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TIFFEST festival to promote participation in the 54th IIFA & to promote partnerships for international coproductions

September 29, 2023 2:03 PM IST

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Tashkent International Film Festival is taking place at Tashkent in Uzbekistan. Known as the “ Pearl of The Silk Road” , the Tashkent International Film Festival was started in 1968, and Indian film Amrapali was screened in the opening edition of the festival.

This Festival became a significant event in the cultural life of the peoples of the Asian and African continents and was marked by a creative exchange of experience and cultural cooperation, peace and friendship among peoples.

Union Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Dr  L. Murugan will lead an Indian Delegation in this festival. The participation in this film festival is aimed to build cinematic partnerships, have exchange of programmes, nurture filmmaking and act as a bridge between the cultures.

India’s participation in TIFFEST is on the theme of ‘Showcasing India’s Creative Economy,’ which promises to be a catalyst for exciting and meaningful discussions.

Relations between Uzbekistan and India have their roots deeper in the history. In recent years, there has been significant intensification in bilateral ties to create an enriching filming ecosystem and a future-ready Industry with ongoing growth prospects in India for the world, India has been keen to co-produce movies, exchange the understanding and techniques of cinema, and develop ways to make our cinema/industries inclusive. During its presidency year of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation ( SCO) this year, India organised the SCO Film Festival at Mumbai in January 2023.

The festival platform would be utilized to promote this year’s edition of the 54th International Film Festival of India (IFFI), which is scheduled from 20th to 28th November 2023 in Goa, India.

Indian cinema made a name for itself on the world map back in the early Indian cinema days when the films of legendary actor & director Raj Kapoor received love from across the world, especially in Uzbekistan and the Central Asia region as well.

Indian cinema continues to have a charm to date as our cultural way of storytelling and art forms transcend into our storytelling and are appreciated not only in India but the world, such as the song “Natu Natu” from the film RRR by film director  Rajamouli that recently bagged the award for best song at the golden globe winning the heart of cinema lovers across the world.

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