Results from second deadline of Film Festivals scheme announced

The latest results for the Film Festivals scheme (call number EACEA/32/2018) have been published, with 35 organisations from 20 countries selected to receive grants totalling €1.6 million. 

Half of the countries represented are low audiovisual capacity countries and account for 14 festivals overall. 14 are global, whilst eight are documentary festivals, seven are focused on short films, five are animations festivals and one is designed solely for young audiences. 

Two of the successful applicants are to benefit from Creative Europe funding for the first time, they are FIPADOC from France, and CPH:DOX from Denmark, the latter already receives support for its CPH:LAB and CPH:FORUM. 

Göteborg Film Festival in Sweden and Tallinn Black Nights in Estonia received the largest grants of the selection, with €75,000 each.  

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 78 applications submitted, making for a 45% success rate.

Discover the full set of results on the European Commission's website

In the first deadline for this call, UK-based short and animation festival Encounters were awarded a grant. The 25th edition of the festival returns to Bristol next week from 24 - 29 September. 

Image: Tallinn Black Nights is one of two festivals to receive €75,000.