Discussion highlights India's film industry hinh anh 1The discussion on the Indian film industry. (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – A discussion on the Indian film industry was held in Hanoi on November 3 as part of the fourth Hanoi International Film Festival (HANIFF).

Participants were introduced to the development history of the Indian film industry and cooperation potential with Vietnam in the field.

With a history of over 100 years, India has now become one of the largest film producers in the world with around 1,000 films produced each year. The country’s films have been translated into 30 languages in the world.

Many Indian movies have won prestigious international awards, with a typical example being “Slumdog millionaire” that claimed eight Oscar prizes.

In recent years, more and more Indian films have been introduced to Vietnamese viewers after the successful debut of the “Slumdog millionaire”, such as “The eight-year-old bride,” “My wife is a cop,” and “Dad’s girl.”

Director Truong Ngoc Anh said she hopes to work with Indian partners in film projects, adding that in order to be successful, Indian directors need to study the tastes of Vietnamese viewers and create appropriate screenplays.

Director Bijukumar Damodaran suggested the two sides first cooperate in making artistic films which require less investment and then move into more ambitious projects.-VNA