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Call: Support for Online Distribution

Creative Europe
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
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
Support for Online Distribution
Description of call
"Support for Online Distribution"
The call Support for Online Distribution supports transnational marketing, branding and distribution of European audiovisual works on VOD services and innovative actions testing new distribution modes in order to improve the circulation and the global audience of European audiovisual works.

This call supports the actions:
  • Action 2 Support to the development of "On Line Ready" packages: Eligible activities are those consisting in assembling and delivering digital packages of European audiovisual works. It aims at improving their availability and visibility in particular on VOD services provided in countries where those works are not available on any distribution platform.                                           
  • Action 3 Support to innovative multiplatform releases: This action is aimed at encouraging innovative approaches for multiplatform releases of one or several European films. Each film must be released in at least three countries participating in the MEDIA Sub-programme. Applications must propose to experiment with simultaneous or quasi-simultaneous releases of European films on a wide range of distribution platforms (festivals, cinemas, DVD, VOD services, television channels, etc.) and in a number of European territories. They shall aim at developing new business models.
Thematic Focus Art and Culture, Media
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
Turkey / Türkiye
Ukraine / Україна Oukraïna
Select 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
Eligible applicants Federal State / Region / City / Municipality / Local Authority, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, SMEs (between 10 and 249 employees), , NGO / NPO, Start Up Company, Association
Applicant details This scheme is open to entities (private companies, non-profit organisations, associations, charities, foundations, municipalities/Town Councils, etc.) established in one of the countries participating in the MEDIA Sub-programme and owned directly or by majority participation, by nationals from such countries
Project Partner Yes
Project Partner Details The Programme shall also be open for bilateral or multilateral cooperation actions targeted at selected countries or regions on the basis of additional appropriations paid by, and specific arrangements to be agreed upon with, those countries or regions.
The Programme shall permit cooperation and joint actions with countries not participating in the Programme and with international organisations which are active in the cultural and creative sectors such as UNESCO, the Council of Europe, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development or the World Intellectual Property Organisation on the basis of joint contributions for the realisation of the Programme's objectives.
Recurring Call unknown
Project starts 01.11.2016
Project duration max 12 months
Type of Funding Grant
Financial details

The total budget earmarked for the co-financing of projects is estimated at 3.15 M. € 
The indicative split between the two actions will be the following:

  • Action 2: an indicative amount of 1.3 M. €
  • Action 3: an indicative amount of 1.85 M.€
Max. funding quota: 60%
Submission Proposals must be submitted using the online application form (eForm). No other method of submission of an application will be accepted.
Contact Details Different contact points for each participating country

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