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About Films Wing

All matters relating to film viz. promoting production, dissemination, and preservation of filmic content including organization of International Film Festival of India, other national and international film festivals, sanctioning of films, granting film shooting permission, holding National Film Awards are handled in Films Wing.

Activities under the Films Wing are performed by the following organizations :

1. Central Board of Film Certification

Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) is a statutory body under this Ministry for regulation of films for public exhibition, under the provisions of the Cinematograph Act, 1952. On Certification of the CBFC, films can be publicly exhibited in India.

The Board consists of non-official members and a Chairman which functions with the Headquarter at Mumbai. The members of panel are nominated and appointed by the Central Government for a period of two years by drawing people from different walks of life. CBFC has nine regional offices, functioning at Bangalore, Chennai, Cuttack, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi and Thiruvananthapuram. The regional offices are assisted by Advisory Panels for examination of films.

The films are certified in following categories in accordance with the Cinematograph Act, 1952, the Cinematograph (Certification) Rules, 1983 and the guidelines issued by the Central Government under Section 5 (B) of Cinematograph Act, 1952:

  • अ:U – Unrestricted Public Exhibition.
  • अ/व:U/A – Unrestricted Public Exhibition but with a word of caution that discretion required for children below 12 years.
  • व:A – Restricted to adults.
  • S - Restricted to any special class of persons.

Central Board of Film Certification has also been incorporated with online Certification facility to process the applications received for public exhibition certificate.

To visit Central Board of Film Certification’s Website, go to https://www.cbfcindia.gov.in
To apply online for certification of films, go to https://www.ecinepramaan.gov.in

2. Film and Television Institute of India

The Film Institute of India was set-up by the Government of India in 1960 under the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting. The institute was registered as a Society in October, 1974 under the Registration of Societies’ Act, 1860 with the aim to provide high standard film and television education in India. Following the addition of Television Wing in 1974, the Institute was re-designated as Film and Television Institute of India. The Institute consists of two Wings: The Film and the TV Wing. The Film Wing offers five courses for the period of three years i.e. Post Graduate Diploma in Direction and Screenplay Writing, Cinematography, Film Editing, Sound Recording & Sound Design, Art Direction & Production Design , a two year Post Graduate Diploma Course in Acting and a one year post graduate certificate course in Feature Film Screenplay Writing. TV Wing offers four one year Post Graduate Certificate courses in Direction, Electronics Cinematography, Video Editing and Sound Recording & TV Engineering. As 12 seats are offered in each specialization, FTII offers 132 seats in 11 specializations.

To visit Film & Television Institute of India’s website, go to http://www.ftiindia.com/

3. National Film Development Corporation

National Film Development Corporation Ltd. (NFDC), incorporated in the year 1975, (100% owned Central Public Sector Undertaking) was formed by the Government of India with the primary objective of planning and promoting an organized, efficient, and integrated development of the Indian film industry. NFDC has so far funded / produced over 300 films. These films, in various Indian languages, have been widely acclaimed and have won many national and international awards. The primary activities of NFDC are Film Production – 100% finance for debutant directors & Co-Production with Foreign & Indian Film Makers, Promoting Indian Films at various International Film Festivals and markets in India and abroad, NFDC’s Film Bazaar has now become one of the leading platform for promoting & showcasing Indian cinema to the world. NFDC is now positioned as a 360-degree integrated media service provider for the creation and dissemination of advertising communication across various electronic platforms. Ministry of I&B has taken the lead with a long-term objective of positioning and promoting India as a preferred destination for filmmakers across the world, by setting up the Film Facilitation Office (FFO), which is housed under the aegis of NFDC.

To visit National Film Development Corporation’s website, go to https://www.nfdcindia.com/

4. Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute, Kolkata

Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute (SRFTI) was established in 1995 by the Government of India as an autonomous academic institution under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. The Institute is registered under the West Bengal Societies Registration Act, 1961 with the aim to provide high standard film and television education in India. Named after the legendary film maestro Satyajit Ray, the institute provides higher and professional education and technical expertise in the art and technique of film-making and television production. SRFTI offers 3-year post-graduate diploma courses in 6(six) specializations - Direction & Screenplay Writing, Cinematography, Editing, Sound Recording & Design, Producing for Film & Television & Animation Cinema. The intake for each course is 12 students. In each course, 2 seats are reserved for foreign nationals. SRFTI has also started 2 years post graduate diploma course on Electronics & Digital Media (E&DM) from FY 2017-18.

SRFTI is also running a temporary campus of proposed Film & Television Institute at Itanagar for people of North-East. The Institute had already conducted 3 short term courses styled "Short Trip to Cinema".

To visit Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute’s website, go to http://srfti.ac.in/

5. Film Facilitation Office

The Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Government of India, set up the FFO in the National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) with a view to promote and facilitate film shootings by foreign filmmakers in India. The services rendered by the FFO have been extended to Indian filmmakers as well. It acts as a single-window facilitation and clearance mechanism that eases filming in India, as well as endeavours to create a film-friendly ecosystem and promote the country as a filming destination.

For further details, please log onto www.ffo.gov.in