Madhya Pradesh was named the state with the best film-friendly environment in 2020 at the 68th National Film Awards. It previously received the award in 2017
At the recently announced 68th National Film Awards, Madhya Pradesh won the prize for the state with the best film-friendly environment in 2020. Madhya Pradesh previously got the honour in 2017. The “heart of India,” Madhya Pradesh, offers a vast array of settings, doing away with the need for a set designer.
The state offers numerous and varied options for filming, ranging from renowned forts to the verdant hills of Pachmarhi and the marble cliffs of Bhedaghat. UNESCO has designated the temples of Khajuraho as a world heritage site. Bhopal, the capital city of Madhya Pradesh, has been the backdrop of several feature films ranging from B.R. Chopra’s well-known social thriller NayaDaur to PrakashJha’s political drama Rajniti, Anusha Rizvi Peepli Live, to the social drama Aarakshan starring Amitabh Bacchan.
The state has made significant efforts to facilitate filming in the state by developing a well-structured website, film-friendly infrastructure, offering incentives, maintaining databases, and launching marketing and promotional campaigns.
The appointment of Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Development Corporation (MPSTDC) as the nodal agency for film shooting clearance, incentives, and subsidies in the state is one of the state’s initiatives to simplify film production. The tourism department also works with other departments to obtain the necessary legal permits for producers. MPSTDC provides discounts at state-owned hotels as well as free shooting at select locations. The state also provides capital investment subsidies ranging from Rs 3-5 crores for the construction of infrastructure as well as the installation of equipment to establish film studios, film production, museums, aquariums, and theme parks.
In terms of favourable film policies adopted by states, Madhya Pradesh has recently established a dedicated film facilitation cell to act as a nodal agency that would ease out shooting permissions through a single window clearance system.
The state provides incentives to all types of productions, whether they are films, documentaries, webseries, or OTT platforms. Then there are provisions for special incentives if the state is promoted in terms of tourism.
The Best Movies of 2001-2019 Not Streaming in OTT Platforms
Heard About Enjoy Enjaami. Here it is
TIFF Reveals Plans for Industry Conference
Films by Shekhar Kapur and Shubham Yogi Selected for Toronto Gala
A Selection to Die for
Le Musk: A Brave New Frontier in Cinema
The Path finder: Jyoti Deshpande
Toonz to Honour Aabid Surti, Biren Ghose at Animation Masters Summit
India is the Country of Honour at Cannes
RAVINDRA VELHAL: DRIVING MEDIA TRANSFORMATION
THE PATH FINDER: JYOTI DESHPANDE
INTO THE WORLD OF RRR
Powerkids Appoints Manoj Mishra as CEO
Toonz Join Tunche Films to Co-Produce Spanish-Peruvian Animation Feature Kayara
National Museum of Indian Cinema Hosts Vintage Vehicles
I&B Secretary promises Govt’s Support to Film industry
Tom Cruise’s ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ to Blaze at Cannes
Illumination’s Minions: The Rise of Gru is the Annecy Festival Opener
Now, Shoot at Sight in India!
Lata Mangeshkar, India’s Singing Goddess
Quantum Image Making Has Arrived
Indian Films To Look Out For In 2022
2022: Centenary of Indian Cinema Legends
Write a Reply or Comment