The Order In Which The State Budget Allocated Funding For The Film Industry Projects

Original Language Title: Kārtība, kādā piešķir valsts budžeta finansējumu filmu nozares projektiem

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Read the untranslated law here: https://www.vestnesis.lv/ta/id/176964

Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No. 429 in Riga in 2008 (10 June. No 38 43) order in which the State budget allocated funding for the film industry projects Issued under Cabinet installations article 14 of the law, first paragraph, point 3 i. General questions 1. determines the procedure according to the law on the State budget for the current year the appropriations allocated for this purpose in the national agency "National Film Centre" (further – the Agency) granted by the State budget funds (hereinafter funds) film industry projects (hereinafter the project). 2. funding for the project consists of the funds in accordance with the law on State budget for the current year are assigned to the subprogramme of the Ministry of culture, "Film Industry", and the State Capital Fund film arts cultural program, which is administered by the funding agency. 3. to assign to the project funding, the Agency hosts the open tender. 4. Funding under the competition rules granted: 4.1 feature film, documentary and animated film project development, including scriptwriting and film production;
4.2. other film-related projects, the purpose of which is the promotion and distribution of films, public information and education the film art, film industry professionals and international cooperation. 5. funding is not granted: 5.1 the completed projects;
5.2. amateur movie projects;
5.3. tv and broadcast projects;
5.4. the order of film projects and their film projects that were planned as part of another (which is not associated with the film);
5.5. pornographic movie projects and the film projects that do not reasonably reflect the violence and contains human dignity humiliating prop Ganda. 6.4.1. projects referred to no less than 65% of the allocated funding to be used in Latvia. II. functions and tasks of the Agency, 7. Agency funding process has the following functions: 7.1. organizing a design contest;
7.2. to evaluate the projects submitted;
7.3. to conclude the financing agreement and in accordance with the pay direct must be performed;
7.4. in accordance with the concluded financing contracts to carry out supervision of the execution of the project. 8. in order to ensure the performance of functions in the process of financing, the Agency shall have the following tasks: 8.1. develop and approve design contest rules;
8.2. issue a design competition in the newspaper "Gazette", indicating the period for the submission of the project, total funding available, design competition, as well as the type of place where you can get acquainted with the tender regulation projects and get more information;
8.3. to inform about the design contest, publishing Agency's website online design competition rules, as well as other information related to the project, including the results of the design contest;
5.2. create a permanent Commission of experts design competition project submitted for evaluation;
8.5. If required, in the evaluation of the projects submitted involve experts with advisory capacity. 9. Before the draft of the invitation to tender, the Agency developed a design contest rules. Charter: 9.1. design contest;
9.2. the presentation of the location, date and modalities;
9.3. the supporting documents;
9.4. the project design requirements;
9.5. design contest results notification procedures;
9.6. other information. III. Project requirements the applicant raised 10. Projects may be submitted by a legal person, which law registered as the movie is (the manufacturer) or film distributor. 11. the funding will not be eligible if: 11.1. the applicant has the project been declared bankrupt, is being wound up, its economic activity is paused or stopped, of legal proceedings on bankruptcy of the applicant of the project;
11.2. the project, the applicant has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes and State social insurance contributions in accordance with the regulations;
11.3. the project, the applicant has not fulfilled the obligations arising from the above with the Agency concluded financing contracts;
11.4. the project applicant is established;
11.5. more than 25% of the share capital of the applicant of the project or the voting rights owned by the State or a municipality, or public broadcasting corporation. IV. Project requirements 12. raised funding for a full-length feature film to be eligible for the project, which has been a Director of Latvia finished the films made or distributed a full-length feature film. 13. The project, which has not received funding, the project tender may submit a maximum of three times. 14. The same project can submit multiple project competitions, but the overall project funds allocated in various competitions shall not exceed the amount of this provision 16, 17 and 18 the specified maximum. If the project submitted several tenders, funding various projects associated with the implementation of the cue. 15. If the project is under the financing agreements concluded with the Agency, have received funding for film production, it may be eligible for funding to complete the film. In this case, in accordance with the procedure set out in the tender regulations, the Agency shall submit a report on the implementation of the project. To the following project is not subject to the provisions of chapters V, VI and VII of such requirements. 16. Project funding will not exceed 50% of the total cost of the project regardless of the source of public funding, except for the financing from public funds of the European Union and the Council of Europe's Eurimages Fund. 17. Funding for the low-budget movie does not exceed 90% of the total cost of the project regardless of the source of public funding, except for the financing from public funds of the European Union and the Council of Europe's Eurimages Fund. 18. Funding complex movie shall not exceed 80% of the total cost of the project regardless of the source of public funding, except for the financing from public funds of the European Union and the Council of Europe's Eurimages Fund. 19. The Film is considered to be low-budget movie if its total cost is less than: 600 000 lats-19.1. a full-length feature film. Feature film within the meaning of these terms is filmmakers, of a duration of not less than 65 minutes;
19.2.1 000 000 lats – full-length animated film;
100 000 LVL – 19.3 films made in the feature film and animation films made for the film;
19.4.80 000 lats – documentary movie;
19.5.700 000 lats – co-production full-length feature film, created under the European film co-production Convention. 20. The Film is considered a difficult movie if its distribution in Latvia is limited and it meets at least two of the following criteria: 20.1. the text of the film is primarily a Latvian language;
20.2. the film's screenplay is based on the Latvian literary originals;
20.3. the film is based on Latvian history or cultural events, ecology, science, social, political or economic environment issues;
20.4. the highly artistic film, that use experimental or innovative forms of expression;
20.5. the film for children or young people. 21. These rules 16, 17 and 18 in certain funding restrictions do not apply for the funding agency to assign this rule 4.2. projects referred to. V. submission of the draft agenda shall be submitted to the Agency in the 22 Project proposals within the time limit specified in the regulations and procedures. 23. the Agency registers the projects submitted, specifying the type and name of the project, the project received date and time, as well as contact information for the applicant. Vi. Project evaluation and decision making arrangements 24. Within three weeks after the project submission deadline the Agency checks: 24.1. or the applicant complies with the provisions of paragraphs 10 and 11 above;
24.2. or the project complies with this provision in chapter IV (except paragraph 20) and design contest rules. 25. in compliance with the project Submitted that paragraph 20 to evaluate where these rules referred to in paragraph 29, the Commission and the opinion of the Director of the Agency. 26. If the applicant does not comply with this provision in paragraph 10 and 11 of these requirements, the Agency shall adopt a decision on the rejection of the project submitted and shall inform the applicant of the project. 27. If the project does not comply with this provision and in chapter IV of the draft regulations of the contest requirements, the Agency may ask the applicant to clarify the project project. If the applicant and in accordance with the procedure prescribed by the agency within the time limit specified or has not submitted the specified project, the Agency shall adopt a decision on the rejection of the project and shall inform the applicant of the project. 28. where the design meets the provisions in chapter IV of the draft regulations of the competition and those requirements, the move to further evaluation in accordance with the provisions referred to in Chapter VII, project evaluation criteria. 29. According To the rules set out in Chapter VII, project evaluation criteria evaluate the projects submitted, the Agency shall establish the following standing expert Commission (hereinafter the Commission): 29.1. feature film Commission;
29.2. documentary film Commission;
29.3. animated film Commission;

