Tema:
Diseño de políticas, Banco de Expertos, Cultural Industries Support, Contribuyendo a los SDG's
Tipo de proyecto:
Fortalecimiento de las capacidades
Países:
Socio local:
  • Ministry of Culture of Palestine
    Tipo de organización: 
    Autoridad pública
Actividad relacionada:
Desde
Apr 2020
Hasta
Jul 2021

Contexto/Resumen

In the last 10 years, Palestinian films have achieved significant success and recognition in major international venues. In 2018, Palestine had its first-ever official pavilion at the Cannes Festival. While Palestine has no shortage of talented filmmakers or powerful stories, the country is in dire need of an improved legal environment to help the national film industry develop and thrive.

The project assists Palestine in developing the necessary legal framework to establish a Palestinian film institute. Its purpose is to manage and support the national film industry through funding and promotion of film productions across Palestine and among the diaspora population. Special focus will be on copyright protection, freedom of expression, and the empowerment of women and girls both behind and in front of the camera.

The project responds to the following needs and challenges identified by the Ministry of Culture:

  • The lack of a legal framework that specifically aims at regulating and supporting the film industry
  • The lack of data and archives on the Palestinian film industry, resulting from the absence of an official copyright law and national registration system
  • Insufficient technical and financial support to the film industry
  • The need for a physical structure to support filmmakers at all stages of their careers

Creating an enabling legal environment for the Palestinian film industry

There is currently no regulatory framework in Palestine to specifically support the country’s film industry. An enabling legal environment is necessary for the development, growth, and sustainability of the film production cycle. Creating co-production opportunities is also a priority. Through this project, Palestine will take steps to create a legal environment that can support, protect, and promote local production and cinematic culture.

Establishing the Palestine Film Institute

This project, in partnership with stakeholders and members of the film industry, will pave the way for the establishment of a Palestinian national body for cinema placed under the Ministry of Culture. This independent public administration will focus on developing and regulating film production, distribution, training, and promotion.

The institute will notably enable the creation of a national registration mechanism for data collection and archiving. It will enable the assessment of the film sector, protect Palestine’s cinematic heritage, and lead to the creation of a funding mechanism to support the growth of the sector.

Creating a dedicated institution to support Palestine’s film industry

English
Photo Gallery: 
© Anabelle Del Valle dba artforbella
Countries: 
Palestina
Local Partner: 
Ministry of Culture of Palestine
Tipo de organización: 
Autoridad pública
Date: 
2020 to 2021
Context/Overview: 

In the last 10 years, Palestinian films have achieved significant success and recognition in major international venues. In 2018, Palestine had its first-ever official pavilion at the Cannes Festival. While Palestine has no shortage of talented filmmakers or powerful stories, the country is in dire need of an improved legal environment to help the national film industry develop and thrive.

The project assists Palestine in developing the necessary legal framework to establish a Palestinian film institute. Its purpose is to manage and support the national film industry through funding and promotion of film productions across Palestine and among the diaspora population. Special focus will be on copyright protection, freedom of expression, and the empowerment of women and girls both behind and in front of the camera.

The project responds to the following needs and challenges identified by the Ministry of Culture:

  • The lack of a legal framework that specifically aims at regulating and supporting the film industry
  • The lack of data and archives on the Palestinian film industry, resulting from the absence of an official copyright law and national registration system
  • Insufficient technical and financial support to the film industry
  • The need for a physical structure to support filmmakers at all stages of their careers
Section for activities: 
Title of the section: 
Creating an enabling legal environment for the Palestinian film industry
Short Description: 

There is currently no regulatory framework in Palestine to specifically support the country’s film industry. An enabling legal environment is necessary for the development, growth, and sustainability of the film production cycle. Creating co-production opportunities is also a priority. Through this project, Palestine will take steps to create a legal environment that can support, protect, and promote local production and cinematic culture.

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Title of the section: 
Establishing the Palestine Film Institute
Short Description: 

This project, in partnership with stakeholders and members of the film industry, will pave the way for the establishment of a Palestinian national body for cinema placed under the Ministry of Culture. This independent public administration will focus on developing and regulating film production, distribution, training, and promotion.

The institute will notably enable the creation of a national registration mechanism for data collection and archiving. It will enable the assessment of the film sector, protect Palestine’s cinematic heritage, and lead to the creation of a funding mechanism to support the growth of the sector.

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Donors: 
European Union
Related activity: 
Supporting new regulatory frameworks to strengthen the cultural and creative industries and promote South-South cooperation
Apoyo a nuevos marcos reguladores para fortalecer las industrias culturales y creativas y promover la cooperación Sur-Sur