The audiovisual industry is changing rapidly with the digital revolution giving opportunities to new and developing technologies to reach a wider audience.

The French Institute in India implements a new approach in order to offer French programs not only to the general public but also to professionals and to strengthen the link between the two industries through co-production, distribution and shooting of films.

Keeping up with the industry trends and supporting the evolution of the audiovisual sector, France offers excellent education and training in the disciplines of film and other audiovisual expressions like animation and video games.

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France is a great host to international shoots. With its landmark monuments, and with the title of “world’s leading tourism destination”, state-of-the-art studios, post-production facilities, while most importantly due to its international tax rebate system, shooting in France can be a breeze!

Contact us with a potential project. With assistance from Film France to the network of local film commissions in France, we can help you plan your recce and your shoot.

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Following the signature of the Film Coproduction agreement between India and France in 2010, we are committed to promoting the joint development of co-production projects.
By participating in and supporting events like NFDC’s Film Bazaar and La Fabrique Cinéma at the Cannes International Film Festival, the French Institute in India aims to connect Indian filmmakers
with the French entertainment, an ecosystem to incubate ideas and partnerships and find co-producers and funding for independent projects.

In 2020, we supported Festival des 3 continents’ Produire au Sud coproduction workshop organized for the first time in Kolkata, India by Arthouse Asia Film Festival and saw the participation of 7 teams from across the continent. Produire au Sud is a workshop focusing on the outline and structure of coproduction within the film industry. It is now called KoPro/PAS workshop.

The French Institute in India, through its Indo-French Professional Meetings of the Moving Industry, organised every year in Cannes in May and in Mumbai in December, has initiated a platform to discover and source the latest and best French content of different genres, for every platform.

We can also help you access other professional markets in France like Series Mania (Lille), TVFI’s Le Rend-Vous (Biarritz), Unifrance’s Rendez-vous with French Cinema, etc.

France is the birthplace of the technology and art of cinema and like India, has a particularly strong film industry. The French Institute in India actively provides French cinema with a larger exposure in a vibrant Indian ecosystem.

Screenings of French films are organised regularly at the various Alliances françaises across India. IFI also collaborates with cultural centres, cinemas and festivals in order to present recent and innovative French films to the Indian audience.

France offers a variety of courses of various durations in the various aspects of filmmaking. Providing international summer school animation programs as well as specialized degrees in video games, France is among the best countries to study filmmaking, animation and game design.

Contact the nearest Campus France office, to learn more.

The French Institute in India is always keen on welcoming French film professionals to Indian film schools and festivals for masterclasses and interactions to further strengthen cooperation in the field of cinema.

We also support the student exchange programme between our countries’ top film schools – FTII (Pune) and La Fémis.

France is the birthplace of technology and art of cinema and has a particularly strong film industry, like that of India. The French Institute in India actively provides French cinema a larger exposure in a vibrant Indian ecosystem.

Screenings of French films are organised regularly at the various Alliances françaises across India. We also collaborate with cultural centres, cinemas and festivals in order to present recent and innovative French films to the Indian audience

Launched at the Cannes Film Festival in 2014, Shoot the Book! is a platform that successfully brings together publishers, producers and studios, connecting the literary and film industries.

Shoot the Book! Mumbai is produced by The French Institute in India with the support of the Société Civile des Éditeurs de Langue Française (SCELF) and l’Institut français (Paris).

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Gender equality is a top priority for France’s diplomacy and French cooperation with India. On 13th April 2021, filmmaker Guneet Monga will be conferred with the honour of the Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters (Chevalier dans I’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres).

During the same evening, the Ambassador of France to India, H.E. Mr Emmanuel Lenain, will sign an agreement with French Collectif 50/50, represented by its co-president, the French producer Sandrine Brauer, which commits the Embassy to promote equality and diversity in its audiovisual cooperation with India, in particular by providing equal opportunities to male and female professionals.

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