India and Portugal have agreed to work out modalities for a co-production agreement in the film sector. The agreement would be framed in a time-bound manner keeping in mind the legal aspects of such an agreement.
A possibility of an MoU between the public broadcasters of both the countries to share best practices and seek cooperation in technical and content related matters was also discussed.
The discussions took place during a meeting between Minister of State for Information & Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Rathore and Portugal Minister of Culture, Luis Filipe Castro Mendes today in New Delhi.
During the deliberations, Rathore apprised the Portuguese Minister on the initiatives taken by Ministry of I&B to provide Single Window clearances for Foreign Film Producers in the country through the Film Facilitation Office.
He also highlighted the National Film Heritage Mission of the Government to Digitise, Restore, Preserve the rich filmic heritage of the country.
The Ministers also discussed the possibility of Student Exchange programmes between educational institutions of both the countries.
The scheduled meeting of Prime Minister of Portuguese with the film fraternity at Goa on 12th January 2017, organized by FICCI was also discussed where many Indian film producers have also been invited.
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