(Last Updated on : 15/11/2016)
Indian Film Boards and Associations provide the necessary ideal assistance and backing to the film industries of India, few of them acting as their regulatory bodies. The credible luminaries of Indian film fraternities have come together and steadily worked for the betterment of the industry, by collaborating and establishing these various associations. By setting up such organisations, they have proactively supported for the cause of growth and promotion of Indian Cinema
, along with providing different benefits to the influential names in the industry. The following boards and organisations have been formed at the national level and all their activities are carried out at the national level.
Film and Television Institute of India (FTII)
One of Asia's premier film schools, the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII)
is a member of CILECT (International Liaison Centre of Schools of Cinema and Television), an association of the world's leading schools of film and television. It is an autonomous institute under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting of the Government of India. Television and film actor Gajendra Chauhan was appointed Chairman of the FTII in 2015.
Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC)
The Central Board of Film Certification
(CBFC) certifies all films that get released and exhibited to public in India. Headquartered at Mumbai
, it has 9 regional centres at Bangalore
and Mumbai again. A Film Certification Appellate Tribunal (FCAT) has also been constituted under Section 5D of the Cinematograph Act, 1952 for hearing appeals against any order of the CBFC. While the work of certification of films is a central subject, the states have to enforce these censorship provisions and bring any violations to the notice of the CBFC. The organizational structure of the CBFC is based on the provisions of the Cinematograph Act and the Cinematograph (Certification) Rules 1983.
National Film Development Corporation of India (NFDC)
National Film Development Corporation of India (NFDC)
is the central agency established to encourage the high quality cinema movement in the country. The primary goal of the NFDC is to plan, promote and organize an integrated and efficient development of the Indian film industry and foster excellence in cinema. Over the years NFDC has provided a wide range of services essential to the growth of Indian cinema. The NFDC (and its predecessor the Film Finance Corporation) have funded over 300 films. These films, in various Indian languages
, have been widely acclaimed and have won many national and international awards.
Cine Artistes Welfare Fund of India (CAWFI)
The Cine Artistes Welfare Fund of India
is a charitable trust established by NFDC and provides welfare measures to the needy cine artistes of yesteryears through various schemes formulated for the purpose. The corpus of the trust has accrued from the profits of the 1982 film Gandhi
Childrens Film Society India (CFSI)
India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru
, took the initiative in 1955 to set up the National Centre of Films for Children and Young People
(NCYP), which later became the Children's Film Society India
(CFSI). It is a nodal organisation of the Government of India that produces children's films and various television programmes in different Indian languages. The possible effects of cinema on young minds were debated in the years immediately after independence, and the committee recommended the setting up of a separate organization to deal specifically with children's cinema and entertainment. An autonomous body, the CFSI functions under the Information and Broadcasting Ministry
of the Government of India
National Film Archive of India (NFAI)
The National Film Archive of India
was established in February 1964, as a media unit of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. Its objective is to acquire, preserve and restore the rich heritage of national cinema, and the cream of international cinema. The archive has made significant progress in the preservation of films, audio and video material, documentation, research and dissemination of film culture in India. The archive functions as the main repository for Indian and foreign research workers for viewing film classics, relating to their research projects. The Archives Distribution Library caters to over 300 Film Societies and Film Study Groups in educational institutions across the country.
Film & Television Producers Guild of India
Around 50 years ago, the Indian film industry and Bollywood
was still in a nascent stage and yet to make a global impact. Spurred by a common purpose, film stalwarts like Dr. V. Shantaram
, Raj Kapoor
, Sohrab Modi
, Mehboob Khan
, Homi Wadia
, S. Mukherjee, A. R. Kardar, Vijay Bhatt
, B. R. Chopra
, Baburao K. Pai and B. N. Sircar
came together to establish what would, in the years to come, become the touchstone of the Indian Film Industry, the Film & Television Producers Guild of India
. The Indian Film Industry had found its own leading body, a guild that nurtured excellence, boasting of members who were simply the finest in their domain. Offering serious practitioners and genuine stakeholders in the business a chance to work together, the guild was formed with its manifold objectives in 1954.
Directorate of Film Festivals
Set up in 1973 with the prime objective of promoting good cinema, the Directorate of Film Festivals functions to provide a platform for the very best in Indian Cinema, by holding the National Film Awards
every year. The prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke award
is also conferred along with them. It also initiates and presents the International Film Festival of India
, organises the international and national film festivals
in the country and the Indian Panorama. The Directorate acts as a vehicle for promoting cultural understanding and friendship at the international level.
Mumbai Academy of the Moving Image
is another public trust that organises the annual international film festivals in Mumbai. It was formed by industry stalwarts headed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee
as a not-for-profit trust in the year 1997. The Asian Academy of Film and Television
(AAFT) is a film school in the Film City of Noida
, providing state-of-the-art facilities in its courses on all intricacies of filmmaking.