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Fact Sheet LOCATION Paris, France DATE Second half of August 2013 DURATION 10 days (2 week-ends week and a week) DESCRIPTION a specialized festival aimed to promote the Indian cinema and culture in France, showcasing the multiple facets of Indian cinema and the rich cultural resources of India. CONTENT Film program (features, short films, children films, classic, tribute, student stude films, film premieres), visual art exhibit, live music AIMS Highlight Indian independent cinema and French/Indian coproductions; create a space of encounter between Indian and French film schools; Allow Indian ad French directors and producers to meet and a interact. TARGET French aficionados of Indian cinema and the movie lovers as a whole; French Indian diaspora; Generate desire, surprise, and curiosity in others. PRESIDENT OF THE FESTIVAL Significant personality of the Indian Industry to host the Festival. OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT Cannes Film Festival, May 2013. Press conference at the Indian Pavilion. FILM TEAMS Director and 1 actor/actress will be invited for each film; FILMS SELECTION RANGE from yearly production India wide and from main institutions’ stocks ocks FTIP Pune, SRFTI Kolkata, NFDC, NAI Pune. AWARDS Audience Award, Children Films Award. FILMS PROGRAM 47 features; 28 short films. EVENTS PROGRAM masterclass, daily concerts, exhibition, opening & closing nights. nights GUESTS public figures from France and India (institution rep., personalities of the movie and entertainment industry) to main public events of the festival for press coverage.

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Overview On May 3, 1913,, Dadasaheb Phalke produces and directs the first silent silen feature of the Indian cinema: Raja Harishchandra. Harishchandra A 100 years later, the Indian movie industry is the most prolific in the world with more than 1,000 films produced a year. From this important production only a few films reach Europe, even less in France, where however exists an audience that th mainly supplies itself in specialized DVD shops. The Indian Film Festival of Paris’ Paris aims is to introduce some of the most representative film of these industried, not as local curiosities, but for their artistitic worth; independent and/or arthouse films that will have but a few opportunity to be released in theaters, vod or DVD; the young young generation of Indian cinema, earger to meet another audience than the Indian and the festival public; another Indian (the real one?), the one who charms us and/or makes us uncomfortable, less glittering but as attractive.

Promoting Indian cinema & culture cultur The Indian Film Festival of Paris is a specialized festival aimed to promote the Indian cinema and culture in France, allowing its audience to discover the multiple facets of Indian cinema and by extension the rich cultural resources of India through workshop, rkshop, thematic exhibitions and transnational events.

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Selection Committee The Festival’s team is composed of Director Bérengère Barrier (BiosKope Productions) INDIA Films & Cultural programs  Sudipto Sen n (Film Director);  Utpal Borpujari (Film critic and filmmaker); Partnership & Sponsorship India  Sudipto Sen (Film Director); Institutional Partnership & Sponsorship India  Ashish Chopra (culinary historian, food critic, travel writer, photographer). Consultant, Institutional & Private Partnership & Sponsorship India  Pawan Manchanda ( Princ. Advisor South Asia UN, Founder & Chairman Global Village Group India). FRANCE Honorary Consultants  Pierre Walfitz (Producer);  Sandrine Brauer (Producer).  Agilane Panajiradja (Theatrical Distributor) General Coordinator Armelle Trouxe They support the Fstival

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Sections, Jury, Awards Sections The Indian Film Festival of Paris’ Paris’ competition program will include:  10 feature films;  14 short films (fiction);  14 short films (non-fiction); fiction);  5 children films. The non-competition competition section will include  15 films: all-time time classics, films highlighting Indian history and culture;  1 retrospective/tribute to an Indian director or actor made of 7 films;  1 selection of 10 student films (Tomorrow’s Cinema). The Indian Film Festival of Paris will select film from the yearly production India wide. For the Student Films section, film from the Film and TV Institute of Pune and the Satyajit Ray Film & TV Institute will be selected. The classic section films will be sourced sourced from the NFDC and the National Film Archive of India, Pune.

Jury & Awards The Board of the Festival has considered that only two prizes would be awarded:  Children Film Award  Audience Award In all cases the board leave the Audience (Adult & Children) being the sole Jury of the Festival.

