Arunachal Pradesh Government on Monday confirmed partnering with the Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG) to organise an annual international level film festival in the State envisioned to tap the State’s vast natural potential in fields of film, media and tourism.
ESG, established by the Government of Goa in 2004, annually organises the globally recognized International Film Festival of India (IFFI). Basically formed to frame an entertainment policy to help cultivate Goa into a world-class international entertainment nerve-centre of the country, ESG on Monday signed an MoU with the Arunachal Pradesh Government to organize an ‘International Tribal Film Festival’ at Itanagar on a mega-scale.
Witnessing the signing of the MoU between ESG and the State Department of Information & Public Relations, Arunachal Chief Minister Chief Minister Pema Khandu hailed it as a new direction towards exposing the potentials of the State that would foster further economic activities and creation of employment opportunities for the youths in the long run.
“We are wary of the boost IFFI has given Goa to emerge as an international tourist destination as well as an entertainment nerve-centre of the country. We expect the same from the proposed film festival for our state,” he observed.
Witnessed the signing of MoU today between Govt of Arunachal and @esg_goa to organize the ‘International Tribal Film Festival’ at Itanagar on a mega-scale to tap the state’s vast natural potential in fields of film, media and tourism. @PMOIndia @ArunachalTsm @tourismgoi pic.twitter.com/DIdBqr2B32
— Pema Khandu (@PemaKhanduBJP) November 5, 2018
Khandu viewed that visits of film and media personalities from across the country and globe to the festival would open up gates for film shooting in the state while encouraging local youths and artistes to explore the film and media industry for economic growth.
He expressed gratitude to ESG Chief Executive Officer Ameya Abhayankar for taking keen interest to hand-hold the state government in organizing the international level film festival that would kick-start a different growth trajectory for the state.
The proposed three-day film festival is tentatively fixed to be held in January next year.