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The Hon’ble Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore on Thursday said that Film Facilitation Office set up by the government is a step towards facilitating single window clearance for film makers of both India and the world.
The Minister was speaking at the Inaugural session of the India Pavilion set up at the 69th Cannes International Film Festival . He said that all the queries with respect to film making in India like clearances will be done under one roof and also mentioned that central government will encourage the States to provide a similar facility. He said the government has instituted the Most Film Friendly State Award as part of the National Film Awards with the objective of encouraging states to support the film industry.
Mr. Rathore stressed that the India Pavilion in Cannes is part of the Ministry’s efforts to provide the country’s filmmakers a forum to explore opportunities for co-production of films, syndication and various funding options and also learn about the various technological changes taking place in the industry. The Minister also unveiled the Official Poster and Brochure of the 47th International Film Festival of India.
Talking about the National Centre of Excellence for Animation, Visual affects Gaming and Comics planned to be set up, he said that while the government would focus on providing land and infrastructure, the private partners are welcome to partner this initiative with investment, technology and faculty.
Dr. Mohan Kumar, Hon’ble Ambassador of India to France, Mr. Uday Shankar & CEO Star India , Mr. Kishore Lulla, Executive Chairman , Eros International Media Ltd. , L. Suresh , President , South Indian Film Exporters Association & Mr. Sudhir Mishra renowned Film Maker & IFFI Screening Committee Member also gave an inaugural address.
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