Australia India Film Council to build on 'dosti' between the two countries

An Australia India Film Council has been formed to forge greater cultural, economic and creative collaboration between the two countries that are deepening and diversifying their "strategic partnership" across all areas

Dec 01, 2021
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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Prime Minister Narendra Modi

An Australia India Film Council has been formed to forge greater cultural, economic and creative collaboration between the two countries that are deepening and diversifying their "strategic partnership" across all areas. The new council will be working in collaboration with practitioners, producers, investment bodies and seeking support from government bodies for the benefit of Australian screen professionals.  

In a message of support to the council’s launch Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said: “At a time when  our countries are facing profound social and economic challenges, initiatives like the Australia India Film Council (AIFC) are an opportunity to explore our capabilities and build on the special, growing  dosti between our two countries. 

“India is one of the most prolific film industries in the world and Australia is one of the most professional film industries in the world,” said AIFC Chair Anupam Sharma. “By providing a platform for the two to engage, AIFC will be able to encourage a whole new era of innovation, diversity, and collaboration for the benefit of Australian film industry.” 

AIFC Vice Chair Julia Marlow said: “I’m honoured to be part of the Australia India Film Council, an  important new initiative to foster cultural and economic collaboration between Australia and India.” 

Messages of support have poured in from dignitaries, diplomats, and film agencies. Indian High Commissioner in Australia Manpreet Vohra said: “As our bilateral ties deepen and diversify,  it is good to see the establishment of a dedicated body like the AIFC to concentrate on film links between the two countries.” 

For further information on the Australia India Film Council visit: www.AIFilmcouncil.org

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