Under this support scheme, the applicant submits a proposal with a view to developing a Slate of minimum 3 to maximum 5 projects (Slate Funding) for commercial exploitation, intended for cinema release, television broadcasting or commercial exploitation on digital platforms or a multi-platform environment in the following categories: animation, creative documentary and fiction. The scheme will also provide an entry point for emerging talent supported by the strong foundation provided by experienced production companies. To do so, applicants may add a short film by emerging talent to their Slate (optional).
The MEDIA Sub-programme supports European audiovisual production companies with proven experience interested in developing a Slate of projects presenting: high creative value and cultural diversity, wide cross-border exploitation potential, enhanced audience reach at a European and international level, based on strategies for marketing and distribution envisaged as from the development phase.
The support also pursues: greater cooperation between operators from different countries participating in the MEDIA Sub-programme, the strengthening of competitiveness by consolidating the companies’ capacity for investment in the development phase, the expansion of the companies’ activities and their innovation capacity to explore new fields and markets and providing support and an entry point for emerging talent with the possibility to produce a short film.