Describe the main features of the policy/measure:
Adopted on 1 March 2019, the Decree by its paragraph 1 instructed the Ministry of Culture to develop a "Concept for the development of Azerbaijani cinematography" taking into account the proposals of the Union of Cinematographers of the Republic of Azerbaijan and other relevant entities. For this purpose, a working group has been established consisting of film experts, representatives of public organizations and independent production centers operating in this field, as well as government officials in the field of cinema. Letters with call for proposals were sent to public and private film production companies, as well as public organizations successfully operating in the field of cinematography in the country. The submitted proposals were periodically discussed by the working group with the participation of the authors. In addition, members of the working group visited Lithuania, Hungary and Georgia to study international experience in developing the concept, met with representatives of the film industry of these countries and assessed the local experience in tax, customs and other policies in the field of cinematography. The draft "Concept of Development of Azerbaijani Cinematography" was prepared taking into account all the proposals. By an order of the Cabinet of Ministers, the draft Concept was considered by the relevant government agencies, which provided comments and suggestions. Taking into account these opinions and suggestions, the draft "Concept of Development of Azerbaijani Cinematography", as agreed with the relevant agencies, was submitted to the Cabinet of Ministers. Paragraph 2 of the order foresees the allocation of 5 million manats (2.94 mln. USD) to the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Azerbaijan from the reserve fund of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan in order to support the implementation of projects and film production and the creativity of young cinematographers. A number of activities for young cinematographers were launched, including an animated film screenplay competition in May-June 2019.
Website of the policy/measure, if available:
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?:
The measure is still in the implementation phase and the results will be shared by the country in the next round of periodic reporting.
Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD:
5 million manats (2.94 mln. USD) (Source: Reserve fund of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan)
Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure:
|Name of partner||Type of entity|
Union of Cinematographers of the Republic of Azerbaijan
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: