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Revised Council of Europe Convention on Cinematographic Co-Production into force in Finland

Ministry of Education and Culture
25.11.2021 13.37
Press release

The Government proposes that Parliament approve the revised Council of Europe Convention on Cinematographic Co-Production of 30 January 2017. The Convention aims to promote and facilitate the development of cinematographic co-production between the parties by establishing rules applicable to co-productions.

The Council of Europe Convention on Cinematographic Co-Production (CEPS), drawn up by the Council of Europe in 1992, entered into force internationally on 1 April 1994. The Convention governs the relations between the parties to the Convention in the field of multilateral co-productions originating in the territory of the parties. The Convention contains provisions on matters such as the financial contributions of cinematographic productions and benefits granted to them. 

The Convention was revised on 30 January 2017, and the revised Convention entered into force internationally on 1 October 2017. It contains provisions on the conditions for obtaining co-production status, the financial contributions of co-producers, the rights of co-producers to the cinematographic works, and financial co-productions. The Convention aims to promote and facilitate the development of cinematographic co-production between the parties by establishing rules applicable to co-productions. 

Finland signed the Convention in Brussels on 18 November 2020. The application of the Convention requires not only the signing of the Convention but also its national implementation.
The Government’s objective is to adopt the revised Convention as soon as possible in 2022 after Parliament has endorsed it and the related legislative proposal and after the Parliament of the Åland has given its consent. 

The government proposal is published on the Government webpages at https://valtioneuvosto.fi/paatokset/istunnot (in Finnish). 

Inquiries: Hanna Kiiskinen, Senior Ministerial Adviser, tel. + 358 295 330086

Council of Europe Convention on Cinematographic Co-production (Council of Europe)

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