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 and Tourism of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
    Tipo de organización: 
    Autoridad pública
Actividad relacionada:
Desde
Apr 2020
Hasta
Jun 2021

Contexto/Resumen

Over the past few years, Ethiopia’s film sector has been growing steadily. It is estimated that, between 2005 and 2015, 600 films were produced in Ethiopia, with 57 feature films also produced in 2018 alone. For the country, the film industry is a strategic economic growth sector, capable of playing meaningful social roles such as promoting a democratic culture, peace and unity.

While Ethiopia ratified its film policy in 2017, with a special focus on job creation for the youth and gender equality, policy implementation has not started due to a lack of frameworks to carry out the envisaged measures. Consequently, the project supports Ethiopia in designing a structural and institutional framework, by laying the ground for the creation of a national film institute.

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

  • Lack of training institutions to support the professionalization of Ethiopia’s film sector
  • High taxation on filmmaking equipment
  • Lack of distribution infrastructures and piracy
  • Lack of structural, institutional and programmatic frameworks to implement the film policy

Creating an enabling environment for the Ethiopian film industry

The project accompanies the country to develop a structural and institutional framework to implement Ethiopia’s film policy, by mobilizing various government and film sector stakeholders. This project will serve as a pilot, and its results will be replicated in other sectors of the Ethiopian cultural and creative industries.

Paving the way for an Ethiopian film institute

The structural and institutional framework to be created will help tackle problems stemming from organizational bottlenecks, by paving the way for the establishment of a film institute to uplift the capacity of film professionals and to channel the necessary funding to enable quality film production and distribution.

Strengthening Ethiopia’s film industry through sound institutional and structural frameworks

English
Photo Gallery: 
Countries: 
Etiopía
Local Partner: 
Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
Tipo de organización: 
Autoridad pública
Date: 
2020 to 2021
Context/Overview: 

Over the past few years, Ethiopia’s film sector has been growing steadily. It is estimated that, between 2005 and 2015, 600 films were produced in Ethiopia, with 57 feature films also produced in 2018 alone. For the country, the film industry is a strategic economic growth sector, capable of playing meaningful social roles such as promoting a democratic culture, peace and unity.

While Ethiopia ratified its film policy in 2017, with a special focus on job creation for the youth and gender equality, policy implementation has not started due to a lack of frameworks to carry out the envisaged measures. Consequently, the project supports Ethiopia in designing a structural and institutional framework, by laying the ground for the creation of a national film institute.

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

  • Lack of training institutions to support the professionalization of Ethiopia’s film sector
  • High taxation on filmmaking equipment
  • Lack of distribution infrastructures and piracy
  • Lack of structural, institutional and programmatic frameworks to implement the film policy
Section for activities: 
Title of the section: 
Creating an enabling environment for the Ethiopian film industry
Short Description: 

The project accompanies the country to develop a structural and institutional framework to implement Ethiopia’s film policy, by mobilizing various government and film sector stakeholders. This project will serve as a pilot, and its results will be replicated in other sectors of the Ethiopian cultural and creative industries.

Position: 
Top left
Style: 
collapsible
Title of the section: 
Paving the way for an Ethiopian film institute
Short Description: 

The structural and institutional framework to be created will help tackle problems stemming from organizational bottlenecks, by paving the way for the establishment of a film institute to uplift the capacity of film professionals and to channel the necessary funding to enable quality film production and distribution.

Position: 
Top left
Style: 
collapsible
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