Bihar lies mid-way between the humid West Bengal in the east and the sub-humid Uttar Pradesh in the west which provides it with a transitional position in respect of climate, economy and culture. Serving as the backdrop of films like Gangs of Wasseypur and Manjhi: The Mountain Man, Bihar has a thriving film industry. The government is also developing a film city at Rajgir in Nalanda district, 70 km southeast of Patna
Incentives offered by Bihar
- Films made in state languages and 75% shot in Bihar with 50% technicians from Bihar will get 25% of production cost or INR10 million whichever is less.
- Hindi films 50% shot in the state with 25% Bihari technicians will get 25% of production cost or INR20 million whichever is less.
- Special grant of INR1 million to producers if the film gets any international recognition.
- Department of Tourism (DOT), government of Bihar is the nodal agency for film shooting clearance, incentives and subsidies in the state.
- Bihar State Film Development and Finance Corporation Ltd (BSFDFC) facilitates film shooting in the state and introduced its film policy in 2016 to support regional, national and international films alike.
- BSFDFC promotes film production by co-producing projects involving public-private partnerships.
- It also promotes film making by organizing film festivals and film making workshop such as Bihar International Film, Festival, Patna Film Festival, Regional Film Festival, Gandhi Panorama Film Festival.
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For More Information Contact
D. K. Singh, Consultant, Bihar State Film Development and Finance Corporation
State Website: http://yac.bih.nic.in