It was a good year for Indian short films, features and documentaries with a record number being selected for the Berlin Film Festival. The prestigious festival, also known as Berlinale, which was held in February this year, saw 12 Indian films selected under different categories. Introducing these award-winning films and filmmakers, Max Mueller Bhavan, Mumbai, will hosted a discussion titled “India@Berlinale” at its Galerie Max on April 25. The participants shared their experiences and ideas about Indian cinema at Berlinale. Short clips from the selected films were also shown during the event.
The session — moderated by Berlin Film Festival’s India Consultant Meenakshi Shedde — included short clips from the selected films and a discussion with the filmmakers. Speaking at the event was Avinash Arun, director of Marathi film Killa, winner of the Crystal Bear for the Best Film in the Children’s Jury; Pushpendra Singh, director of Lajwanti selected under the Forum section; Kush Badhwar director of Blood Earth that featured in the Forum Expanded section; producers of Killa, Gangs of Wasseypur 1 and 2, Alan McAlex and Sanjay Shah of Miss Lovely.
Jessica Sadana and Samarth Dixit, co-directors of the film Prabhat Pheri, selected for the Forum Section, as well as film critic Rajeev Masand, took part in the event which was open to all.
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