Odia film producer and promoter Jitendra Mishra will represent National Award winning films from India at the upcoming 70th Cannes International Film Festival in France.
The films will be presented at the Marché du Film at Cannes, said to be one of the largest film markets of the world. Mishra plans to spread the spirit of Indian cinema among the international audience. Fifty films will be presented at the event.
It is also the annual meeting place for film industry professionals, including distributors, producers, filmmakers and sales companies, from around the world.
Mishra also plans to facilitate Odia films at the international market that includes ‘In the shadow of time’, a feature length documentary film that explores the journey of ‘Ravana Chhaya’ over the last 40 years.
Jitendra Mishra has been a member of the Cannes Producers Network, which simulates networking and gives filmmakers an opportunity to meet their potential partners to carry forward their projects.
He has also been associated with films such as I am Kalam, Aaasma and Chausar.