Amount:

No Fixed Amount

Type of Program:

Grant


Description:

This Exhibition Support program provides funding aimed to:

  1. 1
    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, Ukraine and Turkey.
  2. 2
    support cinemas' efforts to enhance the programming and promotion of eligible films;
  3. 3
    develop a wide network of cinemas, allowing joint initiatives, both between exhibitors and distributors and with other Eurimages member states and European organizations that support cinemas.

Comments on Funding:

The amount of the support is decided by the Eurimages Board of Management; if the cinema meets the programming requirements set out in the contract, Eurimages will contribute €1 (one euro) maximum per non-national eligible admission in the cinema, including admissions to national films made as co-productions between Eurimages and Council of Europe member States, subject to an annual maximum amount of € 15 000 (fifteen thousand euros).

The Eurimages Board of Management may also decide to grant a bonus for the programming of Eurimages films, according to the terms and conditions to be defined in the contract and within the limit of a maximum annual amount of €5,000 (five thousand euros).


When It Ends:

Ongoing

Deadline:

June 30

Eligibility:

Applicants must:

  • be cinemas located in Eurimages member States that do not have access to the Creative Europe MEDIA programme are eligible. A “cinema” designates an establishment run by an exhibitor, whether it has one or several screens.
  • guarantee good screening conditions and audience comfort and be situated in national or regional capitals, university cities or other key cities or towns for cinematographic distribution;
  • be commercial cinemas that have been open to the public for at least 6 months and operate with a box office/ticketing system and declaration of receipts;
  • have a minimum number of screenings: 520 per year;
  • have a minimum number of seats: 70;
  • have a minimum admissions over 12 months: 20,000;
  • have technical equipment meeting professional standards;
  • have in place safety conditions complying with national law;
  • not be pornographic cinemas. 

Applications Steps:

1

 must send the preliminary information form (includes detailed information about the cinema and the exhibition company or individual exhibitor) by electronic mail to mricha@europa-cinemas.org before 30 June (6pm CET) of the current year for an accession the following year.

2

will receive, upon sending the e-mail, a log-in identification and password which will allow the exhibitor to enter, via the Member Zone of Europa Cinemas, all the necessary information concerning the cinema and its programming during the year prior to application.

3

must validate the information sent by email in the application;

4

must complete a declaration on the criteria set out in 1.2 above (exhibitors exclusion criteria);

5

should send should send to Europa Cinemas at 54, rue Beaubourg, 75003 PARIS:

  • the downloaded identification sheet, signed by the legal representative of the company,
  • a certificate of receipts declared to the distributors,
  • copies of publications issued by the cinema.

If you have any questions, please write to: mricha@europa-cinemas.org

Documentation Needed:

Applicants must submit:

  1. 1
     the preliminary information form by e-mail;
  2. 2
    the online application;
  3. 3
    by mail to to Europa Cinemas at 54, rue Beaubourg, 75003 PARIS:
  • the downloaded identification sheet, signed by the legal representative of the company; 
  • a certificate of receipts declared to the distributors,
  • copies of publications issued by the cinema.

About the author 

Maurice

Maurice (Moe) Muise learned the ins-and-outs of government while an employee of the Government of Canada in Ottawa for 10 years. His current focus is helping small businesses in Ontario to identify and maximize government grants to grow their business.
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