Automatic support - Open

EACEA 25/2012 published in the EU's Official Journal No C 394 of 20/12/2012

Support for the transnational distribution of European films and the networking of European cinema distribution companies ('Automatic' support).

  • 30/04/2013 for generation
  • 1/10/2014 for reinvestment

Total budget available: EUR 20,442,675

Reference year for the eligible admissions: 2012

Earliest date of copyright for the films to be eligible: 2009

Eligible actions

The ‘automatic’ support scheme works in two phases:

  • generation of a potential fund, proportional to the number of paying admission tickets sold for non- domestic European films in States participating in the programme during the reference year, up to a fixed ceiling per film and adjusted for each country.
    Group or club screenings where an individual ticket price is not levied will not be eligible. All admissions should be covered by the relevant national reporting and verification systems which enable the national authority to certify them. EACEA reserves the right to reject applications where it is not satisfied that all of the conditions have been met,
  • reinvestment of the potential fund: thus generated by each company, the fund must be reinvested in three modules (three types of action):
    1. the co-production of non-national European films;
    2. the acquisition of distribution rights, for example by means of minimum guarantees, of non-national European films; and/or in
    3. editing costs (prints, dubbing and subtitling), promotion costs and publicity costs for non-national European films.

Deadline for reinvestment applications: 1 October 2014, following the specifications below:

ModuleDates of the projectDeadline for presentation of the reinvestment projectPeriod of eligibility of costs
1.Co-productionThe co-production contract may be signed at the earliest on 01/10/2013Within 3 months of the signature of the co-production contract and no later than 01/10/2014From 1/10/2013
2.Minimum guaranteeThe distribution contract/ license agreement may be signed at the earliest on 01/10/2013Within 3 months of the signature of the distribution contract/license agreement (Deal Memo or Long Form Agreement are both accepted) and no later than 01/10/2014From 1/10/2013
3.P&A costsThe first theatrical release of the film in the territory may take place at the earliest on 01/10/2013 and at the latest on 01/10/2015At the latest on the day of the first theatrical release of the film in the territory and no later than 01/10/2014From 1/04/2013


These guidelines explain how to submit a proposal. Please read them carefully before filling in the application form.

Forms for reinvestment projects (as of 1st October 2013)

List of national correspondents

Call for Proposals

The announcement in all official languages of the EU was published in Official Journal No C 394 of 20 December 2012

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For more information
Application Pack

This zip file contains the Call for Proposals (in English), the Guidelines, the Application Form and the Budget Form.

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