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Sectors: Culture - Media, Information, Telecommunications

Beneficiaries: Corporations, SMEs

Regions: Candidate countries, European Economic Area, European Union, New Independant States, Switzerland

Category: Call for Proposals


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Additional info regions:

Eligible non-EU countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Iceland, North Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Norway, Serbia, Ukraine


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WE Funding – Creative Europe – Support…
Funds for: supporting the distribution of recent non-national European films
Main beneficiaries: companies

Responsible: European Commission


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Funds for: supporting theatrical distribution through non-national marketing, branding, distribution and exhibition of audiovisual works
Main beneficiaries: companies

Priorities and funded actions:

* To encourage sales agents and theatrical distributors to invest in promotion and adequate distribution of non-national European films;
* To establish systems of support for the distribution of non-national European films through theatrical distribution and on all other platforms; 
* To support international sales activities, in particular the subtitling, dubbing and audio-description of audiovisual works

* Developing pan-European distribution strategies for non-national European films;
* Increasing the investment in promotion and distribution of non-national European films;
* Developing links between the production and distribution sector thus improving the competitive position of non-national European films

Among financed actions
* Campaigns for the pan-European distribution of eligible European films, outside their country of origin, coordinated by the sales agent of the film;
* Campaigns for the pan-European distribution of work of fiction (including animated films) or documentary, with a minimum duration of 60 minutes

Additional information
* This call for proposals is an open call for proposals

 * Initial duration of the action: 24 months

* Eligibility:
– Be a legal person;
– Be a public or private entity;
– Be a European sales agent company;
– The sales agent must have been over the last 3 years the appointed sales agent of at least 3 films that have been theatrically released in at least 5 countries;
– The sales agent must be appointed by the producer of the film by way of an international sales agreement providing for the right to sell the film in at least 15 countries participating in the MEDIA Sub-programme;
– A minimum of 7 different distributors must be attached to the project, among which at least 3 from high/medium capacity countries and at least 2 from small/very small capacity countries;

– Actions must take place in Europe