European Commission MEDIA – Selective support

European Commission MEDIA - Selective supportDeadline: 1 December 2011, 30 March 2012, 29 June 2012

Selective support is for groups of at least five/seven European companies in countries participating in the MEDIA programme distributing a film from another European country in their distribution territory.

Distribution of any film from another European country: the film must have been majority produced by a producer/producers established in countries participating in the MEDIA programme and made with a significant participation by professionals from those countries. The film must be a recent work of fiction, cartoon or documentary more than 60 minutes long and from a different country than the country of distribution. Films with a production budget of more than €15 million are not eligible.

A group of at least 5 distributors (for small films) or 7 distributors (for medium films) should respond (through a coordinator) to the call for proposals. One or more distributors may join a group which has received support to distribute the same film, under the 2 previous session deadlines.

Award criteria

The Commission selects the groups with the highest score on a grid taking account of:
* the number of eligible distributors,
* the production cost of the film,
* the origin of the film,
* the type of film,
* the presence of the selling agent/producer as coordinator and his/her nationality.

The support can cover up to 50% of the eligible distribution and promotion costs, dubbing and subtitling costs and costs of digital distribution. The maximum support is fixed at €150 000 per film.

Deadline for submission: 1 December 2011, 30 March 2012, 29 June 2012

Film must not be released before: 1 December 2011, 30 March 2012, 29 June 2012

Film should not be released after: 1 June 2013, 30 September 2013, 29 December 2013


Call for proposals EACEA/30/11: Support for the transnational distribution of European films and the networking of European cinema distribution companies – System of ‘selective’ support

Call for proposals – Official Journal 2011/C285/20 of 29/09/11
Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, German, Greek, English, Spanish, Estonian, Finnish, French, Hungarian, Italian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish

How to apply?

Applicants must submit an e-Form to be eligible.

E-Forms must be submitted on-line by 12:00 (noon, Brussels time) on the date of the relevant deadline.

Please note that the system will shut down at 12:00 (noon, Brussels time) and that it will be impossible to submit an E-Form after that time.
It is strongly recommended not to wait until the last minute.
In case of technical problem, please see below under ‘Support and assistance”

The e-Form will be available on 10 October

The declaration on the honour must be attached to the E-Form:
–  Distributor English
–  Coordinator English

In addition, an application package needs to be sent to the Agency’s address by the relevant deadline. For complete information on the application procedure, please refer to section 13 of the guidelines and to the checklist attached to the declaration on the honour.

The application package must contain the following:

* A print out of the E-Form

* The acknowledgement of receipts of the E-Form

* If you are coordinator:
o A DVD copy (or any other format available) of the film
The submission of a copy of the film is compulsory for the eligibility of the film to be confirmed.
o A short synopsis (max 2 pages)
o The production costs and the financing plan of the film

* If you are distributor:
o The budget form English
o Company form 2012 and all its annexes (once a year) English
o The distribution agreement for the territory applied for (complete copy, with annexes and without any deletion) with the hand written statement “Copy certified as conforming to the original” signed by the statutory legal representative of the company.The distribution agreements must respect the rule regarding the treatment of the MEDIA support. See section 5.1 of the guidelines and the agency statement English

* In case of group joining, an acknowledgement from the coordinator of the grouping is necessary.

Please read carefully the User guide (avalaible on 10 October)
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Further assistance
If, after referring to the e form User Guide you still have a question or have encountered a technical problem in relation to the e-Form, please contact the HelpDesk services:

Helpdesk Email address: EACEA-EXTERNAL-HELPDESK@ec.europa.eu
Phone HelpDesk: +32 229 90705

Gregory Parr: gregory.parr@ec.europa.eu
Marie-Pierre Renson: marie-pierre.renson@ec.europa.eu



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