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Creative Europe MEDIA


Creative Europe is the European Commission's framework programme for support to the culture and audiovisual sectors.

Following on from the previous Culture Programme and MEDIA programme, Creative Europe, with a budget of €1.46 billion for the years 2014-2020 (9% higher than its predecessors), will support Europe's cultural and creative sectors.

Creative Europe builds on the successes of the EU's former Culture, MEDIA and MEDIA Mundus programs. Creative Europe is now divided into two sub-programmes, Culture and MEDIA, and is supported by a cross-sectoral strand.

Europa Cinemas is funded by Creative Europe as part of MEDIA. Europa Cinemas has also been actively involved in the MEDIA Mundus program.

Creative Europe's stated aims are to:

- Help the cultural and creative sectors seize the opportunities of the digital age and globalisation;

- Enable the sectors to reach their economic potential, contributing to sustainable growth, jobs, and social cohesion;

- Give Europe's culture and media sectors access to new international opportunities, markets, and audiences.


Culture - Culture sector initiatives, such as those promoting cross-border cooperation, platforms, networking, and literary translation.

MEDIA - Audiovisual sector initiatives, such as those promoting the development, distribution, or access to audiovisual works.

Cross-Sector - A cross-sectoral strand, including a Guarantee Facility and transnational policy cooperation.


Creative Europe

Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA)


CNC Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée


The CNC has been accompanying Europa Cinemas since its creation in 1992.

Created by the law of 25 October 1946, the Centre national du cinéma et de l'image animée (CNC) is a public administrative organization, set up as a separate and financially independent entity. The centre comes under the authority of the ministry of culture and communication and Frédérique Bredin is its president.

The principal missions of the CNC are:

- regulatory

- support for the film, broadcast, video, multimedia and technical industries,

- promotion of film and television for distribution to all audiences,

- preservation and development of the film heritage. 




Eurimages Council of Europe


Eurimages is the cultural support fund of the Council of Europe. Established in 1989, it currently numbers 37 of the 47 member states of the Strasbourg-based Organisation, plus Canada as Associate member.

Eurimages promotes independent filmmaking by providing financial support to feature-length films, animation and documentary films. In doing so, it encourages co-operation between professionals established in different countries.

Eurimages has five support schemes:

- film co-production

- theatrical distribution

- exhibition

- promotion and

- gender equality

The exhibition support program is managed by Europa Cinemas. His goals are:

- To increase the programming of eligible films in cinemas in Eurimages' member states that do not have access to support under the Creative Europe MEDIA sub-programme. The following countries are eligible for the Eurimages programme of support for cinemas: Armenia, Canada, Georgia, Russian Federation, Switzerland and Turkey.

- To support cinemas' efforts to enhance the programming and promotion of such films;

- To develop a wide network of cinemas, allowing joint intitiatives, both between exhibitors and distributors and with other Eurimages member states and European organisations that support cinemas.






As a key stakeholder in cultural policy outside France, the Institut français is entrusted with a public service mission and financed by state subsidy.

The Institut français, under the dual supervision of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Culture, conducts three fundamental missions.


To promote French culture and language around the world

The Institut français works to promote the internationalisation of French creators and French cultural and creative industries.

It supports stakeholders with a commitment to the French language and multilingualism abroad, including teachers, intellectuals, artists, institutions, business leaders, start-up creators and representatives of civil society.

The Institut français also supports local authorities with their international cultural policy. It helps to increase the attractiveness of France.


To strive for cultural diversity around the world

The Institut français supports the international mobility of talents and encourages cultural encounters between France and other countries.

This mission is made possible through the dialogue it establishes with creators, stakeholders in cultural life and civil societies around the world. The co-construction of projects and partnerships is encouraged at every level, and promotes intercultural exchanges.

The Institut français helps to host foreign cultures in France.


To amplify the action of the French cultural network abroad

The Institut français works with all the establishments of the French cultural network abroad, including Instituts français, Alliances Françaises, Cooperation and Cultural Action Services (SCAC) of the French Embassies and binational centres. It supplies advice and expertise, supports their projects and creates and provides them with tools and resources. The Institut français also supports skills development for agents of the network.


Institut français