02:39 GMT10 August 2020
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    Film festival is aimed at increasing people to people contact among the BRICS nations and also to award excellence in cinema.

    In the run up to the 8th BRICS summit scheduled for October 15-16 in Goa, the Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting is organizing a BRICS film Festival which will be held from September 2-6 in Siri Fort Auditorium, New Delhi.

    Venkaiah Naidu, Minister of Information and Broadcasting unveiled the official poster for the film festival in New Delhi.

    Speaking at the occasion, Naidu said that the BRICS film festival is the initiative of Prime Minister Narendra Modi which was announced in the last BRICS summit in Ufa, Russia. He further added, “The festival will be a platform for the people from the film industries of member countries to provide them an opportunity to explore areas of cooperation which can be leveraged to economic grouping.”

    The festival will also have a competitive section. Each member country will nominate four films showcasing creative talent from selected themes and thus a total of 20 films will be screened during the festival. Films will be judged by an eminent jury comprising one noted film maker of each member country. The jury will give their recommendation for an award, which will include a BRICS Gold Medal and certificate of excellence under several categories such as best film, best director, and best actor male and female.

    The festival will open with the screening of Indian film in Malayalam language titled “Veeram” and will be closed with a screening of a Chinese film as China will be the host of the next BRICS festival.

    Opening and closing ceremonies will also witness cultural performances by the troupes of all BRICS nations and special arrangements have been made to present the cuisines of the respective member nations.


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