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Events The Indian Film Festival of Paris will also offer: Professional Events Script workshop:: the Indian Film Festival of Paris is in talk to organize a script workshop with French and Indian young screenwriters. Tomorrow’s Cinema: Cinema the Indian Film Festival of Paris wishes to strengthen collaboration between young filmmakers and film schools from France and India; Distribution: the Indian Film Festival of Paris will do its best effort to invite European distributors to attend the screening and unfold distribution opportunities in Europe for the screened films (in and out of competition). During its duration, the Indian Film Festival of Paris will offer a LOUNGE, a friendly place where audience and participants will be be able to meet every evening during the week, all day during the weekends. These Indian “happy hours” will be organized around mini-concerts, mini concerts, and other art events, and an Indian food will be served.

Special Events / Gala Night The Indian Film Festival of Paris will offer a VIP gala night. This event will be organized around a première and a gala dinner in a prestigious Parisian location. This gala night will be held on behalf of a cause (Cinema for Peace, Being Human…) The organization ion of this gala night (screening + dinner) will be financed by 10% out of the purchase price of a table by the benefactors. Several formulas will be offered (number of seats; display on marketing material, etc.). The financing of this Gala night will be done done on a separate account.

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Public Events During its duration, the Indian Film Festival of Paris will offer a LOUNGE, a friendly place where audience and participants will be able to meet every evening during the week, all day during the weekends. These Indian ndian “happy hours” will be organized around mini-concerts, mini concerts, and other art events, and an Indian food will be served.

Masterclass Public Meetings with major representatives of the Indian movie industry (directors, actors, producers), hosted by a French counterpart;

Concerts One different concerts every two nights = 6 programs/concert (no concert on closing day) = 3/4 different artists/groups; Possibility to offer a jam of 2 invited artists/groups;

Exhibition Shooting stills, posters, or highlight of Indian Indian artists in relation with cinema;

Miscellaneous Discovery activities around India.

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Cultural Content The cultural events are suggested keeping in mind the diversity of Indian culture, with the effort to encompass all four corners of the sub-continent. sub continent. Also an attempt will be made to showcase aspects of a different kind, which is traditional and modern, regional gional and yet catering to humanity at large, joining hearts, beyond geographical and cultural borders. Mr. Jayant Kastuar might take care of the management of the cultural evenings for the Festival. Opening Night A specially designed performance titled DRUMS OF NORTH-EAST (composed and designed by Joi Baruah) highlighting the connection between man and age old cultural heritage. The performance includes percussion from the 8 states of north-east. Classical Dance Forms Kathak, solo performance by Jayant Kastuar K | Odissi | Gayan Bayan & Ojapali by monks (Sattriya Kendra, Guwahati) | Mohiniattam (group performance) | Exclusive evening of Kathak recital wrapped in French poetry. Contemporary Dance/Folk Dance Saadhya | Nrityarutya contemporary dance group | Purulia rulia Chau folk dance form | Dollu Kunittha. Fusion Music Bands Advaita | Karnatrix | Motherjane | Kailash Kher Folk/Traditional/Instrumental Music Panchvadyam | Chanting of Sanskrit hymns by young girl students of Vedic Kanya Mahavidyalaya, Benares | Qawwali Qaww by Nazeer Ahmed Khan Warsi and Naseer Ahmed Khan Warsi of Hyderabad | Gujarati Gujarat folk and traditional music by Hemant Chauhan | Shehnai recital Will also been considered pedagogical performances, music for kids…

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Venue(s) Screening Venue(s) The Indian Film Festival of Paris wants to be a popular event open to the larger possible number. The Festival is looking for three screening rooms in Paris. Ideally, it would be to find a venue that could welcome the entire Festival program (films and events). However, we do not ignore how hard it is to privatize a whole venue for one single event.. Working with more than one venue in different areas of Paris will allow the Festival to increase the audience but also diversify it. However we wish that one of the theaters was equipped with a foyer where the cultural events can be programmed. To be reminded that the Indian Cultural Center of Paris, operated by ICCR, shall open its door in 2013. It could be the opportunity to associate and publicized on both launchings. According to the opening date and the space configuration, maybe the IFFP could be whole or partly held within the ICCP.

Lounge The Lounge will be an open space, located within one of the screening venues or at the closest vicinity.

