Regulatory function : film heritage

30 December 2010

Who must deposit ?

French films (and French co-productions) : the producer
Foreign films : the distributor
Advertising and institutional films : the sponsor/advertiser

What must be deposited ?

Feature films :

an interim print element or new positive copy the filmed advertisement the publicity material (poster, flyer, commercial photos, press dossiers)

Short films :

one positive copy of perfect quality

Exemptions from legal deposit obligation: foreign or institutional films distributed in France in less than six copies, by statement of the distributor or sponsor

When to deposit ?

Feature films :

deadline of one month from the first exhibit

Short films :

deadline of six months from the date of the exhibition licence.

All deposits must be accompanied by a deposit form duly completed by the depositor.