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TS plans Film Institute; 19th Intl Children Film Fest from Nov 14: Talasani

State Government is planning to encourage film industry in the State in a big way besides providing a platform to offer training in Film, Television and Theatre Arts. Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao directed to set up an institution similar to that of prestigious institutions in Pune and Chennai offering the best training in film, television and theatre arts.

This was stated by Cinematography Minister T Srinivas Yadav on Tuesday. The minister directed the officials concerned to give single window permissions to film industry activities avoiding problems. He also held a review meeting on forthcoming 19th Children International Children Film Festival to be held in Hyderabad from November 14 to 20. The State government will conduct the film festival in a grand manner with elaborate arrangements to reflect the greatness of Telangana culture and traditions, he stated.

The TRS government was committed to resolve all issues pertaining to film industry in the State with regard to land, shooting sites in coordination with tourism and other departments, he said. Yadav said awards will be given to the best films exhibited on culmination day November 20. He also discussed that the awards would be given for film and television artistes besides. He also asked the officials to construct a separate building for Indian Children Film Society in Hyderabad. The film industry will give better publicity to the flagship programs like water grid, lakes restoration, Swatch Hyderabad, Grama Jyothi and others, he added. (NSS)