Council of Europe Convention on Cinematographic Co-Production (revised) enters into force for the Netherlands on 1 December 2017

The Council of Europe Convention on Cinematographic Coproduction(revised)  which was signed by The Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science of on 30 January 2017 during International Film Festival in Rotterdam, enters into force for the Netherlands on 1 December 2017. The convention provides an updated legal and financial framework for producers from different countries wishing to co-operate on the production of a film.

The revised convention grants greater flexibility for film producers by making it easier to get involved in co-productions.  It also updates the procedures for obtaining recognition of a co-produced film from national authorities.  Moreover, in line with increasingly globalised ways of working, the scope of this revised Convention has been broadened to allow non-European countries to benefit from its provisions.  This mirrors the recent opening of the Council of Europe’s Eurimages Fund to countries outside Europe. 

The Convention has been ratified for the Netherlands and will enter into force on 1 December 2017. Click here for more information.