Creative Europe announces new batch of audiovisual promotion grants.
Seven UK companies, including six VoD platforms, have received €2,203,119 ($2.5m) in grants from Creative Europe’s promotion of audiovisual works online scheme.
The platforms that secured funding are: Walter Presents, FilmDoo, Curzon Home Cinema, MUBI, BFI Player and Distrify.
In addition, The Polka Dot Factory received a grant to develop their app Cues, which aims to develop potential audiences for European films.
A total of 14 applications from the UK were submitted, with half selected for funding. The amount allocated to UK companies made up 23% of the scheme’s budget.
In the UK, MUBI received the biggest grant of €668,940. Curzon received €480,000 and the BFI Player received €376,117.
The scheme’s biggest grant went to marketing company Under The Milky Way, which received €900,000.
In July it was announced that four UK companies received combined funding of more than €700,000 from Creative Europe’s Slate Funding scheme. They were Aardman Animations, Number 9 Films, Lupus Films and Spring Films.
FULL LIST OF FUNDING BENEFICIARIES
|Country||Applicant organisation||Maximum EU grant €|
|ES||COMUNIDAD FILMIN SL||339.633,45|
|UK||GLOBAL SERIES NETWORK LTD||458.222,45|
|NL||OUTTV MEDIA B.V.||300.000,00|
|UK||CURZON CINEMAS LIMITED||480.000,00|
|UK||MUBI UK LIMITED||668.940,00|
|DE||EYZ MEDIA GMBH||400.000,00|
|UK||BRITISH FILM INSTITUTE ROYAL CHARTER||376.117,00|
|FR||LE MEILLEUR DU CINEMA SAS||220.000,00|
|FR||LA CINÉMATHÈQUE DES RÉALISATEURS||225.000,00|
|UK||DISTRIFY MEDIA LIMITED||99.840,00|
|FR||UNDER THE MILKY WAY INTERNATIONAL||900.000,00|