MoU signed to organize ‘international tribal film festival’ in state

ITANAGAR, Nov 5: The Arunachal Pradesh government confirmed partnering with the Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG) on Monday to organize an annual international level film festival in the state in order to tap the state’s potential in the fields of film, media and tourism.
The ESG, established by the Goa government in 2004, annually organizes the globally recognized International Film Festival of India (IFFI). On Monday, it signed an MoU with the Arunachal Pradesh government to organize an ‘International Tribal Film Festival’ at Itanagar on a massive scale.
Witnessing the signing of the MoU between the ESG and the state information & public relations department, Chief Minister Pema Khandu hailed it as a new direction towards exposing the potential of the state to foster further economic activities and create employment opportunities for the youths in the long run.
“We are aware of the boost the IFFI has given Goa to emerge as an international tourist destination as well as an entertainment nerve-centre of the country. We expect the same from the proposed film festival for our state,” Pema said.
He said visits by film and media personalities from across the country and the globe to the festival would open up gates for film shooting in the state while encouraging local youths and artistes to explore the film and the media industry.
He expressed gratitude to ESG chief executive officer Ameya Abhayankar for taking keen interest to hand-hold the state government in organizing the international level film festival.
The proposed three-day film festival is tentatively fixed to be held in January next year. (CMO)