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as an initiative of the MEDIA Programme (MEDIA). Also referred to as MEDIA Project for the Creative DOCUMENTARY. Closed down on 30 June 1996.


Stimulate the creative documentary by awarding loans to European independent producers for project development and promotion packaging; assist redefinition and stimulation of film and television documentaries.

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Makes available loans for the professional industry at development and fundraising and at marketing and exhibition phases. Only independent producers in the European Union member countries can apply; an independent production implies independence from television companies of its producer and director. According to their present activity in the field of documentary production, the member countries are divided into 3 categories: 'small' countries; 'medium' countries and 'large' countries. Loans of up to ECU 15,000 (maximum 50% of the development budget) may be given to independent producers in member countries for Project Development. Loans up to ECU 5,000 (50% of promotion budget) may be given to films/programmes of member country origin in order to establish a Promotion Package.


Members in 18 countries
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Type II Classification

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Subjects *

  • Transportation, Telecommunications
    • Television
  • Communication
    • Media
    • Documentary
    • Film
  • Commerce
    • Credit
  • Industry
    • Production
  • Creative expression
    • Creative expression

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production



Last News Received

10. Sep 1996
* Subject classification is derived from the organization names and aims.
** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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