IELTS Writing Task 2 Sample 894 - Many people prefer to watch foreign films than locally produced films

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.

Many people prefer to watch foreign films than locally produced films. Why could this be? Should governments give more financial support to local film industries?

Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

You should write at least 250 words.

Model Answer 1:
It is a fact that in many countries, people prefer to watch foreign films rather than the local ones. There are various reasons that have caused the situation and the following essay will discuss them and how governments should react in details.

For a number of reasons, a lot of people prefer to watch foreign movies than the local produced ones. Firstly, they believe that overseas films have higher quality in terms of visual effects and audio. For instances, films such as Batman or Spiderman had been watched by people all over the world, due to their sophisticated digital effects. Secondly, many people choose to watch foreign films due to the poor quality of the local actors and actresses. They think that these local artists could not play their role in the maximum capacity which negatively impact to the films' quality.

There are some things that governments should do in order to improve the quality of the local film. Governments could give some scholarships for their best actors and actresses to study further about acting in foreign countries. And then, governments could play their role as a mediator between the local and overseas producers. They could cooperate in producing films, therefore local producers could learn how to generate high quality films. It is believed that these things would give positive effects to the local film industry.

In conclusion, instead of watching local films, many people choose to watch overseas ones. They believe that overseas films are better than local ones in all aspects. Governments should response to the condition by sending their best actors and actresses to study acting overseas and by cooperating with foreign film producers. By doing these kinds of things it is hoped there will be improvement for local films industries.

[ Written by - Darwin Lesmana ]

Model Answer 2:
It is true that foreign films are more popular in many countries than domestically produced films. There could be several reasons why this is the case, and I believe that governments should promote local film-making by subsidising the industry.

There are various reasons why many people find foreign films more enjoyable than the films produced in their own countries. Firstly, the established film industries in certain countries have huge budgets for action, special effects and to shoot scenes in spectacular locations. Hollywood blockbusters like 'Avatar' or the James Bond films are examples of such productions, and their global appeal is undeniable. Another reason why these big-budget films are so successful is that they often star the most famous actors and actresses, and they are made by the most accomplished producers and directors. The poor quality, low-budget filmmaking in many countries suffers in comparison.

In my view, governments should support local film industries financially. In every country, there may be talented amateur film-makers who just need to be given the opportunity to prove themselves. To compete with big-budget productions from overseas, these people need money to pay for film crews, actors and a host of other costs related to producing high-quality films. If governments did help with these costs, they would see an increase in employment in the film industry, income from film sales, and perhaps even a rise in tourist numbers. New Zealand, for example, has seen an increase in tourism related to the 'Lord of the Rings' films, which were partly funded by government subsidies.

In conclusion, I believe that increased financial support could help to raise the quality of locally made films and allow them to compete with the foreign productions that currently dominate the market.

[ Written by - Nehal Touski ]

Model Answer 3:
In many countries, foreign films such as Hollywood or Bollywood films are more popular than the local produced ones.  And to cope with the problem, governments should provide financial support for domestic film producers. The following essay will discuss in details about the issue and how governments should resolve it.

For a number of reasons, a lot of people choose to watch imported films than the domestic ones these days. Firstly, these people believe that quality of overseas actors is better than the locals. These people think that foreign actors could maximize their acting abilities and play their character well, therefore it would positively effect to the quality of the film. Secondly, audio visual technologies that are used by the local producers are left behind than the overseas ones. It is undeniable that foreign films have used modern and high technology techniques, which have created unique and astonishing visual effects.

To solve the issue, governments should have some strategies and action plans. One of the things that governments could do is to provide subsidy for the local film producers. The subsidy could be used by these movie makers for upgrading their tools and equipment, therefore they could improve the graphic and sound quality of the films. And then governments could provide scholarship for local actors to study acting overseas. By studying overseas, it is hoped these actors could learn from world class actors and improve their acting quality.

In conclusion, many people choose to watch foreign movies than the domestic ones due to the overseas ones are better in term of acting and visual effect quality. However, there are several things that governments could do to solve the problem, and one of them is to provide financial support for local film producers and actors.

[ Written by - Darwin Lesmana ]

Model Answer 4:
Film industry flourished dramatically over the last few years. Technological advancements have made a big contribution in the success of this industry. Countries such as India, USA etc. are highly dependent on this industry. Their governments are financially supporting to achieve better and long lasting result. They are in the process of sticking people to watch their own locally produced movies. However, with the easy access to foreign movies and because of low quality local movies people nowadays prefer watching foreign movies more often. This has become a global phenomenon and both movie viewers and the government should patronize the growth of local movies according to many.

There are several reasons of shift in term of watching movies. Nowadays, people are smarter; they do not want to waste their time and money for an ordinary movie. They want quality movie, which has big cast, good camera work, full of emotions and suspense. In addition to this, they want something new and unique. This is why they are pursuing towards foreign films.

Lack of funds is one of the vital reasons in competing with other movie industries. People are reluctant to work in local films because they have been paid very less. These people try to find their career in other countries because of high income and appreciation. Government should support their local film industry in order to equip with latest technology such as cameras, software and training. The good work of celebrities should be acknowledge and awarded by the government, this will encourage good people to join and serve for this industry. Government should also restrict the piracy of movies and promote the local movies to help flourish the local made movies.

In conclusion, I would say that with mutual support of government and people will definitely help local film industry to grow immensely. This will later turn as fruitful tree for our economy.

[ Written by – Fahad Sultan ]


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+1 # Thanh Ha 2016-03-10 15:49
Essay Topic: Many people prefer to watch foreign films than locally produced films. Why could this be? Should governments give more financial support to local film industries?

Answer: It is conceded that today a large proportion of people are more likely to enjoy foreign films than domestic films. There are many reasons for this trend and I agree that the government should subsidize the domestic film industries in effort to be on peer with other nations.

It is understandable why the foreign films are more attractive than the domestic ones. The first thing is the films produced by foreign productions, especially by developed nations, are superior to local ones in terms of genres and qualities. While the foreign producers classify the target viewers by many types of films, ranging from action to romantic films, the domestic producers only focus on some monotonously typical subjects. Moreover, foreign films are invested with the great budget so they have glamorous footage and worldly-known stars. Besides, thanks to the state-of-the-art technologies, they could operate cameras at their disposal and edit films to create the most eye-pleasing effects.

Due to all reasons above, a financial increase to support the domestic film industry is very essential. First and foremost, it will encourage people to study and develop the film-relates careers, which are usually considered as the less promising careers in many countries. By making grants to people who have passion about the film major, they will help these people have a command of this industry and then bring about many break-through for the local film industry. Secondly, once the film industry has developed, it will also have positively knock-on effects on others industries, ranging from tourism to cosmetic industry. For example, thanks to Hallyu wave, Korea has developed and attracted millions of tourists coming to enjoy the romantic places in Korean films and hunt for their cosmetic, fashion styles of the stars.

In conclude, the government of every nation should allocate money into the domestic film industry to improve the quality of the film for the greater good of a nation.
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+1 # Shiva Parajuli 2015-11-03 20:09
Woow, I like all of the above. And first one is the best. It helps me to provide hints to solve my question. Thank all of you guys.
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