Satyajit Ray is a popular name in the film industry. He is remembered for his outstanding work in the filmmaking field. Applauding his exceptional work the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has decided for a celebration with a chain of events that will be followed along the year.
The celebration will be done in India and Abroad. To conduct the program, Media Units of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting viz. Directorate of Film Festivals, Films Division, NFDC, NFAI, and Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute (SRFTI), Kolkata are eagerly giving inputs in conducting a chain of events.
Other ministries like the Ministry of External Affairs, Ministry of Culture are also actively involved. But keeping the current pandemic situation in mind the event will be considered in a hybrid mode including digital and physical both.
Recognizing the legacy and art of filmmaking, the ‘Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Cinema’ has been announced and will be given at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) every year.