Kolkata, May 7 (PTI) A South India-based organisation, aiming to elevate the Indian film industry to global platform, has plans to roll out 500 multiplexes in the eastern region in the next two to three years.
"This is our effort to boost the regional film industry and part of the plans to set up 2000 multiplexes all over India during the time," Indywood Founder Director Sohan Roy told PTI on the sidelines of an award ceremony for journalists here on May 5.
Asked about the trend of smalltime producers also financing films in Bengal, Roy said, "In a structured system individuals never put money. They make projects for companies. We also believe in the structured system."
"Our initiative is we should facilitate Bengali film screening, like other regional films, in other states also," he said.
He said the 3rd edition of Indywood Film Carnival 2017, one of the largest film-based events in the country, will be held at Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad, from December 1–4, 2017 as part of the initiative to elevate Indian film industry to global platform.
"It will be a major one in terms of participation of national and international delegates. The event offers interactive sessions with the eminent filmmakers from across the world, networking opportunities," he said.
He said Indywood has firmed up a "10 billion US dollar project aimed at benchmarking Indian cinema, of which regional films are a significant part, to global level through film festival and other activities."
The entire Bengali film industry will be invited to the Carnival including names like Goutam Ghosh, as well as directors in other languages including Shyam Benegal, he said.
Earlier in the day, 35 journalists - both veterans and youngsters from print, visual, online - were given Indywood Media Excellence Awards in different categories.
"We want to extend our support to the mediapersons of the city who are the true ambassadors of Bengali film industry," Roy said.
Indywood Media Excellence Awards shall be conducted in all major cities across the country to honour and appreciate the commendable work of media professionals.
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