In 1984, the economic development agency of the government, Jamaica Promotion Corporation (JAMPRO) launched The Film Commission. JAMPRO has the responsibility for growing investments and exports for the country. With a particular focus on the sectors of film and animation, The Film Commission’s has responsibility for creating and realising business opportunities both locally and internationally for Jamaica’s film and animation industry. Through a diverse array of activities, policies, programmes and partnerships, The Commission seeks to develop capacity and employment opportunities as well as encourage investment and exports.
Since its formation, The Film Commission has hosted the Jamaica Film Festival, facilitated production of a line of international film productions, been heavily involved in emerging filmmaker competition PROPELLA! and in partnership with The British Council and JAFTA launched the Film Lab.