Magazine article Screen International

Six UK VoD Companies Receive $2.5M EU Funding

Magazine article Screen International

Six UK VoD Companies Receive $2.5M EU Funding

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Creative Europe announces new batch of audiovisual promotion grants.

Seven UK companies, including six VoD platforms, have received [Euro]2,203,119 ($2.5m) in grants from Creative Europe’s promotion of audiovisual works online scheme.

The platforms that secured funding are: Walter Presents, FilmDoo, Curzon Home Cinema, MUBI, BFI Player and Distrify.

In addition, The Polka Dot Factory received a grant to develop their app Cues, which aims to develop potential audiences for European films.

A total of 14 applications from the UK were submitted, with half selected for funding. The amount allocated to UK companies made up 23% of the scheme’s budget.

In the UK, MUBI received the biggest grant of [Euro]668,940. Curzon received [Euro]480,000 and the BFI Player received [Euro]376,117.

The scheme’s biggest grant went to marketing company Under The Milky Way, which received [Euro]900,000. …

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