I&B Minister Inaugurated India Pavilion at Cannes Films Festival

INTERNATIONAL

The Indian Pavilion at the Cannes Film Festival 2022 was inaugurated by the Union Information & Broadcasting Minister. The inaugurated Pavilion will focus on positioning India as the 'Content Hub of the World'.

For the first time, India's red carpet line-up captures the diversity of the country's cinematic excellence. The recognition of its cinematic excellence the world over is set to manifest the country into the 'content hub of the world'.

In this year’s edition, six Indian films are being screened at the Cannes Film Market. These include – Rocketry – The Nambi Effect (Hindi, English, Tamil), Godavari (Marathi), Alpha Beta Gamma (Hindi), Boomba Ride (Mishing), Dhuin (Maithili), and Niraye Thathakalulla Maram (Malayalam).

India has been chosen as the first-ever ‘country of honor’ at the film festival. This honor was introduced for the first time in the history of the Cannes Film Festival.

In this year’s edition of the festival, Indian actress Deepika Padukone was selected as a part of the jury at the prestigious film festival. 

The ongoing 75th Cannes Film Festival is being held on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea in France in May 2022. The official poster for the festival was designed as an homage to The Truman Show (1998).  It is an annual film festival that was founded in 1946 and held in Cannes, France.

 

   Important points for the exam:

  • The Indian Pavilion at the Cannes Film Festival was inaugurated by the Union Information & Broadcasting Minister.
  • The inaugurated Pavilion will focus on positioning India as the 'Content Hub of the World'. This year 2022 marks the 75th edition of the International Film Festival.
  • India's red-carpet line-up captures the diversity of the country's cinematic excellence, for the first time.
  • In this year’s edition, six Indian films are being screened at the Cannes Film Market. These include – Rocketry – The Nambi Effect (Hindi, English, Tamil), Godavari (Marathi), Alpha Beta Gamma (Hindi), Boomba Ride (Mishing), Dhuin (Maithili), and Niraye Thathakalulla Maram (Malayalam).
  • India has been chosen as the first-ever ‘country of honor’ at the film festival. This honor was introduced for the first time in the history of the Cannes Film Festival.

    Facts to know:

  • Union Minister of Information & Broadcasting: Shri Anurag Thakur.
  • International Film Festival / Cannes Film Festival was founded in 1946.
  • The International Film Festival 2022 is being held in Cannes, France.
  • Indian actress Deepika Padukone was selected as a part of the jury at the prestigious film festival.
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