Associated Bodies

About OFDC

The Orissa Film Development Corp. Ltd., Cuttack is a promotional agency for the growth and development of film industry in the State. The corporation is functioning since April, 1976 and has been implementing different schemes under the plan programme for development of film industry in the State.

Construction of Cinema Halls:
  • This corporation has devised this 'scheme for extending loan to the entrepreneurs for construction of Janata and Rural cinema halls in the State. Besides, the corporation is extending loan for renovation and remodelling of existing cinema halls.
    By the end of 2008-09 the corporation has sanctioned loan of Rs.49.25 lakhs for construction of 52 Nos. of Janata and Rural cinema halls and 61.48 lakhs to 34 Nos. of cinema halls for renovation purpose.
    During the year, 2009-10 the corporation has not sanctioned any amount to the entrepreneurs for construction/renovation of cinema halls in the State.
  • Subsidy to Cinema Halls (Refund of E.T.):
    In respect of new cinema houses, the amount collected by way of Entertainment Tax excluding surcharge tax on exhibition of Advts. and show tax for first two years after its commissioning is given as subsidy to the concerned cinema halls through the Orissa Film Development Corporation Ltd. as per the rules of the corporation and approved by the State Government from time to time.
    During the ear, 2009-10, the corporation has not sanctioned subsidy in favour of any cinema hall owners towards subsidy (refund of E.T.)
Production of Films In The State:
  • Term Loan to Producers for Production of Films
    This corporation has formulated this scheme with a view to encourage the producers for production of Oriya films in the State. By the end of 2008-09 the corporation has sanctioned Rs. 3.51 crores towards Term Loan in favour of 41 Nos. of producers.
    During the year, 2009-10 the corporation has not sanctioned any amount in respect of the Term Loan in favour of any producer for production of Oriya feature film.
    It is proposed that during the year, 2010-1 1, a sum of Rs. 60.00 lakhs will be extended to the film producers as Term Loan for production of 4 Nos. of Oriya films.
  • Soft Loan to Producers for Production of Films
    This corporation has formulated this scheme with a view to encourage the producers for production of Oriya films in the State. By the end of 2008-09 the corporation has sanctioned Rs.1.55 crores in favour of 101 Nos. of producers towards Soft-cum-Bridge Loan.
    During the year, 2009-10, the corporation has not sanctioned Soft-cum- Bridge Loan in favour of any producer for production of Oriya film.
    It is proposed that during the year, 2010-1 1, a sum of Rs. 40.00 lakhs will be extended to the film producers as Soft-cum-Bridge Loan for production of 05 Nos. of Oriya films.
  • Subsidy to Film Producers
    With a view to encourage the producers for production of films the State the corporation has formulated such scheme for extending subsidy to the producers. This scheme has been implemented after due approval of the State Government and as envisaged in the IPRs.
    During the year, 2009-10 the corporation has sanctioned subsidy amounting to Rs. 1.76 lakhs in favour of one Producer for production of Film. It is proposed that during the year, 2010-11, a sum of Rs. 56.50 lakhs will be given to the film producers as subsidy for production of 15 Nos. of films.