Preparatory action ‘Circulation of films in the digital era’ 2013/C 140/08 Closed!


The main aim is to establish conditions under which broadcasting media may more readily complement one another, so that European films can cross national borders more easily and reach a wider audience within the European Union.


The preparatory action will support projects designed to test the simultaneous (or virtually simultaneous) release of films across all media and in several European territories.
The projects — which will be restricted to European cinematographic works and to the distribution thereof within the EU Member States — must cover a significant number of films and territories. This size-related parameter is essential if meaningful lessons are to be drawn from the preparatory action and if the latter is to be established as an aid to decision-makers within the public authorities and the European film industry.
Hence projects must also include the organisation — at the end of the action — of a public meeting at which the main results of the investigations carried out and the lessons drawn from them will be presented to film professionals and public authorities.

European community funding

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

  • 2,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 06 September 2013 - 8 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Workprogramme for 2013 (Work programme)
  • Preparatory action ‘Circulation of films in the digital era’ (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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