European Union Film Festival to begin in India from Thursday

March 4th, 2009 - 6:30 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Mar 4 (ANI): The 14th European Union Film Festival in India will be held from March 5 to April 22 in New Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Kozihodhe, Chennai and Jamshedpur.
A selection of contemporary film productions of nineteen European countries will be presented.
The film festival will be inaugurated tomorrow at Siri Fort Auditorium II in Delhi.
The film festival is being organised by the Directorate of Film Festivals, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, in collaboration with the delegation of the European Commission to India and the Czech Embassy along with other European Union Member State Embassies and local partners.
Besides promoting mutual respect and understanding, the aim of the European Union Film Festival in India is to encourage broad international cooperation programme of cultural and commercial relations between Europe’’s film industry and filmmakers in India.
Through the eyes of film directors, the festival brings a spectrum of pictures of European society in dramas of everyday life along with complex human relations and in everlasting search for love and happiness. There are comedies, a thriller with underlying emotions and real portraits of courage to stand up for values of justice and dignity.
The film “Czech Dream” will be screened at the inaugural function, as the Czech Republic currently holds the Presidency of the European Union.
“Czech Dream” is a film about a hypermarket that never existed.
The directors Vit Klusak and Filip Remunda will be personally inaugurating the European Union Film Festival in Chennai.
In Mumbai, the Fun Cinema will host the event, in Pune festival will be presented in assistance with Indian National Film Archive.
Kerala State Chalachitra Academy and the Corporation of Kozhikode is co-organizer in Kozihodhe.
The partner of EU in Chennai is Indo Cine Appreciation Foundation and Kalamandir in Jamshedpur. (ANI)

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