- Effective creative and technical contribution including at least one creative staff (author of the story and the scriptwriter, the director, the music composer, the editor, the director of photography and the art director), one actor in a leading role, one actor in a supporting role and one qualified technician. Two qualified technicians may be substituted for the actor in the leading role. Exceptions must be approved by the competent authorities of both countries.
- Location shooting, exterior or interior, in a third-party country, if the script or action so requires and if technicians from the coproducing countries take part in the shooting.
- Participation of third-party country performers of recognized international stature for a leading role is permitted, should the film so require, subject to approval by the competent authorities.
- When an individual is a national of both Canada and Spain, the nationality corresponding to his habitual residence shall prevail or, failing that, the last nationality acquired.