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School Life, Soilsiu Teoranta
School Life, Soilsiu Teoranta

Films on the Move will increase the circulation of European works and widen their pan-European audience by supporting theatrical and online distribution of non-national European films. Support will focus on pan-European distribution strategies coordinated by European companies for the distribution of European films with a focus on emerging talents and films for new audiences.

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(This call was previously known as the Selective Distribution Scheme)

  • to encourage and support the wider distribution of recent non-national European films by encouraging sales agents and theatrical distributors in particular to invest in promotion and adequate distribution of non-national European films.

  • Applicants must be a European sales agent.

  • ​The applicant must be appointed by the producer of the submitted film by way of an international sales agreement providing for the right to sell the film in at least 15 countries participating in the MEDIA programme.

  • The activities to be funded are campaigns for the pan-European theatrical or online distribution of eligible European films, coordinated by the sales agent of the film.
  • A minimum of 7 different distributors must be attached to the project out of which at least 2 must - originate from lower audiovisual capacity countries Group A or Group B.

  • The film must be released between 1st October 2021 and 1st April 2023 or starting 10 weeks after the date of submission

  • films must have a production budget of maximum €15m

  • ​it must be majority produced by a producer or producers established in the countries participating in the MEDIA strand.

  • Project budget (maximum grant amount): No limit. 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). This means that it will reimburse ONLY certain types of costs (eligible costs) and costs that were actually incurred for your project (NOT the budgeted costs).