Begin typing your search above and press return to search.

Move to boost NE film-makers� skills

By Staff reporter

GUWAHATI, June 21 � To address the problems related to film and TV programme production in the region, the North East Film and TV Producers-Directors� Association (NEFTPDA) has decided to start a confidence-building process with the government, Prasar Bharati and Doordarshan to find constructive solution to the problems.

With noted film-maker Jahnu Barua as president and Manju Borah as general secretary, the new NEFTPDA executive committee has also decided to give more thrust on promoting upgraded film and TV programme production skills among the producers and directors of the region through film festivals, retrospectives, technology update workshops and seminars.

Addressing a press meet today, Jahnu Barua said that the association is willing to continue constructive dialogue with the government, Doordarshan and Prasar Bharati, Ministry of I&B, among others, so that the producers-directors of the region get due attention from them. �As the producers-directors need these agencies, they also need us and it should be a two-way communication,� he added.

Stressing the need to produce quality films with universal appeal, he mentioned that the region neither has the dearth of talent, nor any crisis of subject-matter that can attract even the international audience. �I agree that the infrastructure here is still not up to the mark, yet there are examples like Iran, where the film-makers are producing quality films despite the innumerable constraints,� he added.

In order to induct new blood in the field and promote the right way of film reading, the NEFTPDA would organize film appreciation screening in schools, colleges and universities.

In response to its positive growth and in order to further strengthen itself, the association has decided to open its chapter in all the seven States of the region, and on June 19, 2010 it opened is Meghalaya chapter in Shillong.

�The association has already established links with organizations like NFDC, CFSI, IDPA and other various national and international organizations with a view to get regular information on project pitching, national and international funding, festivals and so on,� Barua added.

Next Story
Similar Posts
Move to boost NE film-makers� skills

GUWAHATI, June 21 � To address the problems related to film and TV programme production in the region, the North East Film and TV Producers-Directors� Association (NEFTPDA) has decided to start a confidence-building process with the government, Prasar Bharati and Doordarshan to find constructive solution to the problems.

With noted film-maker Jahnu Barua as president and Manju Borah as general secretary, the new NEFTPDA executive committee has also decided to give more thrust on promoting upgraded film and TV programme production skills among the producers and directors of the region through film festivals, retrospectives, technology update workshops and seminars.

Addressing a press meet today, Jahnu Barua said that the association is willing to continue constructive dialogue with the government, Doordarshan and Prasar Bharati, Ministry of I&B, among others, so that the producers-directors of the region get due attention from them. �As the producers-directors need these agencies, they also need us and it should be a two-way communication,� he added.

Stressing the need to produce quality films with universal appeal, he mentioned that the region neither has the dearth of talent, nor any crisis of subject-matter that can attract even the international audience. �I agree that the infrastructure here is still not up to the mark, yet there are examples like Iran, where the film-makers are producing quality films despite the innumerable constraints,� he added.

In order to induct new blood in the field and promote the right way of film reading, the NEFTPDA would organize film appreciation screening in schools, colleges and universities.

In response to its positive growth and in order to further strengthen itself, the association has decided to open its chapter in all the seven States of the region, and on June 19, 2010 it opened is Meghalaya chapter in Shillong.

�The association has already established links with organizations like NFDC, CFSI, IDPA and other various national and international organizations with a view to get regular information on project pitching, national and international funding, festivals and so on,� Barua added.