26 April 2011

Eu funding: digital cinema

Eu grant fund: VIDEO ON DEMAND AND DIGITAL CINEMA DISTRIBUTION
Deadline: 20th June 2011
MAIN AREAS OF INTERVENTION:
Two types of services targeting two different types of audience are foreseen:one aimed at the general audience through "video on demand" services (Business to Consumers), enabling individuals to select audiovisual works from a central server for viewing on a remote screen by streaming and/or downloading.
  1. one aimed at the general audience through "video on demand" services (Business to Consumers), enabling individuals to select audiovisual works from a central server for viewing on a remote screen by streaming and/or downloading.
  2. one aimed at cinema exhibitors offering "digital cinema distribution" to their audience (Business to  Business). Digital delivery of "Core Content", i.e. feature films, TV films or series, shorts (fiction, animation and creative documentary) to cinemas for theatrical exploitation (via hard disc, satellite, online…).
Purpose:
The main objective of this scheme is to support the creation and exploitation of catalogues of European works to be distributed digitally across borders to a wider audience and/or to cinema exhibitors through advanced distribution services, integrating where necessary digital security systems in order to protect online content

BENEFICIARIES:
European organisations registered in an eligible country who have as their main activity audiovisual production, distribution, exhibition and aggregation.
Broadcasters and telecommunication companies are not eligible.
Applications from legal entities registered in one of the following countries are eligible:
• the Member States of the European Union
• Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway
• Switzerland
• Croatia


WE ARE LOOKING FOR EU PARTNERS TO APPLY FOR THIS CALL