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Network of European Film Festivals


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Cork Film Festival, Opening Gala, 2019
Cork Film Festival, Opening Gala, 2019

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The Network of European Festivals supports collaborative activities amongst European audiovisual festivals in order to expand the audiences for non-national European audiovisual content, and promote its circulation and visibility.

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  • Reinforce cooperation among European audiovisual festivals members of a Network screening a significant proportion of non-national European films and audiovisual works through coordinated/collaborative activities targeted to expand and renew audiences.
  • Increase the impact of European audiovisual festivals aiming to reinforce promotion, distribution and circulation of non-national European films and audiovisual works to growing audiences across Europe.
  • Foster exchange of knowledge and best-practice models for cooperation among festivals through coordinated/collaborative activities targeted to expand and renew audiences.
  • Harness the digital transformation, including developing and updating online tools and dana applications.

Please download the Network of European Festivals Call Document for full details on eligibility.

  • Consortium composition: Only applications by single applicants are allowed (single beneficiaries).
  • Only applications from eligible entities organising audiovisual festivals in countries participating in the MEDIA strand will be accepted.
  • By eligible audiovisual festival it is understood that it will:
    • programme European films and audiovisual works that are being screened to wide audiences including general public as well as accredited international audiovisual professionals and press;  
    • have a clear curation, regulation and selection procedure;
    • Ensure that 50% of the programming be devoted to non-national films and audiovisual works from countries participating to the MEDIA strand  and presenting a geographical diverse coverage of at least 15 from these countries including low capacity ones.
  • The support is open to a European network of festivals comprising of a coordination entity plus a minimum of  3 member organisations.  
  • No more than 20% of the festivals participating in the network (including the coordination entity) can come from the same country.

The eligible activities of the network are those in relation to:

  • Coordinated and collaborative activities aiming to expand audience development and interest for European films and audiovisual works. 
  • 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). 
  • Coordinated and collaborative activities promoting sustainable and environmentally responsible practices.
  • Support to audiovisual festivals taking place in MEDIA participating countries (through support to third parties).
  • Applications should present adequate strategies to ensure more sustainable and more environmentally-respectful industry and to promote gender balance, inclusion, diversity, and representativeness. 
  • Applications should present activities to be implemented over 2 years.

  • Project budget (maximum grant amount): No limit.
  • The estimated available call budget is €5,500,000.
  • The grant awarded may be lower than the amount requested.