PART-11. Short title and commencement-(1) These Rules may be called “The Kerala State (subsidy to Films) Rules 1997”.
2. They shall be deemed to have come into force from 1.4.1997
II. Definitions- in these rules, unless the context other-wise requires.
(a) “Film” means Features film, Children’s Films, or documentary films.
(b) “Feature Film” means full length feature film measuring not less than 2500 metres in length in35 mm/not less than 10-00 metres in length in 16 mm.
(c) “Children’s film” mean: full length children’s film with a length not less that 1000 metres in 35 mm/not less than 475 metres in length in 16mm.
(d) “Documentary Film” means documentary films with a length not less than 200 metre of 35 mm/not less than 75 metres in length in 16 mm.
(e) “Government” means the Government of Kerala
(f) “Producer” means the person whose name is given in the certificate issued by the Central Board of Film Certification as the producer of the film or in the absence of which the name (s) given as producer (s) in the application of subsidy.
(g) “Standard and quality” means film of some social relevance satisfying the basic norms of aesthetics and contributing to healthy human sentiments as a work of art
III. The quantum of subsidy under the Rules shall be decided by the Government from time to time, for the time being subsidy shall be given at the following rates.
(a) Feature film (35mm) Children’s film (35 mm) produced completely in the State of Kerala utilizing only the facilities available with the Kerala State Film Development Corporation and the Chitranjali Studio under the Corporation – Rs 4 lakhs and 3 lakhs respectively. For other type of films under this category the rates as specified in sub column (b) will apply.
(b) If the entire film has been produced (shot, processed, recorded, re-recorded, edited and printed) in the State of Kerala, but not utilising only the facilities available with the Kerala State Film Development Corporation and Chitranjali Studio the rates of subsidy admissible shall be as follows:-
amount at the following rates for the extra length:
a) For 35 mm documentary films (Colour) Rs. 15,000 for every extra 100 metres (Maximum amount admissible to a film will be Rs. 75,000/-)
b) For 35 mm documentary films (Black & White) Rs. 10,000 for extra 100 metres (Maximum amount admissible to a film will be Rs 50,000)
c) For 16 mm documentary films (Colour) Rs 7,000 for every extra 100 metres (maximum amount admissible to a film will be Rs.36,000/-
d) For 16 mm documentary films (Black & White) Rs.9000/- for every extra 100 metres (maximum amount admissible to a film will be 21,000/-
e) For calculating the length of films for subsidy 50 metres and above will be considered as 100 metres and less than 50 metres will not be considered.
(c) Government may relax the rule regarding the condition stipulated for shooting the film completely in Kerala State if they are satisfied that it was absolutely necessary to have a portion of the film shot outside the State of Kerala. The final length of the portion of the film so shot outside Kerala should not exceed 10% of the total length of the film. The guage of the film will be determined on the basis of the relevant entry in the certificate issued by the Central Board of Film Certification.
IV. Other conditions for eligibility for subsidy.
(a) That the film has been certified by the Trivandrum office of the Central Board of Film Certification.
(b) That the film has standard and quality
(c) That the film is not a dubbed version.
(d) If the film is taken in more than one language simultaneously only one version of the film shall be eligible for subsidy.
V. Procedure for sanction of subsidy under rule III (b)- Procedures seeking subsidy under rule III (b) shall declare their intention to do so in writing in the form prescribed (Annexure I) in triplicate to the Director of Public Relations n week before the commencement of shooting showing the date, time, location and other relevant details of shooting. These declarations on receipt shll be registered, numbered serially and producers concerned duly informed. While applying for subsidy the registration number and date so communicated shall be quoted.
VI. Application for subsidy – Application subsidy under rule 3 (b) shall be submitted by producers to the Director of Public Relations in triplicate in the form attached to these rule (Annexure II). The Application fee for a film shall be Rs.500 payable by demand draft drawn infavour of the Director of Public Relations shall be enclosed with the application in the prescribed form. Application form, free of cost may be obtained from the office of the Director of Public Relations. South Block, Secretariat, Thiruvananthapuram – 695001.
VII. Every application for subsidy shall be accompanied by the following documents :
(a) Original certificate or its duplicate issued by the Trivandrum Officer of the Central Board of Film Certification.
(b) Shooting schedule showing the dates and locations of shooting duly certified by the producer.
(c) A Certified statement from the producer showing the final length of the film pertaining to the scenes shot outside Kerala, if any.
(d) Certificates from studio outdoor units/ Laboratories/recording theatres with whose assistants the film was shot developed, recorded, re-recorded, edited and printed counter signed by the producer.
(e) A certificate from the producer specifying the length and content of shots it an included in the film with details of sources, and
(f) Camera log sheets.
VIII. Application for subsidy for a film shall be entertained only if it is censored and certified for public exhibition by the Trivandrum Office of the Central Board of Film Certification. The application should be submitted to the Director of Public Relation within six months after the date of issue of certified by the Central board of Film Certifications.
IX. If after Scrutiny of the application and prescribed documents, Government is satisfied with regard to all the details and requirements, the producers shall be asked to arraigns for a special screening of the film, to issues its standard and quality.
