Hey people, were you aware that public funds are now being managed more efficiently by integrating multiple roles under National Film Development Corporation. The Union government announced the merging of four film media units – Films Division, Directorate of Film Festivals (DFF), National Film Archive of India (NFAI), and Children’s Film Society of India (CFSI) – with the National Film Development Corporation on Wednesday, March 30.
The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting also delegated NFDC the responsibility of producing documentaries and short films, organizing film festivals, and conserving films, according to a government directive. The National Film Archives of India’s preservation-related activities have also been entrusted to NFDC.
Digitisation and restoration of films and documentaries, formerly done under the National Film Heritage Mission, will now be carried out by the NFDC only. It now organizes film festivals in place of the Directorate of Film Festivals.
Operations of numerous national and international film festivals would be consolidated under one roof, resulting in increased synergy and targeted global outreach. Among the major forthcoming Film Festivals to be conducted by NFDC are the Mumbai International Film Festival, the International Film Festival of India at Goa, and the Children’s Film Festival.
Merging all of these tasks under one authority will decrease redundancy and allow for more efficient use of public funding. The government’s budgeted allotment of 1304.52 crores will be implemented through NFDC.