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Mumbai: Sikkim Film Policy will unveil its Global Cinema Festival
In Gangtok from 28th Feb-1st March
Mumbai: Sikkim Film.Policy will be unveiling its Global Cinema Festival in Gangtok from February 28 -1st March.
The policy will be launched on the opening day of the festival at Manan Kendra in the august presence of Chief Minister P.S. Golay. It involves industrial development for films, institutions and infrastructural development, recognition of artists and garnering platforms along with the ease of shooting films for industries from outside the State in Sikkim.
A total of 44 films would be screened in the two auditoriums of Manan Kendra over three days of the festival with foreign films from countries like Azerbaijan, France, Algeria, Spain and regional movies from Malayalam, Bengali and Gujarati language with more movies to follow from Bollywood.
Among the celebrities gracing the occasion will be yesteryear actresses Manisha Koirala, Padmini Kolapuri, Bollywood cinematographer Binod Pradhan and the president from Film Federation of India along with officials from various chambers of film industries in the country, said the organisers.
Sharing details of the festival during a news conference here today,Wednesday, 26th February, State IPR minister L.N. Sharma, Festival Director Mrinalini Shrivastava along with IPR Director Benu Gurung, Sikkim Film Cooperative Society President Dipendra Mohora and lead Investor and Veteran Film Producer Arijit Singh highlighted on the various events that would be taking place at the film festival to different celebrities coming for the festival along with the benefits of Sikkim Film Policy as a revenue generator and employment creator.
The first film festival in Sikkim will attract investors from the country and globally to come to Sikkim. The event will be annual with Union Information and Broadcasting Ministry and Film Federation of India with collaboration with State IPR department and other concerned societies and artists. he said.
The minister asserted on the festival taking the State to a global platform.
On March 1, National Film Development Corporation in collaboration with State IPR department will undertake the film facilitation office. On February 28 and 29, focus will be on recognition of 200-odd artists in the State by the National Skill Development Corporation.
“They will be part of various technical sessions and workshops to be conducted by experts in the field of script writing, art production, digital marketing and sound engineering which will recognize locals with certification.
Along with the film festival, the occasion will host a fashion gala led by Arijit Dutta which is slated to be graced by Mr. India and Miss India World along with local models and former pageant winners from the State. “Films and fashion synergize together, with an aim at making the fashion industry move as well. It has a strong employment opportunity for both models and designers. The fashion gala will have fashion designers coming from as far as New York along with those from within India.
Sikkim Film Cooperative Society president Dipendra Mohora highlighted of 30-40 film production studios and centres in the State with 300-odd artists. “ to Sikkim. There are films being made in Sikkim, access to scenic by locations has been facilitated along with investors coming for the festival, there is a lot of potential for growth.”
News Edit by K.V.Raman