Film visas, FFO make India an attractive filming destination: Col. Rathore
New Delhi, April 3, 2017
Minister of State for Information & Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Rathore today said initiatives like the new category of visa to foreign film makers and the Film Facilitation Office (FFO) were aimed at making India an attractive filming destination to the world.
Meeting a delegation from Russia led Mr. Alexey Volin, Vice Minister of Telecom and Mass Communication, Col. Rathore apprised them of the National Centre of Excellence for Animations, Visual Effects, Gaming and Comics (AVGC) to be set up in Mumbai by the Ministry.
Both the Ministers agreed to explore possible collaboration between the two countries in the field of animations, graphics and visual content.
Cooperation between them in the field of content generation and content delivery mechanisms for different target audiences specially kids and younger generation was also discussed.
The Ministers, while discussing the role of films as medium of cultural exchange between the countries, emphasized on exhibiting films in each other’s country through the medium of Film Festivals. A possible collaboration between the National Film Development Corporation and its counterpart from the Russian Federation in the field of Film Bazaar was also discussed, an official press release added.