Boosting the National Film Industry
The government of Uzbekistan intends to reorganize JSC Uzbekfilm, as well as the film studio of popular science and documentaries.
These measures are stipulated by the resolution on measures to improve the activity of cinematography facilities of the National Agency Uzbekkino.
The document proposes to reorganize the joint stock company Uzbekfilm and the limited liability company «Film Studio of popular science and documentary films» by transforming them into state unitary enterprises within the framework established by law. The last organization will be renamed the «Documentary Film Studio». In addition, the government proposes to create a state unitary enterprise «Animated Film Studio» with its placement in the building of the former film processing workshop Uzbekfilm and setting a zero rent rate.
It should be reminded that in the next five years, Uzbekistan intends to significantly increase the volume of film production.
In 2018, the state plans to finance the shooting of 20 fulllength motion pictures, and 30 films annually from 2020 on.
Next year, the State Budget will allocate funds for the creation of 20 parts of documentary, popular science, educational and methodical films, film almanacs, newsreels, in 2019 - 25 and from 2020 - 30. The cartoon will not be left aside - in 2018 the state will pay for production
15 cartoons, and from 2022 - 50 annually.
At the same time, it is important that the compulsory creation of short films and children's humorous newsreels with a total volume of 10 hours, taken by young people, takes place on a separate line.
Under these volumes, the creation of a state-of-the-art film production complex at the operating base of the National Agency Uzbekkino was started in Tashkent.