Films Div begins diamond jubilee celebrations from tomorrow

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New Delhi, Jun 11 (UNI) A series of exclusive documentary film festivals will be held all over the country as part of the diamond jubilee celebrations of the Films Division, the premier documentary film producer of the country.

The Films Division has completed six decades of its existence.

It was established in 1948 at the initiative of national leaders, particularly Jawahar lal Nehru and the then Home Minister Sardar Patel, in order to document the progress of the Independent India.

The year-long celebrations will be kicked off tomorrow with a three-day film festival-cum-exhibition to be inaugurated by Minister for Information and Broadcasting Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi here.

A special issue of FD's quarterly magazine Documentary Today will be released and vetarn documentary filmmakers felicitated on the occasion. A photo exhibition, chronicling 60 years of the Films Division will also be held.

Films Division has earned the distinction of the largest institutional body in the documentary film world with a voluminous 8000 films to its credit.

It has won hundreds of national and internatioinal awards besides two Oscar nominations.


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