Networks of European Festivals


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



Networks of European Festivals


The Networks of European festivals shall provide support to coordinated/collaborative activities among European audiovisual festivals aiming at increasing audiences’ interest in non-national European audiovisual content and promoting its circulation and visibility.

Detailed Call Description

The MEDIA strand shall provide support to: European festivals and festivals’ networks screening a significant proportion of non-national European works, while preserving their identity and unique profile.

Within the specific objective of promoting competitiveness, scalability, cooperation, innovation and sustainability, including through mobility, in the European audiovisual sector, the priorities of the MEDIA strand are:

  • to enhance the circulation, promotion, online and theatrical distribution of European audiovisual works, within the Union and internationally in the new digital environment; including through innovative business model;
  • to promote European audiovisual works, heritage works, and support audience the engagement and development of audiences of all ages, in particular young audiences, across Europe and beyond.

Activities to be funded under the call for proposals:

  • Coordinated and collaborative activities aiming to expand audience development and interest for European films and audiovisual works
  • Coordination of the network members and activities relating to its sustainable structured development (e.g. collaborative events; sharing of know-how and information; communication among members)
  • Coordinated and collaborative activities promoting sustainable and environmentally responsible practices
  • Support to audiovisual festivals taking place in MEDIA participating countries (through support to third parties)

Call Total Budget


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


Thematic Categories

  • Audiovisual sector and Media
  • Culture

Eligibility for Participation

  • Central Government
  • International Organisations
  • NGOs
  • Non Profit Organisations
  • Private Bodies
  • State-owned Enterprises

Eligibility For Participation Notes

In order to be eligible, the applicants (beneficiaries and affiliated entities) must:

  • be legal entities (public or private bodies)
  • be established in one of the eligible countries, i.e.:
    • Creative Europe Participating Countries:
    • EU Member States (including overseas countries and territories (OCTs)
    • non-EU countries:
      • listed EEA countries and countries associated to the Creative Europe Programme or countries which are in ongoing negotiations for an association agreement and where the
        agreement enters into force before grant signature – list of participating countries
  • only applications from eligible entities organising audiovisual festivals in countries participating in the MEDIA strand will be accepted

Call Opening Date


Call Closing Date


National Contact Point(s)

Organization of European Programs & Cultural Relations
Νenant Μbogntanovitz
Business Planning Coordinator
Ifigenias 27, 2007 Acropolis, Nicosia
Telephone: +357 7000 1300

(Publish Date: 07/02/2022-for internal use only)