Paris, May 13: Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Rathore, who on Friday unveiled the India Pavilion at the Cannes Film Festival here, said that the Film Facilitation Office (FFO) set up by the Indian government was an important step towards facilitating single window clearance for filmmakers of both India and the world and that it would promote India as a film destition.
Rathore said that all queries with respect to film making in India like clearances will be done under one roof and also mentioned that the Central government will encourage the states to provide a similar facility. He said the government has also instituted the Most Film Friendly State Award as part of the tiol Film Awards with the objective of encouraging states to support the film industry.
Rathore stressed that the India Pavilion in Cannes is part of the Ministry's efforts to provide the country's filmmakers a forum to explore opportunities for co-production of films, syndication and various funding options and also learn about various technological changes taking place in the industry.
The minister also unveiled the official poster and brochure of the 47th Intertiol Film Festival of India.
Talking about the tiol Centre of Excellence for Animation, Visual affects Gaming and Comics planned to be set up, he said that while the government would focus on providing land and infrastructure, the private sector is welcome to partner this initiative with investment, technology and faculty.