Distribution Support

Changes to Distribution support in 2016:

The Scheme II, Support for measures for fostering awareness of European cinema is cancelled as from 1 January 2016.

2016 Regulations for the Distribution Support Programme

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 Creative Europe-MEDIA distribution programme:  Armenia, Russian Federation, Turkey, Georgia 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 the  EU Creative Europe-MEDIA distribution programme.

Distributors will be deemed eligible according to their profile, experience, catalogue of European films. They must provide proof of a theatrical distribution strategy 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 at the latest by 6 pm 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:
20 APRIL 2017 19-23 JUNE 2017

Application form - A

Catalogue of films - A - 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:


15 JANUARY 2016 9-11 MARCH 2016
1 JANUARY to 30 JUNE 2016
25 AUGUST 2016 18-21 OCTOBER 2016
1 JULY to 30 SEPTEMBER 2016 (Exchange rates) 25 OCTOBER 2016 13-15 DECEMBER 2016
1 OCTOBER to 31 DECEMBER 2016 12 JANUARY 2017 7-10 MARCH 2017
1 JANUARY to 30 JUNE 2017 24 AUGUST 2017 16-20 OCTOBER 2017
1 JULY to 30 SEPTEMBER 2017 24 OCTOBER 2017 12-15 DECEMBER 2017

*All documents, including those listed 1 to 4 in the application for payment form - B must be submitted by email or file sharing services to Eurimages.distribution@coe.int.

For the requested documents, please use the following reference system:
16-XXX _Film title in English_application form
16-XXX _Film title in English_acquisition agreement
16-XXX_Film title in English_theatrical release
16-XXX_Film title in English_paid invoices