Creative Europe’s MEDIA sub-programme supports film, television, new media and video games, offering funding, training and networking opportunities.
Support for organisations that propose annual events, tools and activities designed to facilitate access to markets for European audiovisual professionals and promote European audiovisual works.
Funding opportunity is no longer active
This scheme has now closed. From 2017, film literacy initiatives are supported under the Film Education scheme and audience development initiatives are supported under Action 3 of the Online Distribution scheme.
The Europa Cinemas network is currently supported through this scheme. Bringing together over 900 cinemas in 31 countries, their activities also include an annual networking conference, innovation labs and the Europa Cinemas Label award.
23 Nov 2017
19 Apr 2018
Support for European independent production companies to develop a project with international potential for either cinema, television or digital platforms.
Support for European independent production companies to develop 3-5 projects with international potential for cinema, television and digital platforms.
Support for European video game developers to develop a prototype of a narrative-led video game that has the potential to circulate within the European Union and beyond.
28 Apr 2017
This annual scheme allows distributors to generate a subsidy based on the number of paid admissions in a previous calendar year for recent non-national European films.
16 Jun 2017
This annual scheme allows sales agents to generate a subsidy based on their performance in selling non-national European films in a qualifying period.
5 Dec 2017
14 Jun 2018
Support for the transnational distribution of European films, encouraging groups of distributors to release non-national films that might be a challenge were they to be supported by market forces alone.
Support for projects that develop new and innovative film education initiatives in order to increase cooperation between organisations in Europe and/or increase the contribution of European films and audiovisual works to the education sector.
26 Apr 2018
Support for film festivals that include at least 70% European films (or 100 feature films) from at least 15 countries. At least 50% of these films must be from a country different from that of the festival.
Support for organisations that help European and international co-production partners to meet and/or provide them with access to international co-production funds.
This scheme supports the digital distribution of European audiovisual works to a wider, international audience including projects that experiment with new models of distribution.
Call currently closed, due to re-open in 2018
Support for training providers to deliver continuous vocational training for film and television industry professionals.
16 Nov 2017
24 May 2018
Support for European independent production companies to produce television programmes with the potential to circulate within the European Union and beyond.