Call for proposals MEDIA Sub-programme 2018 - Support for the Development of Audiovisual Content - Slate Funding 2019 EACEA/23/2018 Open!

Objectives

Within the specific objective of reinforcing the European audiovisual sector's capacity to operate transnationally and internationally, one of the priorities of the MEDIA Sub-programme is to increase the capacity of audiovisual producers to develop projects with the potential to circulate throughout Europe and beyond, and to facilitate European and international co-production.

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.

Actions

Development activities for the following projects 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 minimum 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.

The day of principal photography (or equivalent) of the submitted projects must not be scheduled to occur within 8 months from the date of submission of the application. In case a short film is added to the Slate, the development and production activities of the short will be eligible for co-financing if:

  1. the short film is of a maximum length of 20 minutes and is providing support to emerging talent.
  2. the day of principal photography (or equivalent) of the submitted short film does not occur before the date of submission of the application.

European community funding

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

  • 12,50 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 20 February 2019 - in 2 months (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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