MEDIA Desk Denmark has it's offices in the heart of the Danish Film Institute. We welcome all professionals to talk to us about the funding possibilities within the MEDIA Programme of the EU
What is MEDIA Desk Denmark?
Our main focus is to advise and inform the professionals in the film, tv and multimedia sector about the audiovisual policies and funding possibilities within the MEDIA Programme of the EU. Professionals are always welcome to call the MEDIA Desks for a meeting.
There is a MEDIA Desk located in each of the following countries: Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, The Netherlands, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein, Norway, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Slovakia, Cyprus, Switzerland, Romania, Malta, Poland and Hungary.
What is the MEDIA Programme?
MEDIA is a support programme of the European Union to strengthen the competitiveness of the European film, TV and new media industries and to increase the international circulation of European audiovisual product.
MEDIA 2007 commenced on 1 January 2007 and will run to 31 December 2013. With a budget of €755 million MEDIA 2007 supports professional training (screenwriting, business and new technologies), project development (single/slate), and the distribution and promotion of European audiovisual works.
The MEDIA Programme was initiated by the European Union in 1991 and has since then gone through several rounds:
1991-1995 MEDIA I
1996-2000 MEDIA II
2001-2006 MEDIA Plus
What does MEDIA offer?
Independent production and distribution companies can apply for development or distribution funding in the form of non-repayable grants. Financial assistance is available for training providers and organisers of markets and festivals. Individuals may also benefit from subsidised places on training courses and international markets.
Who can apply?
Practitioners in the audiovisual industry such as producers of film, television, animation, new media companies, distribution and sales companies and also 'enabling' organizations such as training bodies or film schools, promotional events or festival organizers.
How do I apply?
Deadlines for the various schemes run throughout the year. You can download guidelines and application forms from this site or call your local MEDIA Desk or Antenna office.