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2003 EN Official Journal of the European Union C 119/15


Programme of support for ACP cinema issued by the European Development Fund
(2003/C 119/10)

1. Publication reference — to increase support for televised production (television

films, fiction and animated serials and mini-series, and
EuropeAid/116476/C/G animated TV films), particularly those aimed at a
young audience and made for distribution on ACP
television channels, insofar as this will contribute to
the development of the ACP film industry.
2. Programme and financing source

Programme of support for ACP cinema financed by the

EDF For further details, see the ‘Guidelines for Applicants’,
point 1.2.

3. Nature of activities, geographical area and project

Types of project:
General objectives:
Projects should help achieve the cultural cooperation
objectives set out in point 1.1 of the Guidelines and
consist in the production of fiction and animated films
— to boost the cinema in ACP countries (1) by confirming (short, medium or full-length) and full-length docu-
European support for it and improving assistance mentaries (lasting at least 52 minutes, excluding reports
procedures, or magazines for television and corporate/institutional
films). Films should be shot in 35 mm, Super 16 or
digital format. The final format of films must be
35 mm, except documentaries, which may be in
— to respond to the creativity of film makers in the 35 mm or Beta final format.
various ACP regions,

Projects may also consist in the production of films for

— to contribute to the emergence of new talents and the television (lasting at least 50 minutes), serialisations of
perpetuation of generations of ACP film makers; fiction, including animation, and animated films for
distribution on ACP television channels. The final format
must be on Beta. Series must comprise at least six episodes
to be considered for the support programme. However,
Specific objectives: of this call: mini-series (of at least three episodes) may be given
consideration if each episode last more than 40 minutes.

— to step up support for full-length feature films, which

are the central focus of the programme, Geographical area:

Projects must be implemented mainly in either an ACP

— to increase the proportion of support given to short country or an EU Member State, but preference will be
and medium-length feature films, and to full-length given to projects whose action is set in an ACP country.
documentaries and animated films,

(1) The term ACP (African, Caribbean and Pacific) refers to the signa- Maximum project duration:
tories of the Lomé Convention concluded with the European
Community, namely: Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas,
Barbados, Belize, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi,
Cameroon, Cape Verde, the Central African Republic, Congo, 30 months.
Democratic Republic of Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Dominican
Republic, Dominica, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana,
Grenada, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Guyana, Haiti,
Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, For more details see section 2.1.3 of the Guidelines for
Mauritius, Mauritania, Mayotte, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Applicants.
Nigeria, Uganda, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, St Lucia, St
Vincent and the Grenadines, Western Samoa, Sao Tome and
Principe, Solomon Islands, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone,
Somalia, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Tanzania, Chad, Tonga, 4. Overall amount available for this call for proposals
Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Zambia and
Zimbabwe. EUR 820 000, exclusively for production aid.
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5. Maximum and minimum grant amounts 8. Provisional notification date of results of the award
Minimum Maximum
grant amount grant amount Autumn 2003
Feature-length fiction/ EUR 100 000 EUR 400 000
9. Award criteria

See Guidelines for Applicants, point 2.3

Short/medium-length EUR 30 000 EUR 150 000
fiction/animation; feature-
length documentary 10. Application form and details to be provided

TV film, fiction/animation EUR 30 000 EUR 80 000 Applications must be submitted using the standard
serial, animated TV film application form attached to the Guidelines for
Applicants. Keep strictly to the format and instructions.
For each application, one signed original and five
Maximum proportion of project costs to be covered by copies must be supplied by the applicant.
Community funding: 40 % of a project's total eligible costs.
11. Deadline for applications
6. Maximum number of grants to be awarded
14 July 2003 at midday.
If an application is to be sent in by the Commission
7. Eligibility: who may apply Delegation of an ACP country, the deadline for receipt
of the application dossier by the Delegation is no later
Applicants must: than 7 July 2003 at midday.

— be audio-visual production companies based in an ACP No application received by the Contracting Authority
country (other than South Africa, which has special after the deadline will be considered.
status) or a European country which hold the rights
for the proposed project and are associated with a film 12. Detailed information
maker who is a national of an ACP country (including
South Africa), Detailed information concerning this call for proposals is
contained in the ‘Guidelines for Applicants’ published at
— have stable and adequate sources of finance to the same time as this notice on EuropeAid's website:
guarantee the continuity of their organisation for the
duration of the project and make a real and substantial
financial contribution to the project,
Any questions regarding this call for proposals should be
— have an adequate level of technical and management sent, preferably by e-mail, (including the title and publi-
capacity and skills for the project put forward for EC cation reference of this call for proposals shown in item 1)
financial support, to:

— in the case of television programmes intended

primarily for broadcast on local television stations,
the production company must be based in an ACP All applicants are advised to consult the above website
country and be registered with the relevant chamber regularly since the Commission will publish on it the
of commerce/commercial court of that country. most frequently asked questions (FAQs) and its replies.

For more details see section 2.1.1 of the Guidelines for For more details see section 2.2.4 of the Guidelines for
Applicants. Applicants.

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