Films division looks for new avenues to popularise documentaries

November 24th, 2008 - 4:10 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Nov 24 (ANI): Chief Producer of films division Kuldeep Sinha today informed that the films division is exploring new vistas to popularise the documentary films in India. A policy is being worked out to market the films made by the Division for the larger audience.
New mediums like mobile phones, television and festivals are being considered.
“Keeping in mind the disinclination of the theatre owners to show the films division documentaries, the division has expanded the ambit of its partners including the NGOs, social activists and Government departments. In the recent past, the films division has organized 300 such documentary festivals, giving a fillip to the cinema culture in remote places including Jammu and Kashmir and the North Eastern States,” Sinha said.
He also announced a proposal to open a museum of moving images on the lines of similar museums in New York and London.
“The museum will be a homage to the evolution of the medium of films and will contain old clips, photographs, props and animation films. The museum a place of pilgrimage for the documentary aficionados,” he added.
The films division has also opened an International Digital Archives for short films with a cache of 10,000 films. The division aims to procure films nationally and internationally for the archives. The research and reference center at the division is working to help the scholars in their research in the field. (ANI)

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