Films Division to spend Rs 1.10 billion on Museum of Cinema

    GOA: Films Division has earmarked a total of Rs 1.10 billion (Rs 110 crore) on the Museum of Cinema. The work for the Museum is going on in full swing and it is likely to be inaugurated in the Centenary year of the Indian Cinema in 2013. 
    Director General of Films Division Kuldeep Sinha said that the estimated cost of the project is Rs 1.10 billion. The museum will cover all the aspects of cinema right from the films, costumes, scripts, set designs, monographs and even film magazines.
    Talking about the other new initiatives of the Films Division, Sinha said that the webcast of the films made during the last 60 years will soon be done by the Division. On-line purchases of the films and documentaries can be done by next year as the facility for the same will be available. The Films Division has produced more than 8000 films during the last 60 years, and about 5000 films will be available for on-line purchase and download.
    The Films Division has also signed an MoU with NFDC to market its documentaries. Describing the MoU as a win-win situation for both NFDC and FD, Sinha said that NFDC has been given all the rights (films and television) to market the films all over the world on a revenue sharing basis. He also said that an announcement regarding the waiver of one percent rental being charged at present from the cinema owners to screen its films at the cinema halls is round the corner.
    Talking about FD’s association with IFFI, he informed that the four-day documentary film festival on Indian Classical dances and Gurus, Dancing Feet will be inaugurated by Chief Minister of Goa Digambar Kamat in the presence of Sitara Devi, Pt. Birju Maharaj and other dignitaries at IFFI, 2010 tomorrow.