Creative Europe


Creative Europe includes an innovative financial facility to improve access to finance for Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SME) and organisations in the audiovisual, cultural and creative sectors.

 

The objectives of this programme are to support the financial capacity of the European cultural and creative sectors, to promote cultural and creative works and operators on a European level, to reach new audiences in Europe and support to foster policy development, innovation, audience building and new business models.

 

The programme consists of two sub-programmes:

1. The Culture Sub-Programme helps cultural and creative organisations to operate transnationally and promotes the cross-border circulation anf the mobility of cultural players; and

2. The Media Sub-Programme financially supports he EU film and audiovisual industries in the development, distribution and promotion of their work.

 

Supported activities shall include bilateral and multilateral cooperation, innovative actions, actions aiming to achieve greater visibility, support for literary translation and activities by organisations providing a promotional European platform for the development of emerging talent.

 

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Open Calls

 

MEDIA Sub-programme

Name of Call

Description of Call

Eligible Applicants

Deadline

Promotion of European Works Online

This call targets two of the priorities of the MEDIA Sub-programme aiming to support transnational marketing, branding and distribution of audiovisual works on all other non-theatrical platforms; and to promote new distribution modes in order to allow the emergence of new business models. Thus, this call shall provide support to one of the actions below:

- Action 1: Actions such as digital promotion, marketing, branding, tagging and development of new offers by existing VOD services offering a majority of European films. The aim of the action is to improve the visibility, discoverability and global audience of European audiovisual works.

- Action 2: The preparation of digital packages facilitating the commercialisation of European audiovisual works on VOD platforms;

- Action 3: Innovative strategies for distribution and promotion of European audiovisual works, including audience development initiatives focusing on innovative and participatory strategies reaching out to wider audiences with European films.

Applicants submitting projects for different actions should provide separate applications for each action.

Public or private legal entities

April 6, 2017

Support for Content Development of Single Project 2017

One of the priorities of the MEDIA Sub-programme is to increase the capacity of audiovisual operators to develop European audiovisual works with a potential to circulate in the EU and beyond and to facilitate European and international co-production, including with television broadcasters.

The MEDIA Sub-programme shall provide support for the following measures:

• the development of European audiovisual works in particular films and television works, as well as interactive works such as videogames and multimedia with enhanced cross-border circulation potential; and

• Activities aiming at supporting European audiovisual production companies, in particular independent production companies, with a view to facilitating European and international co-productions of audiovisual works including television works.

Eligible actions may be one-off or series feature films, animations, creative documentaries, fiction projects or user experience intended for cinematic release or for the purpose of television or Digital platform exploitation.

Applicants must be legal European independent audiovisual production companies that are the majority producer of the work.

Public or private legal entities

April 20, 2017

Support for Film Festivals EACEA 16/2016

By "audiovisual festival" is understood an event:
- programming eligible films (fiction, documentaries or animation), that are being screened to wide audiences including general public as well as accredited international audiovisual professionals and press;
- taking place over a specific period of time, in a prior defined city;
- having a clear regulation/selection procedure.

A minimum of 70% of the eligible programming presented to the public during the festival OR a minimum of 100 feature films (or 400 short films – in case of short film festivals) must originate from countries participating in the MEDIA Sub-programme (see section 6.1) hereinafter referred to as “European Films”. Within this "MEDIA Sub-programme countries" programming:
• 50% of the films must be non-national.
• At least 15 such countries must be represented.

Legal public or private entities

April 27, 2017

Distribution Automatic Support 2017

The MEDIA Sub-programme shall provide support for the distribution of non-national European films through theatrical distribution and on all other platforms as well as for international sales activities, in particular the subtitling, dubbing and audio-description of audiovisual works. Eligible actions under the Distribution Automatic scheme include:

1. The generation of a potential fund, proportional to the number of paying admission tickets sold during the reference period (2016) for non-national European films in countries participating in the MEDIA Sub-programme, up to a fixed ceiling per film and adjusted for each country. Action proposal to be submitted by first deadline.

2. Reinvestment: the potential fund thus generated by each company must be reinvested in: the co-production of non-national European films; the acquisition of distribution rights, for example by means of minimum guarantees, of non- national European films; and/or the release of eligible non-national European Films. Action proposal to be submitted by second deadline.

