Call for proposals MEDIA Sub-programme 2019 - Support for TV Programming of European Audiovisual Works 2020 EACEA-20-2019 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 operators to develop European audiovisual works with a potential to circulate in the EU and beyond and to facilitate European and international co-production, including with television broadcasters.

The MEDIA Sub-programme shall provide support for activities aiming at supporting 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

Drama films (one-off or series) of a total duration of minimum 90 minutes intended primarily for the purposes of television exploitation on both linear and non-linear services. Sequels or second and third seasons of an existing drama series are eligible. Fourth and further seasons of an existing drama series are not eligible.

Animation (one-off or series) of a total duration of minimum 24 minutes intended primarily for the purposes of television exploitation on both linear and non-linear services. Sequels or second, third and further seasons of an existing animation series are not eligible.

Creative documentaries (one-off or series) of a total duration of minimum 50 minutes intended primarily for the purposes of television exploitation on both linear and non-linear services.

Sequels second, third and further seasons of an existing documentary series are not eligible.

The work must be produced with the significant participation of professionals who are nationals and/or residents of countries participating in the MEDIA Sub-programme.

The work must be submitted at the latest on the first day of principal photography (or start of animation for animation projects).

The work must involve the participation of at least three broadcasting companies from three countries participating in the MEDIA Sub-programme.

The exploitation rights licensed to the broadcasters participating in the production have to revert to the producer after a maximum license period of:

  • 7 years if the broadcaster's participation takes the form of a pre-sale;
  • 10 years if the broadcaster's participation also takes the form of a co-production.

The broadcaster cannot be the majority co-producer of the work in term of rights and its contribution cannot exceed 70% of the total financing of the production.

A minimum of 50% of the total estimated production budget must come from countries participating to the MEDIA Sub-programme.

A minimum of 50% of the financing of the total estimated production budget must be guaranteed from third party sources of finance (either through direct financing or by advance rights sales).

The maximum duration of the projects is 24 months (or 36 months for series of more than 2 episodes)

European community funding

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

  • 13,50 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 28 November 2019 - in one month (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)
  • 14 May 2020 - in 6 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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