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Belgium/ 5.3 Sector specific legislation  

5.3.6 Film, video and photography

Flemish Community

  • The Flemish Parliament Act on the Arts - Decree Concerning Support for the Professional Arts (13 December 2013, amended 25 February 2015).
  • Flemish Parliament Act of 13 April 1999 authorizing the Flemish Government to cooperate in establishing the association of a non-profit Flemish Audiovisual Fund (Amended 25 April 2014).

Support for new work, education and international promotion in the film industry is granted by the Vlaams Audiovisueel Fonds [Flemish Audiovisual Fund], established by the Flemish Parliament Act on 13 April 1999. There are regulations for supporting production, development, distribution and promotion, as well as other grants and training initiatives.

The VAF funds single screen audiovisual work. Non-single-screen audio-visual arts and photography are funded via the Flemish Parliament Act on the Arts, as they are seen to be more part of the visual arts field than part of the film production sector.

French-speaking Community of Belgium

  • Decree of 10 November 2011 on support for the cinema and audio-visual creation modified on 17 July 2013 (BG 09 12 2011).
  • Order by the Government of the French Community of 29 March 2012 on reinvestment premiums modified on 21 November 2013 (BG 08 05 2012).
  • Order by the Government of the French Community of 29 March 2012 on aid to creation (coordinated version) (BG 08 05 2012).
  • Order by the Government of the French Community of 29 March 2012 on aid to audio-visual operators, modified on 7 March 2013 (BG 08 05 2012).
  • Order by the Government of the French Community of 29 March 2012 on aid to training, modified on 3 May 2013 (BG 08 05 2012).
  • Order by the Government of the French Community of 29 March 2012 creating the Cinema and Audio-visual Centre (BG 08 05 2012).
  • Income tax code 1992, Art. 194ter, modified by programme law of 22 December 2003 (BG 31 12 2003), the law of 17 May 2004 (BG 04 06 2004), the law of 3 December 2006 (BG 27 12 2006), the law of 21 December 2009 (BG 31 12 2009), the law of 17 June 2013 (BG 28 06 2013).

German-speaking Community

  • 26.04.1999 – Media Decree.

Chapter published: 16-01-2018

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