India and China on 18 September 2014 agreed to establish a Joint Working Group to promote facilitation in the film sector. The group will meet for the first time in November 2014 on the sidelines of the International Film Festival India 2014 at Goa.
The decision of formation of the Joint Working Group was taken in New Delhi at the meet between the Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar and his Chinese counterpart, Minister for State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television (SAPPRFT) Cai Fuchao.
As per the plan, the proposed meet will involve the stakeholders from both the countries to concretize cooperation in the film sector with specific proposals and projects. The meet will be an important step towards identifying key deliverables and a common road-map to strengthen bilateral cooperation in the areas of films and audio-visual production.
The two nations have decided to work on the agreement within an institutional time frame in the light of the audio-visual co-production signed during the India visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping. The ambit of co-production agreement covered the domains of feature films, documentaries, cine films and animations.
Apart from this, the two nations also agreed that the Chinese Films Co-production Commission would interact more closely with the Union I&B Ministry.
Who: India and China
When: on 18 September 2014