National Film Plan

Institute for Cinema and Audiovisual
Portugueses Cinematheque
Directorate General for Education
Key objectives of the measure:

The National Film Plan was established as a film literacy program and for the dissemination of national cinematographic works to the students, guaranteeing essential instruments and reading and interpreting cinematographic works among the students of the schools covered by the program. It supports and aims at an audience development in schools, through training actions targeting children and youngsters, aiming to create new audiences for cinema.

Scope of the measure:
Nature of the measure:
Main feature of the measure:

The National Film Plan is a common initiative from the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, through the Cabinet of the Secretary of State for Culture and the Ministry of Education and Science and is operationalised by the Institute for Cinema and Audiovisual, Portuguese Cinematheque and Directorate Gerneral for Education.

In the framework of the Plan, the Institute for Cinema and Audiovisual also grants support to projects that consist on the organization of training actions at schools and support young film makers / cinema student, through the funding of films made at the end of the course and first works after the conclusion of the training process.


Results expected through the implementation of the measure:

Promote and raise awereness among students to cinematographic works, and provide them with knowledge about this art.

At the end of the school year 2015-2016, more than 20.000 students from schools from all over the country participated and got substancial benefit from the National Film Plan.

Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:

No information available.

Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Cinema/ Audiovisual Arts