5 Sep 2019, 11:00AM
The call was published on
5 Jul 2019
This annual scheme is a subsidy for distributors based on the number of paid cinema admissions in a previous calendar year for recent non-national European films.
The basis of the calculation of a potential fund is the number of paying cinema tickets sold during the reference period (2018) 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.
Take a look at the results from the previous generation stage in 2018.
The potential fund generated by each company can then 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
- the release of non-national European films.
The following overview is intended for guidance only. Full guidelines for this call can be found on the website of the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA), which manages Creative Europe.
This scheme supports theatrical distributors established in countries participating in the MEDIA sub-programme and majority owned by nationals from those countries.
Physical distributors are not eligible for support.
All films eligible for support must:
- be a work of fiction (including animated films) or documentary (minimum duration 60 minutes)
- have their first copyright established in 2015 at the earliest
- not consist of alternative content (operas, concerts, performances, etc.) advertising, pornographic or racist material or advocate violence
- have been majority produced by a producer/producers established in countries participating in the MEDIA sub-programme and be made with a significant participation by professionals from those countries (see item 6.2 of the guidelines for a definition).
The total estimated budget for the co-financing of projects in 2019 is €24.35 million.
The financial contribution of the EU cannot exceed 60% of the total eligible costs of the action.
See item 9 of the guidelines for an explanation of how the grant for each distributor is calculated.
The following documents must be attached to the e-Form:
- Annex 1: Declaration on the applicant's honour
- Annex 2: Financing plan for the films to be qualified (click here to access a database of qualified films)
- Annex 3: Certification of the admissions by the national correspondents designated by the Member States
- Annex 4: Estimated budget form
- Annex 5: Distribution strategy
- Annex 6: CVs of the legal representative/Head of Distribution
Applications from across Europe are assessed centrally by the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA), with assistance from industry experts working in a relevant field.