X. There will be only screening committee to view the films to assess the standard and qualify of the films to be considered for subsidy under both the existing rules under 111 (a) and III (b). The committee is reorganized consisting of Principle Secretary to Government, Culture Department, Director of Cultural Affairs and Chairman/Managing Director of Kerala State Film Development Corporation. The Screening to assess standard and quality of the film will be arranged by KSFDC at Chitranjali Studio. It will be the sole responsibility of the Director of Culture to dispose of all cases related to subsidy to films either feature, documentary or other kind.
XI. Films found below the desired standard by the committee will again be screened before a review committee incase the concerned producers submit an appeal to the Government. This Review Committee will consist of the Secretary and Commissioner, General Administration Department, the Chairman, Kerala State Film Development Corporation and the Director of Public Relations (Convenor).
XII. The decision of this review committee shall be final with regard to quality and standard for purpose of granting subsidy.
XIII. The screening of film for the committee will be arranged by the producer at his cost at Trivandrum.
XIV. In the case of films found suitable as above, the Government after examining all the relevant factors and documents and having satisfied themselves of the necessity to provide subsidy may pass appropriate orders.
XV. On receipt of necessary sanction from Government, the producer shall execute an indemnity bond in Stamp paper worth Rs.100/- in the form in Annexure IV. The Director of Public Relations shall thereafter release the subsidy amount to the producer, after ascertaining that there are no dues from the producers to Kerala State Film Development Corporation.
XVI. Dues if any pending payment by the producer to the Kerala State Film Development Corporation/ Chitranjali Studio shall be deducted from the amount of subsidy sanctioned and only balance amount released to the produced.
PROCEDURE FOR SANCTION OF SUBSIDY UNDER RULE III(A)
XVII. As soon as production contract is executed with a producer for production of a feature film/ Children’s film under this scheme, the Kerala State Film Development Corporation will inform the Director of Public Relations about this giving all relevant details.
XVIII. As soon as the film is censored and certified for Public Exhibition by the Trivandrum Officer of the Central Board of Film Certification the producer my apply for subsidy to the Director of Public Relations through the Kerala State Film Development Corporation, in triplicate in the form attached to these rules (Annexure III). The application fee for a film shall be Rs 50- payable by demand draft drawn in favour of the Director of Public Relations shall be enclose with the application. The original certificate or its duplicate issued by the Central Board of film certification shall also be enclosed with the application. (The application should be submitted within six months after the date of issue of certificate by the Central Board of Film Certification).
XIX. As per Para X.
XX. If the quality and standard are found suitable as above the Director of Public Relation may issue appropriate orders.
XXI. The Director of Public Relations shall thereafter release the subsidy amount to the Kerala State Film Development Corporation.
XXII. The Kerala State Film Development Corporation shall pay the amount to the producer and forward the receipt to the Director of Public Relations for final adjustment.
XXIII. The Kerala State Film Development Corporation shall have the right to adjust any amount due to them from the producer and to pay the balance only to the producer to whom the subsidy is sanctioned.
GENERALXXIV. 1. Government may disqualify any producer from getting subsidy under these rules if any declaration given or documents submitted by the producer sis found to be false
2. Government shall have the right to deny the subsidy to any film if they me and satisfied with the standard and quality of the film.
3. The decision of the Government whether a film is eligible for the grant of subsidy or regarding interpretation or any of these rules shall be final.
4. Government shall have the power to relax any of the provisions under special circumstances for just and suitable reasons
PART IISubsidy to Award Films
(a) The quantum of subsidy for Malayalam feature films (35mm)/Children’s film produced completely in the Stat of Kerala, Utilising only the facilities available with Kerala State Film Development Corporation and Chitranjali Studio under the Corporation, and which do not require any waiving of rules for subsidy, and which win first/ Best and Second awards at State, National, International Festivals will be Rs. 6 Lakh and 5 Lakh respectively.
(b) The Malayalam films produced in Kerala as per Rule III (a) Utilising the entire facilities of Chitranjali Studio, which got entry to Indian panorama may be considered as a film which got first prize in Indian Filmostav and will be given Rs. 6 Lakh as subsidy.
(c) The Documentary films produced in Kerala using the entire facilities of Chitranjali Studio which won :
i) The State award as best documentary film will be given one Lakh as subsidy.
ii) The National, International Award for the best documentary film will be given two Lakh as subsidy.
The International Film Award recognized for the purpose shall be
i) Oscar (American Academy of motion picture)
ii) British Institute Awards
iii) Cannes, Carle and Vivari annual festival awards
iv) Awards of any other international festival which is of competitive nature and is held under the auspices or with the recognition of the National Government concerned
v) Indian Filimotsav
In the case of films which is desirable for subsidy under this category, the subsidy given initially under rule III (a) shall be recovered from the amount and the balance amount only be given.
(d) The Malayalam feature films which won the best Award on State, National, International level, shall be given an amount of Rs. 2 Lakh irrespective of the films produced in or out side the State.
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