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Odisha State film Policy 2019

BHUBANESWAR:11/4/19: In order to create a conducive eco-system for production of films in the region and promote Odia cine industry, the State Government has formulated Odisha State Film Policy-2019.


The key objectives of Odisha State Film Policy are :

  • To promote quality Odia films.
  • To facilitate film tourism in the state.
  • To bring Odisha as a destination for film shooting.


  • Single Window Approval Process for films shooting in Odisha will be provided.
  • Investors will apply through GOSWIFT portal for approval and clearances.
  • To encourage filmmakers to shoot in Odisha certain subsidy will be provided.

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The following incentives will be provided for development of Film Cities, Cinema Halls & Multiplexes in Odisha:

  • Capital investment subsidy
  • Land allotment
  • Interest Subsidy
  • Stamp duty exemption
  • Reimbursement of Land Conversion charges
  • Reimbursement of SGST
  • Exemption on electricity duty
  • Environmental protection infrastructure subsidy
  • Up gradation of screening infrastructure

About Editor in chief

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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