Afghan Film Directorate

Brief Information about Afghan Film

Cinema has begun as an independent group medium of a language and a modern display. The more this action is needed and hastily phenomenon open its way to the world the more it was admired by audience.

Cinema plays an important and significant role in cultural, social, economic, and political transformation that our country was not able to remain unaffected by arrival of this wave.

For the first time, the country has familiarized with cinema after return of King Amanullah Khan from long journey of Europe with a small display device and some film reels. Based on the needs of that time, cinemas were built and utilized in Kabul city and were welcomed by the people. People and families were going to cinema with peace and sprit health and were enjoy watching. Afghan Film industry by considering the government of the time, and with the help of the People of America was built in 1995 and was submitted for utilization except during Taliban’s black period sometimes with dullness and sometimes hastily has paid to producing of films that their production resulted to ten declarative films, documentary from various issues and long story films. Our noble people had supported domestic productions for instance:

Impressive encouragements of people from display of “Gunah/Guilt” story film in competition with Indian Film in Baharestan Cinema

Main Goals of Afghan Film:

1.      Production of declarative films from important economic, social, and cultural  happenings

2.      Production of documentary with different and suitable issues

3.      Production of long and short cinema story films

4.      Creation of agreement among industries and cinemas within the country

5.      Evaluation of imported and productive and other display reels

6.      Display of domestic films through mobile units in center and provinces with intention of illumination of minds and public awareness.

7.      Inauguration and display of domestic films and film display halls

8.      Organization and support films’ festivals and sending films to international festivals

9.      Take care of cinemas and cassette retails in Kabul City

10.  Revisiting, rebuilding, listing, and database of (16, and 35)mm cinematic tapes

11.  Maintaining archive films

12.  Digitalizing  archive films in intention for better maintenance and overall usage

13.  Planning bills, procedures, regulations and other legislative documents of cinema

14.  Writing scripts, studying and evaluation of imported films

15.  Productions of animated films

16.  Arranging workshops in different parts of cinema