Call for proposals MEDIA Sub-programme 2016 - Support for Content Development of Single Project 2017 EACEA/20/2016 Closed!


Within the  field of reinforcing the European audiovisual sector's  capacity to operate  transnationally, one of the priorities of the MEDIA Sub-programme is to increase the capacity of audiovisual producers to develop European projects with a potential to circulate in the Union and beyond, and to facilitate European and international co-production, including with television broadcasters.

The MEDIA Sub-programme shall provide support for:

  • the development of European audiovisual works in particular films and television works such as fiction, documentaries, children’s and animated films, as well as interactive works such as videogames and multimedia with enhanced cross-border circulation potential;
  • activities  aiming to  support European  audiovisual  production  companies,  in  particular  independent production  companies,  with  a  view  to  facilitating  European  and  international  co-productions  of audiovisual works including television works


 The development activities for the following audiovisual works are eligible:

  • Feature  films,  animations  and  creative  documentaries  of  a  minimum  length  of  60  minutes  intended primarily for cinematic release;
  • Fiction projects (one-off or series) of a total duration of minimum 90 minutes, animation (one-off or series) of a total duration of minimum 24 minutes and creative documentaries (one-off or series) of a total duration of minimum 50 minutes intended primarily for the purposes of television;
  • Fiction projects of a total duration or user experience of min imum 90 minutes, animation of a total duration or user experience of minimum 24 minutes and creative documentaries of a total duration or user experience of  minimum  50  minutes  intended  primarily  for  the  purposes  of  Digital  platform  exploitation. For  projects presenting a user experience in a non-linear format (e.g. Virtual Reality), these minimums do not apply. The  digital  platform  is  addressing  the  following  types  of  projects:  animation,  creative  documentaries  and fiction  projects  intended  for  multiple  screen-based  devises,  interactive  projects,  linear  and  non-linear  web-series and narrative virtual reality projects

European community funding

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

  • 5,39 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 17 November 2016 - 4 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)
  • 20 April 2017 - 3 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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