DAINIK NATION BUREAU
Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat has said that Uttarakhand will soon be recognised as Film Destination. On Wednesday, Chief Minister inaugurated the five-day Film Appreciation Course at Suchna Bhawan, Dehradun. Terming it as a historic moment, he expressed gratitude to the FTII, Pune. He said that efforts would be made to organise such courses in all the districts.
Chief Minister said that from the film shooting, in direct and indirect manner, people in the state get employment in large number. In order to promote the films, the state government has completely exempted shooting from tax. From the course, organised with the support of FTII, the youth of the state would get technical information about film making. From this, film producers would get expert manpower here. There is favourable environment in the state for film making. The law and order situation is very good here. The state government is making effort that natural beauty of the Uttarakhand should reach to the masses through the medium of films.
Director General Information/Chief Executive Officer, Uttarakhand Film Development Council, Dr. Pankaj Kumar Pandey, said that on the initiative of Chief Minister Mr. Trivendra Singh Rawat, such a workshop has been organised in Uttarakhand for the first time. In the five-day workshop, jointly organised under auspices of FTII, Pune and Uttarakhand Film Development Council from June 6 to 10 at Suchna Bhawan, Ring Road, participants will be given information about the minute details related to the film education by the experts from FTII, Pune. After that similar courses would be undertaken in Almora and Tehri as well. Apart from this, in July 2018, script writing course would be organised in Dehradun. For acting, digital cinematography, digital film production, TV serial, fiction writing and still photography course and for small children film making and acting related courses have also been prepared. Youth are very enthusiastic about the Film Appreciation Course. As many as 116 applications have been received for the workshop being organised for the first time.
Director FTII Bhupendra Kainthola said that with this workshop, film makers in the state would get expert manpower from technical point of view. But for that a lot needs to be done. Youth should take cinema also as an alternative for employment. Lot many things are being done in order to promote shooting of films in Uttarakhand. Recently, the state was conferred with the Film Friendly State Award. There is need to develop film culture. The program was conducted by Additional Director Information Dr. Anil Chandola. In the programme, CM’s Media Advisor Ramesh Bhatt, Course Director Pankaj Saxena and others were present.