Every year MEDIA supports nearly one hundred festivals in Europe. The festivals selected, although different in genre and size, stand out for their particularly rich and varied programme of European films, their efforts to engage with the general public and activities involving professionals.
They are proactive and develop innovative film literacy initiatives to ‘conquer’ new publics and extend the outreach of festivals well beyond their events. They are also truly European and diverse, they devote the lion’s share of their programming to non-national films coming from many different European countries. They serve the growing appetite of film buffs for even more diversified programming and direct contact with talents.
Finally, they usually have developed mechanisms that increase the visibility of selected films and give them a better chance of finding (commercial) distribution.
In any one year, the MEDIA Programme typically supports thousands of screenings of European works to nearly three million cinema-lovers.
Potential applicants should consult the Calls page to see if there are any open calls.
The list of successful applicants is on the Results page.
Successful applicants can find information they need on the Documents for Beneficiaries page.