Attorney-General and Minister for Economy, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum has encouraged all Fijian students to pursue their passion and take advantage of growing film industry.

He made this comments while officiating at the annual 13th Kula Film awards held at Damodar cinemas this evening.

The A-G said the Kula Awards provides a platform to learn, be professionally trained and participate in the audio-visual industry through three streams of creative arts competitions: film, art, and dance.

“Many of you present this evening show that you are creative people it does not necessarily mean that one could be an actor, you can be good in directing lights or other supporting acts in movies.”

“Government has been investing in the Film industry, when a foreign company makes a movie in Fiji any amount of money they spend in Fiji, 7 percent of this amount will be returned to the filmmakers.”

This year, Film Fiji introduced new features and categories to the program, including a revamped open category for budding filmmakers who have left school.

A total of 34 schools have participated in the film competition, while the dance and art competitions have 20 and 30 schools participating, respectively.

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