PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI) organized the 5th Global Film Tourism Conclave (GFTC) with the theme ‘Unleashing the Power of Cinematic Tourism’ on 1 July 2022 at Novotel Mumbai Juhu Beach, Maharashtra.
Inaugurating the Conclave, Mr. Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Hon’ble Cabinet Minister for Minority Affairs, said, “It is a pronounced initiative to make India the most attractive filmmaking destination globally. India has everything the industry needs to thrive: diversified landscape, resources, and immense potential.”
Mr. Arvind Singh (IAS), Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, said that the Indian film industry is progressing dynamically with double-digit growth and producing more than 1200 films every year in multiple languages. The sector was valued at 183 billion rupees in the financial year 2020. “In view of the above, the Ministry of Tourism is placing great emphasis on the promotion of Film Tourism and is enabling the States to prepare suitable policies to facilitate shooting permissions with single-window clearances for film projects and provide necessary incentives to attract filmmakers. Ministry also recognizes such efforts through the National Tourism Award given each year under the category ‘Most Film Tourism Friendly State’,”
Renowned veterans of the Indian film industry and leading Filmmakers – Mr. Randhir Kapoor, Mr. Anees Bazmee, and Mr. Rahul Rawail were felicitated during the program for their contribution to Indian Cinema.
Several other Film and TV personalities – Mr. Manoj Joshi, Ms. Nandita Puri, Mr. Ranbir Pushp, Mr. Ruhan Kapoor, Mr. Mickey Singh Narula, and Ms. Hasleen Kaur were felicitated during the program.
Panel Discussions for the promotion of Film Tourism in India and other countries were conducted during the Conclave. In parallel to the Panel Discussions, there was an Exhibition Platform for destinations and private organizations to showcase their locations, tax incentives, and other services.
It was concluded that stronger cooperation between the Government and Industry is required to build a strong and resilient environment for Film Tourism to grow at a faster pace