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FIAP grants accredition to MAMI Film Fest

NEW DELHI: While electing three representatives of India‘s apex film chamber Film Federation of India to its executive committee, the International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF) granted accreditation to yet Indian fest – the Mumbai Academy of Moving Images (MAMI) Film Festival.

While noted filmmaker and media magnate P V Gangadharan was elected first Vice President senior FFI member L Suresh and FFI Secretary General Supran Sen were elected to the Executive Committee. The elections were held at the Annual General Assembly of FIAPF in Cannes on 17 May.



In a telephonic interview from Cannes, Sen said "this is not only a feather in FFI’s cap but also reaffirms India burgeoning presence in the world entertainment firmament. It is a reflection of the changing order in the international filmed oeuvre."


Sen also said that the main discussion of the Assembly related to copyright issues and the Indian delegates drew attention to its representation to the Indian Human Resource Development Ministry suggestions amendments in the Copyright Act and calling for stringent implementation of these laws.


MAMI which is normally held in March will be held this year from 29 October in the western metropolis. This follows the change of guard at the top. The principal sponsor will now be Anil Dirubhai Ambani’s Reliance Group.

Apart from being the apex body of Film Producers in the World, FIAPF is also the regulatory body for International Film Festivals and has so far accredited 50 major International Film Festivals including Cannes, Berlin and Karlovy Vary apart from the International Film Festival of India held in Goa every year.

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