|Donor:||European Commission (EC) - CREA|
|Application procedure:||Online Application|
|Eligible applicants:||Non-Profit Organisation, Social Business|
|Grant size:||Large - more than $1,000,000|
|Minimum grant size:||-|
|Total available budget:||19.500.000€|
|Maximum grant size:||-|
|Funding ratio:||up to 100%|
- Arts & Culture
- Capacity Building
- Media & Journalism
Albania, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine
The objective of the European slate development support is to foster the competitiveness of European independent production companies and to increase their economic weight on the market. The aim is also to increase the capacity of audiovisual producers to develop projects with the potential to circulate throughout Europe and beyond, and to facilitate European and international coproduction. The support will also provide an entry point for emerging talent, giving them the opportunity to direct a short film supported by the strong foundation provided by experienced companies.
Expected results are:
- A stronger position on European and international markets for companies selected under European slate development.
- Increased quality, feasibility, cross-border potential and market value of European works supported.
Support will be given to independent European production companies able to develop a slate of 3 to 5 audiovisual works (fiction, animation, creative documentary). This should allow production companies to reduce risks and increase their capacity to attract and retain talents. The European slate development shall provide support to the development of minimum 3 and maximum 5 works for commercial exploitation intended for cinema release, television broadcasting or commercial exploitation on digital platforms or a multi-platform environment in the following categories: animation, creative documentary or fiction. Applicants may add a short film by emerging talent to their slate (optional).
The aim is to provide funds to audiovisual production companies to develop work with high creative value and cultural diversity and wide cross-border exploitation potential. Companies are encouraged 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. Greater cooperation, including co-development, between operators from different countries participating in the MEDIA Strand is also pursued as well as strengthening the competitiveness of European audiovisual production companies by consolidating their capacity for investment in the development phase and expanding companies’ activities and their innovation capacity to explore new fields and markets.
Eligible are legal entities (public or private bodies) established in eligible countries.
Actions must take place in EU member states plus Republic of North Macedonia, Republic of Turkey and Republic of Serbia, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Armenia, Georgia, Israel, Palestine, Tunisia and Ukraine.
The total amount available under this call is €19,500,000.
All applications must be submitted before 25 January 2023. All application details and templates can be downloaded from the given website. Proposals must be submitted electronically via the Funding & Tenders Portal Electronic Submission System (accessible via the Topic page in the Search Funding & Tenders section).