India to host media summit in 2021

New Delhi, Dec 16 (UNI) India will host a Global Media and Film Summit next year, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar announced on Wednesday.

Addressing the CII Big Picture Summit, the minister drew attention to the phenomenal growth of communication technology in the country that has created conditions for expansion of the entertainment and media industry.

“Animation, Visual Effects, Gaming and Comic (AVGC) is a sunrise sector and our experts are providing backend support to top filmmakers of the world,” he said and added that it was time that these professionals start doing more so that the use of animation and graphics in Indian films grows manifolds.

Javadekar also announced that the government is forming a Centre of Excellence in cooperation with Indian Institute of Bombay where courses in AVGC will be provided.

Moreover, he said, the Centre will undertake initiatives to promote entrepreneurship and encourage start-ups in the sector.

He announced that India will set up a special pavilion at Cannes in 2022 as the Cannes Film Festival celebrates 75 years.

The minister invited the attendees at the CII meet to participate in the 51st IFFI in Goa next month.


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