Creative Europe

 

 

CREATIVE EUROPE

 

MEDIA SUB-PROGRAMME

 

Name of Call

Description of Call

Deadline

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.

August 1, 2017 (Reinvestment)

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.

December 1, 2016     June 14, 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.

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.

April 27, 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.

May 25, 2017

Support for Development of Slate Funding 2017

Within the field of reinforcing the European audiovisual sector's capacity to operate transnationally and internationally, one of the priorities of the MEDIA Sub-programme is to increase the capacity of audiovisual producers to develop European projects with a potential to circulate throughout Europe and beyond, and to facilitate European and international co-production.

This call supports actions related to:

- development activities for audiovisual works such as fiction feature films, animations and creative documentaries, and fiction projects with specific duration and purposes; and


- production activities of a short film of a maximum length of 20 minutes providing support to emerging talent.

February 2, 2017

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.

April 6, 2017