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Creative Europe – European Film Distribution – 2022

The MEDIA strand of the Creative Europe programme supports the European film and audiovisual industries to develop, distribute and promote European works, taking into account today’s digital environment.

33 million euro

Appeal framework

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

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Priorities and funded actions


  • To promote competitiveness, scalability, cooperation, innovation and sustainability, including through mobility, in the European audiovisual sector


  • Priority 1 – To enhance the circulation, promotion, online and theatrical distribution of European audiovisual works, within the Union and internationally in the new digital environment; including through innovative business model
  • Priority 2 – To support international sales and circulation of non-national European works on all platforms (e.g. cinema theatres, online) targeting both small and largesized productions, including through coordinated distribution strategies covering several countries and encouraging the use of subtitling, dubbing and where applicable, audio description tools
  • Priority 3 – To encourage and support the wider transnational distribution of recent European films by providing funds to distributors, based upon their performance on the market, for further reinvestment in the acquisition, promotion and distribution (including online) of recent non-national European films

Among financed actions

  • Investments in the co-production of eligible non-national European films
  • Investments in the acquisition of distribution rights, for example by means of minimum guarantees, of eligible non-national European films
  • Investments in the promotion, marketing and advertising

Additional information

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


  • Be legal entities (public or private bodies)
  • Be established in one of the eligible countries
  • Be: an European company active in the audiovisual sector as cinema / theatrical distributor involved in commercial activity designed to bring to the attention of a wide audience a film for the purpose of exploitation in cinema theatres
  • Only applications by single applicants are allowed (single beneficiaries)
  • Total budget of the topic ‘European Film Distribution’: 33 million euro
  • Amount of the grant: 1 million euro
  • Co-financing rate: up to 70% of the total eligible costs

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