Proposed Film and Television Institute of India in Arunachal Pradesh would act as a catalyst for promoting talents of different aspects of film making in the Northeast, this was stated by Union Information and Broadcasting minister M Venkaiah Naidu while conducting a review meeting of the programmes and policies in Northeast with the officers of the I&B ministry in Guwahati.
The minister also disclosed that the Film and Television Institute would be establish on a campus of over 50 acre at a cost of Rs 200 crore, as an extended campus of Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute.
“Union government will also build a permanent campus of the Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) at Aizawl in Mizoram,” Naidu informed, adding, “Both Film and Television institute and IIMC Aizawl will provide quality training to the youth by catering to their needs and aspirations.”
Naidu further assessed that by imparting the quality training, the institutes would serve as talent creators and hubs in the region.
Further revealing about IIMC Aizawl he said, “The permanent campus of IIMC at Aizawl, to be developed at an estimated cost of around Rs 25 crore. The campus would be developed as a media training hub for both Northeast region and south east Asian countries.”
Highlighting the various Film festivals that the Information and Braodcasting Ministry has conducted in the Northeast, Naidu shared, “The medium of cinema is powerful to send across the message of peace and development in the region.”
“The National Children’s Film Festival (NCFF), which recently ended in Guwahati, showcased value-based award winning movies from the Children’s Film Society of India’s catalogue, besides a special edition of ‘Fragrances from North East’ also showcased movies from the this region throughout the country for raising awareness and enhancing people-to- people contact.”