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Call: Support for Festivals

Type of Fund Action programme
Description of programme
"Creative Europe"

Creative Europe's stated aims are to help the cultural and creative sectors seize the opportunities of the digital age and globalisation, enable the sectors to reach their economic potential, contributing to sustainable growth, jobs, and social cohesion, and to give Europe's culture and media sectors access to new international opportunities, markets, and audiences.
This will, amongst others, involve funding for:

  • artists and cultural professionals
  • cinemas
  • films
  • book translations
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Description of programme
The audiovisual sector is transforming with the rise of digital technology. This creates additional issues, such as the protection of intellectual property, securing access to financing in a relatively new and changing sector, and ensuring the proper distribution of works.
The Media sub-programme, which supports the audiovisual and multimedia sector, provides opportunities for:
  • Initiatives that aim to promote the distribution of works and the access to markets
  • Initiatives for the development of projects or a set of projects (slate funding)
  • Support for the production of television programmes or video games
  • Activities to increase interest in and improve access to audiovisual works
  • Activities that promote interests in films, such as cinema networks or film festivals
  • Measures that facilitate international co-production and strengthen the circulation and distribution of works
  • Activities to build the skills and capacities of audiovisual sector professionals
Support for Festivals
Description of call
"Support for Festivals"

This call regards the organisation of film festivals, whose programme reflects the European diversity of audiovisual work is supported. The festival must perform activities to increase knowledge and interest of audiences in European audiovisual works through promotion, events, film literacy and festivals.
This call is devided in two actions:

  • Action 1: Support to Festivals
  • Action 2: Support to European Networks of Festivals
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Thematic Focus Art & Culture, Cultural Heritage, History, Media, Children & Youth, Education & Training
Funding area EU Member States
Albania / Shqipëria
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Georgia / საქართველო
Iceland / Ísland
Montenegro / Crna Gora/Црна Гора
North Macedonia / Северна Македонија
Norway / Norge
Serbia / Сpбија
Origin of Applicant EU Member States
Albania / Shqipëria
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Georgia / საქართველო
Iceland / Ísland
Montenegro / Crna Gora/Црна Гора
North Macedonia / Северна Македонија
Norway / Norge
Serbia / Сpбија
Eligible applicants Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, SMEs (between 10 and 249 employees), Start Up Company, Association, Education and Training Centres, Federal State / Region / City / Municipality / Local Authority, Lobby Group / Professional Association / Trade Union, NGO / NPO, Microenterprises (fewer than 10 employees), Public Services
Project Partner Details The programme is also open for bilateral or multilateral cooperations.
Recurring Call Yes
Project duration max 12 months
Further info
  • The first submission date on 21.11.2019 regards festivals that take place between 01.05.2020 and 31.10.2020. The second submission deadline on 23.04.2020 is for festivals taking place between 01.11.2020 and 30.04.2021.
  • Proposals on Action 2 can only be handed in between 22.11.2019 and 23.04.2020 (second deadline). 
Type of Funding Grants
Financial details

Total call-budget: 3.7 million €

  • Action 1: about 1.6 million € for each deadline

The funding will be paid in lump sums that are based on the number of European films in the programming (from 19.000 € to € 75.000 €).

Co-financing rate: max. 60%

  • Action 2: about 500 000 €
Maximum contribution per network € 180 000
Co-financing rate: max. 80%

Submission Proposals must be submitted using the online application form (eForm)
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