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Call: Cinema Networks

Type of Fund Action programme
Description of programme
"Creative Europe"

Creative Europe's stated aims are to help the cultural and creative sectors seize the opportunities of the digital age and globalisation, enable the sectors to reach their economic potential, contributing to sustainable growth, jobs, and social cohesion, and to give Europe's culture and media sectors access to new international opportunities, markets, and audiences.
This will, amongst others, involve funding for:

  • artists and cultural professionals
  • cinemas
  • films
  • book translations
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Description of programme
The audiovisual sector is transforming with the rise of digital technology. This creates additional issues, such as the protection of intellectual property, securing access to financing in a relatively new and changing sector, and ensuring the proper distribution of works.
The Media sub-programme, which supports the audiovisual and multimedia sector, provides opportunities for:
  • Initiatives that aim to promote the distribution of works and the access to markets
  • Initiatives for the development of projects or a set of projects (slate funding)
  • Support for the production of television programmes or video games
  • Activities to increase interest in and improve access to audiovisual works
  • Activities that promote interests in films, such as cinema networks or film festivals
  • Measures that facilitate international co-production and strengthen the circulation and distribution of works
  • Activities to build the skills and capacities of audiovisual sector professionals
Cinema Networks
Description of call
"Cinema Networks "

European cinemas, which show a significant proportion of new European (non-national) films receive funding by Creative Europe. In addition, the cinema can get grants for initiatives that are aimed at the young audience and for innovative actions.
Cinemas' network should enable the following activities:

  • Networking activities: information, animation and communication. 
  • Provide financial support to participating cinemas.
  • Actions aiming at promoting and screening European films.
  • Educational activities aiming at raising awareness among young cinema-goers.
  • Promotion and marketing activities in cooperation with other distribution platforms (e.g. TV broadcasters, VOD platforms)
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Thematic Focus SME, Art and Culture, Mobility, Competitiveness
Funding area EU Member States
Albania / Shqipëria
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia / поранешна југословенска Република Македонија
Iceland / Ísland
Montenegro / Crna Gora/Црна Гора
Norway / Norge
Serbia / Сpбија
Ukraine / Україна Oukraïna
Origin of Applicant EU Member States
Albania / Shqipëria
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia / поранешна југословенска Република Македонија
Iceland / Ísland
Montenegro / Crna Gora/Црна Гора
Norway / Norge
Serbia / Сpбија
Switzerland / Schweiz / Suisse / Svizzera
Eligible applicants Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, SMEs (between 10 and 249 employees), Other
Applicant details


Recurring Call Yes
Project starts 01.01.2017
Project duration min 12 months
Project duration max 12 months
Further info

Cinemas can apply every year in July and August for a membership at the Europa Cinemas network.

Type of Funding Grant
Financial details

Total budget: 10,9 Mio €

Funding quota: Max. 50%


Application packages including application form and annexes have to be sent per postal mail to the following address:

Education, Audiovisual & Culture Executive Agency
Creative Europe Programme (2014–2020)
Avenue du Bourget 1
BOUR 03/66
BE – 1049 Brussels

Contact Details Different contact points for each participating country

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