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Jul 4, 2019

Developing a Viable and Sustainable Film Industry

Sapna Budhrani

The film and audio visual sector has been recognised by the government for about twenty years and Belize was one of the first countries within the Caribbean and Central American regions to appoint a film commissioner in 1998. According to NICH President, Sapna Budhrani, Belize’s economy has benefitted financially from the film industry through an injection of over eight million Belize dollars from two hundred and eighty companies in the last five years. As they joined forces today, NICH handed over to BAVIA a five thousand-dollar cheque to assist with further promoting the local industry to the global film industry.


Sapna Budhrani, President, NICH

“The signing of this M.O.U. is for us to join our efforts in accessing, identifying and developing the necessary mechanism needed to make the film industry viable and sustainable. Although the film industry is currently small, but active, a clear path forward can be drafted so that there are increased direct beneficiaries across Belize. It is my intention as the current president of NICH to change the course of norm and embark in a direction that is more inclusive of all stakeholders. What better way to start this process other than through recognition and support of an association who works daily, continuously and consistently fro not only its members, but for the improvement of an industry with enormous potential.”


The occasion was used to launch BAVIA’s official website,, which hosts a service provider directory. That directory includes a list of all registered persons who provide services in the thirty-one different categories of employment opportunities that exist.  BAVIA was officially registered in 2011.

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