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CREA – European Festival – 2021

To increase audiences' interest in non-national European audiovisual content and promoting the circulation and visibility of non-national European audiovisual content.

9 million euros

Appeal framework

Institution European Commission
Beneficiaries Media & cultural organisation
Regions Balkans, Candidate countries, European Economic Area, European Union

The final list of eligible associated countries is available here.

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Priorities and funded actions


  • To support the recovery of festivals screening a significant proportion of non-national European films and audiovisual works, which have been particularly affected by the pandemic crisis;
  • To increase the impact of European audio-visual festivals aiming to reinforce promotion, distribution and circulation of non-national European films and audiovisual works to growing audiences across Europe;
  • To foster exchange of knowledge and best-practice models for cooperation among festivals through coordinated/collaborative activities targeted to expand and renew audiences;
  • To harness the digital transition

Among financed actions:

  • European festivals programming a significant proportion of non-national European works and aiming at activities targeted to expand and renew audiences. Special attention will be given to applications presenting adequate strategies to ensure more sustainable and more environmentally-respectful industry and to ensure gender balance, inclusion, diversity and representativeness.

Additional information:

  • This call for proposals is an open call for proposals;
  • Initial duration of the action: 24 months.


  • Be legal entities;
  • Be established in one of the eligible countries.

Amount of the grant (lump sum) : between 38,000 euros and 150,000 euros.

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