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Czech Republic/ 5.3 Sector specific legislation  

5.3.6 Film, video and photography

Act No. No. 273/1993 Coll. on Some Conditions of the Production, Dissemination and Archiving of Audio-Visual Works, which, among other things, lays out the obligations of producers and distributors of audio-visual works and defines the activity of state budgetary organisations – the National Film Archive. In conformity with this law the MC maintains a register of subjects operating a business in the field of audio-visuals and a register of Czech and non-Czech audio-visual works.

Act No. 496/2012 Coll., on Audio-Visual Works and Support for Cinematography and on the Amendment of Certain Legislation defines the obligations attached to the production and the provision of access to cinematographic and other audio-visual works, the status and work of the National Film Archive, and the status and work of the State Cinematography Fund, its funding, the provision of support for projects in the field of cinematography and the offer of incentives to the film industry.

In July 2015 the government adopted the Act on Audio-visual Works and Support for Cinematography, the main purpose of which is to make the process of providing support from the fund more effective and to establish a regular contribution from the state budget to support cinematography (see also chapter 5.3.8).

Chapter published: 28-01-2016

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