MEDIA and 'Creative Europe' in the spotlight at 65th Cannes Film Festival

MEDIA and ‘Creative Europe’ in the spotlight at 65th Cannes Film Festival
Eighteen films supported by the European Commission’s MEDIA programme are in the Cannes Film Festival’s ‘Official Selection’ this year, of which seven are in competition for the Palme d’Or.

During the Festival, Androulla Vassiliou, the European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, will award the first ‘Prix MEDIA’ to Iranian film-maker Asghar Farhadi and will also discuss the Commission’s proposed new ‘Creative Europe’ programme, which includes MEDIA, with film directors and professionals. The new programme, which focuses on the cultural and creative sectors, has received strong support from EU Culture and Audiovisual Ministers.

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