Itanagar Jan 7,2018: Arunachal Pradesh would get its first Film and Television Institute, being set up by the Union Government as part of tapping the potential of the Northeastern region, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said on Saturday.
This would be the second such one in the country. The first Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) was set up in Pune, an autonomous institute operating under the Information and Broadcasting Ministry.
“We are coming out with the first ever film and television institute in Arunachal Pradesh after Pune,” Dr.Singh, also Minister of State for Prime Minister’s Office and Development of the Northeastern region, said.
Dr. Singh said he learnt that only two film shootings had taken place in Arunachal Pradesh in the last few decades as the requisite infrastructure for film shootings and storing the equipment was not there in that State.
He said the south Indian film industry could take the lead in giving a fillip to the FTII there by shooting films in that State.
Dr. Singh was speaking at a conference ‘Indian Entertainment Industry: Global Leader in Making’ organised by Bharat Niti and South India Film Chamber of Commerce.