Call for proposals MEDIA Sub-programme 2019 - Support for Festivals 2020 EACEA-26-2019 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.


For Action 1 Support to Festivals and 2 Support to European Networks of Festivals:
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.

The maximum duration of actions is 12 months.

For Action 2 Support to European Networks of Festivals
The eligible activities for the network are those in relation to:

  • Coordination of the network members and activities relating to its sustainable structured development (e.g. collaborative events; sharing of know-how and information; communication among members)
  • Provision of financial support to third parties (members of the network) for the implementation of joint activities in line with the priorities and objectives of the call (the maximum amount of funding per member is EUR 30,000)

European community funding

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

  • 4,20 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 21 November 2019 - almost two years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)
  • 23 April 2020 - more than one year 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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