Preparations on to hold maiden film festival in UT
Srinagar: In a move to give impetus to the film sector the Jammu and Kashmir Government has taken up the sector as priority industry.
Six months back , the government unveiled the first ever film policy 2021. The policy is aimed to attract more and more film makers to shoot their films at the scenic spots of Kashmir. Many film makers have recently shot the scenes of their upcoming films at the famed spots like Pahalgam, Gulmarg and Srinagar.
According to figures available with Precious Kashmir, at least 120 film makers of the Bollywood have submitted applications with the government seeking permission for shooting films in the Valley.
Of 120 application, figures suggest, all the applications were processed for permission out of which 118 were granted permission for shooting films at different spots across the Union Territory.
These applications were processed for permission in a record 4 to 5 days.
To promote this policy, the Jammu and Kashmir National Film Development Council in collaboration with National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) and Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India is conducting first ever National Film festival from June 15 to June 20.
The film festival, officials said, will be an ideal celebration to promote J&K as a creative hub for film makers.
“The festival will also highlight the breathtaking film shooting locations such Pahalgam, Gulmarg, Gurez Valley , Baderwah and many more. The festival will also re-infuse vigor in the local youth and general public in J and K to view the film industry as a platform to build their dreams,” said the official.
The film festival, officials said, will also see National Film and Music Awards Ceremony where in more than 40 talented actors, singers and musicians will be awarded.
The award ceremony, an official said, will be the first of its kind to be hosted in Jammu and Kashmir.
The organisers have also invited the documentaries , films-fiction, short films, OTT films or music videos for a chance to win the awards, cash prizes and trophies.
The entries can be submitted at filmfreeway.com/nffjk.
The film festival , an official said besides attracting the film makes will also help promote the Kashmiri handicrafts and cuisine to be displayed and served to the guests.