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of April 7, 2021 No. UP-6202

About measures for raising of motion picture art and film industry on qualitatively new level and to further enhancement of system of the state support of industry

(as amended on 20-04-2022)

For the purpose of system continuation of the reforms aimed at the development of national motion picture art, enhancement of system of the state support of this sphere, implementation in the country of effective mechanisms of film production on the basis of international experience, and also creation of modern infrastructure of the film industry and development of system of film distribution:

1. Determine the priority directions of development of national cinematography:

forming of motion picture art as strategic source in spiritual, cultural and educational life of society, including education of youth in the spirit of patriotism;

enhancement of system of the state support of the film industry on the basis of the market principles, and also attraction to the country of foreign film companies and development of production of joint movies;

development of the film industry as separate industry of economy, creation of the infrastructure having modern and high-technology material and technical resources;

creation of effective system of training, advanced training of creative figures of cinema and technical workers of the sphere of cinematography;

state production incentive of national series, broad involvement of young animators and animators to creation of animation movies;

ensuring the guaranteed protection of copyright in the field of cinema, development of system of film distribution and promotion of national movies on the world film markets.

2. Rename the National agency "Uzbekkino" into the Agency of cinematography of the Republic of Uzbekistan (further - the Agency).

3. Support offers of the Agency, representatives of the sphere of motion picture art and film industry on:

to organization of the Tashkent international Film Festival "Pearl of the Silk Way" and its carrying out on regular basis since 2021;

to formation of non-state non-profit organization the Union of representatives of the film industry of Uzbekistan on management of copyright of representatives of motion picture art and film industry on collective basis;

to organization of the State grant of Hudoybergan Devonov for the purpose of support of students of the highest educational institutions studying in the direction of cinematography;

to annual carrying out on traditional basis of the National film award "Oltin Humo";

to organization of the breastplate "Fidokora cinematography" for the purpose of encouragement of the creative specialists and specialists conducting effective activities in the field of national cinematography.

4. Approve offers on creation of non-state non-profit organization "Center of Development of National Cinematography" (further - the Center) in case of establishment of the Agency and Union of representatives of the film industry of Uzbekistan and to forming of structure of its board of trustees according to appendix No. 1.

Determine that:

the board of trustees gives practical help to activities of the Center, and also determines conditions and procedure for financing of movies at the expense of means of the Center;

participation of national movies in the international Film Festivals and the prestigious film markets of the world will be organized by the Center based on orders of the Agency;

The center regularly informs the public on the activities, in particular on each financed movie, amounts and financing terms.

5. Take into consideration that are determined by the main objectives of the Center:

financial support of production of national movies and series, and also joint creation of cinema products;

the organization on the basis of the market principles of hire of the movies made on the basis of the state order;

involvement of domestic and foreign investors to production financing, hire and display of national movies;

financing of subtitling and dubbing-in of national movies on foreign languages, the best world film works - on state language;

ensuring participation of works of national motion picture art in the international Film Festivals, and also organization of domestic and international film forums;

support of the Creative union of film figures of Uzbekistan and the non-state non-profit organizations which are engaged in protection of the rights of representatives of motion picture art and film industry by means of allocation of grants and social orders.

6. Establish procedure for production of movies on the basis of orders of the Agency according to which:

movies which production is determined by the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Cabinet of Ministers are the state order;

the part which is not exceeding 50 percent of the funds allocated to the Agency from the Government budget goes for production of movies on the state order, the rest - with condition of attraction of investment means;

the author (group of authors) of the script of the movie made on the basis of the state order, and the film company performing shooting according to the scenario is determined by carrying out separate tender;

for consideration of art and ideological contents of each movie the separate consultative group created by Arts council of the Agency in the structure which is not exceeding five people having necessary qualification and knowledge which salary is provided in movie expense budget is created;

the expense budget of the movie made on the basis of the state order is subject to examination of the auditing organization meeting the requirements established by the Agency;

The advisory council performing activities under the Agency based on the conclusion of auditing organization estimates justification of financial and economic expenses of the movie;

the fee (compensation) of creative specialists and technicians of the movie is established independently based on civil agreements;

10 percent of income gained within one year from hire of the movie made on the basis of the state order are transferred to the film company which performed shooting, 15 percent - distributed between creative specialists of the movie based on the decision of Arts council of the Agency;

implementation of calculations in cash cash form at the rate to 10 percent of the budget of the movie is allowed to film companies in production process of the movie. At the same time on the expenses connected with cash, the director (producer) of the movie, the director and person who received cash for the services draw up the statement which is given in tax authority;

hire of the movie is performed by the Center, the funds allocated in movie expense budget for carrying out PR campaign go to the Center.

7. Determine that to the TV channels performing activities in republican scale, the Agency annually allocates subsidies in the amount of at least 12 billion sum for support and development of production of national series.

At the same time:

the TV channel applying for receipt of subsidy represents to the Agency the creative draft of series;

The arts council of the Agency determines TV channels - receivers of subsidies, in view of essence, content and subject of series, and also audience and the rating of TV channels;


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