Creative Europe - MEDIA

The MEDIA Strand of the Creative Europe programme supports the EU film and audiovisual industries in the development, distribution and promotion of their work.

The MEDIA sub-programme has a budget of approximately €817.6 million (56% of the Creative Europe budget of €1.46 billion).

Grant amounts are as follows:

Audiovisual Single Projects and Slate Funding

The maximum contribution will be 50% of the eligible costs submitted by the producer subject to the following limits:

The maximum subsidy awarded for Single Project is a lump sum of:

  • €60,000 for animation
  • €25,000 for creative documentary
  • €50,000 for fiction if the estimated production budget is equal/above €1.5 million.
  • €30,000 for fiction if the estimated production budget is below €1.5 million

The maximum financial contribution which may be awarded for Slate Funding is between €70,000 and € 200,000.

Television Programming

  • Drama and animation works - up to €500,000 or 12.5% of the total eligible costs, whichever is the lower.
  • Co-produced TV drama series with an eligible production budget of at least €10 million (consisting of at least six episodes each of a minimum length of 45 minutes) - maximum €1 million.
  • Creative documentary - up to €300,000 or 20% of the total eligible costs whichever is the lower.

Support for the transnational distribution of European Films – the "Cinema Selective" Scheme

  • A lump sum, according to the number of screens outreached, of between €2,800 and €150,000.

Film Festivals

  • A lump sum according to the number of European films in the programming of between €19,000 and €75,000.
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