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Film posters exhibition opens at IFFI 2010

PANAJI: An exhibition of Wall posters and Photographs organised by the National Film Archive of India (NFAI), Pune, was inaugurated here by the Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Ministry S Jagathrakshakan.


The exhibition is being held as part of the 41st International Film Festival of India (IFFI) 2010 opening today. The exhibition is being displayed at the Art Gallery, Kala Academy, Panaji.


Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Jagathrakshakan noted that the Exhibition gives an insight into the devotion and dedication of these awardees, and also highlights their special attributes. 


Interspersed with relevant write-ups and informative captions, this Exhibition will present the diverse and rich heritage of Indian film culture. Also present on the occasion were Dadasaheb Phalke awardee D. Rama Naidu and Ministry Secretary Raghu Menon.


NFAI organises screenings of classics as well as set up Exhibitions of Wall posters and other memorabilia which take the audience on a nostalgic trip down the memory lane of Indian Cinema. Five Indian classics will also be screened in the Restored Classics from NFAI programme at the Festival. The NFAI recently launched a Digital Restoration Project where rare Indian films are restored digitally with a view to safeguarding the content for posterity.


NFAI, a media unit under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, had been organising retrospectives of major Indian and foreign film personalities at IFFI. It has also organised live music shows of Indian Silent Films and presented the pre-cinematic gadget, the Shambharik Kharolika (The Indian Magic Lantern), last year.
 

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