Europa Creativa: new Media calls available online

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Seven new calls in the MEDIA Strand are available on the Europa Creativa website

The second Preparatory Action “Writing European” call intends to strengthen the capacity of the European audiovisual industry to create cutting edge fiction series that can attract audiences across borders and nurture a community of European talents (screenwriters, writers, producers, showrunners) able to work across national and linguistic borders, through the facilitation of creative hubs such as writing rooms or other collaborative settings.  Deadline: 8 November 2022.

The European slate development provides support for the development of 3 (minimum) and 5 (maximum) works of fiction, animation, creative documentary intended for the international and European markets. Applicants may also add the development and production of a short film (max. 20 mins) by emerging talent to their slate.

Support will be given to independent European production companies able to demonstrate their experience. In particular, candidates must provide proof of two previous eligible works (produced between 2016 and the date of application submission) distributed or broadcast internationally in at least three countries, other than that of the applicant. Deadline: 25 January 2023.

With a total annual budget of €22 million, TV and Online Content Call is aimed at independent European production companies with the intention of supporting the television distribution of new works (fiction, documentaries, animated films) which have the involvement of 2 (minimum) broadcasters from 2 countries participating in the MEDIA strand. The call has two deadlines: 17 January and 16 May 2023.

The Audience Development and Film Education Call intends to co-finance projects that guarantee pan-European cooperation and provide innovative ideas, especially using new digital tools, aimed at:

  • stimulating the interest and increasing the knowledge of audiences in European films and audiovisual works including specific programmes on film heritage,
  • increasing pan-European impact and audience outreach,
  • promoting and increasing the contribution that existing European films and audiovisual works make towards audience development, cinema education and film literacy.

Special attention will be given to applications that present adequate strategies to contribute to a more sustainable and environmentally-respectful industry and to ensure gender balance, inclusion, diversity and representativeness.  Deadline: 30 March 2023.

The financial grant for Films on the Move has an annual budget of €16 million and is aimed at consortiums of 7 distributors (minimum) from different countries participating in the MEDIA strand, coordinated by film sales agents, that propose the distribution of one or more recent European, non-national films. At least 2 of the 7 distributors must originate from lower audiovisual capacity countries.

The eligibility criteria identify recent works of fiction (including animated films) or documentaries with a minimum duration of 60 minutes, majority-produced by one or more producer(s) established in the countries participating in the MEDIA strand that feature the significant participation of professionals who are nationals/residents of countries participating in the MEDIA strand.

To be eligible, the film has its first copyright established in 2021 at the earliest. There are two deadlines: 14 March and 4 July 2023.

With an overall budget of €8,883,198, the call forInnovative tools and business models is intended to support the development and/or spread of innovative tools and business models to increase the visibility, availability and diversity of European works in the digital age and/or the competitiveness of the European audiovisual industry. The action will have a maximum duration of 36 months.  Deadline:  24 January 2023.

The call for Video Games and Immersive Content Development, with an annual overall budget of €6 million, aims to increase the capacity of European video game producers, XR studios and audiovisual production companies to develop video games and interactive immersive experiences with the potential to reach global audiences. The support also aims to improve the competiveness of the European video games industry and other companies producing interactive immersive content in European and international markets by enabling the retention of intellectual property by European developers. Deadline: 1 March 2023.

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