Creating a supportive environment for the future of film culture 2020

Where
Palestine
When
2020
Who
Ministry of Culture
Ministry of Education
Palestine Broadcast Corporation
Filmlab: Palestine
Dar al-Kalima University College of Arts and Culture
Qattan Foundation
Welfare Association
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

* Boost an enabling environment to support, protect, and promote Palestinian cinematic productions and cinema culture
* Legal framework and structure of the Palestinian national body for cinema
* A sustainable national umbrella for Palestinian film industry.
Main goals of the projects:
* Developing and empowering the cinema sector in Palestine
* Establishing an independent body on the national level that manages and support the cinematic scene in terms of funding, preservation and promotion of film productions in all areas of the Palestinian presence in homeland and diaspora.
* Developing and regulating various areas of the Palestinian cinematic practices, including production, distribution, training and promotion of Palestinian films.
* Fostering and activating international cooperation and co-production.
* Creating an enabling infrastructure in terms of film funding, preservation and enhancement of cinema heritage.

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

1. A Workshop "The Future of film industry in Palestine: Potentials and Challenges" was held by the ministry of Culture in Collaboration with Consulat General de France a Jerusalem, CNC, RFC-Jordan, British Council in February 2017. The workshop was divided into 2 parts. Experts' main topics represented: Film Fund models, Policies and measures to incite and support production, Tax incentive and credit systems. The second part was dedicated to case studies representing current production reality in term of challenges and needs

2. Participating in the 71st annual Cannes film festival and film market. The first Palestinian Festival in the film market in May 2018.The initial concept of an independent national body for Cinema was discussed with influencer and active members of the film scene of the Palestinian Diaspora, and of the regional and international level; such as: CNC, IDFA, CNCI/Tunis, RFC-Jordan.

3. A General meeting on the topic of Establishing a national body for cinema was organized to all active members working in the Cinema sector, individuals and organization in the West bank And Gaza during July 2019.The meeting intended to assess the needs and cover recommendations of the national level.

4. A Value Chain Study of the Film Sector was presented within the framework of Palestine Cinema Days organized by Filmlab: Palestine during October 2019.The study is considered one of the first attempts to assess the needs and conditions of the film sector in Palestine.
5. Supporting and promoting 37 projects for young talents through the Palestinian Cultural Fund and the Ministry of Culture during 2017 to 2020.

6. EU/UNESCO expertise and peer-to-peer learning support for "Creating a dedicated institution to support Palestine's Film Industry".
7. A primary draft of the National entity for Cinema is developed.

Expected results:
* Finalizing the institutional and legal framework and structure.
* Setting up the administrative and financial structure of the institute.
* Implementing institute's strategic plan (3 years action plan).
* Launching of the film fund action

Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

Ministry of Culture
EU/ UNESCO
50 thousand dollars for the first phase

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
EU/ UNESCO
Shashat
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Palestine Film Club
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Young Palestinian Film Makers YPFMS
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
NO