Film Certification Facilitation Office To Be Set Up In Chandigarh

Film Certification Facilitation Office To Be Set Up In Chandigarh

CBFC’s facilitation office will ease the certification process for regional films. Punjabi film industry to benefit big time.

Chandigarh, February 26 (TNA) Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting Anurag Singh Thakur has announced the setting up of a regional facilitation office of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) in Chandigarh, to promote ease of doing business for filmmakers of the region.

Making this announcement at the closing ceremony of the Chitra Bharati Film Festival in Chandigarh on Sunday, Thakur said filmmakers of the region can get the facility of screening their films and submitting cuts/modifications, without having to go to either Delhi or Mumbai to get CBFC Certificate for their films. He said this move will further strengthen the Punjabi film industry.

The Minister further said “Today, India is being viewed as a content hub and we are becoming the preferred country for both shooting and post-production for international films. Parallely our content is getting a lot of praise across the world".

Stating that every year, more than half of the 2500 films made in the world are made on Indian soil the Minister said “From feature films to documentaries and short films to serials, Indian cinema today is capturing every colour of life on its canvas and making local stories global. It therefore does not matter what language a film is being made in, as long as the content is interesting, it will always have takers".

"I have great faith that the films that are made in the Punjab region also have great potential. Therefore, the Government has decided to set up a CBFC facilitation office in Chandigarh so that the process of getting certification becomes easier and the process of film completion becomes faster" the union minister added.

The Minister also spoke about the initiative being taken by the government to make film halls more accessible for specially-abled film fans. The government has already invited comments from stakeholders to firm up a new guideline in this regard so that people with hearing and visual impairment have the opportunity to enjoy a film, like everyone else.

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