Support for the Distribution of non-national European Films – the "Cinema Automatic" Scheme EACEA/27/2014 Closed!


Within the specific objective of promoting transnational circulation of European films, one of the priorities of the MEDIA Sub-programme is the following:
  • Supporting theatrical distribution through transnational marketing, branding, distribution and exhibition of audiovisual works.


The Cinema Automatic Scheme works in two phases:
  1. The generation of a potential fund, proportional to the number of paying admission tickets sold during the reference period (2014) for non-national European films in countries participating in the MEDIA Sub-programme, up to a fixed ceiling per film and adjusted for each country.
  2. Reinvestment: the potential fund thus generated by each company must be reinvested in:
  • Module 1. the co-production of eligible non-national European films;
  • Module 2. the acquisition of distribution rights, for example by means of minimum guarantees, of eligible non-national European films; and/ or in
  • Module 3. editing costs (prints, dubbing and subtitling), promotion costs and publicity costs for eligible non-national European films.

European community funding

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

  • 22,45 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 30 April 2015 - 5 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call for proposals (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

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

  • Any legal organisation

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)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Education and Culture

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