Partners | ORF Film/Television-Agreement
An agreement between the Film Institute and the Austrian Broadcasting Service (ORF) is in place since 1981. According to this agreement, the ORF provides funding for Austrian cinema films (2011: Euro 8.000.000). In exchange, the ORF keeps the terrestrial TV rights for Austria, South-Tyrol and the Austria-to-Satellite rights. Therefore, a Joint Committee was set up to implement this Agreement. It consists of six members, three of whom are appointed by the Film Institute and three by the ORF. The Committee may take decisions provided that at least four members are present, by a simple majority of the votes cast.