India as a film making destination is growing in prominence with immense untapped opportunities waiting to be explored. Film Facilitation Office is a one-stop shop for collecting all the information about India’s film-friendly ecosystem
It is best of the times for global filmmakers and producers looking to film in India. Film Facilitation Office (FFO) set up by the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting under the aegis of National Film Development Corporation has brought in a transformation and a film friendly outlook to capitalise on the shooting locales of India.
FFO acts as a single window facilitation and clearance mechanism that eases filming in India as well as endeavouring to create a film-friendly ecosystem and promote India as a filming destination.
FFO’s Web Portal, www.ffo.gov.in not only enables online submission of applications for filmmakers, but also enlists India’s co-production treaties and guidelines of key central government Ministries/departments, leading to greater ease of navigation, and thereby easing filming in the country.
Most Film Friendly State Award; The institution of the “Most Film Friendly State Award” by the Ministry of I&B is another endeavour towards the Film in India initiative. This unique Award, which was included in the 63rd National Film Awards in the year 2015, is the Ministry’s endeavor to promote India as a filming destination as well as to encourage the growth of the filming industry. The States of Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh have been recipients of this Award in the last few years. Uttarakhand has been awarded the Most film friendly State in 2018.