Public or Private, European cinema / theatrical distributors

April 28, 2017
August 1, 2018

Support to Sales Agents

The aim of the "Sales Agents" scheme is to encourage and support the wider transnational distribution of recent European films by providing funds to sales agents, based upon their performance on the
market, for further reinvestment in new non-national European films.

The scheme also aims to encourage the development of links between the production and distribution sectors thus improving the competitive position of non-national European films and the competitiveness of European companies.

The “Sales Agents scheme" works in two phases:
1. The generation of a potential fund which will be calculated according to the performance of the company on the European market during the reference period.

2. Reinvestment of the potential fund: the potential fund thus generated by each company must be reinvested in:

– minimum guarantees or advances paid for the international sales rights on eligible non-national European films (module 1);
– the promotion, marketing and advertising on the market of eligible non-national European films (module 2).

European Sales Agent

June 16, 2017

TV Programming 2017

One of the priorities of the MEDIA Sub-programme is to increase the capacity of audiovisual operators to develop European audiovisual works with a potential to circulate in the EU and beyond and to facilitate European and international co-production, including with television broadcasters.

The MEDIA Sub-programme shall provide support for the following measures:

• the development of European audiovisual works in particular films and television works, as well as interactive works such as videogames and multimedia with enhanced cross-border circulation potential; and
• Activities aiming at supporting European audiovisual production companies, in particular independent production companies, with a view to facilitating European and international co-productions of audiovisual works including television works.

Eligible actions may be newly developed one-off or series drama films of a total duration of minimum 90 minutes, animation of total duration of minimum 24 minutes, and/or creative documentaries of a total duration of minimum 50 minutes, intended primarily for the purposes of television exploitation.

Applicants must be legal European independent audiovisual production companies that are the majority producer of the work.

European independent audiovisual production companies

May 30, 2017

Support for the Distribution of non-national European Films – the Distribution Selective Scheme

This call for proposals aims at promoting non-national circulation of European films, by supporting theatrical distribution through non-national marketing, branding, distribution and exhibition of audiovisual works.

The MEDIA Sub-programme shall provide support for the establishing systems of support for the distribution of non-national European films through theatrical distribution and on all other platforms as well as for international sales activities; in particular the subtitling, dubbing and audio-description of audiovisual works.

Applicants must be European cinema/theatrical distribution companies involved in commercial activity designed to bring to the attention of a wide audience a film for the purpose of exploitation in cinema theatres and whose activities contribute to the attainment of the above objectives.

Private European cinema / theatrical distributors

 June 14, 2017

Support for the Distribution of non-national European Films – the "Cinema Automatic" Scheme

The MEDIA Sub-programme shall provide support for the distribution of non-national European films through theatrical distribution and on all other platforms as well as for international sales activities, in particular the subtitling, dubbing and audio-description of audiovisual works. The Cinema Automatic scheme works in two phases:

1. The generation of a potential fund, proportional to the number of paying admission tickets sold during the reference period (2015) for non-national European films in countries participating in the MEDIA Sub-programme, up to a fixed ceiling per film and adjusted for each country.

2. Reinvestment: the potential fund thus generated by each company must be reinvested in: the co-production of non-national European films; the acquisition of distribution rights, for example by means of minimum guarantees, of non- national European films; and/or in editing costs (prints, dubbing and subtitling), promotion costs and publicity costs for non- national European films.

Private European cinema / theatrical distributors

August 1, 2017 (Reinvestment)

       
       

Culture Sub-Programme

Name of Call

Description of Call

Eligible Applicants

Deadline

Support to European Platforms

The general objectives of the Programme are to safeguard, develop and promote European cultural and linguistic diversity and to promote Europe's cultural heritage; and to strengthen the competitiveness of the European cultural and creative sectors, in particular of the audiovisual sector, with a view to promoting smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.

Activities eligible under this call include:
• Definition, selection and monitoring of the platform’s members based upon an established set of criteria.
• Coordination, monitoring, promotion, evaluation and supervision of the members' activities, as well as, the activities in relation to the sustainable development of the platform.
• Development and implementation of a communication and branding strategy, including the creation of a European quality label.
• Promotion of artists and creators – especially emerging talent – and their works.
• Development and building new audiences.
• Networking activities: information, animation and communication.
• Provide financial support to the members of the platform implementing the vast eligible activities listed in the call document.

Platforms, comprising a coordination entity & a minimum of 10 legal organisations active in the cultural and creative sectors

April 6, 2017