Creative Europe MEDIA is a strand of Creative Europe that offers funding to support development, distribution and access to new marketing, cooperation projects and international coproduction amongst other things.  

As a part of MEDIA, games companies have access to a production support fund with a  total value of 2.5 million euros across all EU member states.

How can MEDIA benefit your studio?

If your studio and your game satisfy the eligibility criteria, you may be able to obtain funding of between 10,000 euros and 150,000 euros which must be 50% match funded.

Studios in the UK have benefited from this fund.

One of the obstacles is that the fund is only open to games with a ‘narrative’ component, which excludes most fames including many innovative and culturally valuable games.


A studio applying to MEDIA for funding must: 

  • be able to prove that they have produced  a commercially  distributed video game in the past two years
  • present a  sales report
  • own the majority of  the rights  to the project to be submitted
  • be based in, and majority owned by nationals of, a participating country
  • be registered for a minimum of 12 months and have video game production as their main business activity

The game must have the following characteristics: 

  • originality, innovative and creative value, cultural diversity compared to mainstream works
  • enhanced European cultural identity and heritage
  • substantial interactivity with a narrative component
  • high level of ambition in terms of gameplay, user experience and artistic expression
  • commercial ambition in European and international markets
  • cross-border potential
  • the financial contribution of the EU cannot exceed  50%  of the total eligible costs of the action

To find out more about the Creative Europe MEDIA fund please follow the link provided on the right hand side.