5.3.8 Other areas of culture specific legislation
Mechanisms focused on the support to culture from extra-budgetary sources are covered by Act No. 239/1992 Coll. on the State Cultural Fund of the Czech Republic (CR) and Act No. 241/1992 Coll. on the Czech Republic State Fund for Support and Development of Cinematography. The Act on the State Cultural Fund defines the financial sources of the Fund, i.e. incomes from renting real estates and from fees according to the Copyright Act so called "bona vacantia" and bank account interests. In 2011 an amendment to the Act on Czech Television made it possible to secure another source of financing for the Fund from revenue from advertising broadcast on Czech Television Programme 2.
The CR State Fund for Cinematography according to the Czech Governmental Decision of January 17, 1996 No. 73 is the body responsible for processing coproduction requests regarding the European Convention on Film Coproduction under Act No. 26/2000 Coll. In 2006, a preclusive coproduction status was given to twelve projects and a definitive coproduction status upon completion to three projects. The main resources of the Fund's income (Act No. 241/1992) are the finances from business utilisation of cinematographic works of art for which the Fund is the owner of copyright. Other significant income is based upon an additional charge to the price of cinema tickets. Apart from that, the Fund has also extra income from bulk management of copyrights according to the Copyright Act that creates an income share of formerly supported artworks, interest on current and term deposits, repayments of returnable financial aids formerly provided to applicants and other insignificant income. Other important financial resources for the Fund should be made available with the new Act on Audio-visual Works and Support for Cinematography; see also chapter 5.3.6.