Only applications submitted by eligible entities organising audiovisual festivals in countries participating in the MEDIA Sub-programme will be accepted.
By audiovisual festival is understood an event:
- programming eligible films (fiction, documentaries or animation), that are being screened to wide audiences including general public as well as accredited international audiovisual professionals and press;
taking place over a specific period of time, in a prior defined city;
having a clear regulation/selection procedure.
A minimum of 70% of the eligible programming presented to the public during the festival OR a minimum of 100 feature films (or 400 short films – in case of short film festivals) must originate from countries participating in the MEDIA Sub-programme (see section 6.1) hereinafter referred to as “European Films”. Within this "MEDIA Sub-programme countries" programming:
50% of the films must be non-national.
At least 15 such countries must be represented.