Funding Programme for Cinematographic Productions - “Program for the Development of Cyprus Cinema ”
Through the “Program for the Development of Cyprus Cinema ” the Ministry of Education and Culture finances National, European co-productions, Low budget Feature Films, Short films, Debut films, Documentaries, Animation, Experimental films, as well as the local distribution and circulation of the Cypriot films in theatres and Film Festival, internationally. The Ministry is equally in charge for the circulation of the cinematographic production to Cyprus Embassies abroad and other European Organizations.
The Program has been approved by European Commission in 2009 and it is valid until 2015.
It has been implemented through the Cinema Advisory committee.
The Committee comprises both Government officials and representatives from the private sector i.e., producers, directors and some personalities from the cinema sector appointed directly and namely by the Council of Ministers.
The Committee is mandated to recommend for funding to a competent Ministerial Committee the best proposals submitted by Cypriot Producers/ Directors in the categories of feature-length films, Short films and documentaries but also the committee encourages co-productions with other countries.
The committee is also responsible to study in depth the situation of cinema in Cyprus and make suggestions for the enactment of legislation governing all matters related to cinematography and in general audiovisual works in Cyprus.