Creative Europe - TV and Online Content

Deadline :
January 17, 2023 5:00 PM

Brussels time

Project Duration:
Funding available:
The available call budget is EUR 22 000 000.
Partners required:
Both applications by single applicants and proposals submitted by a consortium are allowed.

Funding programme

Creative Europe is the EU’s funding programme for providing support to the culture and audiovisual sectors.

Call overview

This call aims to increase the capacity of audiovisual producers to develop and produce strong projects with significant potential to circulate throughout Europe and beyond, and to facilitate European and international co-productions within the television and online sector.

Call detail

The action aims to strengthen the independence of producers in relation to broadcasters and digital platforms, to enhance collaboration between operators, including independent producers, broadcasters, digital platforms and sales agents, from different countries participating in the MEDIA Strand, in order to produce high quality programming aimed at wide international distribution and promoted to a wide audience including commercial exploitation in the multi-platform environment. Particular attention will begiven to projects presenting innovative aspects in the content and in the financing that show a clear link with the envisaged distribution strategies.

Activities to be funded

The TV and online content action supports works (drama films, animation and documentary) intended for linear and non-linear broadcasting, presenting:

  • strong cooperation between operators from different countries participating in the MEDIA Strand, including between broadcasters;
  • high creative/artistic value and wide cross-border exploitation potential able to reach audiences at European and international level;
  • innovative aspects in terms of the content and the financing that show a clear link with the envisaged distribution strategies

Applicants should present adequate strategies to ensure a more sustainable and more environmentally-respectful industry (in particular through the use of greening consultants allowing to reduce the environmental impact of productions and shootings) and to ensure gender balance, inclusion, diversity and representativeness.

Eligibility

In order to be eligible, the applicants(beneficiaries and affiliated entities) must:

  • be legal entities (public or private bodies)
  • be established in one of the eligible countries, i.e. Creative Europe Participating Countries: EU Member States (including overseas countries and territories (OCTs)) and non-EU countries: listed EEA countries and countries associated to the Creative Europe Programme (associated countries) or countries which are in ongoing negotiations for an association agreement and where the agreement enters into force before grant signature.
  • be established in one of the countries participating in the MEDIA strand of the Creative Europe Programme and owned directly or indirectly, wholly or by majority     participation, by nationals from such countries. When a company is publicly listed, the location of the stock exchange will in principle determine its nationality
  • be independent European audiovisual production companies.
  • the coordinator must be the majority producer of the work in terms of rights. In case of a 50%-50% co-production, the coordinator should be designated by the partner(s) as delegate producer.

Consortium composition

Both applications by single applicants and proposals submitted by a consortium are allowed.

 

Budget

  • For creative documentaries, the maximum grant amount is EUR 300 000 per project.
  • For animation works, the maximum grant amount is EUR 500 000 per project.
  • For drama works, the maximum grant amount per project is: EUR 500 000 if the eligible production budget is below EUR 10M, EUR 1M if the eligible production budget is between EUR 10M and EUR20M, EUR 2M if the eligible production budget is above EUR 20M.

Project duration

Projects should not normally exceed 24 months or 36 months in case of series of more than 2 episodes (extensions are possible, if duly justified and through an amendment).

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Deadline :
January 17, 2023 5:00 PM

Brussels time

Project Duration:
Funding available:
The available call budget is EUR 22 000 000.
Partners required:
Both applications by single applicants and proposals submitted by a consortium are allowed.