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MEDIA 2007 is a European Union programme designed to support the European Union's audio-visual industry. It is currently (as of 2009) in its fourth generation, with 1990‒1995 and 1996‒2000, 2001‒2006 (MEDIA Plus) being the previous three.

The objectives of the programme are:

  • a stronger European audiovisual sector, reflecting Europe’s cultural identity and heritage;
  • increased circulation of European audiovisual works inside the European Union and beyond;
  • a more competitive European audiovisual sector through easier access to finance, in particular for SMEs and the use of digital technologies

MEDIA 2007 concentrates on the pre- and postproduction phases of filmmaking. It does not fund the production itself. Its five action lines are:

  • Training (scriptwriting techniques; economic, financial management; digital technologies)
  • Development (single projects, catalogues, new talent, coproductions, other financing)
  • Distribution (distributors, sales agents, broadcasters,cinema exhibitors, digitising works)
  • Promotion (market access, festivals, common events, heritage)
  • Horizontal actions/Pilot projects

The division of the total budget across these five action lines shows that the distribution of European works is a clear priority. The goal is to increase their circulation outside their originating country and worldwide. The programme has a budget of €755 million Euro for the 2007‒2013 period. Budget line divide : Distribution 55%, Development 20%, Promotion 9%, Training 7%, Horizontal actions/ Pilot projects 5%/4%

Examples of films with MEDIA support:

Members

The following countries are members of the MEDIA 2007 programme:

Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Spain, France, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Austria, Portugal, Finland, Sweden, U.K., Iceland, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Malta, Hungary, Bulgaria, Switzerland and Croatia,

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