A six-day Chinese film festival was jointly inaugurated on Tuesday by information and broadcasting minister Manish Tewari and his Chinese counterpart Cai Fuchao — with the screening of Jackie Chan’s latest film, Chinese Zodiac.
“The time is ripe for intensive sharing of films as a potent medium of exchange,” Tewari said on the occasion.
“I am confident that the interaction with the Chinese counterparts would prove to be fruitful and the two countries look forward to agreement on co-production of films, as also in the fields of radio and television,” Tewari further said.
Speaking earlier, Fuchao said the Chinese movies would offer an opportunity for Indian audiences to get acquainted with Chinese landscape, arts, music and culture.
This would also enable citizens of both countries view Indo-China relationship from a broader perspective, he added.
During the delegation-level talks it was decided to accord principle guest country status to China at the International Film Festival of India, 2014.
The next year is going to be observed as the ‘year of exchanges’ to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the enunciation of ‘Panchsheel’ or the five principles of co-existence.
During the discussions, it was also agreed to outline a roadmap to enhance bilateral cooperation in critical sectors of film and broadcasting.