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Cineuropa helps to establish ties between India and Europe

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Cineuropa is teaming up with the Delegation of the European Union to India and Bhutan to deliver a training course on scriptwriting

Cineuropa helps to establish ties between India and Europe

“A Journey to Europe” is the name of the cultural exchange project launched by the Delegation of the European Union to India and Bhutan as part of the 26th edition of the European Union Film Festival. It is the first initiative of its kind launched as part of the festival, and aims to foster greater creative exchanges between cultural practitioners from the European Union and India.

Thirty projects have been selected by Valerio Caruso (director of Cineuropa), Veronica Flora (festival curator), Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam (directors of the Dharamshala International Film Festival) and Gauri Sharma-Żaczek (formerly of the EU Delegation to India and Bhutan). The writers will participate in an intensive workshop led by Cineuropa’s editor-in-chief, Domenico La Porta, from 26-29 November and will learn practical techniques for script development.

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From this select group, following the multi-day workshops, the two best scripts will be chosen for a follow-up and further support in 2022. The selected candidates will be given the opportunity to travel to an acclaimed film festival in Europe next year, and get the chance to network with European industry professionals and further develop their projects.

The participants and their projects are as follows:

Marham Rao - Devansh Mathur
Vivid Bharti - Adhiraj Singh
Jalal - Safdar Rahman
There Is Light in Grandpa’s Home - Ashok Veilou
Canvases - Sandesh Nanaware
One Last Shot - Ananya Mody
Last Letter Home - Moinak Guho
Jhorer Pakhi (Storm Bird) - Jenifer Datta
Isar (Sacrifice) - Prithviraj Das Gupta
The Stink of Ripening - Nandan Gandham and Ananya Ayachit
Blackout - Aritra Sengupta
LADDOO! - Disha Bhardwaj
To Kill the One You Love - Ashok Vish
Chuppi - Ketan Kuril
Finding Mr Lewis - Koval Bhatia
I’ll Smile in September - Aakash Chhabra
Birds in the Dark - Shanshank Walia
Where Blue Begins - Raju Biswas
Niraṅkuśa (The Wild Prisoner) - Mohit Priyadarshi
The Honeybee Girl - Supriya Prasad
(Galo) My Father’s Land - Sounak Kar
A Midnight Meal - Pratik Thakare
End Times - Abhay Puri
Tharavadu (Ancestral Home) - Sharan Venugopal
Mohan Lal - Ishita Mishra
Anti-Oedipus - Chetan Kumar
Unborn - Pankul Gupta
Sangamam (Confluence)Sivaranjini
Symphony No.5 - Faraz Ali
Bridges - Kanishka Singh Deo

The project is financed by the European Commission in the context of the support to festivals organised by the delegations of the European Union in the world.

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