Dettagli del Trattato n°220

Convenzione del Consiglio d’Europa sulla coproduzione cinematografica (riveduta)
Titolo Convenzione del Consiglio d’Europa sulla coproduzione cinematografica (riveduta)
Riferimento STCE n°220
Apertura del trattato Rotterdam, 30/01/2017  - Trattato aperto alla firma degli Stati membri e delle altre Parti alla Convenzione culturale europea e all’adesione degli altri Stati non membri e dell'Unione europea
Entrata in vigore 01/10/2017  - 3 Ratifiche inclusi 2 Stati membri.

The purpose of the revised Convention is to provide a legal and financial framework for the co-production of feature-length films involving production companies established in three or more states Parties. The revised Convention can also be used as a bilateral framework in the absence of a specific co-production treaty between two Parties. The participation of one or more co-producers who are not established in such Parties is possible, provided that their total contribution does not exceed 30% of the total cost of the production. The co-produced work must also meet the definition of an officially co-produced cinematographic work set forth in Appendix II to the Convention.

This Convention brings up-to-date the provisions of the 1992 European Convention on Cinematographic Co-production (ETS No. 147), in order to reflect the profound changes undergone by the film industry in the intervening period.

The key revisions of the text aim to:

  • broaden the scope of the Convention by opening it to accession by non-member States of the Council of Europe and introducing the notion of “official international co-production” to replace that of “official European co-production”;
  • adjust the minimum and maximum proportions of contributions from each co-producer, to make it easier to participate in official co-productions, while at the same time providing safeguards for national authorities, should they wish to bar access to national production funding schemes;
  • ensure monitoring and sharing of best practice in the application of the revised Convention; These functions are to be filled by the Board of Management of the Eurimages Fund, meeting in an enlarged configuration to include all Parties to the revised text;
  • facilitate the work of the competent authorities responsible for its application, by updating the procedure for recognition under the Convention to reflect widespread practice.

The revised Convention applies to co-productions where all of the production companies involved are established in Parties to the updated text. The 1992 Convention will continue to apply to any co-production where at least one of the companies involved is established in a Party only to the 1992 Convention.

Testi ufficiali
Testi DE, IT, RU
Link correlati Firme e ratifiche
Riserve et Dichiarazioni
Rapporto esplicativo
Testi correlati
  • Appendix I – Application procedure.
  • Appendix II – Definition of a qualifying cinematographic work.
  • 1992 European Convention on Cinematographic Co-Production (ETS No. 147).
  • Note for information - Accession to the Council of Europe Convention on Cinematographic Co-Production (revised) by a State which is not a member of the Council of Europe.
Siti correlati
Fonte: Ufficio dei Trattati, - * Disclaimer.