India and Poland have agreed to expand co-operation in the restoration and digitization of Film archives. This was agreed in a meeting between Secretary I&B, Shri. Bimal Julka and the visiting high level Polish delegation headed by Min. (Ms.) Malgorzata Omilanowska, Secretary of State, here today. Both the countries also agreed to form a Joint Working Group in order to prepare a futuristic road map to enhance co-operation in Films, Animation, Digitization, Student exchange programme and such other areas of mutual benefit.
Speaking on the occasion, Shri Julka briefed the delegation about various initiatives of the Ministry in the Films sector such as setting up of National Film Heritage Mission with digitization of film archives, setting up of the Centre of Excellence on Animation, Gaming and Visual effects and the participation in various film festivals by the Ministry to promote India as a filming destination. Both the countries also agreed to further explore possibilities of signing a co-production agreement in the field of Animation. While appreciating the Ministry’s initiative, the Polish delegation also extended its support for restoration and digitisation of Film Archives.