Tourism Authority of Thailand, Mumbai conducts ASEAN-Indian Film Festival to promote film tourism and cultural ties
The Tourism Authority of Thailand, Mumbai in cooperation with the tourism boards of the ASEAN countries and India, inaugurated a three-day long film festival at the National Museum of Indian Cinema (Film Division), which was held from August 9-11. The ASEAN-Indian Film Festival is one of the events being held to commemorate 2019 as the ASEAN-India Year of Tourism Cooperation. In addition to the common history, cultural celebrations and religious connections; interestingly, the ASEAN countries also celebrate their national days during the month of August. Alongside showcasing the common ties among the countries, the objective of this festival is also to highlight the potential film tourism in these countries.
The festival kick-started with inaugural address by key dignitaries and representatives from each country, followed by cultural performances and screening of the Thai movie ‘Ramavtar’. Cholada Siddhivarn, Director, Tourism Authority of Mumbai, shared insights on the growth prospects of film tourism and urged the guests to explore Thailand and ASEAN countries for filming opportunities.
The festival showcased selected films from ASEAN countries which are one of kind and which was a treat for both tourism and film lovers. The festival is entry free for all visitors.