Federation of Film Societies of India

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The Federation of Film Societies of India (FFSI) was formed in December 1959.[1] This was an association of film societies of Calcutta (now Kolkata), Delhi, Bombay (now Mumbai), Madras (now Chennai) and Patna.

Satyajit Ray was elected President at a meeting held under the aegis of the Sahitya Akademi Secretary, Sri Krishna Kripalani. There were three Vice Presidents (Ammu Swaminathan, Robert E Hawkins & S Gopalan); Joint Secretaries were Vijaya Mulay and Chidananda Dasgupta and the Joint Treasurers were Diptendu Pramanick and Abul Hasan.

Sudhir Nandgaonkar is the current Secretary and after Shyam Benegal, Kiran Shantaram is the current President and Ramamoorthy Mani General Secretary. Presently the Central Office is located in Bengaluru, Karnataka.[2] The federation has links to several international film societies.[3]

FFSI publishes a journal, Indian Film Culture and IFSoN (Indian Film Society News). Both are irregular publications.

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