Call for proposals MEDIA 2007: EACEA/19/09 Support for the transnational distribution of European films - The ‘selective’ scheme 2010 EACEA/19/09 Closed!


The aim of the ‘Selective’ scheme is to encourage and support the wider transnational distribution of recent non-national European films by encouraging theatrical distributors in particular to invest in promotion and adequate distribution of non-domestic European films. The scheme also aims to encourage the development of links between the production and distribution sector thus improving the competitive position of non-national European films.

In adition to our useful documents section, further information as well as relevant documents on EACEA/19/09 Call can be found at the Media Programme website.


The theatrical (Cinema) distribution of a non-national feature film. The film must have been majority produced by a producer/producers established in countries participating in the MEDIA programme and made with a significant participation by professionals from those countries. The film must be a recent work of fiction, animation or documentary more than 60 minutes long and from a different country than the country of distribution. The copyright of the film cannot be dated earlier than 4 years before the year of submission of the application. Films with a production budget of more than EUR 15 million are not eligible.

European community funding

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

  • 12,25 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 01 December 2009 - 11 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)
  • 01 April 2010 - 11 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)
  • 01 July 2010 - 11 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Useful documents

  • Guide for applicants (Guidelines for applicants)
  • Call for support for the transnational distribution of European films (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)
  • Candidate Countries
  • European Economic Area (EEA)
  • Third countries

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for the Information Society and Media

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