Creative Europe is the EU’s funding programme for providing support to the culture and audiovisual sectors.
This call supports the wider transnational distribution of recent European films by providing funds to distributors, based upon their performance on the market, for further reinvestment in the acquisition, promotion and distribution(including online) of recent non-national European films.
Within the specific objective of promoting competitiveness, scalability, cooperation, innovation and sustainability, including through mobility, in the innovation, competitiveness and scalability of the European audiovisual sector, one of the priorities of the MEDIA strand is to enhance the circulation, promotion, online and theatrical distribution of European audiovisual works, within the Union and internationally in the new digital environment; including through innovative business model.
There are two phases for the funded activities:
1. The generation of a potential fund, which will be attributed according to the performance of the company on the European market.
2. The implementation of the action - the potential fund thus generated by each company must be reinvested in: a) the co-production of eligible non-national European films; b) the acquisition of distribution rights, for example by means of minimum guarantees, of eligible non-national European films; c) the promotion, marketing and advertising on the market of eligible non-national European films both for theatrical and online releases.
In order to be eligible, the applicants (beneficiaries and affiliated entities) must:
Only applications by single applicants are allowed (single beneficiaries).
EUR 1 000 000 per project. The grant awarded may be lower than the amount requested.
Projects should normally range between 12 and 24 months. Extensions are possible, if duly justified and through an amendment.