On the occasion of the State visit of the President of the Republic to China, the Minister of Culture and Communication, Frédéric Mitterrand, signed with his Chinese counterpart in charge of audiovisual, Wang Taihua, Minister of SARFT (State Administration for Radio, Film and Television -Administration nationale de la radio, du cinéma et de la télévision), on 29 April 2010 in Beijing, a Franco-Chinese film co-production agreement.
Much awaited by many professionals, the Minister welcomes that this
Agreement was successful and thus enables Chinese and
develop joint projects by accessing national benefits in
in both countries. This agreement will contribute to a better
presence of French cinema in China.
Several Chinese filmmakers have already benefited in recent years
of the Centre National du Cinéma et de l'Image Animée (CNC), which it
production aid such as the South Cinema Fund, aid to the
foreign language films or distribution aids. Co-produced films
between the two countries will now be able to access other selective aid,
and the support account.
With this new agreement, France and China affirm their willingness to
further strengthen their cultural ties.