This Way Up is the UK film exhibition innovation conference that promises to inspire and enlighten, provoke and challenge. It is an annual event to connect and share.

Access to Markets scheme - 2020 results published

Results have been published for the Access to Markets scheme (call number EACEA/27/2019 – deadline 06/02/2020) with 44 industry activities and events and initiatives set to be supported in the final call for this scheme under the current MEDIA sub-programme.

The activities will take place in 22 countries (17 MEDIA countries and 5 non-MEDIA countries) and 47 cities (38 MEDIA and 9 non-MEDIA) around the globe.

MEDIA-funded films receive Cannes 2020 label

On 3 June 2020 at the UGC Normandie in Paris, the Cannes Film Festival selection was announced with a total of 56 films, including five MEDIA-funded ones. This year, as the festival could not take the shape of a physical edition, the films have received this prestigious label that will help them for their release and festival journey in the coming months. 

The Creative Europe MEDIA sub-programme is represented across the programme's different categories:

The Faithful:

Two UK companies awarded 2020 TV Programming grants

In the most recent results from the TV Programming scheme, two UK companies were awarded grants totalling €244,324 towards the production of their projects.

Manchester-based, history and art programming specialists Urban Canyons were selected for their project God's Soldiers - Siege of Malta and London based animation studio Magic Light Pictures were selected for their animation project Zog and The Flying Doctors. 

Online Masterclass: "Where is the TV Show headed?"

This 90 minute masterclass with scriptwriters and consultants Nicola Lusuardi and Timo Gößle, was organised by the Creative Europe Desk in Hamburg. The session deals with the cornerstones of serial storytelling, series development in Europe, and the importance of the writers' room amongst other aspects.

The full discussion can be viewed on YouTube, below are some key insights taken from Nicola during the discussion:

European TV Series

European Film Forum online events at MIFA and Cannes

The European Film Forum (EFF) is a platform for a structured dialogue between policy makers and the stakeholders in the audiovisual sector, and will be holding events at MEDIA-supported Annecy International Animated Film Festival and Market (MIFA) and Cannes Film Festival's Marché du Film.


The MIFA virtual EFF in Annecy will take place on 18 June at 2pm UK time.

Meet the Inside Pictures 2020 cohort

MEDIA-supported Inside Pictures is an intensive film business training and leadership skills development programme for film & TV industry executives. Each year the programme selects 20 individuals from all disciplines - sales, distribution, marketing, finance, legal and business affairs, development, production, post-production, special effects - and is designed to develop the practical knowledge, skills and high-level contacts needed to lead successful businesses. 


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