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Creative Europe Slate Funding 2018
03 Jan 2018 : Nathan Griffin
The Creative Europe Slate Funding is focused on Support for Development of Audiovisual Content. Call for entries will close on Tuesday, February 6th with the deadline being at 12pm midday.

What is it for?

To increase the capacity of film producers to develop European Audiovisual works with a potential to circulate in the Union and beyond, and to facilitate European and international co-production.

This scheme supports proposals to develop a Single Project or a Slate of 3 to 5 projects (Slate Funding) intended primarily for cinema release, television broadcasting or commercial exploitation on digital platforms in the following categories:

·         animation

·         creative documentary

·         fiction

What does it support: 

European independent audiovisual production companies with proven experience interested in developing a single project or a slate of 3 to 5 projects demonstrating:

·         high creative/artistic value and cultural diversity

·         wide cross-border exploitation potential to reach audiences at European and international levels

·         greater cooperation between operators from different countries participating in the MEDIA Sub-programme

·         enhanced audience reach based on marketing and distribution strategies envisaged from the development phase

In the case of Slate Funding, the proposal shall also

·         strengthen companies' positions in both the European and international markets as well as their financial capacity

·         expand companies' activities and their innovation capacity to explore new fields and markets

·         provide support and an entry point for emerging talent with the possibility to produce a short film

Activities may include:

·         Feature films, animations and creative documentaries of a minimum length of 60 minutes intended primarily for cinematic release

·         Fiction projects (one-off or series) of a total duration of minimum 90 minutes, animation (one-off or series) of a total duration of minimum 24 minutes and creative documentaries (one-off or series) of a total duration of minimum 50 minutes intended primarily for the purposes of television

·         Fiction projects of a total duration or user experience of minimum 90 minutes, animation of a total duration or user experience of minimum 24 minutes and creative documentaries of a total duration or user experience of minimum 50 minutes intended primarily for the purposes of digital platform exploitation.

In the case of Slate Funding, activities may also include the production of a short film (optional) of maximum 20 minutes.

Who can apply: 

European independent audiovisual production companies which have been legally established for at least

·         12 months for Single Project

·         36 months for Slate Funding

·         and that can demonstrate proven experience.

Individuals may not apply for a grant.

What support is available: 

An estimated EUR 17.9M is available for the co-financing of Single Projects and Slate Funding under this scheme.

The financial contribution of the Union cannot exceed 50% of the total eligible costs of the action.

The Agency reserves the right not to distribute all the funds available.

Read more about available support in the guidelines.




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