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India to host European Union Film Festival

India is going to host 23rd European Union Film Festival (EUFF) on 18th to 24th June, 2018 at Siri Fort Auditorium in New Delhi. It is organized by Directorate of Film Festivals, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting partnering with the Delegation of European Union (EU) and embassies of EU Member States in various city film club.

Key Facts

The European Union Film Festival will showcase 24 latest European films from 23 EU member states. It will screen movies from 23 EU states, thus celebrating diversity and will bring some unusual stories for the world cinema enthusiasts. The selected films as part of the festival will be showcased in 11 cities across India including New Delhi, Port Blair, Chennai, Pune, Kolkata, Jaipur, Visakhapatnam, Puducherry, Thrissur, Hyderabad and Goa from 18 June to 31 August 2018.

European Union (EU)

EU is an economic and political partnership consisting of 28 member countries. Law made in European Parliament is applicable and binding on all member states directly. Its member states are committed to same basic values: peace, democracy, rule of law and respect for human rights. It is single market allowing the free movement of people, goods, services and capital within internal market. The union has its own currency, Euro established as monetary union in 1999 and being used by 19 member countries. Moreover, within Schengen Area of EU, passport controls have been abolished. The capital of EU is located in Brussels, Belgium.

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Madhya Pradesh selected for ‘Most Film-Friendly State’ award

Madhya Pradesh was selected for the Most Film Friendly State award 2017 for its efforts towards easing filming in state. MP was acknowledge for easing filming in state by offering excellent on ground support and filmic infrastructure and creating well-structured web site. Uttarakhand was given Special Mention certificate in recognition of its efforts made towards creating film friendly environment. The awards will be presented by President Ram Nath Kovind in May 2018 during presentation of the 65th National Film Awards in New Delhi.

Background

The jury for selecting the Most Film Friendly State Award 2017 was chaired by acclaimed filmmaker Ramesh Sippy and comprised of renowned filmmakers like Nagraj Manjule, Raja Krishna Menon, Vivek Agnihotri and Uday Singh, Managing Director (MD), Motion Picture Distributors Association. The award was earlier conferred on Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh.

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