Noida: “Every film maker has to keep in mind that Cinema is the powerful way to promote tourism. Wherever you are going to shoot film, it will automatically become the tourist destination for time to come. We have executed our bit of responsibility when we gave a new word of “Film Tourism” to English dictionary thirty years back, people were not aware of this term, now every country is talking about film tourism. Marwah Studios and its filmi activities at Noida film city have attracted more than two million people to this destination and thereby adding enough tourism to Noida,” said Dr. Sandeep Marwah President of Marwah Studios addressing film community at 13th Global Film Festival Noida 2020.
“India and Slovenia are sharing a beautiful friendship and together the business and trade have gone much more in last few years. Slovenia invites you all and offer some of the finest places on earth. It’s a beautiful nation with extra ordinary natural and picturesque locations. The government is taking special care of film units and large subsidies are also provided to film makers,” said H.E. Dr. Marjen Cencen Ambassador of Slovenia to India giving many examples of film shootings in Slovenia.
“Indian film industry has grown big and needs different locations for shooting not only films, but also tele serials, music videos etc. and all that brings India and rest of the world close to each other. Films have power to attract tourists even from remote areas,” said Rajan Sehgal Chairman of TAAI Skill & Education.
“Cinema should be the priority sector while designing policy of tourism. New ways to attract people to new destinations must be popularize,” said Raju Pareskar renowned film director who also mentioned many figures which have changed in particular cities after film shootings at those places.
“Indian cinema has done a commendable job of introducing India to Indians. Cinema is more powerful than government or other private efforts to make destinations more popular. It starts with Mumbai and hundreds of gorgeous and amazing Indian places you can see in films. It has taken India to abroad,” said Kamlesh Pandey renowned screen play writer.
“East or west, home is the best. All film locations have to be provided with best of the facilities to attract tourism. Only list of shooting locations may not attract many people,” said Farhad Frountanion renowned screen writer & film maker from Holland making everyone cautious about the concept.
Anoop Bose Lawyer Supreme Court and film maker, Sanchi Rai actor, Nilesh Malhotra actor & film producer also spoke on the occasion. A poster representing Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru Forum was also released during the seminar.