The Moving Image Industry

France, India and
their Moving Image Industries

See here how the two giants of the cinema and other visual forms are working together to bring quality content to both the French and Indian audiences

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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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Moving Image Industry 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 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.

Call for entries – KoPro/PAS 2021

The call for entries for the Produire au Sud workshop of Kolkata 2021 is now open. The workshop aims to familiarize young producers based in Africa, Latin America, and Asia with a variety of important tools and international coproduction techniques by coaching individual projects in development.

Supported by the French Institute in India, the workshop is dedicated to young professionals from India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bhutan, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Maldives.

Screenwriters, producers and directors from South Asia are invited to submit their fiction film project in development from now on.

Dates and submissions for 2021 workshop:
The workshop will be held in Kolkata January 12-16, 2021.

Opening of the call for entries : 3 August, 2020
Deadline of the call for entries : 16 October, 2020,
Announcement of the selection : early November 2020

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.

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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 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

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