Leeds International Film Festival receives Creative Europe support

The latest results for the Film Festivals scheme have been published with 31 festivals from 18 countries receiving funding. The successful applicants share €1,515,000 including the 32nd edition of Leeds International Film Festival which received a grant of €63,000.

This year’s selection includes 18 global festivals, five documentary festivals, four short film festivals, three animation festivals and one event dedicated to young audiences.

Four festivals receive funding for the first time including Gijón International Film Festival (Spain), Go Short International Short Festival (the Netherlands), Cork Film Festival (Ireland) and Verzio International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival (Hungary).

The scheme supports festivals that programme a majority of European films from at least 15 countries participating in the MEDIA sub-programme and in particular those that demonstrate a commitment to developing new audiences and increasing levels of film literacy through various outreach activities.

In total there were 102 applications from 28 countries submitted to the 26 April 2018 deadline (call reference EACEA/11/2017).

Read the full set of results on the European Commission’s website.

Image: The LIFF 2017 line-up included a special concert featuring the wonders of Polish animation with live music from British Sea Power. Photograph by Kirsty Ann Pearson, courtesy of LIFF.