Cannes film festival to make India ‘guest country’ in 2013

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November 27, 2012

India will be the Cannes Film Festival’s “guest country” next year to celebrate Bollwood’s 100th anniversary. The news was announced last week at the Film Bazaar in Goa.

The Cannes film festival is to make India its "guest country" for the 2013 event to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the nation's film industry.

November 27, 2012

India will be the Cannes Film Festival’s “guest country” next year to celebrate Bollwood’s 100th anniversary. The news was announced last week at the Film Bazaar in Goa.

The Cannes film festival is to make India its "guest country" for the 2013 event to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the nation's film industry.

The home of Bollywood will be the third country to be honored by festival organizers following Egypt in 2011 and Brazil last year.

"The Festival de Cannes is delighted to celebrate one of the most important countries in the world of cinema," said Cannes general delegate Thierry Frémaux in a statement. "[It is] a country with a prestigious history and tradition, one whose current day and creative impulses are a perennial example of vitality."

The news was announced on Friday at the Film Bazaar market in Goa, India, a four-day event organized by India's National Film Corporation which concluded on Saturday. The 66th annual Cannes film festival runs from 15 to 26 May 2013.


This article originally appeared on guardian.co.uk