India and Germany on Friday signed an agreement on audio-visual co-production in Berlin.
The agreement, signed by I&B minister Priyaranjan Dasmunsi and German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier would facilitate co-operation in film, videography, documentary, animation and audio industry in the two countries.
The agreement would lead to the "intensification of the already strong cultural and economic exchange" between India and Germany, an official statement said.
According to the agreement, the films produced within the framework of this agreement shall be deemed national films. These films shall be entitled to claim state support benefits available to the film and video industries.