India

Funding bodies

Fund Goal

Government of Maharshtra has started a scheme to provide financial assistance to Marathi film producers as incentive to produce quality Marathi Films in the year 1997.

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The Kerala State Film Development Corporation (KSFDC) was established with the prime objective of facilitating the production and promotion of Malayalam cinema besides developing a cinema culture

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The objective was to develop Jharkhand as a favorable film making destination as well as to attract maximum tourists through publicity of its natural beauty, tourists spots, culture, folk dances etc. Apart from providing a proper platform for artists and film producers, the aim was to attract investment...

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Our Mission is to preserve, exhibit, document and produce films in various languages of Assam and promote Assamese culture while also contributing to film research and making it a welcoming centre for learning through the visual art. Our functions are: to finance Production of Assamese films, to provide...

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Regulation

No visa required for: Butan, Maldives, Nepal.

An electronic system (e-visa) was put in place for the citizens of the following countries: Albania, Andorra, Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Cape Verde, Cayman Island, Chile, China, China- SAR Hongkong, China- SAR Macau, Colombia, Comoros, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Cote d'lvoire, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Laos, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niue Island, Norway, Oman, Palau, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Republic of Macedonia, Romania, Russia, Saint Christopher and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos Island, Tuvalu, UAE, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uruguay, USA, Vanuatu, Vatican City-Holy See, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe. 

For more details please consult: https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/tvoa.html

Permits are generally not difficult to obtain as long as local customs and traditions are respected. Laws governing filming have many clauses that can be used to shut down a shoot making it impossible for foreign producers to exercise complete control over any production so a patient approach is required. India is made up of several powerful states that have their own practices alongside the central government bureaucracy so hiring a well connected local producer / fixer definitely helps. Filming in the Himalayas, for instance, requires several layers of permitting.

Ata carnet accepted 

12,5 %

India is a signatory to the Berne Convention on copyright. However, it may be a good idea to register your copyright as doing so may help to prove ownership if there are criminal proceedings against infringers. In most cases though, registration is not necessary to maintain a copyright infringement claim in India. Registration is made, in person or via a representative, with the Copyright Office. Internet piracy of films, music, books and software is an issue in India.

Health Insurance and MedicalIndia has a national health service, but this does not include free medical care for the whole population. The Employees’ State Insurance Act creates a fund to provide medical care to the employees and their families, as well as cash benefits during sickness and maternity, and monthly payments in case of death or disablement for those working in factories and establishments with 10 or more employees. In case of sick leave, the employer will pay half salary to the employees covered under the Employee’s State Insurance Act.

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