@ ANOI Bureau
The 5th edition of the INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL HUNGARY opened to a full house in Budapest as ace Indian Film Maker Rahul Mittra and the Beautiful Raima Sen walked the Red Carpet along with a number of celebrities and dignitaries from both India and Hungary. The Grand event marked the presence of H.E. Kumar Tuhin – Ambassador of India in Hungary, Peter Sztaray – Minister of Foreign Affairs & Trade, Istavan Boka – Mayor of Balatonfured and Dr. Andras Baranyi – Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Govt. of Hungary.
Curated by Captain Rahul Sudesh Bali, The INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL HUNGARY is an endeavour to promote the art and culture between India & Hungary via Indian cinema. 12 masterpiece Indian films in different Indian languages shall be screened at this 7-day cultural extravaganza that would see the participation of some of the biggest names from the Hungarian Film, Art & Cultural Fraternities.
As the cinema of India continues to spellbind the world with its magic, the audiences in Budapest will experience the grandeur of Indian films for the 5th consecutive year. The INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL HUNGARY is dedicated to Indian Cinema showcasing path breaking films from India which have been deftly curated and proudly organised by Indian Film Festival Worldwide (IFFW) under the patronage of The Embassy of India in Hungary. The film lovers and audiences in Budapest will have an opportunity to see some great works of creative brilliance by master Indian film makers by way of these Indian movies which will go a long way in strengthening the bonds of friendship between the two countries
The audiences were mesmerized by an Indo- Hungarian Cultural evening specially organised by Amrita Shergil Cultural Centre of the Embassy of India. Ambassador Kumar Tuhin while appreciating the initiative said that the iconic brand of Indian cinema that aims at spreading love and happiness will be on display in Budapest from 7th – 13th October 2019 at the state of the art Cinema Pink. A lot of interactive and entertaining events have been meticulously planned by IFFW and ASCC during the 7-day festival that is supported by Incredible India, Hungarian Film Fund, Balatonfured, Rajkot Palace & ICCR.
Film Maker Rahul Mittra described the Festival as a great platform for cultural exchanges and mutual appreciation of cinema between India & Hungary. The festival is a brilliant initiative to boost the bilateral relations between the two countries, feels Mittra.
Speaking on the occasion Captain Rahul Sudesh Bali emphasized that Cultural Cooperation always leads to Commercial Cooperation and Indian Film Festival Hungary has been a landmark festival promoting cultural cooperation and spreading the fragrance of India in Budapest via cinema. This festival will foster a lot of collaborations and cultural confluences aimed to take the Indo-Hungarian friendship to the next level of bilateral cooperation.
The grand evening also saw the presence of Dr. Norbert Revai-Bere – DG Foreign Affairs, Malaysian Ambassador Cheong Loon-Lai, Hungarian Actress Andrea Bozo, Film Maker Suraj Kumar, Prabal Datta – CEO TCS, Saer Zulkarnain – Rajkot Palace, Onur Malgil of Cinema Pink and Tanuja Shankar – Director ASCC amongst others.