Selective support - Closed

EACEA/30/2011 published in the EU's Official Journal No C 285 of 29/09/2011

Support for the transnational distribution of European films — the ‘Selective’ scheme 2012.

  • 01/12/2011 for films released between 1/12/2011 and 1/06/2013
  • 30/03/2012 for films released between 30/03/2012 and 30/09/2013
  • 29/06/2012 for films released between 29/06/2012 and 29/12/2013

Eligible actions:

The theatrical (cinema) distribution of a non-national feature film.

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, animation 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 EUR 15 million are not eligible.


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


Applicants must submit an e-Form to be eligible.

The declaration on the applicant’s honour must be attached to the e-Form:

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

N.B. 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.


Please download the e-Form.

Please read carefully the e-Form Operational User Guide.

It contains useful information on how fill in the forms.

Adobe Reader version 8.1.5 or higher is required. If you do not have it on your computer, please click here to download the latest version of Adobe Reader.

Further Assistance

If, after referring to the e-Form Operational/Technical User Guide you still have a question or have encountered a technical problem which could not be solved, please contact the HelpDesk services.

HelpDesk phone: +32 2 299 0705

Helpdesk e-mail address:

Other technical information about the e-Form can be found at:

Application Forms [Application Package]

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 applicant’s honour.

The application package must contain the following:

  • A print out of the e-Form
  • The acknowledgement of receipt of the e-Form
  • If you are coordinator:
    • 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.
    • A short synopsis (max 2 pages)
    • The production costs and the financing plan of the film
  • If you are distributor:

    The budget form excel12book - 25 KB [25 KB]

    Company form 2012 and all its annexes msw12 - 82 KB [82 KB] (once a year)

    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. Download pdf - 66 KB [66 KB]

  • In the event of joining an existing group, an acknowledgement from the coordinator of the grouping is necessary.

Call for Proposals

The announcement in all official languages of the EU was published in Official Journal No 2011/C285 of September 29, 2011

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For more information
Executive Agency
T +32 (2) 296 14 06
T +32 (2) 299 26 75
Application Pack

This Zip file contains the Call for proposal (in English), the Guidelines, the Honour Declarations, the Budget Form and the Companies Form and the Agency statement on the treatment of the grant in contract reporting to third parties.