SCO Film Festival

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Recently, the five-day Shanghai Cooperation Organization’s Film Festival opened in Mumbai.

About SCO Film Festival

  • It is being organized by the National Film Development Corporation, a Public Sector Undertaking of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, in association with the SCO Council of Heads of States. 
  • Aim: To build cinematic partnerships, have an exchange of programmes, nurture young filmmaking talent and act as a bridge between the cultures of the Shanghai Cooperation.
  • As part of the SCO Film Festival in India, it is endeavoured to showcase selected films from the Members, Observer States and Dialogue partners States.

Key facts about the Shanghai Cooperation Organization

  • The SCO is a permanent intergovernmental international organisation. It is a Eurasian political, economic, and security alliance and has been the primary security pillar of the region.
  • It was established in 2001 and was preceded by the Shanghai Five mechanism.
  • The Heads of State Council (HSC) is the supreme decision-making body in the SCO. It meets once a year and adopts decisions and guidelines on all important matters of the organisation.
  • The organisation has two permanent bodies:
    • The SCO Secretariat is based in Beijing.
    • The Executive Committee of the Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure (RATS) is based in Tashkent.
  • Member countries: India, Kazakhstan, China, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.
  • Four bserver states Afghanistan, Belarus, Iran and Mongolia.


Q1) What is National Film Development Corporation?

National Film Development Corporation of India is the central agency established in 1975 to encourage the good cinema movement in the country.

Source: 9SCO Film Festival 2023 opens in Mumbai