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Creative Europe – European Film Sales – 2023

Creative Europe - European film sales aiming at enhancing the circulation, promotion, online and theatrical distribution of European audiovisual works.

5.5 million euro

Appeal framework

Institution European Commission
Sectors Culture, Media & Communication
Beneficiaries Media & cultural organisation
Regions Candidate countries, Caucasus, European Economic Area, European Union, Mediterranean countries

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Priorities and funded actions


  • 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 1 – support to international sales and circulation of non-national European works on all platforms (e.g. cinema theatres, online) targeting both small and large-sized productions, including through coordinated distribution strategies covering several countries and encouraging the use of subtitling, dubbing and where applicable, audio description tools

Among financed actions

  • The generation of a potential fund which will be attributed according to the performance of the company on the European market
  • The implementation of the action

Additional information

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


  • Be legal entities (public or private bodies)
  • Be established in one of the countries participating in the MEDIA strand of the Creative Europe Programme and owned directly or indirectly, wholly or by majority participation, by nationals from such countries
  • Be an European Sales Agent
  • Be appointed as sales agent by the producer of each film declared or supported by way of a written contract or agreement to sell the film in at least 10 countries participating in the MEDIA strand
  • Total budget of the call: 5.5 million euro
  • Amount of the grant: 750 000 euro
  • Co-financing rate: up to 70% of the total eligible costs

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