1. Applications for qualification of a film for co-production benefits under this Agreement for any co-production must be made simultaneously to both competent authorities at least thirty (30) days before shooting begins.
2. The competent authority of both Parties shall communicate their proposal to the other competent authority within twenty (20) days of the submission of the complete documentation as described in paragraph 3 below.
3. Documentation submitted in support of an application shall consist of the following items, drafted in German in the case of Germany and in English in the case of India:
3.1. The final script and synopsis; co-productions under this Agreement shall be shot in Germany or India, as the case may be, in accordance with the guidelines of the respective country; The Parties shall inform each other from time to time of relevant guidelines and any changes thereto.
3.2. documentary proof of having legally acquired the rights to produce and exploit the co-production and that the copyright for the co-production has been legally acquired;
3.3. a copy of the co-production contract signed by the two co-producers.