A film shall be eligible for the grant of Approved Co-production status even if production commenced before this Agreement entered into force, but only if:
the principal photography of the film commenced no more than 18 months before the date on which the Agreement enters into force, and
production of the film is completed after that date.
An Approved Co-production shall continue to be eligible to receive any benefits available under this Agreement on or after the date on which the Agreement ceases to have effect, but only if:
before that date, the Competent Authorities have given the film provisional approval for Approved Co-production status under Article 3,
its principal photography commenced before that date, and production of the film is completed before the end of the period of twelve months commencing with that date.