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European Certificate of Irish Nationality

Bord Scannán na hÉireann/Irish Film Board issues European Certificates of Irish Nationality to films under a provision of the 1963 EC First Films Directive (63/607/EEC).  The purpose of the European Certificate is to assist film-makers when seeking distribution in certain European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) countries where there may be a quota on the number of non-EU films exhibited in their country.  The European Certificate is evidence that the film is a film of Irish Nationality in order to qualify for the benefit of any screen quota in such countries.

Please note that a  European Certificate of Irish Nationality cannot be used for the purposes of Irish film tax relief or for co-production status.

If you need to view certification criteria, please click here.

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