Film Clubs to be established in all the districts in the State

star talk: President of Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce (KFCC) and actress Jayamala speaking at a three-day Film Society Training camp at Kaivara in Chikkaballapur district on Thursday. Kannada and Culture and Commerce Department Secretary B R Jayaramaraje Urs, Information department Director Vishukumar and others look on. DH PHOTO

He was speaking after inaugurating the ‘Bellimandala’ - a three-day Film Society Training camp at Kaivara in Chikkaballapur district.

The Film Academy will establish Film Clubs in all the districts and those who are interested in films will be invited to be the members of the Film Club, he added.
He also stated that the Academy will organise various programmes for the film lovers such as district-level Film festival, interactive sessions on films, framing the syllabi for Film Institutes and how to make good quality films. 

President of Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce (KFCC) and actress Jayamala who was also present on the occasion, said that loss of crores of rupees could be avoided by the establishment of the Film Academy in the State.

New era
The establishment of the Film Academy will begin a new era in the State. An era will start where the film industry will grow through education too, Jayamala added.

The establishment of the Film Academy will pave way for many things such as it helps film lovers to learn about films systematically. It also gives them an idea about the kind of films the society needs today, she stated. Director and Karnataka Film Academy president T S Nagabharana said that the Film Academy’s motto is Education through Cinema and Cinema in Education.

A new scheme has been chalked out for good quality films which would make an impact on the society and the film industry as well, said Nagabharana.

Teach lessons
Films are not only meant for entertainment but also teach lessons for the mankind. The Academy will function as an institution which helps in building a healthy society, personality, and lives of the people, he stated.

Cooperation needed
Information Department Vishukumar who spoke on the occasion sought the cooperation of the common man for the programmes held by the Film Academy. Only then these programmes will be successful and the Film Academy can grow further, he stated.
Film Director Rajendrasingh Babu, Professor Manu Chakravarthi, K Chandrashekhar and others also spoke on the occasion.

As many as 54 artistes from 29 districts in the State participated in the Film Society Training camp.

South African films - Where the Green Ants Dream and Inja, and award films in Kannada - Gulabi Talkies and Dweepa were exhibited. Later discussions on those films were also held.

Secretary of the Academy Jagannath Prakash, member Gunasheelan, theatre artiste Chindodi Bangaresh were also present.

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