Through a grant from the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD), the Film Association of Malawi developed a strategy for the development of the film industry in Malawi which was launched by the Minister responsible for Communication at a press conference.

In 2014 Malawi National Commission for UNESCO organised a two day roundtable conference from 10th to 11th May, 2014 in Blantyre gathering at least 50 professionals and experts, along with representatives of government to analyse recommendations for a national film strategy and an investment plan for the film industry in Malawi. The participants included writers, film directors, producers, actors, actresses, bankers, journalists, musicians, dramatists, academicians and consumers of film and audiovisual products. The conference established a network of representatives from public institutions, civil society and cultural operators working in the audiovisual industry.