European Film Distribution
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Fosters the capacity of distributors to invest in the promotion of non-national European films. The support is targeted towards established companies and acts as an incentive to better promote European non-national films by mitigating their commercial risks.
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- 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.
- Must be established in a Creative Europe country and owned directly or indirectly, wholly or by majority participation, by nationals from such countries.
- Must be European companies active in the audiovisual sector as a theatrical distributor involved in commercial activity designed to bring to the attention of a wide audience a film for the purpose of exploitation in cinema theatres. This shall be the principal activity of the company or division of the company.
- The cinema / theatrical distributor shall fulfil the following criteria: 1. be the holder of the theatrical distribution rights for the film in the country concerned; 2. carry out the theatrical distribution of the film in the country concerned (determine the release date, plan, control and execute the distribution and promotion campaign); 3. pay directly the associated distribution costs; and 4. be registered and have theatrical distribution operations in the country concerned.
- Distributors acting in different countries linked for distribution purposes (e.g. Belgium and Luxembourg; Greece and Cyprus) should only send one proposal and declare admissions and reinvestment in these different countries.
There are two phases for the funded activities:
1. The generation of a potential fund which will be attributed according to the performance of the company on the European market.
2. The implementation of the action - the potential fund 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;
- activities for eligible non-national European films.
- Maximum grant amount is €1,000, 000 per project. The grant awarded may be lower than the amount requested. The grant will be a budget-based (actual costs, with unit cost and flat-rate elements).
- The costs will be reimbursed at the funding rate fixed in the Grant Agreement (70%).
- Read the full call document to check eligibility and requirements.
- Applications for this call will be processed through the European
Commission's Funding & Tender Opportunities Portal (F&TP).
- There is detailed information on how to access the F&T Portal.
- See here for further information on how to apply.