The MEDIA Desks are responsible for informing and advising the professionals in the film, TV and interactive media sector about the audiovisual policies and programmes of the European Union. We guide professionals to funding opportunities, training programmes and networking possibilities in the framework of the MEDIA programme.
A MEDIA Desk and/or Antenna can be found in all countries participating in the MEDIA 2007 programme.
What is the MEDIA Programme?
MEDIA 2007 (2007-2013) is a seven year programme of the European Union to strengthen the competitiveness of the European film, TV and new media industries and to increase international circulation of European audiovisual product.
MEDIA 2007 commenced on 1 January 2007 and will run to 31 December 2013. With a budget of € 755 million, MEDIA 2007 supports professional training (screenwriting, business skills and new technologies); project development; and the distribution and promotion of European audiovisual works.
What does MEDIA offer?
Independent production and distribution companies can apply for development or distribution funding in the form of grants. Financial assistance is available for training providers and organisers of markets and festivals. Individuals may also benefit from subsidised participation in training courses and international markets.
Who can apply to MEDIA?
European practitioners in the audiovisual industry such as producers of film, television, animation, new media companies, distribution and sales companies. Also European organisations such as training bodies or film schools, and organisers of promotional events or festivals.
How do I apply?
Deadlines for the various schemes run throughout the year. Contact your local MEDIA Desk for advice, guidelines and application forms. Applications are processed in Brussels and applicants will normally receive a decision within six months of deadline. Further MEDIA related information and contact details to the European MEDIA Desks can be found on the European Commission´s website www.ec.europa.eu/media.