This new grant's goal is to support any action specifically aimed at increasing and optimizing the distribution of a short film, or program of short films, abroad.
Established in May 2018, the Initiative Grant aims at encouraging original and innovative initiatives. It is directed at foreign exhibitors and/or distributors who have signed a distribution contract, or an agreement in principle, with a French production or distribution company that is a member of UniFrance, in which both parties are mutually committed to the initiative proposed.
Some examples of eligible applications are theatrical distribution, an event screening at a festival or museum, exhibition via a distribution platform, and any other initiative with the potential to highlight the excellence of French short film production.
The next deadline for grant application submissions is November 20, 2018.
The complete eligibility requirements can be downloaded below (French and English versions).