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LAW OF THE REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA

of July 26, 2018 No. 154

About attraction of foreign investments in production of movies and other audiovisual works

(as amended of the Law of the Republic of Moldova of 03.02.2022 No. 24)

The parliament adopts this organic law.

Chapter I General provisions

Article 1. Purpose and sphere of regulation of the law

(1) This law determines the legal basis of organization of the Investing program in the field of production of movies and other audiovisual works.

(2) This law installs the transparent Investing program in the field of production of movies and other audiovisual works (further - the Investing program) intended for stimulation of foreign investments in full or partial production of movies and other audiovisual works. The investing program is applied in the territory of the Republic of Moldova.

(3) Provisions of this law regulate conditions and the procedure of providing financial support according to the purpose and tasks specified in parts (4) and (5), and also accounting about use of the budgetary appropriations enclosed in production of movies and other audiovisual works.

(4) the Purpose of the Investing program is attraction to the Republic of Moldova of foreign production - complete or partial - movies, television movies and series, animation movies and series, and also other audiovisual works.

(5) the Main tasks of this law are:

a) attraction of foreign investments in the full or partial production of movies and other audiovisual works performed in the territory of the Republic of Moldova;

b) promotion of national cultural identity by implementation of production of movies and other audiovisual works;

c) development of production of movies and other audiovisual works as component of national culture by rendering financial support by the state;

d) development of the European and international cooperation in the field of cinematography and TV and radio broadcasting;

e) establishment of procedure and the procedure of implementation of the Investing program in the field of production of movies and other audiovisual works in the territory of the Republic of Moldova;

f) development of cooperation between producers of the Republic of Moldova and from abroad for the purpose of implementation of production, coproduction or provision of specialized services in case of production of movies and other audiovisual works in the territory of the Republic of Moldova.

(6) Budgetary appropriations for full or partial production of movies and other audiovisual works are allocated based on the Investing program with sales term of this production in the territory of the Republic of Moldova and based on foreign investments.

(7) Provisions of this law are applied to legal entities of both the Republic of Moldova, and other states according to international treaties which party is the Republic of Moldova.

Article 2. Basic concepts

For the purpose of this law the following terms and expressions are used:

the beneficiary of the Investing program - the legal entity registered in the Republic of Moldova performing activities for full or partial production of movies and/or other audiovisual works;

the qualification certificate of the file - the document by which is confirmed that production of the movie or audiovisual work sustained qualification testing meets all requirements of the Investing program and in which the planned amount of financial support received based on the analysis of detailed calculations is specified is competent the made expenses, funding plans, including the amounts of required financial support;

it is competent the made expenses - set of payments for payment of property value, works, services, including the salary, the fees and other types of the remunerations performed for production of the movie or the audiovisual work in accordance with the terms of the Investing program in the territory of the Republic of Moldova;

the file of the beneficiary - the file containing the obligatory documents filed to the body given authority on investment attraction in production of movies and other audiovisual works, the potential beneficiary of the Investing program for the purpose of receipt of financial support;

production of movies and/or other audiovisual works - set of the actions performed from the first day of preparation for production of the movie or the audiovisual work to the last day of post-production, aimed at realization specified in part (1) Articles of the 6th products - complete or partial, including partial production and/or rendering the specialized services promoting implementation of the corresponding production;

Investing program in the field of production of movies and other audiovisual works (Investing program) - the uniform legal act establishing qualification conditions for access to financing of full or partial production of the movie or the audiovisual work of the beneficiaries provided by part (1) Article 5;

qualification testing - the testing based on certain number of the points given to cinema products and other audiovisual works for the purpose of determination whether there correspond the movie or the audiovisual work to requirements of the Investing program and whether they can have the right to financial support.

Article 3. Authorized body and its obligations

(1) the Body given authority on attraction of foreign investments in the production of movies and other audiovisual works performed in the territory of the Republic of Moldova considered as component of national culture by providing financial support is the National center of cinematography subordinated to the Government.

(2) the National center of cinematography is the managing director of the Investing program in the field of production of movies and other audiovisual works.

(3) the National center of cinematography cooperates in limits of the powers with the National center of cinematography, Council for television and radio, and also with other bodies of the public power and/or private institutions as Republic of Moldova, and from abroad for the purpose of development of production of movies and other audiovisual works.

Article 4. Investing program in the field of production of movies and other audiovisual works

(1) the Investing program is regulated by the Regulations on the Investing program in the field of production of movies and other audiovisual works approved by the Government (further - the Provision).

(2) the Provision regulates procedure, conditions and the procedure of submission of the file by beneficiaries, assessment of the submitted files, procedure for provision and condition of use of budgetary appropriations, and also their accounting and creation of the reporting under them for production of movies and other audiovisual works in the territory of the Republic of Moldova.

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