The Cannes film festival, which was forced to cancel its 73rd edition last year because of the global Covid-19 pandemic is back in its much-anticipated physical once again this year, from 6th to 17th July 2021. The festival sees the selection of three young Indian filmmakers across different sections.

Suman Sen‘s debut feature Eka (Solo) is one of the 10 film projects selected for the 2021 edition of La Fabrique Cinéma. Each year ten directors from across the world, working on their first or second feature films are invited to attend the Festival de Cannes along with their producers. La Fabrique Cinéma de l’Institut français is a tailored program helping talented young directors from emerging countries increase their international exposure.

For the first time this year, the Cannes film festival will present a Cinema for the Climate program with seven films which are dealing with issues such as climate change and the collapse of biodiversity.

Indian filmmaker Rahul Jain is part of the festival’s new section. In the shocking documentary Invisible Demons, he gives an insight into the pollution in New Delhi.

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‘NFDC Film Bazaar Goes to Cannes’

NFDC’s Film Bazaar has also joined hands with the Cannes Film Market “Co-Production Days” since its virtual edition last year to present work-in-progress films to international festival programmers, distributors and sales representatives

The seven projects selected this year from across Southeast Asia, that will be pitched to co-producers and financiers include-

Dengue” by Prantik Basu, “Rasa” (Immerse) by Anjali Menon, “Kuhiro Pariko Sahar” (A Hidden Tale Behind The Mist) by Pasang Dawa Sherpa (Nepal), “Kuhiro Pariko Sahar” (A Hidden Tale Behind The Mist) by Pasang Dawa Sherpa (Nepal), “Last Time On Earth” by Paromita Dhar, “Ghol” (The Catch) by Rishi Chandna and “Second Chance” by Subhadra Mahajan (India).