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Indo-German film week opens in Berlin

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MUMBAI: To bring film communities of Germany and India closer, an Indo-German Film Week has been organised in Berlin. The week will see film screenings, workshops, interactions and master classes, all presenting the Indian film and media world to the German and international audiences.



States the Indo-German Film Week website, "We want to show the German and international audience the whole variety of Indian Cinema, that there is much more than just"song and dance films". But we will also show the vibrant Fiction Production in Germany which is internationally recognized for its high quality Movies Made for TV."



The highlight of the event is the Indo German Screenwriting Workshop from 5 to 7 February that will have lectures by screenwriter and head of screenwriting department at FTII, Anjum Rajabali, Keith Cunningham, a German screenwriter and consultant, author and head of the German Film and Television Academy, Berlin, Jochen Brunow who will talk about principles of storytelling and Indian and Greek mythology.



Among 15 film screenings, Barfi!, English Vinglish, Shanghai and Inkaar will make their German premieres in the presence of their respective directors.



While Gauri Shinde (English Vinglish) will speak on women‘s rights in India, Anurag Basu will share his knowledge and experience about the process of turning a screenplay into a movie like he did with Barfi!



Organised by Life Entertainment and Babylon Berlin, the film week that began from yesterday (5 February) will run till the 11th of this month.

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