29.4. other film industry projects by the Commission. 30. The rules referred to in paragraph 29 of the Commission's work in accordance with the rules approved by the Agency's Director. Panelists include professionals who have knowledge or work skills movie industry and which do not represent the interests of the project. At least one of the members of the Commission are representative of the Agency. 31. In assessing this rule 4.1 referred to projects, the Commission shall examine the conformity of this provision 37. criteria referred to in paragraph 1. If the project does not meet these criteria, the Commission shall inform the Director of the Agency. The Director shall take a decision on the rejection of the project and shall inform the applicant of the project. 32. In assessing this rule referred to in paragraph 4, the Commission shall examine the projects their compliance with this provision in paragraph 38 above quality criteria and provide the Director of the Agency's opinion on the draft approval or rejection. Opinion of the Commission's recommendations. 33. Within three months following submission of the project by the Director of the Agency, in considering the opinion of the Commission, shall take a decision on the approval or rejection of the project. 34. The Agency's staff decisions or actual action may be challenged, submitting the application the Agency Director. The Director of the Agency's decision or actual action can be appealed in court. 35. The Director of the Agency's decisions or actual action may be challenged in the Ministry of culture, but the Culture Ministry decisions subject to judicial review. 36. the agency within one month of the adoption of the decision on support for the project submitted to conclude a financing agreement with the beneficiary. VII. Project evaluation criteria 37. This provision referred to in point 4.1 the project must meet at least three of the following criteria: 37.1. movies and/or the building is progressing mostly in Latvia or in another country of the European Union or the European economic area or Switzerland;
37.2. at least one of the main protagonists is related to culture or territories of Latvia, Latvian language spoken;
37.3. the author of the scenario is a permanent resident or an author who speaks Latvian language;
23.2. the film is based on actual history or cultural events or issues related to ecology, science, social, political or economic environment and which is essential for the people of Latvia;
37.5. one of the film's original final versions is the Latvian language;
23.4. in at least two of the credits the main creative team (Director, screenplay author, composer, film artist, animation artist, operator) is the Republic of Latvia citizens or permanent residents. 38. The provisions referred to in paragraph 4, the projects according to their type, scored one of the provisions referred to in paragraph 29 of the Commission by the following quality criteria: 38.1. Project Professional quality;
38.2. the projects artistic quality;
38.3. the project's importance and actuality;
23.9. the project financial, time, and action plan samērojamīb;
38.5. the applicant's previous project experience and expertise;
24.0. the author of the previous project experience and expertise. VIII. monitoring of project implementation agency, making 39. project implementation monitoring, have the right to request from the beneficiary of the news on the progress of the project and the use of funding granted. The beneficiary does not provide the requested information to the agency within five working days of receipt of the request. 40. If the agency finds that the financial resources allocated are not used according to the terms of the financing agreement, the beneficiary shall recover from the financial resources allocated. 41. If the beneficiary during the month after receipt of the request of the Agency, has not repaid the required financial resources, as well as has agreed with the Agency on other financial repayment schedule, the Agency launched legal proceedings with the beneficiary. IX. Closing questions 42. Be declared unenforceable in Cabinet on 10 March 2008 the rules No 165 "procedures for granting national budget funding for the film industry projects" (Latvian journal, 2008, no. 41). 43. These provisions without further contest planners shall apply to contracts concluded in accordance with the Cabinet of Ministers on 10 March 2008 the Regulation No 165 "procedures for granting national budget funding for the film industry projects," If the contractual project allowed public funding is higher than permissible under the Commission of 15 December 2006, Regulation (EC) No 1998/2006 of the Treaty establishing the European Community and article 88 87. application of the de minimis aid and, if the project is in full compliance with those rules designated funding requirements. Additional funding allocated to such projects of mu no earlier than august 15, 2008. 44. These provisions shall apply to the next day, after receiving the positive decision of the European Commission on the notified aid programme no N233/08 "on aid for the film industry projects in Latvia" and the Ministry of culture has announced in a newspaper "journal". Prime Minister i. Godmanis cultural demakova, Minister H.