May 18, 2022
India gives filmmakers a one-of-a-kind opportunity to shoot snow, desert storm, and rain all at once. This vast landmass is also home to a diverse population of people of various faiths, castes, and creeds. It is a truly multilingual and multi-ethnic country that provides an excellent backdrop for a filmmaker and scriptwriter to paint their stories with various hues and colours
The Indian subcontinent’s topography is unique. On one side you have mighty Himalayas in the lot from Hindu Kush, and in the south-west the subcontinent stretches to Malabar coast, Western and Eastern ghats—the two long coastlines in this peninsula along the Arabian Sea and also Bay of Bengal which seamlessly mingle with Indian Ocean. India has lush green Gangetic plain and many hill tracks and meandering valleys in between. The country’s river system with rivers like Ganga, Brahmaputra, Krishna and Kaveri is the hotspot of all kinds of cultural activities. Then the country has the largest mangrove forest in the world shared both by India and Bangladesh. When you go to Rajasthan, you find desert, which mingles with the Rann of Kutch, a large area of salt marshes that span the border between India and Pakistan. India’s natural beauty is absolutely unbelievable.
When you look at the climate, you have sub-zero temperatures and somewhere in between you find very warm country and also Monsoon. It gives a unique opportunity to filmmakers to shoot snow, Desert Storm, and rain, all in one go. This huge landmass is also inhabited by a vast population from different faiths, caste and creed. It is truly multilingual and multi-ethnic country that offers a great landscape to a filmmaker and the scriptwriter to paint their stories with different hues and colours.
In 2021, FFO’s mandate has been expa nded to include creat ion of an ecosystem to facilitate various approvals and clearances required in setting up of theatres and execut ion of events by event management age ncies at State and National level.
July 30, 2019
Winner of Indian government’s national award for the ‘Most film-friendly state’ in 2016, Gujarat is increasingly becoming the most preferred spot for the tinsel world. Filmmakers wishing to offer the audience an ‘eastern’ experience can land in Gujarat
Incentives offered by Gujarat
- Incentives are provided to –
(i) Producers – Direct cash subsidy – Rs. 5 lakhs-5 crores
(ii) Artists – Awards in 32 different categories; Cash awards – Rs. 11,000-2,00,000
(iii) Theatre Owners – Benefit of Service Charge of Rs. 10-14 per ticket
- Film producers and their crew will have priority booking privilege and 50% rebate over the prevailing rates of rooms at government owned Toran hotels across Gujarat.
- Assistance of up to Rs. 50 lakhs, and incentives up to Rs. 5 crores for securing awards for Gujarati films.
- Children film and women empowerment related film given additional 25% financial assistance.
- Further assistance in range of Rs. 2 crores-5 crores granted to Gujarati films that win awards at international stage.
- Gujarati films that receive Government of India’s “Rajat Kamal” award given Rs. 1 crore reward.
- Incentives on offer for winning an Oscar and other shortlisted prominent international film festivals.
- A dedicated facilitation unit — TCGL Film Shooting Cell– established at Gandhinagar and Mumbai.
- Single window clearance for film shooting permissions for all kinds of films.
- Special attention to international film makers (feature, ads, series, etc.) in all aspects of shooting/production.
- If decision on shooting application is not taken in seven days, permission is deemed to have been granted.
- Free police arrangement is offered at open areas and public places. Local security clearances from police commissioner/district police is granted within seven days.
Gopnath beach, Bhavnagar
Adalaj ni vaav
Great Rann of Kutch
For More Information Contact
K. Biswas, Head Film Facilitation Cell, Gujarat Tourism
State Website: https://www.gujarattourism.com/filmtourism