Indonesian Cinema Takes Centre Stage At The Third Edition Of NFDC Film Festival- Read To Know More

Indonesia and NFDC Film Festival celebrates the cultural exchange between Indonesia and India through the medium of cinema

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Indonesian Cinema Takes Centre Stage At The Third Edition Of NFDC Film Festival- Read To Know More
The much-anticipated Indonesia and NFDC Film Festival began today at the National Museum of Indian Cinema, marking the third edition of the NFDC Film Festival scheduled to be held until 06 July 2024. This unique event celebrates the cultural exchange between Indonesia and India through the medium of cinema.

Opening Ceremony
The festival commenced with a traditional lamp lighting ceremony and the unveiling of the festival banner. Mr. Akshat Ajay Sharma, known for his work in "Major" (2022), "Radhe Shyam" (2022), "AK vs AK" (2020), and as the director of the crime-drama "Haddi" featuring Nawazuddin Siddiqui, was the chief guest, adding a special touch to the event.

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Film Schedule
The festival features an exciting mix of Indonesian and Indian films:
- 1st July: Partikelir (Indonesian Film)
- 2nd July: Kantara
- 3rd July: Sehidup Semati (Indonesian Film)
- 4th July: Major
- 5th July: Cek Toko Sebelah (Indonesian Film)
- 6th July: RRR

Special Guests and Remarks
Mr. Eddy Wardoyo, Consul General of Indonesia, expressed his delight at showcasing Indonesian films in Mumbai. Mr. D. Ramakrishnan, General Manager of NFDC, emphasized NFDC's commitment to global cinema and collaboration.

Cultural Exchange and Discussions
The event featured a dialogue between Mr. Eddy Wardoyo and Mr. D. Ramakrishnan, moderated by Ms. Jayita Ghosh, Manager of NFDC-NMIC, highlighting the cultural and cinematic ties between Indonesia and India.

During the discussion, Mr. Wardoyo highlighted the rich storytelling traditions and unique cultural narratives in Indonesian films that resonate deeply with Indian audiences due to shared themes of family and tradition. He suggested that strategic collaborations between NFDC and Indonesian filmmakers could amplify these cultural connections. Mr. Wardoyo also noted the importance of this cultural exchange initiative, marking a significant first step in bridging the cinematic worlds of Indonesia and India. He acknowledged the challenges Indonesian filmmakers face in gaining global recognition and expressed optimism that partnerships with organizations like NFDC could help overcome these obstacles by providing necessary platforms and support for broader international outreach. D. Ramakrishnan added that such collaborations could lead to a mutual enrichment of both film industries and create new opportunities for cultural exchange and artistic innovation.

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Culinary Delights
Attendees enjoyed a variety of Indonesian delicacies:
- Ongol-ongol: A sweet snack made from palm sago flour, water, palm sugar, pandan leaves, coconut, and salt.
- Lemper Ayam (Non-Veg): Sticky rice with minced chicken wrapped in banana leaves.
- Pastel: A slightly sweet pastry.

Film Screening
The day concluded with the screening of "Partikelir," setting the tone for the exciting days ahead.

Join us from 1st to 6th July 2024 at the National Museum of Indian Cinema for a celebration of cinematic excellence and cultural exchange.
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