Ministry of Information and Broadcasting organises the SCO Film Festival from January 27-31

Industry Watch | January 24, 2023 | News

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Film Festival

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting is all set to organise the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Film Festival from January 27-31 in Mumbai, through the National Film Development Corporation. The SCO Film Festival is being organised to mark India’s Presidency at SCO.

The festival will open with a world premiere of an Indian film as the SCO Film Festival is being organised during the Presidency of India at the SCO. The opening ceremony will be held at Jamshed Bhabha Theatre, NCPA, Mumbai on January 27.

Briefing the media on the festival, Neerja Sekhar, Additional Secretary, said, “The Festival aims to build cinematic partnerships and act as a bridge between the cultures of various countries in the SCO. It will also create synergies in the film fraternity of SCO Members by way of collective cinematic experience. She also added that the films being showcased in the SCO Film Festival, all brought by the SCO states, will allow spectators to experience different cultures and the films will be a window for people from the SCO countries to know each other better.”

Neerja informed that the festival will showcase films of the SCO countries in the Competition and Non-Competition screenings. In addition to the film screenings, the festival will have master-classes, in-conversations sessions, country and state pavilions, photo and poster exhibitions, handicrafts stalls, and many more other events.

Film Festival Screenings will take place at two locations in Mumbai, 4 auditoriums at the Film Division Complex at Pedder Road and 1 NFDC Theater at Nehru Planetarium Building at Worli. Total 57 Films will be showcased at the SCO Film Festival from SCO countries. In Competition Section, 14 feature films are competing and will be screened and the Non-Competition section will showcase 43 Films.

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The festival will open with a world premiere of an Indian film as the SCO Film Festival is being held during the Presidency of India, the opening ceremony will be held at Jamshed Bhabha Theatre.

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