European mini-slate development


Programme Category

EU Competitive Programmes

Programme Name

Creative Europe (CREA)

Programme Description

The Creative Europe Programme supports the culture and audiovisual sectors.

Programme Details

Identifier Code



European mini-slate development


Within the specific objective of promoting competitiveness, scalability, cooperation, innovation and sustainability, including through mobility in the European audiovisual sector, one of the priorities of the MEDIA Strand is to nurture talents, competence and skills and to stimulate cross-border cooperation, mobility and innovation in the creation and production of European audiovisual works, encouraging collaboration across Member States with different audiovisual capacities.

Detailed Call Description

The MEDIA Strand shall provide support for the following measures:

  • Development of audiovisual works by European independent production companies, covering a variety of formats (such as feature films, short films, series, documentaries, narrative video games) and genres, and targeting diverse audiences, including children and young people.

The objective of the European mini-slate development support is to foster the competitiveness of European independent production companies and to increase their economic weight on the market. The aim is also to increase the capacity of audiovisual producers to develop projects with potential to circulate throughout Europe and beyond, and to facilitate European and international co-production.

The support will also provide an entry point for emerging talent, giving them the opportunity to direct a short film supported by the strong foundation provided by experienced companies.

Call Total Budget

€5 000 000

Financing percentage by EU or other bodies / Level of Subsidy or Loan

Project budget (maximum grant amount): between EUR 60 000 and EUR 310 000 per application. The grant awarded may be lower than the amount requested.
The grant will be a lump sum grant. This means that it will reimburse a fixed amount, based on a lump sum or financing not linked to costs. The amount is prefixed by the granting authority at:

  • Animation one-off: EUR 55 000
  • Animation series: EUR 60 000
  • Creative documentary one-off: EUR 30 000
  • Creative documentary series: EUR 35 000
  • Fiction one-off with a production budget below or equal to 5M: EUR 45 000
  • Fiction one-off with a production budget above 5M: EUR 60 000
  • Fiction series with a production budget below or equal to 5M: EUR 55 000
  • Fiction series with a production budget above 5M but below or equal to 20M: EUR 75 000
  • Fiction series with a production budget above 20M: EUR 100 000
  • Short film: EUR 10 000.

Thematic Categories

  • Audiovisual sector and Media
  • Culture

Eligibility for Participation

  • Associations
  • International Organisations
  • NGOs
  • Non Profit Organisations
  • Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)

Call Opening Date


Call Closing Date


National Contact Point(s)

Οργανισμός Ευρωπαϊκών Προγραμμάτων & Πολιτιστικών Σχέσεων
Νέναντ Μπογκντάνοβιτς, Συντονιστής Επιχειρησιακού Προγραμματισμού
Ιφιγένειας 27, 2007 Ακρόπολη, Λευκωσία
Τηλέφωνο Επικοινωνίας: +357 7000 1300
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