Scheme I: Support for “marketing and publicity costs” for eligible films destined for distributors selected by Eurimages.
Scheme II: Support for “measures for fostering awareness of European Cinema” destined for innovative projects aimed at reinforcing the image of European cinema, developing public knowledge and increasing its audiences.
This support is intended for professionals based in Eurimages member states which do not have access to the EU MEDIA programme: Albania, “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”, the Russian Federation, Georgia, Serbia and Turkey. But Scheme I is also available for distributors whose head office is in another Eurimages member state when they distribute films produced or co-produced by one or more producers from the above-mentioned countries which do not have access to MEDIA support.
Scheme I - Support for “marketing and advertising costs” for eligible films for distributors pre-selected by Eurimages .
Distributors will be deemed eligible according to their profile, experience, catalogue of European films. They must provide proof of a theatrical distribution strategy (and, where possible, distribution in other media), adapted to their countries situation and have co-operation agreements with local exhibitors, preferably those members of the Eurimages theatrical network.
Scheme II - Support for “measures for fostering awareness of European cinema” intended for innovative projects aimed at reinforcing the image of European cinema, developing public knowledge and increasing European films audiences; for example: VOD projects, internet information sites devoted to European cinema… or more traditional promotional projects, such as festivals, special edition reviews…
This support is intended for distributors or professional associations and other organisations working in the film and audiovisual industry who are able to justify professional competences in these domains.
How to submit an application
Applications must be submitted by 6pm on the deadline corresponding to each call for projects.
A - For Scheme I,
Pre-selection of distributors
Applications for the pre-selection of distributors may only be made once a year, for the deadline corresponding to the second call for projects. For the year 2014, this deadline is 14 April.
Request for payment of support*
There are 4 deadlines each year (found on our main page) for submitting requests for payment to be taken into consideration for the subsequent meetings of the Board of Management.
NB: Those distributors approved by Eurimages in June 2013 and who have released a film between 01/10/2013 and 31/12/2013, are invited to make the request for payment for the deadline of 16 January 2014, 18h at the latest.
B- For Schemes II,
there are 4 deadlines each year (found on our main page) for submitting calls for projects to be taken into consideration for the subsequent meetings of the Board of Management.
*IMPORTANT: All documents, including those listed 1 to 4 in the application for payment form, must be submitted on a single CD Rom per film to:
Council of Europe,
Eurimages - Distribution,
Allée des Droits de l'Homme
FR-67075 Strasbourg Cedex
Each CD-Rom must be named as follows:
D1_DISTRIBUTOR COMPANY NAME_FILM TITLE IN ENGLISH_DATE (ddmmyy).
For the requested documents, please use the following reference system:
Film title in English_application form
Film title in English_acquisition agreement
Film title in English_theatrical release
Film title in English_paid invoices
The film title in English must be indicated on each of these documents.