Subsidy may be extended to 100 films: Shettar

Subsidy may be extended to 100 films: Shettar

Bangalore International Film Festival from Dec 20

Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar on Wednesday said the State government is contemplating extending subsidy to 100 Kannada films a year from the present 75.

Speaking to reporters after unveiling the logo of the fifth edition of Bangalore International Film Festival scheduled to be held from December 20 to 27, he said the government already taken appropriate steps to check video piracy.

The proposal to set up a film city (chitra nagari) on a 400-acre land in Mysore is before the government.

An appropriate decision in this regard will be taken soon. Besides, the government recently released Rs 5 crore for constructing a new theatre at Kanteerava studios, he said.

The chief minister praised the efforts being made by the Karnataka Chalanachitra Academy and the Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce in organising the film festival.

The Academy chairperson Tara said a minor modification had been made in the logo this
year by incorporating Gandaberunda (two-headed mythological bird) from the State government’s emblem.

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