02:23 GMT11 April 2021
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    New Delhi (Sputnik): The Cannes film festival and market has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic but the festival organisers have tried to switch the event online as far as possible.

    This year, the Cannes festival and film market – where writers, directors and actors from around the world get a chance to connect with each other and explore collaboration possibilities – is being organised virtually.

    India’s Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar on Monday virtually inaugurated the India Pavilion of the 73rd edition of the Cannes Film Market, known in French as the Marche du Film.

    The official inauguration ceremony of the India Pavilion was streamed on YouTube by India’s Press Information Bureau.













    ​The online film market will try to mirror the real Cannes experience by hosting online concerts, keynote talks and more than 150 events.

    Cannes Film Festival chief Thierry Fremaux along with his team, has picked out 56 films out of a total of 2,067 submissions to screen during the festival. However, no Indian work made the cut. 

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