Call for proposals MEDIA Sub-Programme - Support for the distribution of non-national European films – the "Sales Agents" Scheme EACEA/01/2016 Closed!


Within the specific objective of promoting transnational circulation, one of the priorities of the MEDIA Sub-programme is supporting  theatrical  distribution  through  transnational  marketing,  branding,  distribution  and exhibition  of audiovisual works;

The MEDIA Sub-programme shall provide support for establishing  systems  of  support  for  the  distribution  of non-national  European  films  through  theatrical  distribution  and  on  all  other  platforms  as  well  as  for international  sales  activities,  in  particular  the  subtitling, dubbing and audio-description of audiovisual works.


The Sales Agents scheme works in two phases:

  1. The  Generation  of  a  potential  fund,  which  will  be  calculated  according  to  the  international  sales performance of the company on the European market during the reference period (2011-2015)
  2. Reinvestment of the potential fund thus generated by each company: 
    • Module 1: minimum guarantees or advances paid for the international sales rights on new European non-nationalfilms.
    • Module 2: the promoion, marketing and advertising on the market of eligible non-national European films.

European community funding

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

  • 1,60 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 16 June 2016 - 4 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)
  • 03 October 2017 - 2 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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