MANDATORY COPY

MANDATORY COPY

The National Film Archive reminds producers about the need to transfer to our collection copies of every film produced, together with the documentation materials specified in the Law on Cinematography. 

This obligation for the producer arises under Article 30 of the Law on Cinematography of 30 June 2005 (Dz. U. [Law Monitor] No. 132 item 1111) and applies to every produced film, including a film which has not received public financing:

"The film's producer shall pass to the National Film Archive free of charge an unused copy of every produced film and the documentation materials related to its production within 30 days after the end of production, but not later than on the date of commencement of distribution of the film."

And Article 6 of the Law on mandatory library copies of 7 November 1996 (Dz.U. [Law Monitor] No. 152 item 722) states:

"The National Film Archive in Warsaw will receive one original copy of the cinema and television versions of the film. This obligation lies with the producer of the film."   

The obligation to deposit copies of a cinematic film, which arises from the Act on mandatory library copies, also applies to a foreign producer who produced a film in Poland.  

The Film Collections Team must be provided with the following materials:

  • The screenplay
  • The film metrics label confirmed by ZAiKS
  • List of opening credits
  • List of closing credits
  • The dialogue transcript
  • Stills
  • Posters

Contact

Agata Zalewska
e-mail: agata.zalewska@fina.gov.pl

Joanna Wiśniewska
e-mail: joanna.wisniewska@fina.gov.pl

phone +48 22 542 10 70
fax. +48 22 646 57 37