Uttar Pradesh government has announced a new Film Policy with the sole aim of projecting the cultural, mythological, historical heritage and glorious traditions not only within the country, but also abroad through widespread publicity. The artistes and the producers of the state and outside of the state will be provided a congenial atmosphere and relevant facilities under the new film policy.
For ensuring availability of all the film production related facilities under a single roof, the "Film Bandhu, Uttar Pradesh" has been constituted as a nodal agency under the chairpersonship of Additional Chief Secretary, Information & Public Relations Department, Govt. of U.P. Film Bandhu will work in the direction of developing Uttar Pradesh as a hub of film production by generating a friendly climate and promoting film related activities in a big way in the state.
The "Film Development Fund" has been set up for financing the films. The fund will be utilised for sanctioning subsidy to the regional and Hindi films produced in the state, scholarship to the students opting this industry as their career, ensuring development of cinematic talents, arrangement of film equipments, setting up of film training institutes, organisation of film festivals, financial assistance on film processing in the state itself and financing for film awards etc. The Film Development Fund will be operated by Film Bandhu, Govt. of Uttar Pradesh.
A state level Film Development Council will also be constituted to ensure long term and meaningful development of the film sector in the state. The council will be headed by a renowned cine personality to be named by the state government. The council will have on its board eminent film producers, distributors, artistes and government officers. The council will deliberate upon the long term strategies for development of films; give suggestions to the government for up-gradation and creation of requisite infrastructure for development of films. It will also chalk out a strategy for attracting investment towards film sector.