Creative Europe grants over €7 million to film and TV producers
More than €7 million has been awarded to European producers in newly announced results across two funding schemes from Creative Europe’s MEDIA sub-programme:
Five UK companies will produce animation and documentary projects for the international market with support from Creative Europe’s TV Programming scheme. They share €1.1 million from the €5.3 million available in this funding round (EACEA/21/2015):
- The illustrated children's book We're Going On a Bear Hunt is adapted for European TV screens by Lupus Films (€200,000)
- Hoho Entertainment produce original CG animated series Shane the Chef for a pre-school audience (€500,000)
- Manchester-based Urban Canyons are making a three-part documentary series, Warrior Women (€150,000)
- Blink Films produce documentary series Volatile Earth (€230,000)
- Mosaic Films are the company behind Out of Thin Air (€59,000)
The TV Programming scheme is designed to support independent European TV companies producing programmes with the involvement of broadcasters from at least three different European countries.
Overall, 25 projects from 11 countries were selected. France leads with nine projects funded. The selection also includes the first international animation from Slovakia, as well as a drama series originating from Iceland. The second season of French seriesVersailles received €500,000, but unlike in previous funding rounds there were no €1 million awards given for drama series.
Read the full list of results on the European Commission website.
The selected projects for the November 2015 Single Project deadline have also recently been announced, with London/Berlin-based UK company Pistachio Pictures receiving €30,000 for their family featureThe Cosmonaut and the UK’s Adorable Media/Framestore securing €60,000 for their animation series, Iggy and the Missing Links.
19 Apr 2016