Film co-productions between Australia and India received a significant double boost recently, with the ratification of a treaty and the Indian government’s major enhancement of filming incentives. The treaty encourages greater creative collaboration and assists filmmakers to share resources and the risk of financing a film and will provide access to new markets and audiences.
Indian origin Australian filmmaker Anupam Sharma, who also serves as director of the Australia India Film Council, estimates that the current set of films that are being developed between Australia and India have a combined budget of A$65 million.
Sharma also notes “Australia is the most professional film industry in the world and India is of course, by far the most prolific film industry. And the marriage between the two is a win win for both.” You can read more about the treaty here.
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