Development - Slate Funding - Closed

EACEA 21/2011 published in the EU's Official Journal No C 279 of 23/09/2011

Support for the development of production projects — Animation, creative documentaries and drama — Single Projects, Slate Funding and Slate Funding second stage.

  • applications submitted before 25/11/2011 for projects with a maximum duration until 30 June 2014
  • applications submitted before 13/4/2012 for projects with a maximum duration until 30 November 2012

Eligible Actions

The development activities for the following audiovisual works (one-offs or series) are eligible:

  • drama projects intended for commercial exploitation of no less than 50 minutes,
  • creative documentaries intended for commercial exploitation of no less than 25 minutes (duration per episode in case of series),
  • animation projects intended for commercial exploitation of no less than 24 minutes.
    C 279/30 Official Journal of the European Union 23.9.2011 ENThe development and production activities for the following categories of work are ineligible:
  • live recordings, TV games, talk shows, reality shows or educational, teaching and ‘how-to’ programmes,
  • documentaries promoting tourism, ‘making-of’, reports, animal reportages, news programmes and ‘docu-soaps’,
  • projects promoting, directly or indirectly, messages that are at odds with the policies of the European Union. For example, projects that may be contrary to the interests of public health (alcohol, tobacco, drugs), respect for human rights, people’s security, freedom of expression etc.,
  • projects promoting violence and/or racism and/or with a pornographic content,
  • works of a promotional nature,
  • institutional productions to promote a specific organisation or its activities.


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

Evaluation Guide


The applicant must apply using the e-Form AND submitting the paper forms in the application package. This package includes instructions on how to apply.


Please download the e-Form for Development support.

You need to have Adobe Reader version 8.1.5 or higher installed on your computer in order to be able to download and complete the e-Form. If you do not have it on your computer, download the latest version of Adobe Reader.

- Please read carefully the e-Form Operational User Guide pdf - 87 KB [87 KB] . It contains useful information on how fill in the forms.

- Please read carefully the e-Form Technical User Guide pdf - 867 KB [867 KB] . It contains useful technical information.


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 WELL IN ADVANCE. It is advisable to attach a document with print screens to illustrate the problem showing the time and date.

HelpDesk phone: +32 2 299 0705
Helpdesk e-mail address:

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Key Contract Documents

Single Projects

Slate Projects/Slate Funding 2nd stage

General Conditions

Draft version of the Grant Agreement for participating countries (subject to modifications)

Call for Proposals

The announcement in all official languages of the EU was published in published in the EU's Official Journal No C 279 of 23 September 2011

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For more information
Executive Agency
Independent Producers
T +32 (2) 296 46 14
Application Pack

Slate Funding - Application Pack zip - 4 MB [4 MB]


This zip file contains the Call for Proposals (in English), the Guidelines and Evaluation Guide, the Application Forms, and the Key Contract Documents.

Do not forget to download the e-Form from here