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International Co-Production

The Irish Government has entered into official co-production arrangements with Australia, New Zealand and Canada.

The effect of these arrangements is that a film or television programme approved as an official co-production is regarded as a national production of each of the co-producing countries and is therefore eligible for any benefits or programs of assistance available in these co-production countries.

These co-production agreements were established to:

  • facilitate cultural and creative exchange between the co-production countries
  • allow the co-production countries to share the risk and cost of production
  • to increase the output of high quality productions


To qualify as an official co-production under these agreements, there must be a co-producer in each country and there must be a balance between the Irish financial and creative contribution.

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