Prakash Javadekar: Government’s plan is to make all kinds of good films in India


By: PTI | New Delhi |

December 14, 2020 2:54:25 pm

The Union Minister mentioned that the federal government plans to promote not simply characteristic films, however all kinds of shorts and documentaries through completely different festivals. (Photo: Express Archive)

Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar on Monday mentioned the federal government plans to promote all kinds of good films, together with documentaries and quick films. Addressing a session on the on-line International Coronavirus Short Film Festival, he additionally mentioned it was nothing quick of a “communication revolution” that everybody with entry to a smartphone and a narrative to inform is a filmmaker in the present day.

“People have now become citizen journalists, where they shoot on mobile phones and even edit them and are ready with their short films. This is a communication revolution,” the minister mentioned.

From the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) to the Mumbai International Film Festival for Documentary, Short and Animation Films, all reward one of the best expertise in the enterprise, Javadekar mentioned.

“At IFFI, we will showcase 21 non-feature films, even at National Film Awards, we have several categories for short films under 70 minutes. The Mumbai International Film Festival also awards documentaries and filmmakers. This is the government’s plan…that all kinds of films, good films, films which move people are made…,” Javadekar mentioned.

He mentioned a movie competition for brief films primarily based completely on the lethal illness is a novel thought.

Organised by the Indian Infotainment Media Corporation (IIMC), the International Coronavirus Short Film Festival has acquired over 2,800 entries from 108 nations. The competition goals at showcasing tales primarily based on treatment, security measure and lives affected throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

“Coronavirus gripped the entire world, wreaked havoc but in a way also awakened people’s talent. There was so much creativity around, even in the text messages we would get everyday. Because there was lockdown and no one could step out, people started to watch a lot of TV, listen to radio, and rely on other mediums of entertainment. They consumed short films from home,” he added.

Also current on the occasion had been Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and IIMC chairperson Devendra Khandelwal.

Naqvi congratulated the organisers for the competition and for documenting not simply what occurs in the nation however internationally.

The jury members for the competition embrace singer Sonu Nigam, actor-filmmaker Dheeraj Kumar, former Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) chairperson Gajendra Chauhan and movie producer Anand Pandit.

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