The Festival de Cannes has chosen Goa to announce it is to welcome a large delegation from the Indian film industry to Cannes to celebrate the one hundred years since the birth of cinema in India.
The 43rd International Film Festival of India (IFFI) and Film Bazaar 2012, taking place in Goa until November 30th 2012 with the support of the Indian Ministry of Culture, present the ideal moment to announce that India, in 2013, is to be the third 'guest country' at Cannes, following Egypt in 2011 and Brazil this year.
The Festival de Cannes is delighted to celebrate one of the most important countries in the world of cinema, a country with a prestigious history and tradition, one whose current day and creative impulses are a perennial example of vitality.
Exact details of the celebrations will be announced at a later date.
The Festival de Cannes will be taking place from May 15th to 26th, 2013.