Written by Film Federation of India
Tuesday, 26 August 2008 14:48
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Temporary Entry into the country


For approved co-productions, each Contracting Party shall facilitate, in accordance with the domestic law in force in its country:


(a)   Entry into and temporary residence in its territory for technical and artistic personnel of the other Contracting Party;

(b)   The import into and export from its territory of technical and other film making equipment and materials by producers of the other Contracting Party.





This Agreement may be amended by the mutual consent of the Contracting Parties through the exchange of notes between the Contracting Parties through the diplomatic channel.




Settlement of Disputes


Any dispute between the Contracting Parties arising out of the interpretation or implementation of this Agreement shall be settled consensually through consultation and negotiation.



Entry into Force, Duration and Termination


(1)   This Agreement shall enter into force on the date of signature.

(2)   This Agreement including the annex, which forms an integral part of this agreement, shall remain in force for an unlimited period of time, unless terminated in terms of paragraph.

(3)   Either Contracting Party may terminate this Agreement by giving six months' written notice in advance of such intention to the other Contracting Party through the diplomatic channel.

(4)   Termination of this Agreement shall have no effect on the completion of co-productions approved prior to its termination.


Done at …..on this day of 16th of February 2007 in two originals each in English, German and Hindi, all three versions being authentic. In case of any divergence of interpretation, the English text shall prevail.



For applications for approval of co-production status under this agreement


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.

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