Creative Europe - MEDIA, EU Film Contest 2018
The MEDIA programme launched the second edition of the EU Film Contest to promote Europe's unique diversity of films in an accessible way to a wide audience.
The Commission launched the new edition of the #euFilmContest to promote Europe's unique diversity of films, TV programmes and video games to young Europeans.
The EU Film Contest aims to increase awareness of the success of European audiovisual works and wants to contribute to film literacy among young people. The contest is part of the MEDIA programme, which provides funding for the development and the circulation of European films as well as support to film festivals, cinema networks and distribution platforms.
Participants are asked to recognise films that received support from the Creative Europe MEDIA programme. The contest is open until 18 March 2018.
Who can take part?
The contest is open to any permanent resident of the EU is eligible, as well as permanent residents of countries that had formally signed an agreement to participate in the Creative Europe programme not later than 31 December 2017 (Iceland, Norway, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Republic of Serbia, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine and Tunisia).
Employees of EU institutions and their immediate relatives are an exception to this rule, they are excluded from this competition. Film industry professionals are also not eligible for this competition, except those who are full-time film students.
The prize is a return ticket to Cannes for one person from any of the above countries and two nights accommodation. Winners will attend two screenings of films selected as part of La Quinzaine des Réalisateurs/Directors’ Fortnight and Semaine de la Critique/ The International Critics' Week.
They will also receive a festival badge that gives them access to the festival premises. For security reasons, we cannot guarantee access to the entire festival.
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