Film Industry: Anurag Thakur says film industry is creative economy

PANAJI: Anurag Singh Thakur, Minister of Information, Broadcasting, and Youth Affairs, stated on Monday that the film industry is not only a creative minds' industry, but it is also a "creative economy".

The International Film Festival of India's 53-Hour Challenge, titled "75 Creative Minds of Tomorrow," opened with a speech by Thakur.

"Here, you'll have the chance to network (and connect with filmmakers) and accomplish your local goal. This contest will increase the number of "creative minds" in the sector," he said.

"You'll rise to great heights. You will be able to learn from professionals in this field in master classes. When we refer to the film industry as an additional creative brains industry, we are referring to a creative economy, often referred to as soft power, for any nation "said Thakur.

He claimed that participants will receive a plank in addition to instruction from professionals in the film industry. "Your network is your net worth, and you will have opportunities for your work. The IFFI platform has drawn interest from around the world "He stated, speaking to the audience.

The minister said,  many of the competitors from previous championships have successfully found their niche in the industry and are working in films. He said that startups in India are performing well. "Youths have shown their abilities during the past eight years. This indicates that if our youth desire to pursue their aspirations, they will succeed in doing so" he added. He  also advised the 75 up-and-coming artists to discover, interact with, and learn from the best minds in the field.

The 75 youth in the age group 18 to 35, who have made it to the list of '75 Creative Minds of Tomorrow' contest, are divided into groups of 15 to compete in a "53-Hour Challenge".

They will be given 53 hours to complete a short film based on their vision for India@100 as part of the competition. The National Film Development Corporation and Shorts TV are working together to bring you this portion of IFFI 53.

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