I-B Min­istry plans to merge film units

The Hitavada - - 2ND FRONTPAGE -

THE in­for­ma­tion and broad­cast­ing (I&B) Min­istry plans to merge its var­i­ous film units, a move aimed at re­align­ing its re­sources to en­hance ef­fi­ciency, an of­fi­cial said.

The ini­tia­tive is seen as part of on­go­ing re­struc­tur­ing process at the Min­istry.

Last month, the Min­istry had in­te­grated its three de­part­ments -- Direc­torate of Field Pub­lic­ity (DFP), Song and Drama Divi­sion (S&DD) and Direc­torate of Ad­ver­tis­ing and Visual Pub­lic­ity (DAVP).

Now the Min­istry is plan­ning to merge its film units -- Na­tional Film De­vel­op­ment Corp (NFDC), Chil­dren’s Film So­ci­ety In­dia (CFSI), Direc­torate of Film Fes­ti­vals (DIFF) and Films Divi­sion of In­dia, the of­fi­cial said.

NFDC, which has so far pro­duced or fi­nanced over 300 films, works with film­mak­ers to co-pro­duce movies in pub­lic- pri­vate part­ner­ships.

CFSI is in­volved in con­tent for chil­dren, while Films Divi­sion pro­duces doc­u­men­taries, short films and an­i­ma­tion films.

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