Updates From The Arts & Culture World


First India China Film Festival

The film festival is being organized during the first India-China High-Level Mechanism on Cultural and People-to-People Exchanges. This is an effort to strengthen and deepen cultural understanding between the two countries. The three day India China Film Festival will be held at Sri Fort Auditorium in New Delhi from December 22 to December 24, 2018. Jackie Chan's 2012 action movie ‘CZ12’ will open the India-China Film Festival.


Transfer of Land from FTII to NFAI

The National Film Archive of India (NFAI) and Film & Television Institute of India (FTII) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on December 20, 2018. The MoU is for transfer of three acres of land belonging to FTII at their Kothrud campus in Pune to NFAI. This is for the construction of storage facility for films and film material.


Film-centric Entertainment Destination

The Maharashtra government has approved a film-centric entertainment destination to be developed by the Mahindra Group in Kandivali, a suburb of Mumbai. The Bollywood theme-based tourism project will be developed on 82,950.5 sqm area belonging to the Mahindra Group at an investment of Rs 1,900 crore.


Karavali Utsav in Mangaluru

the Dakshina Kannada district administration has organised the Karavali Utsav-2018, from December 21 to 30, 2018. The purpose is to revive the heritage and culture of old Mangaluru


Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the Jaipur Wax Museum

The Jaipur Wax Museum at Nahargarh Fort, marked its second anniversary by unveiling a wax statue of cricketer M.S. Dhoni on December 17, 2018. The wax figure weighs 56 kg, of which 19 kg is wax and the rest is fibre. At five feet and nine inches, it has been designed by sculptor Susanta Roy.