September 2, 2019

Prepare Vision Document to Develop Film Industry by 2030: Sarbananda Sonowal

The film fraternity of Assam, at their annual general session held at Jyoti Chitraban recently, felicitated Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal for approving the State Film Policy at the last Cabinet meeting. 


In his speech, Sonowal urged the filmmakers to take up the mantle to forge greater unity among the people through their films and engage artistes and technicians from three hill districts – Dima Hasao, Karbi Anglong and West Karbi Anglong and also from Barak Valley in the State’s film industry. The unexplored natural beauty of different places of the State must also be highlighted through films, he said.

He said in order to take advantage of the State Film Policy, the film fraternity must prepare a roadmap and a vision document for developing Assam’s film industry by 2030. He assured of all possible help in this regard from the State government. The Centre too has provided opportunity to the NE through its Act East Policy and people of the State must strive hard to achieve success in all fields like sports, culture, business, etc., he said.

Films are being made in all cultures of the world and aesthetically-made stories of human sensibilities have been able to transcend man-made boundaries and touch audiences hearts across the world. Assam’s filmmakers must also work towards making films with universal appeal which can connect with audiences of the entire South East Asia and ASEAN countries along with other parts of the globe and make the people aware about the State’s cinematic prowess. Our government is making efforts to capture the 80-crore-people-strong market of South East Asia and ASEAN countries through the Act East Policy and films can be one of the important tools towards that end,” Sonowal said. 


He urged the young filmmakers to take advantage of the State Film Policy to make strong content-driven films with social messages. He said it was one of the earliest commitments of the present State government of bringing into action the State Film Policy.

Cultural Affairs Minister Naba Kumar Doley elaborated on the steps taken by the government for development of the State’s cultural sector.

Prantik Deka .
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