India at Cannes 2022

By Pickle  May 18, 2022
India at Cannes 2022, Pickle Media

Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Anurag Thakur will lead the delegation from India to Cannes.

The delegation will comprise celebrities like A.R. Rahman (International Music Composer), Mame Khan (Folk Music Composer, Singer), NawazuddinSiddiqui (Actor, Bollywood), PoojaHegde (Actress), Prasoon Joshi (Chairman, CBFC), R. Madhavan (Actor & Producer), Ricky Kej (Music Composer), Shekhar Kapur (Film maker), Tamannaah Bhatia (Actress) and VaniTripathi (Actor).

The intent of the delegation is to showcase the rich flavour and diversity of India – culture, heritage, legacy, and developments through its cinema. The delegation has been hand-picked from across the length and breadth of the country to represent different strengths and aspects of the country.

The Indian lineup of films that will be screened at Cannes Film Festival includes the world premiere of R Madhavan starrer Rocketry, Godavari by Nikhil Mahajan, Alpha Beta Gamma by Shankar Srikumar, Boomba Ride by Biswajeet Bora, Dhuin by Achal Mishra, and Tree Full of Parrots by Jayaraj.

India will be presented as the Focus Country at the Opening Night of Marche Du Films being organised at the Majestic Beach with spotlight on India, its cinema, its culture & heritage

Visit Viacom 18 at Palais Stand 24.01

Visit Delhi Tourism at Palais Stand 24.01

Indian flavour to the Opening Night of Marche Du Films would be special performances by Indian Choir bands along with Folk Music and Fireworks. The Cuisine served would be Indian as well as French.

Actor Deepika Padukone will walk the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival and will also serve as the member of the prestigious Cannes Film Festival’s jury.

There are close to 100 online delegates from India at Cannes Film Market this year

Along with Deepika Padukone, actor Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and other celebrities from Indian film industry are set to be in attendance, and walk the Cannes 2022 red carpet.


India is also a “Country of Honour at the Cannes Next, under which 5 new Start Ups would be given an opportunity to pitch to the Audio-Visual Industry.

India has been given an opportunity to pitch 5 selected movies at the “Goes to Cannes Section”. These movies are part of the Work In Progress lab under the Film Bazaar that include Baghjan by
JaichengZxaiDohutia (Assamese, Moran), Bailadila by Shailendra Sahu (Hindi, Chhattisgarhi), EkJagahApni (A Space of Our Own) by Ektara Collective (Hindi), Follower by HarshadNalawade (Marathi, Kannada, Hindi), and Shivamma by Jai Shankar (Kannada)

Ten professionals from India will participate in the Animation Day networking. The program features talks, panel discussions, animation screenings and networking events.

A Cinema Hall called the Olympia Screen has been dedicated to India on 22nd May 2022 for screening “Unreleased Movies”. There are 5 Movies which have been selected under this category.

A dedicated India Forum, One Hour Conference is being organised at the Main Stage, comprising of the leaders of the Entertainment Sector and would position “India as the content hub of the World”. The India Forum would be attended by hundreds of guests and would live streamed online.

Visit CII Pavilion at Palais Stand 24.01

India Pavilion at the Cannes this time will have the sole focus of branding India as “Content Hub of the World”. It will showcase Indian cinema across linguistic, cultural, and regional diversities of the country and will serve as networking platform for delegates from across the global community.

India is the Official Country of Honour at Cannes Film Market (Marché du Film) in this edition of the festival. This is the first time this honour has been bestowed on any country and comes at a time when India celebrates its Azadika AmritMahotsav. India and France are also celebrating 75 years of diplomatic relations this year.

More than 100 Indian media and entertainment companies will attend the Cannes, aiming to establish international partnerships in film shooting, distribution, production, script development, technology, promoting film sales and syndication. India’s celebration of centenary of Satyajit Ray continues at Cannes as a remastered classic of Satyajit Ray classic – Pratidwandi will be screened at the Cannes Classic section Cinéma de la plage.

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