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Annual Public Film Contest FONPROCINE 2019 Will Receive New Entries Until August 2, 2019

Santo Domingo, July 8, 2019 – The General Film Directorate (DGCINE) formally announced the opening of the 8th Annual Public Film Contest sponsored by the Promotion of the Film Industry (FONPROCINE).
FONPROCINE was founded through Law No. 108-10, and its goal is to encourage and strengthen the Dominican Republic’s film industry. Participants may submit their entries until August 2, 2019, at 5:00 p.m.
The contest hopes to encourage and support Dominicans interested in developing the country’s film industry, as well as film and audiovisual productions. Following the guidelines established by Article 69 of Law 108-10, contained in Decree No. 370-11, the Inter-Sectorial Council for the Promotion of Film Activities (CIPAC), through DGCINE, is organizing the 8th annual FONPROCINE contest. All those interested in participating must meet the following criteria:
1. Feature film fiction script written by Dominicans.
2. Development by Dominicans of a fiction feature film, documentary and animation.
3. Production of short film by Dominicans.
4. Production of feature documentary by Dominican nationals.
5. Production of fiction feature film and animation by Dominicans.
For more information on contest rules please visit:
You may also contact contest organizers through the following email: or call 809-687-2166.
DGCINE’s new initiative DR FONPROCINE WIP (Work in Progress) is based on a script that is currently in the post-production phase. The winning entry will be selected and will be included as part of the Dominican delegation that will participate in the Marché du Film of the Cannes Film Festival.

During the recently held 72nd Annual Cannes Film Festival, the documentary “That is Why I Come to the River (non-official translation), produced by Fernando Blanco, participated in the event as the FONPROCINE 2015 winner.

With this new initiative FONPROCINE hopes to motivate young Dominican film talent in the various contest categories. The winners will receive an economic incentive to finish their film project, but will also be evaluated to opt for the opportunity to participate in international and very prestigious film festivals, such as the Marché du Film at the Cannes Film Festival, highlighted Yvette Marichal, Director General of the General Film Directorate (DGCINE).

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