Odisha Government Approves State Film Policy-2019

In a bid to provide a boost to Odia films, and build a conducive ecosystem for production, the state government has passed the Odisha State Film Policy 2019. The policy will improve the quality of Odia films, promote film tourism in the state, establish Odisha as a destination for film shooting and improve screen density.

This strategy has been formed after consultation with stakeholders from the Odisha entertainment industry including film industry associations, authorities from the film fraternity, government bureaus and agencies.

Officials have stated that to encourage filmmakers to shoot in Odisha, a subsidy of up to Rs 2.5 crores will be granted to English/Hindi/International/other language films that promote Odisha, it’s culture, heritage, and the likes. A subsidy of up to Rs 4 crores will be granted to Odia films which convey aesthetic excellence, high technological standards and social relevance, to the extent of two films per filmmaker. Odisha government will also provide an assistance of Rs 10 crores to the first three Hindi or international language movies having a minimum budget of Rs 50 crore.

It was also declared that the first Film City Project in Odisha will receive a capital investment subsidy of Rs 30 crores, land for film city, cinema hall, and multiplexes will be allotted at a concessional rate as per the terms of industrial policy resolution 2015.