Co-production Treaty between
Austria & Germany

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Specific Conditions

  • Each coproducer must contribute financially, technically and artistically proportionally to their financial participation
  • Production companies must have a sound technical and financial set-up and professional experience recognized by the competent authority
  • Those involved in the making of the film must be:
    • For Germany: German, EU, EEA, Swiss nationals
    • For Switzerland: must be Swiss nationals, with a resident permit, EU nationals or from a country of the Free Trade Union
    • For Austria: Must be Austrian nationals, resident and with a Austrian work permit, EU EEA or Swiss national
  • If creative and production team are from only two countries, it will be up to the producers to determine to which country they will be contracted.
  • Third party nationals can be eligible under specific circumstances except for the directors and producers
  • Producers from third countries can join the co-production, if their country is linked to Germany, Austria or Switzerland by a films co-production agreement.
  • In general, the film is registered at film festivals as an entry of the majority coproducer or by a coproducer which provides the director. By mutual agreement of the film can also be registered by both of them.
  • Coproductions must have received approval from the competent authorities of the two contracting parties before the start of shooting.
  • Financial coproduction are eligible if the financial participation of the coproducers is between 10% and 20% of total production costs

This Treaty replaces the previous Bilateral Coproduction Treaties signed between Austria, Switzerland and Germany