Support for the transnational distribution of European films and the networking of European cinema distribution companies. Selective support is for groups of at least five/seven European distributing a film from another European country in their distribution territory.
This scheme encourages and facilitates the distribution of European films that would be difficult to distribute without additional support.
Call for Proposals: EACEA/29/2010
Deadlines: 1st December 2010
1st April 2011
1st July 2011
How does this scheme work?
A group of European distributors applies for the call through a coordinator. One or more distributors may join a group which is already receiving support to distribute the same film.
What kind of activities are eligible?
Distribution of any film from another European country: the film must have been majority produced by a producer/producers established in countries participating in the MEDIA programme and made with a significant participation by professionals from those countries. The film must be a recent work of fiction, cartoon or documentary more than 60 minutes long and from a different country than the country of distribution. The copyright of the film cannot be dated earlier than 4 years before the year of submission of the application Films with a production budget of more than €15 million are not eligible.
Who is eligible?
Selective support is for groups of at least five/seven European companies in countries participating in the MEDIA programme distributing a film from another European country in their distribution territory.
How much can my project get from this scheme?
The maximum financial contribution is €150,000 per distributor per film. The financial contribution awarded does not exceed 50% of the distribution budget.
How likely am I to receive a grant?
The Commission selects the groups with the highest score on a grid taking account of: the number of eligible distributors, the production cost of the film, the origin of the film, the type of film, the presence of the selling agent/producer as coordinator and his/her nationality.
For further details please refer to the Guidelines
Read here how to apply
The applicant can choose between applying with the eForm OR the paper form.
Please read carefully the User guide and download the eForm 19/03/2010
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Company form 2011 (PDF format)
If, after referring to the e form User Guide you still have a question or have encountered a technical problem which could not be solved, please contact the HelpDesk services.
Phone HelpDesk: +32 229 90705
Helpdesk Email address: EACEA-EXTERNAL-HELPDESK@ec.europa.eu
For all other questions related to the e form, please contact Mrs Marie-Pierre Renson, EACEA, Tel : +32 2 295 39 37
Other technical issues related to the e form can be found on the Agency website : http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/eforms/index_en.php#3
Company form 2011 (PDF format)
Distribution form (PDF format)
Film/group form (PDF format)
Mrs. Maud Rouxel, (before the 30/09/2010 and from the 01/01/2011 onwards), EACEA, Tel: +32 2 298 08 22
Mrs Marie-Pierre Renson, EACEA, Tel : +32 2 295 39 37
Mrs Cynthia Nolmans, EACEA, Tel : +32 2 299 2051
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