SCO Film Festival : Mumbai
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization is to host a film festival in Mumbai.
- National Film Development Corporation is the Indian representative in organizing the festival along with SCO.
- Indian cinema is gaining international applause and attraction as Bollywood is producing diverse films in different genres.
- The Indian entertainment industry is one of the largest in the world. The total revenue of the industry is more than 90 billion rupees today.
- India produces more than 2000 films per year and is the largest film producer in the world followed by the USA in second position and China in third place.
- The festival will build cultural bonding among the SCO countries.
- Though the origin of the organization purposed defense and military, today the working of the organization has shifted largely towards economic and business benefits.
- It was formed in 1996 by China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, and Kyrgyzstan.
- Headquarters: Beijing, China
- SCO is a Eurasian political, economic, International security and defence organization
- Other members joined SCO at later stages.