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Marathi films to debut in Sweden

Panaji: Acknowledging the caliber of Marathi films, the Sweden India Film Association (SIFA) will be screening 19 Marathi movies across three cinema halls in the European nation’s capital, Stockholm, as part of the first ‘Sweden Marathi International Film Festival’ from April 20 to April 24 this year.”Our target is to create a market for these films and to encourage co-productions between the Swedish and Marathi film industries,” festival director and co-founder of SIFA, Kunnie Topden said. The Swedish government has also proposed tax waivers for Marathi filmmakers to shoot movies in Sweden, with one Marathi short film already in the process of being shot there.
The film festival will open with the screening of ‘Harishchandrachi Factory’ and will showcase popularly acclaimed movies like ‘Astu’, ‘Ek Hazarachi Note’, ‘Samhita’, ‘The Silence’ and ‘Elizabeth Ekadashi’. Marathi film ‘Doctor Rakhmabai’, which won multiple awards at the Maharashtra state awards will be premiered there as well. “Prominent personalities from the Marathi film industry will be attending the festival. The selection of the movies has been done to suit Swedish sensibilities,” festival director Sanjay Shetye said. Based on the feedback received from Sweden, a plan to screen the movies at other European cities will be taken, he added.Shetye also said that the organization has approached the Maharashtra government for support and that the proposal is under consideration.”So far, there is no association from the Maharashtra government, but we have made a formal request to it. We are proud that Sweden has realized the caliber of Marathi films as they prefer art movies,” he said.The film festival, co-organized by the Goa Marathi Film Festival will also open the doors for Marathi filmmakers to shoot their movies in the European country. [TOI]

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