6 – 11 December 2018
The River to River Florence Indian Film Festival is the first festival outside India dedicated to Indian cinema. Returning for its 18th edition in December 2018, the Bagri Foundation was delighted to join forces with the Festival for the first time as the major sponsor.
The festival takes place in Florence, Italy at “La Compagnia di Firenze” cinema and other locations across the city. It opens with the award-winning film Sir and an in-conversation with the Director Rohena Gera.
The film festival aims to promote Indian films and films about India, with a full programme of feature film, documentaries and a shorts programme, special screenings, as well as side events from food to music to art. The Bagri Foundation shares the Festival’s vision to establish a dedicated space for audiences to absorb, engage with and reflect on the world of Indian cinema, offering a vital platform to expand the reach of these films to international audiences and to broaden understanding of India’s filmmaking culture.
About River to River
Founded in 2001, under the Patronage of the Embassy of India to Italy, River to River Florence Indian Film Festival is the first festival in the world dedicated to films from and about India, and continues to be the only Festival of its kind in Italy.
Faithful to its founding purpose: to raise awareness of Indian cinema and celebrate its incredible diversity, RtoR continues to showcase the latest Indian feature films, short films and documentaries in competition and offers engaging Q&As with emerging and well-established filmmakers.