Gangtok, November 18;
Sikkim is preparing grounds for 2nd edition of Sikkim Global Film Festival which is slated to be held from 10th-14th December 2021. In this regard Chairperson, Sikkim Film Promotion Board, Pooja Sharma chaired the 3rd Board Meeting of Sikkim Film Promotion Board at her chamber at Manan Kendra today.
The meeting had a presence of Secretary, IPR Department, Siporah Targain, DIG Range Prawin Gurung, ADC East Hemant Rai, CA SICB Bishal Rai, CF (T), Forest Department, Karma Legshey, Director,IPR, Benu Gurung, JD IPR, Bishal Khawas, JS Tourism, Marcus P.Rai, DD Finance Deo Kumar Tamang, AS Home Kishore Pradhan,AD IPR Simon Subba, Nodal Officer Film Board, Karma T Dolma, AD Film Board Mrs Deeki Euthenpa, Advisor, Culture department Bhim kumara Sharma along with other officials from SFPB.
At the onset, Chairperson,Sikkim Film Promotion Board,Ms Pooja Sharma accorded a warm welcome all the board members to the 3rd board meeting.
She mentioned that the 2nd edition of Sikkim Global Film Festival is being organised with the view to promote film tourism and encourage local artists and filmmakers as well as film production houses in the State. She added that the upcoming Festival will provide ample of opportunity to the local filmmakers and designers to promote and showcase their films and fashion designs.
Chairperson further briefed the board members about the event flow of the upcoming Sikkim Global Film Festival slated to be held from 10th-14th December 2021.
Subsequently,Ms Sharma along with the Board members held key discussion on supplementary and tentative budget for the event.
Ms Sharma highlighted on the categories of State Awards for 14 film personalities and 10 production houses proposed by the Sikkim Film Promotion Film under the aegis of Information and Public Relations Department.
The Chairperson further added that the Board has proposed to present various categories of awards which include Short Film competition(Best Film),Best films for tribal,indigenous and regional film competition along with 1 minute video competition and special awards that include Special Documentary made in Sikkim,Best Short Film(International),Best Debut Filmmaker and Special Social Cause and Awareness short film,etc.
The Chairperson further informed and briefed the Board members about the upcoming Investors and Producers meet to be held on the sidelines of the Festival and cited that Sikkim Film Promotion Board will be conducting a recce tour to Changu Lake and other shooting destinations of Sikkim for the Producers and Investors attending the Festival.
At the outset, the Chairperson appraised the Board members on various other agendas including hiring the volunteers,MCs,jury,hospitality,transportation,venue,hotel bookings,stage,decor,provision for stalls,organising dance and musical competition and other media related activities like PR,News/Media coverage(National&International), preparation of citations,souvenirs,certificate,award lists,invitees/special guest lists along with manpower and logistic support from all line Departments.(Tourism,Finance,Power,Police,Home,PHE,UDD,Forest Departments,GMC,SICB,DC Office,SP East and others).
The Chairperson and the Board members also discussed and proposed various ways to raise and generate more Government revenue and lower the expenditure of the event.
Lastly,Chairperson, Pooja Sharma invited the local public and all line Departments for their overwhelming participation in the event and sought generous support,assistance and inputs from all line departments, private volunteers, sponsors and organizers to make the upcoming 2nd edition of Sikkim Global Film Festival 2021 a huge success. (With inputs from IPR department)