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European Film Distribution Call Open for 2024

The European Commission announced the opening of the 2024 call for proposals under the Creative Europe Programme (CREA) titled on European Film Distribution (CREA-MEDIA-2024-FILMDIST).

The call aims to enhance the transnational distribution and promotion of non-national European films. The deadline to apply is 25 April and find more information on the Commission's website here.

The 2024 Film Distribution action has a budget of 33.3 million Euros.

Expected Results:

  • Improvement in the trans-national distribution of recent non-national European films.

  • Increase in the investment in the production, acquisition, promotion, theatrical and online distribution of non-national European films.

  • Develop links between the production and distribution sector thus improving the competitive position of non-national European films.

The primary objectives are to improve the distribution of recent non-national European films and to increase investments in their production, acquisition, promotion, theatrical, and online distribution. This initiative aims to foster stronger links between production and distribution sectors, enhancing the competitive position of non-national European films.

Funding Phases:

  1. Generation of Potential Fund: Based on the company's performance in the European market.

  2. The implementation of the action: The potential fund thus generated by each company must 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;

- promotion, marketing and advertising on the market of eligible non-national European films both for theatrical and online releases.

Important Dates

  • Publication of Call: 5 December 2023

  • Deadline for Applications: 25 April 2024, 17:00 (Brussels Time)

  • Information to Applicants: October 2024

  • Signature of Grant Agreement: January 2025

For assistance, it is possible to contact the local Creative Europe desk or Further information and submission details are available on the Funding & Tenders Portal.


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