International Co-Production Funds



Call number:



28 Feb 2017, 11:00AM

The call was published on

23 Dec 2016

What does this funding support?

The operation of international co-production funds - including the provision of financial support for the following projects:

  • Production of feature films, animations and documentaries, of a minimum length of 60 minutes, intended for cinema release
  • Implementation of a concrete distribution strategy to improve the circulation of the supported works. The film should be distributed in at least 3 territories out of which at least one participating in the MEDIA sub-programme and at least one third country.

Five co-production funds were supported in the previous round. Take a look at the results from the previous call in 2016. 

Producers looking for co-production support should apply to these funds directly rather than through Creative Europe.

The following overview is intended for guidance only. Full guidelines can be found on the website of the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA), which manages Creative Europe.

Who is this funding for?

Applicants must:

  • Be established in one of the countries participating in the MEDIA sub-programme and be majority owned by nationals from those countries
  • Have a co-production fund that has been legally constituted and active for at least 12 months, having as its main activity the support of international co-productions

How much can you apply for?

The total budget available for the co-financing of actions under this scheme is estimated at €1.5 million for 2017.

Applicants can apply for a grant of up to €400,000 (maximum of 80% of the total project budget).

How can you apply?

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 watch outr video tutorials for further instructions.

Once registered, you can download an e-Form and begin your application. More details can also be found in the How to Apply document for this scheme.

How will my application be assessed?

Applications from across Europe are assessed centrally by the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEAwith assistance from industry experts working in a relevant field.

The Experts Evaluation Guide offers a breakdown of how points are awarded.