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Cash Boost In Arts For Youths

Fijian youths can access $350,000 to make a movie, publish a book and engage in other forms of art. It can help set them up to achieve their dreams. The
13 Jul 2017 13:42
Cash Boost In Arts For Youths

Fijian youths can access $350,000 to make a movie, publish a book and engage in other forms of art.

It can help set them up to achieve their dreams.

The money has been set aside in the 2017-2018 national Budget.

In Parliament yesterday, SODELPA MP, Aseri Radrodro questioned the need for the allocation of $350,000 towards support for local movie producers and writers to increase creativity as listed under the Budget estimates.

The Minister for Economy and Attorney-General, Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum, explained that they announced in the previous Budgets that they were keen to support local movie producers and writers.

This, he added, would increase creativity for people who are passionate about filming movies and writing books. “We have a lot of people for example people who write novels or story books but they don’t have the initial funding to get it printed, we can help them.

He further explained that those wishing to explore film making could also access this fund.

He made a special mention of the good quality short films that have been part of the Kula Film awards, adding that those budding film makers will have the opportunity to access these funds.

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

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