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European Co-Development

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Song of the Sea, Cartoon Saloon
Song of the Sea, Cartoon Saloon

European Co-development supports the co-development of one Animation, Creative Documentary or Fiction project for Cinema, TV or Digital Platforms. This call opens on 8th December, 2022.

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  • Increased collaboration at development stage between European production companies from different countries and from different markets and consequently an increased number of co-productions.
  • Increased quality, feasibility, cross-border potential and market value of selected projects.
  • A stronger position on European and international markets for companies selected under European co-development.
  • The aim is to provide funds to audiovisual production companies to develop works with high creative value and cultural diversity and wide cross-border exploitation potential. Companies are encouraged to develop strong and innovative collaborations at creative and financing level and to develop strategies for marketing and distribution from the outset of the development phase thus improving the potential to reach audiences at a European and international level.
  • Applications should present adequate strategies to ensure a more sustainable and more environmentally-respectful industry and to ensure gender balance, inclusion, diversity and representativeness.

Application by a project leader and at least one partner with companies legally established in at least 2 different MEDIA countries

Project leader and partner(s):

  • Must be independent European audiovisual production companies
  • May not be affiliated entities
  • Must have a signed co-development agreement
  • One of the partners must own the majority of rights – 50/50 split accepted

Project leader - Track Record

  • Must have produced one Animation, Creative Documentary or Fiction project of at least 24 minutes duration (unless VR) since 2015
  • Which was commercially distributed in at least 3 countries other than their own at any time before the deadline.
  • Work produced by the Applicant company or a personal onscreen producer credit of the Chief Executive or one of the shareholders

Only co-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 minimum90 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 or digital platform exploitation.
  • Interactive, non-linear fiction, animation or creative documentary projects (e.g. narrative virtual reality projects) of any duration.
  • The day of principal photography, or equivalent, of the submitted project must not be scheduled to occur within 10 months from the date of the deadline.
  • Applications should present adequate strategies to ensure a more sustainable and more environmentally-respectful industry and to ensure gender balance, inclusion, diversity and representativeness.

  • The maximum grant per applicant (i.e. per coordinator and per eligible partner) is €60 000 except for co-development of TV series with an intended production budget of €2 million and above, in which case the maximum EU grant per applicant is €100 000.
  • The grant awarded may be lower than the amount requested.