ISRAEL FILM FUND
NGO 58-015-103-3
קרן הקלנוע הישראלי

Israel's New Cinema Law & Intl' Co-Productions

The Israel Film Fund can invest only in Feature Films which comply with the definition of an  “Israeli Feature Film” as specified in the “New Cinema Law” passed  in 2001.

According to this law, the film has to comply with the following criteria:

  1. No less than 50% of the “below the line” must be spent in Israel.

    OR
     
  2. No less than 70% of the budget allocated for salaries must be paid to Israeli crew and cast.
  3. Either the Director or the Scriptwriter must be Israeli citizens or permanent residents in Israel.

With Countries with which Israel has an official co-production agreement in place, the rules,  regulations  and the conditions as set and specified  in the agreement will prevail and overrule the  above mentioned points 1, 2 & 3.

International co-productions are of great importance to the Israel film industry in terms of creating international co-operation and partnerships, in creating better production conditions, in stimulating a creative atmosphere and in terms of budget allocation.








Israel currently has Official Co – production Agreements with:

Argentina

Australia

Austria

Belgium

Brazil

Bulgaria

Canada

Estonia    

France         

Germany 

Greece

Hungary    

Italy             

Poland

Portugal

Romania

Spain

Sweden  

UK - United Kingdom