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Partners & Sponsors We are expecting Indian Institutional partners to play the part of Presenting Sponsors. It is important to secure the Presenting Sponsors at the earliest for they offer the Indian Film Festival of Paris a legitimacy and their involvement will increase the interest of others potential partners by reassuring them. The aims and offers of the Indian Film Festival of Paris suit the cultural promotion of Indian abroad supported by the main organizations we’re targeting: targeting:  Ministry of Information & Broadcasting;  Ministry of Culture;  Ministry of Tourism and Incredible !ndia  Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) The objective is to have at least one of these organizations to patron the Festival in its first year and built a relation of confidence with them that might lead to the signature of a long-term term convention in the future. Also, the Indian Film Festival of Paris will target big corporates established both in France and India to sponsor the Festival. We are inviting you to join a unique cinema and culture event. The Indian Film Festival of Paris would like to offer your company to become an official sponsor and partner of our film festival. Cooperation with us provides not only for opportunities to communicate communicat with our audience, but also reflects your valuable input into the introduction of Indian culture and cinema in France. Each of our projects provides for certain package of opportunities in advertising and PR for our partners that include:  Press-conferences, conferences, communication with media and other ways of enhancing positive image and publicity;  TV advertising;  Radio advertising;  External advertising and advertising in cinemas;  Advertising in press;  Advertising in Internet, and other benefits.

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Tentative Program

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About Us

Created in 2011 by Bérengère Bebe Barrier (France), BiosKope Productions aims to be a bridge between two expertise and two cinemas. The ambition of BiosKope Productions is to get authors, directors, talents and technicians from all backgrounds, international, French and Indian to work together on independent films, to create a real synergy of creation and an exchange of skills and to enable the contributors to a same project to open their career opportunities outside side their home territory. BiosKope Productions is also likely to act as Line Producer, in France and Europe for Indian (and other foreign) films and entertainment productions companies that wish to shoot out of their country. BiosKope Productions acts as a films sales facilitator for Blue Water Media (Mumbai) in France and in Europe. www.bioskope-productions.com productions.com

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About Us Bérengère Bebe Barrier After studying theater for 5 years and a Master in cultural management, Bérengère Bebe Barrier coordinates the foreign companies management at the Avignon Theatre Festival (France, 98) before leaving for South Korea where she is project manager for the Cultural French Center and the audiovisual service of the French Embassy in Seoul (99): she is part of the creation creatio of the first Seoul French Film Festival and coordinates the participation of French delegation to the Pusan International Film Festival, amongst other responsibilities. Back in France, she assists Director Simon Brook before joining Daniel Toscan du Plantier’s team at Euripide Productions/Euripide Distribution (2001-2003) (2001 as production assistant (Tosca Tosca, Benoit Jacquot; La-Haut,, Pierre Schoendoerffer) and programming assistant. Early 2003, she joins Unifrance (association of French film industry professionals profes dedicated to the promotion of French cinema throughout the world) as executive assistant and publications supervisor. In 2006, she leaves Unifrance to work as production coordinator on Volker Schlöndorff’s Ulzhan (Cannes Film Festival 2007). Since 2007, she is production coordinator for Love Streams agnès b. Productions (My ( Name Is Hmmm…, agnès b. (2012); Walk Away Renee,, Jonathan Caouette (Critics’ Week, Cannes 2011); Kids of Today, Today, Jérôme de Missolz (Directors’ Fortnight, Cannes 2011); My Little Princess,, Eva Ionesco (Critics’ Week, Cannes 2011); 2011) Rare Exports, Jalmari Helander (Locarno Film Festival 2011); Irregular Seasoning,, Adrien Beau (2011); Dharma Guns, F.-J. J. Ossang (2010); Everything Will Be Fine,, Christoffer Boe (Directors’ Fortnight, Cannes 2010). In 2011, she founds BiosKope Productions to develop her own projects.

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The INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL OF PARIS is produced by BiosKope Productions Paris. We are inviting you to join a unique cinema and culture event. The Indian Film Festival of Paris would like to offer your company to become an official sponsor and partner of the festival.

Contact Us Bérengère Bebe be Barrier / bbb@bioskope-productions.com bbb@bioskope / +336 8658 7221 Pawan Manchanda / pm@bioskope-productions.com/ pm@bioskope +91 94170 11869 www.festivalducinemaindiendeparis.com

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