Two issues are relevant in the determination of points required under the Convention. First, the performer points awarded for the first, second and third roles are determined by the number of days worked, not by prominence of credit or financial compensation to the performers. Accordingly, a film with a non-European star need not lose three points for the appearance of that star if he or she is on set fewer days than one of the European performers.
Second, a film that achieves fewer than 15 of the total possible 19 points and is otherwise produced in accordance with the Convention may be granted status under the Convention on a discretionary basis if, having regard to the demands of the screenplay, the film nonetheless reflects a European identity.
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