As is the case for production and exploitation, the decree of 17/08/2012 provides financial support for organising film festivals. Article 1 of the joint decree of 19 September 2012, issued by the Minister of Communication (acting as Government spokesperson) and the Minister of State for Finance in charge of the budget, sets out the reasons for that support:
1- consolidate the professionalism of film festivals supported, improve their level of organisation, and guarantee their durability and independence
2- support the complementarity of festivals in matters of themes and geographical spread ;
3- develop the attractiveness of film festivals and their influence at national and international level.