(Last Updated on : 29/08/2012)
Indian Film Boards and Associations provide some of the best assistance and help to the film industry. The various luminaries of the Indian film fraternity have come together and have slowly and steadily worked for the betterment of this industry, by organising the various associations. By setting up such organisations, they have actively supported for the cause of this industry, along with providing various benefits for the active people in this industry. All the organisations are formed at the national level and by doing the same; all the activities are carried out at a national level. Some of the organisations that are associated with the film circuit are as follows:
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 CILCET (International Liaison Centre of Schools of Cinema and Television)-an organization of the world`s leading schools of film and television. Dr. Mohan Agashe
, the well-known film and theatre actor, is the director of the Institute.
Central Board of Film Certification
The CBFC certifies all films publicly exhibited in India. Having its Headquarters at Mumbai
, it has nine regional centres at Bangalore
. A Film Certification Appellate Tribunal (FCAT) has also been constituted under section 5D of the 1952 Act 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 1952 Act and the Cinematograph (Certification) Rules 1983.
National Film Development Corporation of India (NFDC)
National Film Development Corporation of India is the central agency established to encourage the good 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) 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 Cine Artistes Welfare Fund of India
The Cine Artistes Welfare Fund of India (CAWFI), a charitable trust established by NFDC, provides welfare measures to the needy cine artistes of yesteryears through various schemes formulated for the purpose. The corpus of the trust accrues from the profits of the film "Gandhi
National Centre of Films for Children and Young People
India`s first Prime Minister
by the name of Jawaharlal Nehru
, took the initiative in 1955 to set up the Children Film Society, India (CFS), which some years ago was renamed the National Centre of Films for Children and Young People (NCYP). The genesis for the organization lay in the Film Inquiry Committee appointed by the government in 1946. 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 entertainment. An autonomous body, the NCYP functions under the Information and Broadcasting Ministry
of the Government of India
The National Film Archive of India
The National Film Archive of India (NFAI) 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 in the country.
The Film & Television Producers Guild of India
Around 50 years ago, the Indian Film industry (Bollywood
) was still in a nascent stage and yet to make a global impact. Spurred by a common purpose, Dr. V. Shantaram, Raj Kapoor
, Sohrab Modi, Mehboob Khan
, Homi Wadia, S. Mukherjee, AR Kardar, Vijay Bhat, BR Chopra
, Baburao K Pai and BN Sircar came together to establish what would, in the years to come, be the touchstone of the Indian Film Industry. 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 field. Offering serious practitioners and genuine stakeholders in the business a chance to work together the Guild was formed with manifold objectives.