FPFAC to organise film marketing seminars every quarter

MUMBAI: The Foundation for Promotion of Film Arts and Crafts (FPFAC) has decided to make the India International Film Convention an annual event and will incorporate a film market at the 2004 convention. The India International Film Convention (IIFC) 2003 - the one of its kind convention that was held on 16 and 17 August 2003 at the Intercontinental The Grand Mumbai. The FPFAC has decided to hold an Indian film seminar every three months

According to a press note, the FPFAC has also decided that in addition to an exhibition and conference, the IIFC 2004 will also facilitate film buyers and sellers interaction through a platform called "Film Market".

FPFAC president Anil Nagrath claims: "This will be the first international film market of its kind organised by the entertainment industry itself. It will facilitate direct dealing between buyers and sellers of films, television, advertising as well as exhibition products."

The FPFAC committee claims that the participants at the IIFC 2003 felt that interactive seminars had tremendous advantages because they could get lots of information and knowledge. Therefore, the FPFAC has decided to hold an Indian film seminar every three months to provide the entertainment industry with a forum where there can be a regular interaction and exchange of information, knowledge and experience amongst members of the industry itself.

Nagrath offers that the details of the first seminar shall be declared shortly by the foundation.

The FPFAC note also states that the conference and the exhibition at the IIFC 2004 will be organised with the specific intention of catering to the basic needs of members of the entertainment industry. "It will not only be interactive and friendly but also provide wealth of information which will be of tremendous use to all participants in their day-to-day business just as the conference at the IIFC 2003 proved to be for the participants in the conference," adds Nagrath.

The exhibition will showcase the latest equipment and technological developments; also provide wealth of information on various locations in India and abroad but also other products and services of use to the participants in the convention.

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