Uzbekistan National Film Commission was established in 2018 by the decree of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan “On additional measures for the development of the national film industry” PP-3880 from 07.24.2018. in the form of a non-governmental non-profit organization responsible for the development of cinema tourism, the provision of organizational, industrial and technical assistance to foreign film companies in the production of film production on the territory of the Republic of Uzbekistan, as well as the promotion of domestic film location outside the country.
In accordance with the Decree of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan “On measures for the further development of the tourism sector in the Republic of Uzbekistan” UP-5781 dated 08/13/2019.
The State Committee for Tourism Development, the Uzbekkino and the Youth Union of Uzbekistan are charged with the annual allocation of funds from the National Film Commission of Uzbekistan to implement the tasks of providing free organizational and industrial and technical assistance to foreign film companies and expenses related to the organization of national pavilions at international film events and the annual holding of the international exhibition of domestic film locations “Location-EXPOuz” within the framework of the PROlogue International Film Festival, with the aim of promoting domestic cinematography, film location, cinema tourism and the rebate system.
The National Film Commission of Uzbekistan is a full member of ACFI – the International Association of the Film Commission and AFCNet – the Asian Association of Film Commissions.
Uzbekistan National Film Commission, in order to promote domestic film locations and cinema tourism, took part in major international film events such as the European Film Market (Berlinale), Marché Du Film (Festival De Cannes), FILMART (Hong Kong International Film & TV Market) , Asian Film Market (Busan IFF), American Film Market, Hainan Island IFF, and Focus-Location Guide.
The organization works closely with the State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan for the Development of Tourism, the Youth Union of Uzbekistan, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Center for the Development of Cinematography of Uzbekistan.