New Delhi, Nov 21: Addressing the inaugural session of the 52nd International Film Festival of India (IFFI), Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Anurag Thakur said that with India’s unique combination of culture and commerce, the country was poised to become the epicentre of the global cinematic ecosystem.
He also said that India can become a global hub for post production of films.
“We aim to make India a powerhouse of content creation, especially of regional cinema, by scaling up regional festivals,” the minister said.
“We aim to make India the world’s post-production hub by leveraging the immense tech talent among our skilled youth. We aim to make India the hub for world cinema. A destination for films and festivals and the most favoured place for filmmakers and film lovers,” Thakur added.
In his speech, Thakur said that the film and entertainment industry has huge employment opportunities for the youth.
“India can captivate the world by narrating India’s story. The story of a rising, powerful, vibrant billion ready to lead the world the Indian way. Further, the film and entertainment industry has huge employment opportunities as we leapfrog into the digital era of content filmmaking and not forget about film archiving for the future generations”, said Thakur.
Worth mentioning, The inaugural event of ‘International Film Festival of India’ was anchored by Bollywood producer-director and talk show host Karan Johar and TV anchor-comedian Manish Paul.