Indo-German Film Week begins in Berlin on Tuesday with film screenings, workshops, interactions and master classes, all presenting the Indian film and media world to the German and International audiences. Organised by Life Entertainment and Babylon Berlin, the film week will run till 11th February, 2013.
“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”, states the Indo-German Film Week website.
The highlight of the event is the IndoGerman Screenwriting Workshop from 5th to 7th February involving lectures by Anjum Rajabali, screenwriter and head of screenwriting department at FTII, Keith Cunningham, a German screenwriter and consultant; Jochen Brunow, author and head of the German Film and Television Academy, Berlin, who will talk about principles of storytelling, and Indian and Greek mythology.
Gauri Shinde (English Vinglish) will speak on women’s rights in India and Anurag Basu (Barfi!) will share his knowledge and experience about the process of turning a screenplay into a movie like he did with Barfi!.
Smita Jha from PriceWaterHouse India will present the “India Entertainment and Media Outlook 2012-2016″ which will focus on the Indian media business.
Among 15 film screenings, Barfi!, English Vinglish, Shanghai and Inkaar will make their German premieres in the presence of their respective directors.
See here for full program.