The MEDIA Sub-program supports Europeanvideo gameproduction companies with proven experience interested in developing a video game concept or project presenting:
  • high level of originality, innovative and creative value, cultural diversity and enhanced Europe’s cultural identity and heritage compared to existing mainstream works;
  • high level of commercial ambition and extensive cross – border potential able to reach European and international markets.
The aim is to provide funds to video game production companies to develop works with high creative value and wide cross-border exploitation potential.

The total budget earmarked for the co-financing of the development of European video games is estimated at EUR 2.6 Million. The amount is subject to the availability of the funds after the adoption of the budget for 2016 by the budgetary authority. The financial contribution under these Guidelines is between EUR 10.000 and EUR 150.000 for the concept and project development of an European video game (activities to the point that the concept leads to a playable prototype or trial version) provided the amount does not exceed 50% of the total eligible costs of the action. The Agency reserves the right not to distribute all the funds available.

Detailed information: Creative Europe – Games Guidelines.

Application Deadline 2016: 03.03.2016.