India to get International Museum of Moving Images

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Bangalore, Aug 27 (UNI) India will have International Museum of Moving Images by 2010, Films Division Chief Producer Kuldeep Sinha has said.

Talking to newspersons here yesterday, he said the 45-crore would be the third in the world after New York and London.

To come up on 25 acre of land in Mumbai, the museum would have multiplex, manuscript complex, animation theatre and infrastructure for film production.

To a question, he said 18 films on freedom fighters were under production.

Documentaries on Hari Prasad Chourasia and veteran playback singer Mohammed Rafi, produced by Mr Sinha, were under production.

The Films Division had so far produced about 8,000 films on various topics.It had digitised all the films produced and International Digital Archives opened to store the films.

It was proposed to establish research wing in other State Capitals and computerise the films produced.

Mr Sinha also announced the commencement of a four-day film festival in the city from tomorrow.

About 70 best and award winning documentary, short and animation films from India and other parts of the world would be screened.

The festival was being held as part of the Diamond Jubilee of the Films Division. There was also a special package to attract school children.


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