Where to seek funding for your animated feature film in Europe
This section will include a page about the major funds supporting animation. For the time being, if there is no page about a specific fund follow the link to the fund mentioned.
SUPPORT SCHEMES SPECIFIC TO ANIMATION
By far the most lucrative source of finance are the general film funds such as the German public funds and those of the CNC in France, Eurimages and the MEDIA Programme, all of which are aimed at all film genres (see more below).
Union MEDIA Programme
EU MEDIA Programme - CARTOON
Centre for the Promotion of Audiovisual Culture Support for production of short films and animation
Centre regional de ressources audiovisuelles de la region Nord pas de Calais Support for the production of animation films
Conseil regional de Poitou-Charentes Support for the production of animation in the region
Conseil regional de la Bretagne Support for the production of animation
Greek Film Centre Animation programme
Motion Picture Public Foundation Animation film
Irish Film Board Animation development loans
Irish Film Board Animation production loans
Irish Film Board Frameworks VI
NFF Animation production
NFF Animation script development
ICAM Support for the development of animation projects
ICAM Support for the production of animation
Institut Catala des Industries Culturals Subsidies for animation development
Other sources of information.
The European Audiovisual Observatory maintains an online database of public funds for TV, film and other visual media called Korda, which is probably the best of its kind and is in French and German as well as English.
By far the best database covers French funds. The Guide is run by APCVL, part of the Centre regional government. If you are French, you probably know about it already. It is also worth checking out if you are contemplating a co-production with France or doing part of your production there.
UK-based site Film File Europe, set up by the UK Film Council, is a nice-looking site with some good information about funding and a lot more information about specific films and distributors.