Call for proposals MEDIA Sub-Programme 2019 - Support for the Distribution of non-national Films – the Distribution Automatic Scheme EACEA/27/2018 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 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 (2018) 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 beneficiary is to be reinvested in:
    • the co-production of eligible non-national European films;
    • the acquisition of distribution rights, for example by means of minimum guarantees, of eligible non-national European films; and/or in
    • the release of eligible non-national European films (promotion and advertising, digitisation and transcoding costs).

European community funding

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

  • 24,35 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 05 September 2019 - almost two 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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