MEDIA Mundus: Commission launches new fund at Berlin Film Festival

The first 34 projects funded under the new MEDIA Mundus funding programme, a worldwide cooperation and exchange initiative for the film industry, will be announced today by Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou, at the opening of the 61st Berlin International Film Festival.

MEDIA Mundus has a budget of €15 million over 3 years (2011-13) and will fund projects aimed at encouraging mobility and exchanges between European film-makers and their counterparts around the world.
The idea is to improve access to international markets and to strengthen the distribution of European films in non-European markets and vice versa.
The European Commission will launch a second call for applications for funding under MEDIA Mundus before the summer.

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