ACP EU CULTURE: “Support for ACP Audiovisual Co-production” Programme

Deadline: 3 June 2019

Applicants are invited to submit proposals for ACP-EU programme: Towards a viable cultural industry (ACP-EU Culture) “Support for ACP audiovisual co-production”.


  • The general objective of this call for proposals is to promote the economic and social development of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries through the emergence of the audiovisual sector, which is a driver of democratisation and human development.
  • The specific objectives of this call for proposals are:
    • Improving the conditions for the creation and production of audio-visual works in ACP countries, by increasing funding for co-production and opening it up to co-production from those countries;
    • Better preparation of ACP stakeholders in the audiovisual sector, in particular via capacity building and monitoring of funded projects;
    • Allowing such works increased access to and circulation in national, regional and international markets through co-production with Europe;
    • Increased access to financing mechanisms for productions from ACP countries.

Priority Issues

  • Support will provide funding for audiovisual co-productions in addition to co-financing from existing European funds or funds from other partner countries, designed to support the audiovisual sector.
  • Financial support to third parties will be awarded through existing mechanisms designed to support the audiovisual sector.

Grant amount

Any grant requested under this call for proposals shall fall between EUR 1.000.000 and EUR 3.000.000.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Lead applicant
    • In order to be eligible for a grant, the lead applicant shall:
      • be a legal person and
      • be non-profit-making and
      • be a specific type of organisation such as:
        • foundation
        • public sector operator,
        • national or regional local authority,
        • international (intergovernmental) organisation, as defined by Article 43 of the Rules of Application of the Financial Regulation of the European Union, and
      • have experience in the management of film and audiovisual support funds with the following characteristics:
        • an annual support capacity of at least EUR 300 000
        • have awarded co-production subsidies in at least 2 ACP countries over the last 3 years (2016-2018)
        • have supported ACP co-production sover the last 3 years (2016-2018).
      • The specific experience of the lead applicant will be evaluated under section 1 of the full application evaluation grid.
      • be established in one of the countries listed in Annex L, Part I (available on the given website.). This obligation does not apply to international organisations;
      • For UK applicants: Please be aware that eligibility criteria must be fulfilled for the entire duration of the grant. Unless sector-specific eligibility rules provide otherwise, if the United Kingdom withdraws from the EU during the grant period without concluding an agreement with the EU ensuring in particular that UK applicants continue to be eligible, applicants will cease to receive EU funding (while continuing, where possible, to participate) or will be required to leave the project on the basis of the grant contract.
      • be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the action with the co-applicant(s), not acting as an intermediary.
  • Co-applicant(s)
    • Co-applicants are involved in designing and implementing the action, and the costs they incur are eligible in the same way as those incurred by the lead applicant.
    • Co-applicants need to satisfy the eligibility criteria that are applicable to the lead applicant, in exception of the specific experience below:
      • an annual support capacity of at least EUR 300 000
  • Affiliated entities
    • The lead applicant and its co-applicant(s) may not act with affiliated entity (ies).

How to Apply

In order to apply for the grants, applicants have to register themselves in PADOR, an on-line database via given website.

For more information, please visit and download the guidelines.

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