National Film Heritage Mission planned for the 12th Five year plan:I&B Minister
November 21, 2012
Source: MM Network
Information and Broadcasting Minister Shri Manish Tewari said "Government is embarking on an ambitious National Film Heritage Mission during the 12th five year plan to preserve India’s film heritage,"on the inaugural ceremony of 43rd International Film Festival of India(IFFI-2012).
He also assured the audience gathered that the Government on its part is taking a number of steps to nurture the Indian film industry and to promote India as a destination for film shooting.
Shri Uday Kumar Varma, Secretary, I&B Ministry said that IFFI has grown from strength to strength incorporating new themes and all efforts will be made to imbibe the spirit of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam (the whole world is one family) through IFFI.
Renowned Polish filmmaker Krzysztof Zanussi has described "censorship as a world problem and called for reasonable ways to handle it." He said, Censorship is an ugly method of improving our life and added that Police states tackle this problem in a harsh way, while democratic nations do it in a far more reasonable manner.
Zanussi was conferred upon the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award on the occasion by Shri Manish Tewari, which carries an amount of Rs10 lakh, a scroll, a shawl and a certificate.
Hosted by Kabir Bedi and Perizaad Zorabian, the event showcased the evolution of 100 years of Indian Cinema through a brilliant combo of music, dance and videos conceived and directed by Jahnu Barua, Saroj Khan and Sajjad Ali. Nearly two-hour cultural extravaganza came to a close with the spell-bound renditions of Kailash Kher.
With the galaxy of stars like Akshay Kumar, Irrfan Khan, Tabu, Om Puri, Jackie Shroff, Vinay Pathak, the opening ceremony was a bit different from the previous festivals. As a part of the international presence, the cine lovers were treated to the company of renowned film personalities like Kim Ki-duk, Michael Winterbottom, Susanne Bier amongst others.