The European MEDIA programme at Cannes Film Festival

May 17, 2016

Hat: MEDIA Programme, belonging to "Creative Europe" programme, celebrates its 25th anniversary and already 40 films awarded the Palme d'Or, the Grand Prix or the Best Director Award of the Cannes Film Festival.

Funding Scheme: 2016-05-17

Pgm2014 2020: Yes


Cannes Film Festival is a good opportunity to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the European MEDIA programme.


The MEDIA programme belongs to “Creative Europe” programme and it aims at supporting the European audiovisual industry. Again this year, various films that have been supported by MEDIA programme are competiting at the Cannes Film Festival. MEDIA’s support starts at the early stages of a film’s lifecycle through investment in development and pre-production but also in film distribution at international level in order to support European cultural diversity.
This year, among the 21 films in the Official competition, 10 have been supported by MEDIA programme. More than €1.7 million have been invested in the development or the distribution of these works.

To see the list of the 10 MEDIA-supported films and on competition at Cannes festival, click here.
To watch the video clip on MEDIA-funded movies for 25 years, click here.

Url description: Press room - European Commission