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C 71/28 EN Official Journal of the European Communities 7.3.

98

III
(Notices)

COMMISSION
Media II — Development and distribution (1996-2000)
Implementation of a programme encouraging the development and distribution of European
audiovisual works
Call for proposals 6/98
‘Automatic’ support for the transnational distribution of European films

(98/C 71/08)

1. Introduction

This call for proposals is based on Council Decision 95/563/EC on the implementation of a
programme encouraging the development and distribution of European audiovisual works
(Media II — Development and distribution 1996-2000), adopted by the Council on 11 July
1995 and published on page 25 of Official Journal of the European Communities LØ321 on
30 December 1995.

The objectives of the programme include:

—Ùboosting the European film distribution sector;

—Ùencouraging the transnational distribution of European films and networking among


operators.

These objectives are to be achieved by implementing a system of support for European


distribution in proportion to ticket sales achieved by European films outside their national
territory. This system of ‘automatic’ support is to be introduced for an experimental two year
period.

2. Purpose

This notice is intended for European companies whose activities contribute to the attainment of
the above objectives, particularly European film distribution companies. It explains how to
obtain the necessary documents for submitting their proposal and applying for financial
assistance from the Community through the system of ‘automatic’ support for distribution.

The Commission department responsible for administering this call for proposals is the CØ2
Unit of Directorate-General X for Information, Communication, Culture and Audiovisual
Media.

European companies wishing to respond to this call for proposals and receive the application
forms should send their request by post or fax to:

Mr Jacques Delmoly, Head of Unit, DGØX/C/2, LØ102 7/023, European Commission, rue de
la Loi/Wetstraat 200, B-1049 Brussels; Fax: (32Ø2) 299Ø92Ø14.

The Commission undertakes to send the above documents within two days of recolving the
request.

The closing date for the submission of proposals is 30 April 1998.