Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Rathore last month said that the government was rigorously working towards providing a seamless work environment for the film industry by establishing a single window clearance mechanism.
Inaugurating the India Pavilion at the Cannes International Film Festival in France last month, he said a centre of excellence for animation, gaming and visual effects had been announced. The government would do its best to be an infrastructure partner and would like to develop homegrown faculty coming from the industry itself and facilitate faculty exchanges with other regions.
Rathore said, “India had already signed coproduction agreements with a slew of countries. In the last one year, five co-productions had been undertaken with France alone. We need to take these partnerships to the next level now.”
He said the film industry is an important part of government campaigns like ‘Make in India’ and ‘Skill India’ given its tremendous potential towards job creation in the film industry. The session also saw unveiling of the 46th IFFI 2015 regulations and ‘India Film Guide’ by the Minister.