Delhi Film Policy: The Delhi Government on Friday launched the ‘Delhi Film Policy’. On this occasion, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said that the Delhi Film Policy 2022 will attract tourism in the state as well as generate employment and economic development on a large scale in Delhi.

He said that with the help of the policy, Delhi will also establish itself as a brand with more coverage on the silver screen and will instill a sense of pride in the citizens of Delhi towards the culture, art of Delhi.

Deputy CM Manish Sisodia said that the government will also give subsidy to producers for film production in Delhi and will also encourage local people to be hired in the film industry. Under this policy, a single window e-film clearance portal has also been set up, where filmmakers will be given online approval within 15 days from around 25 agencies (as per location requirement) and Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation (DTTDC). Will play a role as nodal agency in this entire process.

Manish Sisodia said that the Delhi Film Policy is a progressive policy of the Government of Delhi to promote film promotion and globalization at a global level to help create jobs, boost various sectors of the economy and instill a sense of pride among the people of Delhi. The tourism policy has been prepared after studying it.

Purpose of Delhi Film Policy
The objective of Delhi Film Policy 2022 is to make Delhi recognized at national and international level through films. The objectives of Delhi Film Policy 2022 are as follows.

  1. To promote artistic, creative and cultural expression.
  2. To make Delhi a film shooting destination by easing the approval processes for film shooting.
  3. To create a mass and enthusiastic audience for films shot in Delhi, both domestically and globally.
  4. To develop and support local talent and provide efficient eco-system in Delhi.

Shooting will be approved through online single window clearance system

A single window online clearance system will be developed to attract film producers. Where the producers will get all the approvals related to film shooting within 15 days through online medium. If a producer wants approval before 15 days, then he will have to pay a premium. Earlier, producers had to get approvals from around 25 different agencies, which used to take a lot of time. Producers will be able to get approval for film shooting in Delhi by visiting www.delhitourism.gov.in website.

The Delhi government has tried to understand film branding and promotion by studying several international shooting locations. Under which the producers will be subsidized by the government in the expenses incurred in film making on making a film in Delhi. It will be decided on the basis of point system.

Points will be awarded to the film keeping in mind the film location, branding of the location in Delhi, involvement of local artists in the film crew and support staff, expenses during pre-production, production and post-production of the film in Delhi and based on that Subsidy will be given. The Delhi government has allocated Rs 30 crore for the Delhi Film Fund, which will help brand Delhi as a national and international tourist destination from the point of view of film promotion.

There will be exemption in hospitality services related to tourism department
Filmmakers and production agencies will be given a ‘Delhi Film Card’, which will be worth Rs 1 lakh, to give special deals and packages. Under the policy, tourism and hospitality companies will be empaneled with the tourism department. Delhi Film Card holders will get discounts on facilities like travel, logistics, hotels within Delhi.

Benefits of Delhi Film Policy
The Delhi Film Policy, in Delhi, will help strengthen the film industry eco-system, create employment opportunities for the skilled workforce engaged in film production and allied sectors. Through this policy, Delhi will get recognition at the national and international level and the attraction of tourists to Delhi will increase, as a result of which tourism will also get a boost in Delhi. Due to which the hotel, restaurant, hospitality industry of Delhi will also benefit. New employment opportunities will be created and the economy will be better.

Delhi will become a film tourism destination
To promote Delhi as a film tourism destination, facilities and infrastructure related to film production will be developed here, so that film production agencies can be attracted. In addition, Delhi will be promoted for film shooting through participation in various international, national and local industry events and events with the film-sector and a host of other similar events. A film shooting promotion cell will be set up in Delhi.

Apart from this, a development cell and film advisory body will also be formed to promote film production in Delhi. Here the Delhi Tourism and Transport Development Corporation (DTTDC) will act as the nodal agency in coordination with all the stakeholders and film production agencies of the state.

Film Facilitation Committee consists of ASI, CPWD, DDA, DTC, DMRC, DIAL, Environment and Forest Department, DTC, DCP (Law and Order), DCP (Traffic), NDMC, South MCD, North MCD, East MCD, PWD, SAI. Officers will be involved The film development cell will include filmmakers, directors, actors.

Delhi to organize International Film Festival

The Delhi International Film Festival and the Delhi Film Excellence Award are a special part of the Delhi Government’s film policy. Under this, Delhi will soon have its own International Film Festival and Delhi Film Excellence Awards will also be started in which not only the film stars but also the crew members will be honored. In fact, the Delhi government wants to make the Delhi Film Festival as spectacular as the Cannes Film Festival. For this, a delegation of DTTDC will go to the upcoming Cannes Film Festival and take experience from there to prepare the outline of the Delhi Film Festival.

New website of Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation also launched
DTTDC has given a new look to its official website www.delhitourism.gov.in to make it user friendly. The main features of the website are as follows

  • Unique feature to explore Delhi like Un-Explore Delhi
  • More sections have been added to the website like Entertainment & Fun, Delhi for Kids, Delhi Delicious, Food Tours, Shopping in Delhi, Biodiversity Park, Festival in Delhi, Travel in Delhi, Stay in Delhi, Health Walk.
  • Facility to obtain permission for film shooting in Delhi through e-film clearance system will be present on the website. An elaborate and interactive module was also added for film shooting in Delhi.

how to apply ?
For film shooting in Delhi, one has to go to the website of Delhi Tourism. There you have to apply for film shooting by clicking on the e-film clearance icon. Which will get clearance from various agencies including Delhi and Central Government in a time bound manner. They will be given clearance from different agencies according to the location.

Delhi Tourism MD Swati Sharma said that Delhi Film Policy is a better example of cooperation of various agencies. Under this policy, about 25 different government agencies including Delhi, Central Government are involved. Who agreed to come on a platform with mutual cooperation to give recognition to Delhi at the national and international level.

The e-film clearance will be a completely online single window clearance system. This decision was taken in a meeting held through video conferencing with various agencies and other stakeholders like production agencies etc. during the Corona period.

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