UK distributors awarded €577,180 for releasing European films
UK distributors have received a total of €577,180 in the latest round of Creative Europe’s Automatic Distribution scheme which rewards distributors for releasing European films from another country (non-national films).
UK grant recipients include:
Altogether, €24 million has been allocated to 277 distributors, with the largest proportion of grants going to France, Germany and Italy who share 43% of the allocated grants. The this is the second year in a row that the UK has seen an increase in the grant amount generated by its distributors. Countries that received similar totals include Portugal (€577,583) and Denmark (€573,056).
A number of UK films have their European releases supported through this scheme, including God’s Own Country, Lady Macbeth, Paddington 2, and The Party.
Distributors can use the funding to pay for minimum guarantees and/or the prints and advertising (P&A) costs of their new European, non-national acquisitions.
Read the full set of results on the European Commission’s website.
Image credit: Personal Shopper by Olivier Assayas was released in the UK by Icon Films Distribution with the support of the Automatic Distribution scheme.
19 Jan 2018