Promotion of Film Industries
In the Royal Government’s National Strategic Development Plan 2014-2018 clearly indicates plans for promoting film industries in Cambodia through making Cambodia a welcoming destination of the foreign film shooting, developing human resource in film sector; increasing facilitation for film production through “One Stop Service” and preserving urban heritage as important assets of Cambodia’s cultural landscape inspiring tourism, cinema, art creation and investments.
The Royal Government has also promoted high quality local film productions by yielding 2 hours prime time for local film screening in the national television networks. Such stimulation will promote Cambodian film quality and its film regional and international levels.
Through the Department of Cinema and Cultural Diffusion of MCFA along with other Filming organizations such as Bophana Center and Cambodian Film Commission, film industries in Cambodia have surged both for local film production and foreign film production in Cambodia. There are significant establishments and policies have set forth:
-Establishment the Khmer Arts Foundation
-Supporting for the creation of film and promote
-Amendment the Sub Decree on the Management of Film Industry
-Establishment the Sub Decree on the Cambodia Film Development Center (CAMFIC) as a public administration (in process)
-Implementation of copyrights and related rights for film products: pirated cds and dvds are confiscated and destroyed.
-Encouraging the official film co-production
-Cambodia-French Film Co-Production Treaty (2013)
-Build the Cambodia Cinema Studio
-Human Resource development in film industry: about 500 people were trained in capacity building for film management and technical trainings including camera, lighting, grip and artistic.
-Film Festivals: Cambodia National film festival, Cambodia International film festival, Chatomuk Short Film Festival and Cambodia National Short Film Festival.
Local production of movies and music will remarkably surface in order to complete with the regional and international film industries. Up to date, there are 75 film productions registered. In 2015, 29 films produced in Cambodia. In 2014, there were 64 film projects shooting in Cambodia:
12 projects from France, 6 from USA, 15 from Japan, 4 from Australia, 5 from Thailand, 5 from Canada, 5 from Asia, and 12 from Europe.
The number of the standard movie theatres are also boosting: in Phnom Penh, there are 8 movie theatres and 9 theatres in the provincial towns featuring both local films and imported films.
Providing the administrative supports and also tax exemption for import and export of filming equipment. (No proper data calculated into the liquid)