State Cinematography Fund was established on 1. January 2013, based on the new Act No. 496/2012 on Audiovisual Works and Support for Cinematography.
The Fund shall, in particular:
a) administer audiovisual charges, charges for broadcast advertising and administrative fees in accordance with this Act;
b) maintain records in the audio/video sphere;
c) provide support for cinematography;
d) exercise ownership rights, including copyright and the ownership rights of performing artists, which pass to the state in accordance with another legal regulation;
e) exercise the audiovisual work producer rights that have passed to its legal predecessor in accordance with another legal regulation and the audio/video recording producer rights pertaining to it in accordance with another legal regulation;
f) grant the co-producer status in accordance with the Convention or under any other international agreement on film co-production;
g) provide film incentives,
h) perform activities defined by other legal regulations.