Call for proposals — Support for the transnational distribution of European films — The ‘Sales agent’ scheme EACEA/07/13 Closed!


This call for proposals aims to follow one of the objectives of the MEDIA programme which 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, forfurther 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 ‘Sales agent’ support scheme works in two phases:

  1. generation of a potential fund, which will be calculated according to the performance of the company on the European market during the reference period (2008-2012),
  2. reinvestment of the potential fund: thus generated by each company, the fund must be reinvested in two modules (two types of action) by 2 March 2015:
  • minimum guarantees or advances paid for the international sales rights on new European non-national films;
  • and/or in the promotion, marketing and advertising on the market of new non-national European films.

For the film to be eligible its first copyright must not have been established before 2008.

European community funding

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

  • 1,50 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 18 June 2013 - 8 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call for proposals — The ‘Sales agent’ scheme (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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