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CREA – European slate development – 2024

Creative Europe - Creative Europe aims at preserving, developing and promoting European cultural and linguistic diversity and heritage and to increase the competitiveness and economic potential of the cultural and creative sectors, in particular the audiovisual sector.

18 million euro

Appeal framework

Call reference CREA-MEDIA-2024-DEVSLATE
Program Creative Europe Programme (CREA)
Institution European Commission
Sectors Cooperation & Development Culture, Media & Communication Employment Services to organisations Technology & Digital
Beneficiaries EU & International Organisation Media & cultural organisation

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Priorities and funded actions


To nurture talents, competence and skills and to stimulate cross-border cooperation, mobility and innovation in the creation and production of European audiovisual works, encouraging collaboration across Member States with different audiovisual capacities.


  • Priority 1: To develop audiovisual works by European independent production companies, covering a variety of formats (such as feature films, short films, series, documentaries, narrative video games) and genres, and targeting diverse audiences, including children and young people
  • Priority 2: To foster the competitiveness of European independent production companies and to increase their economic weight on the market
  • Priority 3: To increase the capacity of audiovisual producers to develop projects with potential to circulate throughout Europe and beyond, and to facilitate European and international co-production
  • Priority 4: To provide and entry point for emerging talent, giving them the opportunity to direct a short film supported by the strong foundation provided by experienced companies

Among financed actions

  • Audiovisual works (fiction, animation, creative documentary) that are develop by independent European production companies
  • Commercial exploitation intended for cinema release, television broadcasting or commercial exploitation on digital platforms or a multi-platform environment (animation, creative documentary or fiction)

Additional information

  • This call for proposals is an open call for proposals.
  • Initial duration of the action: 36 months (extensions are possible, if duly justified and through an amendment)


  • Be a legal person
  • Be a public or private entity
  • Be independent European audiovisual production companies that can demonstrate recent experience in producing internationally distributed works
  • Be established in one of the countries participating fully in the MEDIA strand of the Creative Europe Programme and be owned directly or indirectly, wholly or by majority participation, by nationals from such countries
  • Only applications by single applicants are allowed (single beneficiaries; affiliated entities are allowed, if needed)
  • Total budget of the call: 18 million euro
  • Maximum grant amount: between 90.000 and 510.000 euro per project
  • Amount prefixed by the granting authority: between 10.000 euro and 100.000 euro according to activities

This grant is a lump sum grant.

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