2nd India International Film Convention starts today

MUMBAI: The 2nd India International Film Convention takes off today at Intercontinental - The Grand.

Organised by The Foundation for the Promotion of Film Arts and Crafts in partnership with the Association of Motion Picture and Television Programme Producers of India, the 3 day convention includes conference sessions, an exhibition and an awards night.


Over 500 delegates have registered for the event and a lot of big names from the Indian film industry are expected to attend.

Speaking about the objectives of IIFC 2004, FPFAC secretary general Vinod Kumar stated,"The event is our second attempt at bridging the gap between Indian cinema and the world market. It is also our endeavor at this event to create a platform for open exchange of ideas within the film industry as well as for creating a white paper on the issues and opportunities facing the Indian film industry"

The entire exhibition floor has been taken up by the South African delegation, amongst which the notable ones include The Cape Film Commission, The Durban Film Office, the SABC (South African Broadcasting Corporation) and the Southern Sun Group of hotels.

The awards institutionalised by the foundation are not divided category wise and shall be awarded to the outstanding achievers in the film industry over the past year. The awards are to be given at a grand ceremony today evening.

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