- Each coproducer must contribute financially, technically and artistically proportionally to their financial participation
- Production companies must have a sound technical and financial set-up and professional experience recognized by the competent authority
- Those involved in the making of the film must be:
- For Germany: German, EU, EEA, Swiss nationals
- For Switzerland: must be Swiss nationals, with a resident permit, EU nationals or from a country of the Free Trade Union
- For Austria: Must be Austrian nationals, resident and with a Austrian work permit, EU EEA or Swiss national
- If creative and production team are from only two countries, it will be up to the producers to determine to which country they will be contracted.
- Third party nationals can be eligible under specific circumstances except for the directors and producers
- Producers from third countries can join the co-production, if their country is linked to Germany, Austria or Switzerland by a films co-production agreement.
- In general, the film is registered at film festivals as an entry of the majority coproducer or by a coproducer which provides the director. By mutual agreement of the film can also be registered by both of them.
- Coproductions must have received approval from the competent authorities of the two contracting parties before the start of shooting.
- Financial coproduction are eligible if the financial participation of the coproducers is between 10% and 20% of total production costs
This Treaty replaces the previous Bilateral Coproduction Treaties signed between Austria, Switzerland and Germany