EURIMAGES - European Cinema Support Fund

Distribution Support


Changes to distribution support in 2015:

Article 31 of the Regulations has been amended: distributors now have to mention Eurimages support when they distribute films (Scheme I) in the publicity material which they use to promote their companies (website, press packs, etc.).
For support awarded in the context of Scheme II, the Board of Management will now be paying particular attention to all sources of financing, not only Eurimages support, as well as the project’s feasibility. The payment of the second instalment needs to be requested using FORM II-B and the amount of support may be reduced if the actual project costs are lower by more than 10% of the budget submitted at the time of the request for support (Article 51 of the Regulations).
Article 44 has been added: applicants for Scheme II must contact their national representatives on the Eurimages Board of Management as soon as possible. If any of the national representatives concerned have not been contacted prior to the Board of Management meeting, the project will be removed from the agenda.

As Albania is now eligible for distribution support from the Creative Europe Programme, Albanian distributors can no longer receive support from the Eurimages distribution scheme, except for Scheme I in the cases referred to in Article 2.2 of the Regulations.

As Turkey is now eligible for development audience support from the Creative Europe Programme, Turkish distributors can no longer receive support from the Eurimages distribution scheme II, but are still eligible for Scheme I.

2015 Regulations for the Distribution Support Programme (02/04/2015)

The Programme is structured around two schemes:

Scheme I: Support for "marketing and publicity costs" for eligible films destined for distributors selected by Eurimages.

This support is intended for professionals based in Eurimages member states which do not have access to the EU MEDIA programme: “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”, the Russian Federation, Turkey, Georgia, Serbia and Switzerland; but it 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.

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.

How to submit an application?

Applications must be submitted by 6pm on the deadline corresponding to each call for projects.

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. 

Application  for Distributors pre-selection deadline: Board of Management
meeting dates:
21 APRIL 2015 16-19 JUNE 2015


Application form - IA

Distributors Track records programming - Excel document

Request for payment of support*

There are 3 deadlines each year for submitting requests for payment  to be taken into consideration for the subsequent meetings of the Board of Management. 

For films released during the period: Request for payment support deadlines: Board of Management
meeting dates:
1 JANUARY to 30 JUNE 2015 25 AUGUST 2015 12-16 OCTOBER 2015
1 JULY to 30 SEPTEMBER 2015 20 OCTOBER 2015 8-11 DECEMBER 2015
1 OCTOBER to 31 DECEMBER 2015 JANUARY 2016 MARCH 2016


*IMPORTANT: All documents, including those listed 1 to 5 in the application for payment form - IB, must be submitted on a single CD Rom per film to:

Council of Europe,
Eurimages - Distribution,
Agora Building
Allée des Droits de l'Homme
FR-67075 Strasbourg Cedex

OR by email or file sharing services

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.

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 only intended for professionals based in Eurimages member states which do not have access to the EU MEDIA programme: “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”, the Russian Federation, Georgia, Serbia and Switzerland.

This support is aimed at distributors or professional associations and other organisations working in the film and audiovisual industry who are able to justify professional competences in these domains.

Eligible projects might be, for example: VOD projects, internet information sites devoted to European cinema or more traditional promotional projects, such as festivals, special edition reviews… The innovative character of the project is essential.

How to submit an application?


Applications must be submitted by 6pm on the corresponding deadline.

As of 1 January 2015, all applications for Scheme II must be submitted once a year at the first call for projects deadline; they will be taken into consideration for the subsequent meeting of the Board of Management.

Application deadlines: Board of Management
meeting dates:
15 JANUARY 2015 10-12 MARCH 2015


Application form - IIA

Request of second instalment - form IIB





Info for producers

Info for distributors

  • As Albania is now eligible for distribution support from the Creative Europe Programme, Albanian distributors can no longer receive support from the Eurimages distribution scheme, except for Scheme I in the cases referred to in Article 2.2 of the Regulations.

    As Turkey is now eligible for development audience support from the Creative Europe Programme, Turkish distributors can no longer receive support from the Eurimages distribution scheme II, but are still eligible for Scheme I.

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