Still from Shane the Chef

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:

TV Programming 

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 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.

Single Project

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.

Photo: Hoho Entertainment received €500,000 for their original CG animated series Shane the Chef.