Support for Film Education

One of the priorities of the MEDIA Sub-programme is 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 aims to provide support to:

  • Activities aimed at promoting film literacy and at increasing audiences' knowledge of, and interest in, European audiovisual works, including the audiovisual and cinematographic heritage, in particular among young audiences;
  • Facilitating the circulation of European films worldwide and of international films in the Union on all distribution platforms, via international cooperation projects in the audiovisual sector.

next Deadline: 2018 tbc

Proposals must be submitted not later than 11.00 noon Irish / GMT time using the online application form (eForm). No other method of submission of an application will be accepted. Applicants shall ensure that all the documents requested and mentioned in the eForms are provided.

Eligible applicants

The applicant must be a consortium (project leader and at least 2 partners) of entities (private companies, non-profit organisations, associations, charities, foundations, municipalities/Town Councils, etc.) established in one of the countries participating in the MEDIA Sub-programme and owned directly or by majority participation, by nationals from such countries.

Applications from legal entities established in one of the following countries are eligible as long as all conditions referred to in Article 8 of the Regulation establishing the Creative Europe Programme are met:

  • EU Member States and overseas countries and territories which are eligible to participate in the Programme pursuant to Article 58 of Council Decision 2001/822/EC;
  • Acceding countries, candidate countries and potential candidates benefiting from a pre- accession strategy, in accordance with the general principles and general terms and conditions for the participation of those countries in Union programmes established in the respective Framework Agreements, Association Council Decisions or similar agreements;
  • EFTA countries which are members of the EEA, in accordance with the provisions of the EEA Agreement;
  • The Swiss Confederation, on the basis of a bilateral agreement to be concluded with that country;
  • Countries covered by the European Neighbourhood Policy in accordance with the procedures established with those countries following the framework agreements providing for their participation in Union programmes.

The Programme shall also be open for bilateral or multilateral cooperation actions targeted at selected countries or regions on the basis of additional appropriations paid by, and specific arrangements to be agreed upon with, those countries or regions.

The Programme shall permit cooperation and joint actions with countries not participating in the Programme and with international organisations which are active in the cultural and creative sectors such as UNESCO, the Council of Europe, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development or the World Intellectual Property Organisation on the basis of joint contributions for the realisation of the Programme's objectives.

Proposals from applicants in non-EU countries may be selected, provided that, on the date of the award decision, agreements have been signed setting out the arrangements for the participation of those countries in the programme established by the Regulation referred to above. An updated list of countries that fulfil the conditions referred to in Article 8 of the Regulation and that the Commission has started negotiations with can be found here. Individuals may not apply for a grant.


  • Projects providing mechanisms for better cooperation between film education initiatives in Europe with the aim to improve the efficiency and European dimension of these initiatives and to develop new and innovative projects, especially using digital tools.
  • Projects providing mechanisms for increasing the contribution of European films and audiovisual works to education, including curated catalogues of films.
  • Projects require at least 3 partners (project leader and at least 2 partners) of which at least 2 partners coming from the film education sector and come from 3 different countries participating in the MEDIA Sub-programme and cover at least 3 different languages.

The action must start between the 1/07/2017 and the 01/01/2018 and will last 12 months. 

Award criteria

Points will be allocated out of a total of 100 on the basis of the following weighting:

  • Relevance and European added value (30 points): This criterion assesses the relevance of the content and the European added value of the action vis-à-vis the objectives of the Call for proposals. It will assess in particular the European dimension of the project and the capacity of the project to reach audiences.
  • Quality of the content and activities (40 points): This criterion assesses the overall quality of the project, including the methodology, the format, the target group, selection and pedagogical methods, the feasibility and cost efficiency and the innovative aspects of the projects, including the strategic use of digital technology and different distribution platforms.
  • Dissemination of project results, impact and sustainability (20 points): This criterion assesses the impact of the dissemination of the project's results and the impact of the project on the promotion, circulation and interest in European audiovisual works.
  • Quality of the project team and the grouping (10 points): This criterion will take into account the extent of the partnership and the exchange of knowledge within the partnership vis -à-vis the objectives of the action. 


The total budget available is €1.4million. The financial contribution of the Union cannot exceed 60% of the total eligible costs of the action. 

How to Apply

  • If you need more detailed information on how to apply to Creative Europe MEDIA schemes, go to our How to Apply section. 
  • For detailed guidelines and other documents relating to the Support for Film Education Scheme click here

We are here to help, so please do contact Creative Europe Desk Ireland – MEDIA Office or MEDIA Office Galway, if you have any questions regarding your application.