EC allocates 5 million Euro to support cooperation in audiovisual industry with third countries


The EU’s Directorate General for Education and Culture has launched a call for proposals under the Media Mundus programme, which allocates €5 million to support cooperation projects between European professionals and professionals from third countries, to the mutual benefit of the European audiovisual sector and that of third countries.
Media Mundus 2011 - 2013 aims to increase the competitiveness of the European audiovisual industry, to enable Europe to play its cultural and political role in the world more effectively and to increase consumer choice and cultural diversity. The first call for MEDIA Mundus focuses on actions taking place between 01/02/2011 and 31/03/2012, in the fields of training, market access, distribution and circulation of audiovisual works:
Action 1 — Support for training: this action aims at strengthening the skills of European and third- country professionals
Action 2 — Support for market access: this action supports projects to promote access to international markets for audiovisual works. These projects concern the development and/or pre-production phases (for example international co-production markets) and activities downstream (events facilitating international sales of the works).
Action 3 — Support for distribution and circulation: this action aims at encouraging distribution, promotion, screening and diffusion of European works in third-country markets and of audiovisual works from third countries in Europe under optimum conditions.
The amount available under this call for proposals is 4 939 835 and the financial support from the Commission, to  be awarded in the form of a grant, cannot exceed 50 %, 60 % or 70 % of the total eligible costs, depending on the nature of the activity. Projects to be funded under MEDIA Mundus must be proposed and implemented jointly by European and third-country professionals in order to qualify for funding under the programme.
The deadline for submission of applications is 15 October 2010. (ENPI Info Centre)
Media Mundus call for proposals 2011
Guidelines to the call for proposals
Annual work programme on grants and contracts for the MEDIA Mundus programme in 2011  
Media Mundus website


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