Six UK VoD companies receive $2.5m EU funding | News

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 €
FR FILMOLINE SAS 300.000,00
ES COMUNIDAD FILMIN SL 339.633,45
UK GLOBAL SERIES NETWORK LTD 458.222,45
FR MUSEEC SAS 280.000,00
UK FILMDOO LTD 60.000,00
NL OUTTV MEDIA B.V. 300.000,00
BE UNIVERSCINE BELGIUM 220.000,00
UK CURZON CINEMAS LIMITED 480.000,00
UK MUBI UK LIMITED 668.940,00
CZ DOC-AIR ZS 109.512,38
DE EYZ MEDIA GMBH 400.000,00
PL ONET S.A. 17.317,98
UK BRITISH FILM INSTITUTE ROYAL CHARTER 376.117,00
AT FLIMMIT GMBH 150.000,00
FR LE MEILLEUR DU CINEMA SAS 220.000,00
NL STICHTING DOCSONLINE 150.000,00
FR LA CINÉMATHÈQUE DES RÉALISATEURS 225.000,00
UK DISTRIFY MEDIA LIMITED 99.840,00
FR UNDER THE MILKY WAY INTERNATIONAL 900.000,00
FR STUDIOCANAL 300.000,00

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