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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUOn Wednesday, 24 February, Latvia’s embassy in India was visited by Rajendra Singh Babu, President of Karnataka Film Academy. Latvian ambassador Aivars Grozs and the Indian film-maker discussed the possibility of organizing a visit of a delegation from the academy to Latvia in the first half of 2016 to consider filming possibilities and meet with local film industry professionals.

The ambassador told the academy’s president about long-standing traditions of Latvia’s cinematography, its accomplishments at international film festivals and Latvian Film Days that were held in Deli last month, as reported by Latvia’s embassy in India.

The Indian guest expressed his certainty that the film industry directly influences India’s business, education and tourism trends: «Filming Indian films in your country will definitely spark an interest of India’s audience». In addition to filming opportunities in Latvia, the president of the academy also enquired about culture exchange and student education programmes with help from Latvian film experts.

Under the wing of Karnataka state, the academy organizes the Bangalore International Film Festival – BIFFES every year. It also works closely with producer companies across all of South India – Kartanaka (Sandalwood), Tamil Nadu (Kollywood) and Andhra Pradesh (Tollywood) – which exceeds even the internationally well-known Bollywood film industry based in Mumbai in terms of the number of annually produced films.

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