International Co-Production Funds



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What does this funding support?

This scheme currently supports six existing co-production funds.

Producers looking for co-production support should apply directly to these funds, rather than through this scheme.

This scheme supports 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.

Take a look at the results from the previous call in 2016.

The following overview is intended for guidance only. Full guidelines from the previous call 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 annual budget for this scheme in 2017 was €1.5 million.

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

How can you apply?

The six funds supported through this scheme each have different eligibilty critieria and deadlines. If you are a producer looking for co-production funding you can find out more information on the website of each fund:

If you are a fund looking to apply for this scheme please note that it is currently closed and will be re-opening later in 2017, with a deadline scheduled for February 2018.

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 from the previous call offers a breakdown of how points are awarded.