Indian Film Festival Stuttgart
The Indian Film Festival Stuttgart is a very special event that attracts many enthusiastic fans to the state capital every summer. The focus is on the diverse filmmaking of the world‘s largest film industry. When selecting the program, we place particular value on showing India’s diversity of languages, traditions and regional differences. The Indian Film Festival Stuttgart stands above all for current topics and time references and shows the viewers India as it is today, with all its cultural changes and social challenges. The daily Tea Talks, a lecture series with experts and special topics, also create a connection to current topics.
The Indian Film Festival takes place in the heart of the “Indian Summer”, a week full of India related events in Stuttgart organized by the Indian Honorary Consulate Baden-Württemberg and Rhineland-Palatinate under the patronage of Honorary Consul Andreas Lapp, and is lined with events of all kinds. During the festival, entrepreneurs meet film stars, students meet Indian filmmakers and the viewers discover India in all its splendor and tradition: deeply moving, frightening, colorful and at times light and lively.
Once a year, filmmakers and the public meet to see great films at the Filmschau Baden-Württemberg – and maybe a little bit to be seen. Industry meetings, discussion rounds, workshops and the daily rendezvous on the red carpet accompany the festival program up to the grand finale, where the Baden-Württemberg Film Awards are presented. Since 2011, the Baden-Württemberg Honorary Film Prize has also been awarded to deserving personalities. The state film festival shows that there is a successful film industry in Baden-Württemberg, which in some areas even works for major Hollywood productions. Premieres and special events, guests of honor, stars and starlets make up the festival and give the location relevance. The Filmschau also offers an important forum for young filmmakers, who can come into contact with the professionals, learn more about filmmaking in master classes, workshops and panels and, last but not least, find orientation for their future career choice in the film industry.