Support for the development of production projects — Fiction, creative documentaries and animation — Single projects, Slate Funding and Slate Funding 2nd stage MEDIA 2007 Closed!

Objectives

One of the objectives of the programme is to promote, by providing financial support, the development of production projects intended for European and international markets presented by independent European production companies in the following categories:

  • Drama.
  • Creative documentary.
  • Animation.

Actions

The development activities for the following audiovisual works (one-offs or series) are eligible:

  • Drama projects intended for commercial exploitation of no less than 50 minutes.
  • Creative documentaries intended for commercial exploitation of no less than 25 minutes (duration per episode in case of series).
  • Animation projects intended for commercial exploitation of no less than 24 minutes.

The development and production activities for the following categories of work are ineligible:

  • Live recordings, TV games, talk shows, reality shows or educational, teaching and ‘how-to’ programmes.
  • Documentaries promoting tourism, ‘making-of’, reports, animal reportages, news programmes and "docusoaps".
  • Projects promoting, directly or indirectly, messages that are at odds with the policies of the European Union. For example, projects that may be contrary to the interests of public health (alcohol, tobacco, drugs), respect for human rights, people's security, freedom of expression etc.
  • Projects promoting violence and/or racism and/or with a pornographic content.
  • Works of a promotional nature.
  • Institutional productions to promote a specific organisation or its activities.

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 17,00 Million EUR (Annual budget for 2008)

All the important deadlines

  • 17 November 2008 - 10 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)
  • 17 April 2009 - 10 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Useful documents

  • Support for the development of production projects (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Enterprises

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)
  • European Economic Area (EEA)
  • Candidate Countries
  • Third countries

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for the Information Society and Media

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