Sikkim to have film policy to promote state as leading shooting destination

Sikkim to have film policy to promote state as leading shooting destination

Gangtok, Feb 23:   

A coordination meeting on draft of film policy organised by Information and Public Relations at the Conference hall of Tashiling Secretariat on Saturday discussed at length the ways and means to promote Sikkim as a film destination.

The meeting was attended by Secretary, Information  Public Relations Department, Namrata Thapa and Heads of Departments of various line departments.

The main objective was to discuss the draft of the film policy and take feedback and suggestions from the Chief Secretary and the related departments so as to promote Sikkim as a leading destination for shooting and production of feature and non feature film, both as well as for television content. 

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The  policy will be released during the ensuing Global Cinema Festival being held from 28th February to 1st March 2020 here at Gangtok. 

IPR Secretary Namrata Thapa gave a brief information on the Draft Film Policy through a power point presentation.

She gave a brief information on objectives of the Policy, Film Development Council, film facilitation office and salient features of the policy. Development of the infrastructure, setting up of miniplexes, film and television Institutes were also brought before the meeting. 

Chief Secretary, SC Gupta appreciated the initiative made by the department and assured to extend all possible support to make it into reality.  He stated that Film Policy will encourage locals to choose the sector as a career and help in promoting the interest of people in cinema.

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One of the main contents of the policy is setting up of Single Window system which would facilitate the ease of filming in the state. It was decided to have a meeting  to discuss the  Modalities  Single window system soon with the concerned departments.

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