This year, MEDIA will turn 25. The Cannes Film Festival, one of the most important Film Festival in the world, this year has been entirely dedicated to this anniversary. It comes as no surprise that 9 of the 32 films in competition have been funded by MEDIA; among them “Julieta” by Pedro Almodovar, “La Fille Inconnue” by the Dardenne brothers and the winner of the Palme D’or 2016, “I, Daniel Blake “by Ken Loach.
MEDIA is the EU program through which quality audiovisual products are supported and produced. In order to understand the importance of this program, all you need to know is that Games of Thrones is produced thanks to these Community investments.
But it is not only about audiovisual. MEDIA is one of three sub-programs that are part of the transnational program called CREATIVE EUROPE. The two other sub-programs are the CULTURE section and the CROSS-SECTOR section.
The first is used to fund, support and strengthen the sector and the actions of the cultural and creative operators in order to internationalize their actions and their organizations.
The latter is aimed at promoting and supporting the Small and Medium Enterprises and the StartUps in the cultural and creative sector.
After the titles mentioned at the beginning of this article, you might think that the CREATIVE EUROPE program is only dedicated to large productions and the great names of cinema and culture in general.
But that’s not true! The European Union has organized this program in order to support young people’s creativity along with innovative and revolutionary ideas. The aforementioned titles do nothing but testify that if an idea is good, beautiful and engaging, Europe is ready to cultivate it and give you all the tools to turn it into a work of art.
So if you are part of a cultural or creative organization and you have an interesting project,
do not hesitate to present it.
For further info, please visit: https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/creative-europe/