Call for Proposals - Support for the transnational distribution of European films — The ‘automatic’ scheme EACEA/7/12 Closed!


One of the objectives of the MEDIA programme is to encourage and support the wider transnational distribution of recent European films by providing funds to distributors, based upon their performance on the market, for further reinvestment in new non-national European films.The scheme also aims to encourage the development of links between the production and distribution sectors thus improving the market share of European films and the competitiveness of European companies.


The ‘automatic’ support scheme works in two phases:

  • generation of a potential fund, proportional to the number of paying admission tickets sold for non-domestic European films in States participating in the programme during the reference year (2011), up to a fixed ceiling per film and adjusted for each country. Group or club screenings where an individual ticket price is not levied will not be eligible. All admissions should be covered by the relevant national reporting and verification systems which enable the national authority to certify them,
  • reinvestment of the potential fund: thus generated by each company, the fund must be reinvested in three modules (three types of action) by 1 October 2013:
  1. the co-production of non-national European films;
  2. the acquisition of distribution rights, for example by means of minimum guarantees, of non-national European films; and/or in
  3. editing costs (prints, dubbing and subtitling), promotion costs and publicity costs for non-national European films.

European community funding

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

  • 18,98 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 18 June 2012 - 9 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call for Proposals - 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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