Distribution: Sales Agents

Sub-programme:

MEDIA

Call number:

29/2018

Deadline(s):

7 Nov 2019, 11:00AM

What does this funding support?

This annual scheme allows sales agents to generate a subsidy based on their performance in selling non-national European films in a qualifying period.

The scheme works in two phases:
 
A potential fund is calculated according to the international sales performance of the company on the European market from 2014 - 2018. This fund can then be reinvested in two areas:

  • minimum guarantees or advances paid for the international sales rights on new European non-national films
  • the promotion, marketing and advertising of new non-national European films.

The following overview is intended for guidance only. General information and specific guidelines can be found on the website of the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA), which manages Creative Europe.

Take a look at the results from the previous generation stage in 2018.

Who is this funding for?

Applicants must be sales agents established in one of the countries participating in the MEDIA sub-programme and majority owned by nationals from these countries.

The applicant needs to show that during 2014 - 2018:

  • it was the appointed sales agent of at least eight eligible European films (one of which must be non-national)
  • the agreement with the producers provided them the rights to sell the films to at least 10 countries participating in the MEDIA sub-programme
  • at during the same period, at least three of these films had a theatrical release (outside their country of origin), in at least three countries participating in the MEDIA sub-programme. This is evidenced by distributor declarations to the Automatic scheme of the MEDIA sub-programme.

Which films are eligible?

All eligible films must :

  • be majority produced by a producer/producers established in countries participating in the MEDIA sub-programme
  • be made with a significant participation by professionals from those countries (section 6.1 of the guidelines for a definition of an eligible audiovisual work)
  • be a recent work of fiction, animation or documentary (with a minimum duration of 60 minutes)
  • have its first copyright established no earlier than 2014
  • not consist of alternative content (operas, concerts, performances, etc.), advertising or include any pornographic or racist material.

How much can you apply for?

The total budget earmarked for the co-financing of projects is estimated at € 3.5 million.

The financial contribution of the EU cannot exceed 60% of the total eligible costs.

Details of the method used to calculate a potential fund can be found in section 9 of the guidelines for this call.

How can you apply?

Creative Europe Desk UK offers free advice and support for Creative Europe applicants from the UK. Please get in touch if you are thinking of applying.

New applicants must first obtain a Participant Identification Code (PIC) by registering for an EU Login and entering company information into the Funding and Tenders Portal.

Once registered, you can download an e-Form and begin your application. More details can also be found in the Guide for Applicants.

What documents should be attached to the e-Form?

The following documents must be attached to the e-Form:

More details can also be found in the Guide for Applicants.           

How are applications assessed?

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.

Details of the method used to calculate a potential fund can be found in section 9 of the guidelines for this call.