The Indian Film Festival Stuttgart is Europe’s largest Indian film festival. Since 2004, it is held annually by Filmbüro Baden-Württemberg for five days in July.
Since 2011, the festival is no longer called “Bollywood and Beyond”, but Indian Film Festival Stuttgart. The name change is intended to make it clear that the festival program does not primarily show the mainstream Hindi film productions known as “Bollywood”, but current film productions from all regions of the subcontinent.
The Indian Film Festival Stuttgart reflects the growing internationalization of Indian films as well as the interest in Indian culture in Germany.
More than ever, the Indian Film Festival Stuttgart clearly indicates the intensity of the relations between India and Germany, invigorated by a variety of collaborations and partnerships.
This includes the the city partnership between Stuttgart and Mumbai established in 1968 and celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.
Andreas Lapp is honorary consul of the Republic of India for Baden-Württemberg and Rhineland-Palatinate and main sponsor of the Indian Film Festival.
We thank you for many years of support!