Distribution Support

Regulations for the New Distribution Support Programme

The Programme is structured around two schemes:

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, Switzerland 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. 

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


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 2014 25 AUGUST 2014 14-17 OCTOBER 2014
1 JULY to 30 SEPTEMBER 2014 20 OCTOBER 2014 10-12 DECEMBER 2014
1 OCTOBER to 31 DECEMBER 2014 15 JANUARY 2015 10-12 MARCH 2015


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.

Application deadlines: Board of Management
meeting dates:
25 AUGUST 2014 14-17 OCTOBER 2014
20 OCTOBER 2014 10-12 DECEMBER 2014
15 JANUARY 2015 10-12 MARCH 2015
21 APRIL 2015 16-19 JUNE 2015


*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,
Agora Building
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.