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The Panama Film Commission is a division under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, created to promote and facilitate the filming industry in this country by providing the producers and directors of films and television programs the support and benefits needed in order to establish new opportunities in our country.

 

In addition to fostering our local cinematographic and audiovisual industry, we wish to further our country´s economic growth by attracting more foreign projects and establishing studios related to the film industry.

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PREPARANDONOS PARA EL CONCURSO FONDO CINE 2013

  La Dirección General de la Industria Cinematográfica y Audiovisual del Ministerio de Comercio e Industria y la Fundación Ciudad del Saber te invitan a participar de su primer taller de desarrollo... 07 September 2012 Read more...
Mente Publica & CIMAS Participate at the IV Iberoamerican Congress of Culture 2011

Mente Publica & CIMAS Participate at the IV Iberoamerican Congress of Culture 2011

Panama´s Center for Image and Sound and its educational program Mente Publica participated at the IV Iberoamerican Congress of Culture which took place in Mar del Plata, Argentina on September 15-17... 22 September 2011 Read more...
Panamanian premiere of The Colors of the Mountain (September 23, 2011)

Panamanian premiere of The Colors of the Mountain (September 23, 2011)

Friday September 23 is the Panamanian premiere of "The Colors of the Mountain" (Los Colores de La Montaña) a Panamanian and Colombian co-production written and directed by Carlos Cesar Arbelaez. The film... 21 September 2011 Read more...
International Film Festival of Panama government sponsorship approval and launch (September 15 2011)

International Film Festival of Panama government sponsorship approval and launch (September 15 2011)

Along with a newly drafted Panama Film Law that features more fiscal incentives for the local industry which the Ministry of Commerce & Industry (MICI) hopes to soon present to the National Assembly, the... 21 September 2011 Read more...
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Written by Gabriel Padilla   
Friday, 06 October 2006 21:27

Panama Film Commission
Edison Plaza, 3rd Floor
Ricardo J. Alfaro Avenue & El Paical
P.O. Box 0815-01119, Panama
Phone: (507) 560-0600
Fax: (507) 560-0687

Arianne M. Benedetti
Film Commissioner
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Gabriel Padilla
National Project Manager
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Hours: Mon-Fri, 9:00am to 4:00pm. Current Panama time: GMT-5.

Closed on weekends and state holidays.

Many banks and businesses are closed during Panamanian National Holidays. Good Friday and Carnival vary each year since they are calculated from the date of Easter.

Jan 1 - New Year
Jan 9 - Martyr's Day
Feb 24 - Carnival Tuesday
April 10 - Good Friday
May 1
- Labor Day
Nov 3 - Independence from Colombia in 1903
Nov 5 - First Cry of Independence (from Colombia) in Colon
Nov 10 - First Cry of Independence from Spain in Los Santos
Nov 28
- Independence from Spain in 1821
Dec 8 - Mothers´ Day
Dec 25 - Christmas Day

Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 January 2013 20:28
 

 

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