With the objective of stimulating the making, production, dissemination and conservation of Dominican films, as a means for cultural diversity and as an activity with great economic potential, the Dominican government promulgated Film Law No. 108-10, as amended on 12 November 2010. This Law seeks to eliminate the economic and structural barriers that affected the competitiveness of the film industry for many years. For this reason, and recognizing that the Dominican territory is a privileged strategic place that must be promoted as a setting for local and foreign filming, in order for a lucrative industry to emerge that contributes to the national economy and encourages foreign investment.

For the administration and application of the Law, the General Directorate of Cinema (DGCINE) is created, attached to the Ministry of Culture, as a decentralized body of the State, with legal personality, with administrative, financial and technical autonomy.

You can find additional information about the DGCINE at the following link: