Support for ACP audiovisual co-production
In April 2019, the ACP-EU Culture Program published its first call for proposals entitled “Support for ACP audiovisual co-production”. It aims to promote the economic and social development of the ACP countries through the development of the audiovisual sector, a vehicle for democratization and human development.
More specifically, the call aims to improve the conditions for the creation and production of audiovisual works in ACP countries, through better access to existing co-production funds; better preparation of the audiovisual sector actors in ACP countries, including through capacity-building and monitoring of funded projects; increased access to and better circulation of these works on national, regional and international markets through ACP-EU co-production and finally, increased and regular access to financing mechanisms for ACP productions.
After evaluating the proposals received, the ACP-EU Culture Program is pleased to announce that a total budget of EUR 5.850.000 will be allocated to three major co-production funds:
- Kulturveranstaltungen des Bundes in Berlin (KBB) GmbH (World Cinema Fund ACP)
- Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (Clap ACP Fund)
- Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée ( DEENTAL Fund)
These grants will be used to finance audiovisual co-productions in addition to co-financing from existing European, ACP or other partner countries’ Funds specialized in supporting the audiovisual sector. Beneficiaries will devote at least 80% of the grant to financial support for third parties, through calls for audiovisual co-production projects published at least once a year.