The aim of the MEDIA sub-programme’s is to facilitate the cross-border distribution of recent European films by encouraging film distributors to invest in the promotion and suitable distribution of non-national European films.
The activities to be funded are campaigns for the pan-European theatrical and/or online distribution of eligible European films, outside their country of origin, coordinated by the sales agent of the film. A minimum of 7 different distributors must be attached to the project out of which at least 2 must originate from lower audiovisual capacity countries.
A minimum of 7 different distributors must be attached to the project. Out of the 7 distributors: at least 2 from small/very small capacity countries.
The film must have its first copyright established in 2022 at the earliest.
The film must have been majority produced by a producer/producers established in countries participating in the MEDIA sub-programme and made with the significant participation of professionals from those countries.
The film must be a recent work of fiction, animation or documentary of at least 60 minutes in duration and from a different country to the country of distribution.
The production budget of the film cannot exceed 15M€.
The film must have a standard interoperable identifier, such as ISAN or EIDR.
The beneficiary will have between 12 and 24 months to carry out the project.