→  Evolve a dynamic, economically self-sustaining and culturally conscious film industry in the country in the national interest;
→  Promote the creation of a conducive environment for the local production, distribution, exhibition and marketing of films;
→  Encourage the use of films to project the identity and image of the Republic and its people within and outside the country;
→  Promote and facilitate co-production between local and foreign producers;
→  Regulate foreign participation in the Ghanaian film industry; and
→  Promote the moral ethical and aesthetic values of Ghanaian society.

Details of Activities

→  Advise the Minister on matters affecting the film industry;

→  Facilitate the establishment of a circuit for the distribution and marketing of Ghanaian films throughout the country and internationally;

→  Promote the use of films for public education on national integration, unity and cohesion and the mobilisation of the people for behavioural and attitudinal change to enhance national development;

→  Represent the country in its relations with other countries in matters related to the film industry;


→  the development and administration of a code of ethics for the film industry;
→  the establishment and maintenance of a National Film Archive;
→  the maintenance of optimal technical standards for productions; and
→  compliance with the laws regulating copyright and disbursement of royalties in conjunction with the Copyright Administrator;

→  Conduct or commission research that is necessary on films and the film industry in the country and the world at large;
→  Set standards for training and accreditation of practitioners in the film industry;
→  Oversee the Film Development Fund;
→  Act as an arbiter in disputes related to the production, distribution, exhibition and marketing of films;
→  Promote the distribution, exhibition and marketing abroad of local films;
→  Establish a committee to pass and classify films before the films are distributed, exhibited or marketed;
→  Register and licence

→  premises intended for the exhibition of films; and
→  libraries and shops which sell or rent out films;

→  Determine the registration and licensing fees to be paid with the approval of Parliament;
→  Discourage the exhibition of films that expose children and other vulnerable groups to physical or moral hazards;
→  Ensure that films do not portray any race, nationality, ethnic, religious or vulnerable groups like persons with disability, the aged, women or children in a demeaning manner;
→  Ensure that films do not offend the sensibilities of any section of the society or arouse ethnic, social or religious misunderstanding or hostility;
→  Regulate the importation, distribution and marketing of foreign films;
→  Take steps to safeguard the interests of authors and rights owner[sic] in respect of the
downloading and use of their films and related products on the internet; and
→  Exploit the potential of films as an awareness-building medium to encourage the creation of a common identity for Ghanaians, Africans and people of African descent, throughout the world by

→  ensuring that scripts and productions reflect the dignity and pride of African people and promote the positive aspects of their culture,
→  inculcating in citizens and the African, the spirit of heroism in persons who can serve as role models for people in different areas of human endeavour,
→  encouraging the use of local and African languages, customs, music, dance and other national symbols in film production,
→  making training institutions link up with second cycle and tertiary institutions in film education,
→  facilitating the training of film practitioners [sic]; and
→  supporting the making of films that take cognisance of our positive cultural practices and Traditions.

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