Panaji, Nov 21 (IEEntertainment) Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar declared the 13th edition of NFDC’s Film Bazaar open here on Wednesday.
Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Babul Supriyo, Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) Prasoon Joshi, Amit Khare, Secretary, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Amit Khare, Atul Tiwari, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, and T C A Kalyani, Managing Director, National Film Development Corporation of India were present on the occasion.
Welcoming the film fraternity to NFDC’s Film Bazaar, Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant promised infrastructural support to filmmakers in Goa.
He said, “In line with our Prime Minister’s vision to make things easy for business, we are launching single window clearance for films which will give a boost to the film industry.”
Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar spoke about the importance of the film industry to the country.
“Indian films are the soft power of our country and Film Bazaar will ensure that our films get a proper exposure and market internationally,” he said.
Alluding to the growing importance of Film Bazaar, he highlighted, “This year even before the Film Bazaar has started, there are already more than 1,000 registrations including writers, directors, distributors and other industry participants, from places as far as Argentina.”
Union Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Babul Supriyo said, “Film Bazaar is an excellent platform for the film fraternity. It is profitable and encouraging for all. I believe it will also encourage the ‘Digital India’ dream of our Prime Minister.”
The occasion also saw the launch of a promotional film on NFDC’s Film Facilitation Office by Mr Javadekar in front of the packed room of industry participants. The film highlighted the breadth of international films shot in India as well as the new initiative of single window clearance.