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New 2014-2020 programme providing opportunities for film producers to develop European audiovisual works with a potential to circulate in the European Union beyond, and to facilitate European and international cooperation.
Annual budget : 12.5 million euro

Grants for projects aiming at supporting European audiovisual production companies in developing audiovisual works with a potential to reach European and global audiences.

Priorities and funded actions

The “Support to the Development of Single Projects and Slate Funding” strand of the MEDIA sub-programme of the framework programme Creative Europe takes over several features of the former MEDIA programme (2007-2013).

* Increase the capacity of audiovisual producers to develop projects with the potential to circulate throughout Europe and beyond, and to facilitate European and international coproduction
* Foster cooperation between operators from different countries participating in the MEDIA Sub-programme
* Consolidate the capacity of European audiovisual production companies to invest in the development phase

Among financed actions
Projects aiming at enhancing the development of audiovisual works intended for cinema release, television broadcasting and commercial exploitation on digital platforms in the following categories:
* Feature films, animations and creative documentaries lasting a minimum of 60 minutes intended primarily for cinema release
* Drama films of a minimum of 90 minutes, animation of a minimum of 24 minutes and creative documentaries of a minimum of 50 minutes (in case of series the minimum length per episode is 25 minutes) intended primarily for television or digital platform exploitation
* Under this scheme, the applicant submits a proposal with a view to developing a Single Project or a Slate of 3 to 5 projects.

Criteria for project selection
To have their development co-financed through this scheme, audivisual works must demonstrate:
* High creative/artistic value and cultural diversity
* Wide cross-border potential to reach European and global audiences
* Potential for fostering cooperation between operators from different countries participating in the MEDIA Sub-programme
* Marketing and distribution strategies envisaged from the development phase

Eligible entities
Independent audiovisual production companies that can demonstrate proven experience. To be eligible for funding, these audiovisual productions companies must be owned by nationals from countries participating in the MEDIA Sub-programme.




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