Directorate of Film Festivals

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Directorate of Film Festivals
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Formation 1973
Type Government Agency
Purpose To organize International and National Film Festivals in India
Headquarters Siri Fort Auditorium Complex, New Delhi
Region served India
Director Rajeev Kumar Jain
Parent organization Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
Website www.dff.nic.in

The Directorate of Film Festivals in India is an organization that initiates and presents the International Film Festival of India, the National Film Awards and the Indian Panorama. Although the Directorate helps appoint members of the jury panels each year, it has no input on which films are selected for consideration and which films ultimately win awards at the various functions it initiates.

The Directorate set up by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Govt. of India,[1] to organize national and international film festivals in India.

It was set up by the Government of India in 1973, and works as part of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.[1] The Directorate is based in New Delhi and presently headed by Rajeev Kumar Jain, Director.

Overview[edit]

The Directorate facilitates the participation of India in festivals abroad, and arranges for foreign film programmes to be held in the country.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Directorate of Film Festivals Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Govt. of India Official website.

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