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Networks of European Festivals - CREA-MEDIA-2024

Session opening:

  • 03.10.2023

Session expirations:

  • 11.04.2024 Closed


The Networks of European festivals shall provide support to coordinated/collaborative activities among European audiovisual festivals aiming at increasing audiences' interest in non-national European audiovisual content and promoting its circulation and visibility.
Expected impact:

  • Reinforce cooperation among European audiovisual festivals members of a Network screening a significant proportion of non-national European films
    and audiovisual works through coordinated/collaborative activities targeted to expand and renew audiences;
  • Increase the impact of European audiovisual festivals aiming to reinforce promotion, distribution and circulation of non-national European films and
    audiovisual works to growing audiences across Europe;
  • Foster exchange of knowledge and best-practice models for cooperation among festivals through coordinated/collaborative activities targeted to
    expand and renew audiences;
  • Harness the digital transformation, including developing and updating online tools and data applications.

The eligible activities of the network are those in relation to:

  • Coordinated and collaborative activities aiming to expand audience development and interest for European films and audiovisual works;
  • Coordination of the network members and activities relating to its sustainable structured development (e.g. collaborative events; sharing of know-how and information; communication among members);
  • Coordinated and collaborative activities promoting sustainable and environmentally responsible practices;
  • Support to audiovisual festivals taking place in MEDIA participatingcountries (through support to third parties).


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Data sheet


  • European film or coproduction

Film industry branch

  • Promotion


  • € 5,500,000


  • Entity organising audiovisual festivals

Maximum quota on cost


Type of contribution

  • Non-repayable grants


By eligible audiovisual festival it is understood an event:

  • programming European films and audiovisual works that are being screened to wide audiences including general public as well as accredited
    international audiovisual professionals and press;
  • having a clear curation, regulation and selection procedure;
  • 50% of the programming should be devoted to non-national films and audiovisual works from countries participating to the MEDIA strand and
    presenting a geographical diverse coverage of at least 15 from these countries including low capacity ones.

Projects should not normally exceed 24 months (extensions are possible, if duly justified and through an amendment).

Fundings in focus

All fundings