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The MEDIA sub-programme of Creative Europe

The MEDIA Sub-programme of Creative Europe is designed to support European film and other audiovisual industries. It provides funding for the development, promotion and distribution of European works within Europe and beyond.

In 2016, the MEDIA programme celebrated 25 years of supporting European films. It has brought audiovisual creations across borders and helped in giving recognition to the best since 1991.

What is the MEDIA Programme?

Culture and MEDIA are the two sub-programmes of The Creative Europe programme. In addition, the programme also has a cross-sectoral strand.

The MEDIA sub-programme aims at supporting the audiovisual and multimedia sector.It offers:



The digital revolution has reshaped the audiovisual sector. Therefore new issues such as the protection of intellectual property, securing access to finance in a rapidly changing sector and ensuring the proper distribution of works have arisen as key challenges.

The objective for Creative Europe is to focus on initiatives that can have a real impact on the sector across Europe,  either by supporting individual works, initiatives that promote new skills in the sector or initiatives in favour of international cooperation in the sector.

Where can I find out more?

More information on the opportunities available under the MEDIA sub-programme is available on the site of the Education, Audiovisual, and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA).

Individual calls for proposals can be found in the Calls for Proposals section.

How can I apply?

More information on the application process is available in EACEA.



Last updated on 16/01/2017 - 10:07


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