj Films, is attending Cannes as one of the producers of the festival's opening film 'Grace of Monaco'.
There will also be a discussion and felicitation of 'Titli', India's selection at the festival's Un Certain Regard section along with the cast and crew including director Kanu Behl.
The India Pavilion will also be showcasing trailers of recent Indian films and displaying brochures and other literature of Indian film companies.
Cannes Film Festival concludes on May 25.