wiki:Information Films of India

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Information Films of India

Est: 1943 as a successor to the [[Film Advisory Board]]. Launched as producer of war propaganda documentaries, shorts and the Indian News Parade (ancestor to [[Films Division]]’s current Indian News Review). Started by the British-Indian government, it required all exhibitors to include up to 2000 ft of ‘Government-approved film’ in each screening. This law was incorporated as an amendment to the Defence of India Act (Rule 44A). In the four years when the IFI was in force (i.e. before it yielded to the [[Films Division]]), its chief producer was Ezra Mir and the producer of the Indian News Parade was William J. Moylan. It produced c.170 shorts in addition to the newsreels before it closed in 1946.