Sikkim Film Promotion Board chairperson Pooja Sharma, was one of the speakers at Media and Entertainment Fortnight hosted by India Pavilion at EXPO2020 Dubai on Tuesday.
Sharma spoke on the topic ‘India as the Most Favourable Shooting Destination’ during the event organised by Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry in association with Ministry of Information & Broadcasting.
Moderated by OYO executive Sunny Sodhi, Sharma was joined by film director and Directors’ Association of Tamil Nadu president R.K. Selvamani, “Thalaivi” director A.L. Vijay and Drishyam Films CEO and founder Manish Mundra on the panel.
Sharma explained about the state being conferred with the ‘Most Film Friendly State Award’ at the 67th National Film Award and the key roles and initiatives taken up by the state government.
Sikkim Film Policy
“We have a visionary and a dynamic leader, Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang, who has always prioritised the potential of cinema and film tourism in the State and it was his idea to constitute Sikkim Film Promotion Board which would help provide platform to the artists of the State,” said Sharma.
The film board chairperson also talked about the Sikkim Film Policy which, she said, is lucrative and filmmaker-friendly.
She also highlighted the Global Film Festival hosted by the city and talked at length about the State government initiatives in setting up a film city in the state.