Call for proposals MEDIA Sub-programme 2018 - Support for Festivals EACEA/32/2018 Closed!


Within the field of promoting transnational circulation, one of the priorities of the MEDIA Sub-programme shall be to support audience development as a means of stimulating interest in and improving access to European audiovisual works in particular through promotion, events, film literacy and festivals.

The MEDIA Sub-programme shall provide support for the following measures:

  • support initiatives presenting and promoting a diversity of European audiovisual works;
  • support activities aiming at increasing knowledge and interest of audiences in European audiovisual works.


Only applications submitted by eligible entities organising audiovisual festivals in countries participating in the MEDIA Sub-programme will be accepted.

By audiovisual festival is understood an event:

  • programming eligible films (fiction, documentaries or animation), that are being screened to wide audiences including general public as well as accredited international audiovisual professionals and press;
  • taking place over a specific period of time, in a prior defined city;
  • having a clear regulation/selection procedure.

A minimum of 70% of the eligible programming presented to the public during the festival OR a minimum of 100 feature films (or 400 short films – in case of short film festivals) must originate from countries participating in the MEDIA Sub-programme (see section 6.1 of PART A of the guidelines) hereinafter referred to as “European Films”. Within this "MEDIA Sub-programme countries" programming:

  • At least 50% of the films must be non-national.
  • At least 15 such countries must be represented.

European community funding

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

  • 3,20 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 20 December 2018 - 2 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)
  • 07 May 2019 - 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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