Results from 2020 Film Festivals scheme announced

The latest results for the Film Festivals scheme (call number EACEA/26/2019) have been published, with 33 organisations from 21 countries selected to receive grants totalling almost €1.58 million.

DOK Leipzig, Cinekid and Sarajevo Film Festival featured once again in the beneficiaries list, with two newcomer additions of Odessa International Film Festival and Brussels International Film Festival. 

There were three UK applicants for this call, with Encounters Film Festival receiving €33,000 in funding. The 26th edition of the festival returns to Bristol this 20 - 26 September. 

Germany had the most benficiaries under this deadline, with five of its festivals being selected. Poland and Portugal followed with three festivals each receiving funding, with Portugal's application success rate at 100% for this call.

The scheme rewards European festivals that demonstrate a commitment to audience development, particularly if these are achieved through innovative activities or digital technologies, as well as festivals that place a strong emphasis on programming European films, especially those that are non-national or originate from countries of low audiovisual production capacity. 

In total there were 95 applications submitted, making for a 35% success rate.

Discover the full set of results on the European Commission's website, shortly to be published here.  

Image: Transilvania International Film Festival is one of 11 festivals to receive €63,000.