What is this for: certificate of Spanish nationality of cinematographic films and other audio visual works referred to in article 5 of Law 55/2007 of 28 December on Cinema.
Applicants: production and distribution companies.
Initiating the process: on request of the interested party
When to apply: This can be requested at any time once production of the audio-visual or cinematographic work has finished. However, in the case of films, the request must be presented at the same time as the request for age-group classification, and in the case of television series, a request must be made for each separate series (or season) of programmes for which the applicant must specify the number of episodes which make up the total. Audio-visual works (series) that, in accordance with the law, are subject to self-regulation are therefore exempt from classification by ICAA.
Where to apply: on the website of the State Secretariat for Culture , in the General Registry of this Ministry or where indicated in article 16.4 of Law 39/2015 of 1 October on the Common Administrative Procedure for Public Administrations.
Who decides: General Directorate of the Institute of Cinematography and Audio-visual ArtsSalto de línea How long does it take: maximum one month from presentation of the application.In the case of television series comprising more than 20 episodes, within two months. Once the aforementioned period has elapsed without an explicit resolution, the classification proposed by the applicant shall be understood to have been granted.
Appeals: Applicant can appeal directly to the Ministry and also through the Courts.
If the company is not registered in the Administrative Register of Cinematographic and Audio-visual Companies, the following documentation:
If the applicant is a legal entity:
If the applicant is a Physical person: