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IRIS 2004-10:Extra


Films Co-Production Agreement between Germany and Italy

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Britta Probol

European Audiovisual Observatory

On 23 September 1999 a Co-Production Agreement has been signed between Germany and Italy. It entered into force on 5 November 2002, replacing the preceding German-Italian agreement of 27 July 1966.

The Agreement applies to cinematographic works irrespective of their length or medium, including feature films, animation and documentaries, made for premiere in a motion-picture theatre.

Financial contribution of a co-producer shall be at least 20%. Multilateral co-productions are possible; here the minority participation must not be less than 10% and the majority participation must not exceed 70% of the total production cost.

As an exception, a mere financial participation in a co-production can be approved. In such cases, the level of financial participation must be between 10 and 25%.

For further information contact:

- Die Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien - Referat K 35 (Angelegenheiten des Films; Film- und Videowirtschaft) -


- Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali - Direzione generale per il cinema - Servizio II: Relazioni esterne e internazionali


  Films Co-Production Agreement between Germany and Italy, 09/1999