India & Ukraine to strengthen bilateral cooperation through Cinema

A Ukrainian delegation meeting the Union Minister for Urban Development, Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation and Information & Broadcasting, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu to discuss the prospects of launching Ukraine-India Co-operation in Information & Broadcasting fields, in New Delhi on February 27, 2017.

A Ukrainian delegation meeting the Union Minister for Urban Development, Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation and Information & Broadcasting, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu to discuss the prospects of launching Ukraine-India Co-operation in Information & Broadcasting fields, in New Delhi on February 27, 2017.

India and Ukraine have agreed to strengthen the bilateral cooperation between the two countries through the medium of Cinema. The cooperation would be worked out through a policy and institutional framework to showcase films through the medium of Film Festivals and utilizing the Film Facilitation Office (FFO)platform established by India. The screening of films with subtitles was also discussed in order to reach out to people. These issues were discussed during the meeting between  Minister for Information & Broadcasting and Ukrainian delegation.


  • To promote exchange programs between public broadcasters of the two countries, content creation, screening and distribution of films.
  • The possibility of translating programs and content and providing subtitles in respective languages of both the countries was also discussed with respect to the Public Broadcasters of both the countries.
  • The FFO act as a facilitation point for film producers and assist them in obtaining requisite permissions, disseminate information on shooting locales as well as the facilities available with the Indian film industry for production/post production.
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