Call for proposals 2016 - Support for the distribution of non-national Films – the Distribution Selective Scheme EACEA/19/2016 Closed!


Within the specific objective of promoting non-national circulation of European films, one of the priorities of the MEDIA Sub-programme is supporting theatrical distribution through non-national 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 activities to be funded are campaigns for the non-national distribution of eligible European films, submitted as part of an eligible grouping of minimum 7 distributors coordinated by the sales agent of the film.

The film must have been majority produced by a producer/producers established in countries participating in the MEDIA sub-programme and made with a significant participation by professionals from those countries. The film must be a recent work of fiction, animation or documentary of more than 60 minutes long and from a different country than the country of distribution.

The film must not consist in alternative content (operas, concerts, performances, etc.) or advertising,

Films from DE, ES, FR, IT, and UK must have a production budget of maximum 10M€.

For the film to be eligible its first copyright must not have been established before 2014.

The theatrical release of the film (not including previews or special screenings) shall take place in the territories concerned at the earliest on the same day as the date of submission and within 18 months after the relevant deadline for submission.

European community funding

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

  • 9,75 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 01 December 2016 - 4 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)
  • 14 June 2017 - 4 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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