Minister of Civil Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina Adil Osmanovic and French Ambassador to BiH Guillaume Rousson have signed a cinematographic co-production agreement that will contemporize the legal framework for co-productions between the two countries.
“French public support for cinema has served as an example for many countries. Like France, Bosnia and Herzegovina share a belief in the importance of cinema for the cultural and economic growth of the country”, Osmanovic said on the occasion, according to sff.ba.
The new co-production agreement between France and Bosnia and Herzegovina will replace the existing treaty signed by France and Yugoslavia in 1975.
“France has always served as a strong presence in the culture of Bosnia and Herzegovina, helping and initiating many events that still take place today. I am very happy to say that this agreement represents a new step in the collaboration between our two countries”, said Rousson.
According to the new agreement, films co-produced by Bosnia and Herzegovina and France will be treated as national films in both countries, meaning that co-produced films will have access to the additional aid and funding possibilities reserved for national films.