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Culture and Creativity

The European co-development action shall support the cooperation among European production companies in developing a single project for commercial exploitation intended for cinema release, television broadcasting or commercial exploitation on digital platforms or a multi-platform environment in the following categories: animation, creative documentary or fiction.

Companies are encouraged to develop strong and innovative collaborations at the creative and financing level and to develop strategies for marketing and distribution from the outset of the development phase thus improving the potential to reach audiences at a European and international level.

Applications should present adequate strategies to ensure a more sustainable and more environmentally-respectful industry and to ensure gender balance, inclusion, diversity and representativeness.

Total budget
€2.44 billion
2021 - 2027
Grant / loan size
Depends on the number of eligible partners. For a consortium of two eligible beneficiaries, up to €120 000, except for TV series with an intended production budget of €20 million and above, in which case the maximum is €200 000.
Who can apply
In order to be eligible, the applicants (beneficiaries and affiliated entities) must be legal entities (public or private bodies), be established in one of the eligible countries (see Call details) and be established in one of the countries participating fully in the MEDIA strand of the Creative Europe Programme and be owned directly or indirectly, wholly or by majority participation, by nationals from countries participating fully in the MEDIA strand. When a company is publicly listed, the location of the stock exchange will, in principle, determine its nationality. The applicant must be an interdependent European audiovisual production company. The coordinator must be able to demonstrate recent experience in producing internationally distributed works.
Other entities may participate in other consortium roles, such as associated partners, subcontractors, third parties giving in-kind contributions, etc (see section 13).
No. of partners needed
Proposals must be submitted by a consortium of at least two applicants.
Name of the programme or initiative
Type of support
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Calls for proposals
Total initiative budget
€6.5 million
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