The Sikkim Film Cooperative Society (SFCS) has been invited by the Ministry of Tourism and Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India for attending the Film Tourism Symposium on 8th November 2021 in Mumbai.
The SFCS was formed in the year 2019 and has been the first cooperative society in the sector of films in the State of Sikkim and one of the pioneers in the North-East. Under the aegis of the Government of Sikkim, it has collaborated with the Film Federation of India and the National Film Development Corporation of India (NFDC) to support the first global cinema festival in February 2020.
The event had received support from the Ministry of Tourism when a cine local tour was embedded as part of the overall Cinema Festival.SFCS is coming up as an instrument under the cooperative movement recently started by the Government of India through the newly created Ministry of Cooperative.The aim of this Symposium is to create a holistic presentation of Sikkim as a filming destination and to inform about the film policy and promotion of local talent in all areas of filmmaking.
The symposium is being attended by President SFCS Shri Deepen Mohora and Advisor to the cooperative Dr Rahul Banerjee.
The Chief Minister’s focus on building the State as a film industry compatible is evident in his macro and micro policy support to this upcoming industry in the State including the creation of the Sikkim Film Promotion Board, the Sikkim Film Policy, and the proposed Film City at Yangyang.
The SFCS is grateful to the Chief Minister for giving sufficient space and level playfield in the areas of film production and promotion in Sikkim. The SFCS also sincerely anticipates more such support so that Sikkim could be promoted as a film production and promotion destination nationally and internationally.