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Films on the Move


4pm Irish time. Second deadline 4th July 2023.

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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. This call opens 20th October, 2022.

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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.
  • The activities to be funded are campaigns for the pan-European theatrical and/or online distribution of eligible European films, coordinated by the sales agent of the film.
  • Applications should present adequate strategies to ensure more sustainable and more environmentally-respectful industry and to ensure gender balance, inclusion, diversity and representativeness.

  • 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
  • ​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).

  • 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). Please ensure that you follow the guidelines on the funding and tenders portal when making your funding applications.
  • There is detailed information on how to access the F&T Portal here on the EACEA website.
  • You can see further information on how to apply on the Funding & Tenders portal on this page.
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