IFFI '10 - Press Release


A Museum of Cinema will be Films’ Division’s gift for cinema loversin the country. The work for the Museum is going on in full swing andit is likely to be inaugurated in the Centenary year of the IndianCinema in the year 2013. Giving this information to the media at theMedia Centre here today, the Director General of Films Division (FD),Shri Kuldeep Sinha said that the estimated cost of the Project isRs.110 crores. The museum will cover all the aspects of cinema rightfrom the films, costumes, scripts, set designs, monographs and evenfilm magazines.Talking about the other new initiatives of the Films Division, ShriSinha said that the webcast of the films made during the last 60 yearswill soon be done by the Division. On-line purchases of the films anddocumentaries can be done by next year as the facility for the samewill be available. The Films Division has produced more than 8000films during the last 60 years, and about 5000 films will be availablefor on-line purchase and download.He also informed the media that the Division has signed a MoU withNFDC to market its documentaries. Describing the MoU as a win-winsituation for both NFDC and FD, he said that NFDC has been given allthe rights (films & Television) to market the films all over the worldon a revenue sharing basis. He also said that an announcementregarding the waiver of one percent rental being charged at presentfrom the cinema owners to screen its films at the cinema halls isround the corner.Talking about FD’s association with IFFI, he informed that the 4-daydocumentary film festival on Indian Classical dances and Gurus,Dancing Feet will be inaugurated by Shri Digambar Kamat, ChiefMinister of Goa in the presence of Sitara Devi, Pt. Birju Maharaj andother dignitaries at IFFI, 2010 tomorrow. Organized in collaborationwith the Directorate of Film Festivals and the Entertainment Societyof Goa, this unique festival will feature 22 select documentariesConceived as a sequel to the hugely applauded film festival on music,Moments with the Maestros held as part of the 40th IFFI, Dancing Feetoffers dance lovers from India and abroad glimpses of importantclassical dances like the Bharatnatyam, Kuchipudi, Odissi, kathakali,Kathak, Mohiniattam and Manipuri. Biopic on some of the dancing iconsincluding Sitara Devi, Pt Birju Maharaj, Yamini Karishnamurthy, SonalMansingh, Dr. Padma Subramaniam, Raja & Radha Reddy, Uma SharmaMallika Sarabhai etc are also being screened in the festival. Allthese highly decorated and celebrated artistes will also befelicitated during the festival where they shall interact with themedia and the delegates.

July 21 '10; the day Indian Film Industry got INDEPENDENT!