SHILLONG, July 09: Meghalaya Film Makers Association (MFMA) celebrated its 7th foundation day on Saturday at U Soso Tham Auditorium.
Addressing the gathering, MLA of Pynthorumkhrah constituency and chairman of MIDC, AL Hek felt that much needs to be done to elevate the film industry in the state. He stressed on the need to create the atmosphere of attracting viewership.
On the state government giving Rs 2 crore for a bollywood movies shot in the state, Hek was of the view if that amount of financial assistance was given to the Meghalaya film industry it would have helped a lot.
MLA from Nongthymmai Constituency and United Democratic Party (UDP) General Secretary, Jemino Mawthoh said that there is no dearth of talent in the state and all that is required is to create opportunity for them to grow.
Meanwhile, MFMA, president Commander Shangpliang said that a comprehensive policy with a vision for promotion of film making is needed for the industry to flourish.
He also pointed out that due to non-availability of cinema Hall for screening local films, have hit the industry badly.
“We have requested the govt to build cinema halls in all the headquarters and we believe that this will also be a source of revenue for the government,” he said.
“We do not oppose the state government for providing financial assistance to the filmmakers of Bollywood however as an association we look forward and expect the same kind of gesture towards the local filmmakers,” he added.