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Azerbaijan/ 5.3 Sector specific legislation  

5.3.6 Film, video and photography

The Law of the Republic of Azerbaijan on Cinematography (1998) provides a legal basis for cinematography as a special form of art. State supply, rights and responsibilities of the legal and natural entities are defined by this Law. It provides a solid basis for the national film industry, regulates state funding, and covers measures to promote the distribution of Azerbaijani films and participation in international festivals. It also offers legal solutions to the issues of regulating the organisation of the film industry. In October 1999, the Law on Joining the European Convention on Joint Film-Production was adopted by the Parliament of the Republic of Azerbaijan. This document provides vast opportunities for co-operation with European countries in the field of cinematography and is a fine example of new initiatives.

Chapter published: 02-11-2016

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