The week starting from February 5th to 11th, will witness captivating film premieres, screenwriting workshops, panel discussions and various events all focused on India, in the Babylon Berlin, Rosa-Luxemburg-Straße at the IndoGerman Film Week with International Content Summit, Film Premieres from India and IndoGerman Screenwriting Workshop.

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The screenwriting workshop commences on February 5th up till 7th, and includes film premieres and lectures by renowned and well-known names such as Anjum Rajabali, Screenwriter and Head of Screenwriting department at FTII; Keith Cunningham; Jochen Brunow; Head of Screenwriting Academy DFFB and author, will talk about Indian and Greek mythology and principles of storytelling; filmmaker Anurag Basu will talk about his expertise and procedure of transforming a screenplay into a movie, with keeping Barfi! in mind-which is the official Indian Entry for the Academy Awards 2013 and also the opening movie of the IndoGerman Film Week, being screened on February 5th,2013; also Gauri Shinde the award-garnering woman who made English Vinglish, will elucidate upon the women’s rights in India and will also speak about her movie.

Barfi!, English Vinglish and Shanghai Movie Poster
Barfi!, English Vinglish and Shanghai Movie Poster

The emphasized prominence would be the fusion concert of sitarist Asad Khan; one who played the score of Slumdog Millionaire, along with a German Band on Friday, February,8th, 2013 in Babylon.

“India Entertainment and Media Outlook 2012-2016” will be presented by Mrs. Smita Jha, PWC India, for the very first time in Europe, as she would enlighten all by giving an insight into the Indian Media Business, which is the biggest movie production industry of the world growing at a very fast pace. Also panel discussions, confabulations and exchange of thoughts will take place among Indian and German experts of media businesses.

Bollywood Movies like Barfi!, English Vinglish, Shanghai and Inkaar will be screened in the presence of their respective directors and there would be as many as eleven more films during the Filmweek, both Indian and German. The genre ranges from star driven films to modern Indian cinema, which focuses on the aspiring Indian middle class and young ones.

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