National Film Awards and IFFI expert committees constituted

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New Delhi, Dec 10 (ANI): The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has constituted two expert committees for upgradation of the National Film Awards (NFA) and the International Film Festival of India (IFFI).

The expert committee for NFA would consist of following officials/non-officials members including, Shyam Benegal, Ashok Vishwanathan, Rajiv Mehrotra, Vishal Bhardwaj, Nagesh Kuknoor, Mohan Agashe, Jahnu Baruah, Shaji Karun along with Ms. Sai Paranjape, Sharmila Tagore, Waheeda Rehman and Joint Secretary (Films), Ministry of Information and Broadcasting as Member Secretary and also Director, Directorate of Film Festival.

The committee shall make recommendations regarding upgradation of NFA for Feature, Non-Feature and Best writing on Cinema and the Dada Saheb Phalke Award and the resultant changes to be made in the Regulations thereto. The committee shall elect a Chairperson from among the Members in its first meeting.

The expert committee constituted for IFFI consists of following official/non-official members including Govind Nihalani, Karan Johar, Pritish Nandy, Prasoon Joshi, Kamal Haasan, A.K.Bir, Laxmikant Shetgaonkar, C.S.Sapra, MLC, Maharashtra along with.

Shabana Azmi, Pooja Shetty Deora, Kishwar Desai, Maithili Rao and Nandita Das.

The committee shall make recommendations regarding up gradation of International Film Festival of India on the lines of other reputed International Festivals and the resultant changes to be made in the Regulations thereto.

The committee shall also make recommendations regarding the changes to be made in the selection of Indian Panorama films-both feature and non-feature categories- and resultant changes to be made in the Indian Panorama Regulations. (ANI)

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