Distribution: Sales Agents
15 Jan 2019, 11:00AM
The call was published on
27 Jul 2018
This annual scheme allows sales agents to generate a subsidy based on their performance in selling non-national European films in a qualifying period.
The scheme works in two phases:
A potential fund is calculated according to the international sales performance of the company on the European market from 2013 - 2017. This fund can then be reinvested in two areas:
- minimum guarantees or advances paid for the international sales rights on new European non-national films
- the promotion, marketing and advertising of new non-national European films.
Take a look at the results from the previous generation stage in 2017.
Applicants must be sales agents established in one of the countries participating in the MEDIA sub-programme and majority owned by nationals from these countries.
The applicant needs to show that during 2013 - 2017:
- it was the appointed sales agent of at least eight eligible European films (one of which must be non-national)
- the agreement with the producers provided them the rights to sell the films to at least 10 countries participating in the MEDIA sub-programme
- at least three of these films had a theatrical release, in at least three countries participating in the MEDIA sub-programme (outside their country of origin)
All eligible films must :
- have been majority produced by a producer/producers established in countries participating in the MEDIA sub-programme and be made with a significant participation by professionals from those countries (see pages 7 - 8 of the guidelines for a definition of an eligible audiovisual work)
- be a recent work of fiction, animation or documentary (with a minimum duration of 60 minutes)
- have its first copyright established no earlier than 2013
- not consist of alternative content (operas, concerts, performances, etc.), advertising or include any pornographic or racist material.
The total budget earmarked for the co-financing of projects is estimated at € 2.6 million.
The financial contribution of the EU cannot exceed 60% of the total eligible costs.
Details of the method used to calculate a potential fund can be found on page 13 - 14 of the guidelines for this call.
Creative Europe Desk UK offers free advice and support for Creative Europe applicants from the UK. Please get in touch if you are thinking of applying.
New applicants must first obtain a Participant Identification Code (PIC) by registering for an ECAS account and enter company information into the Participant Portal. Please visit our FAQs page for further instructions.
Applications from across Europe are assessed centrally by the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA), with assistance from industry experts working in a relevant field.