The EU’s new film festival network support is far from a trendsetting function

“Film festivals taking place this fall face similar challenges to their spring counterparts: the balancing act between presence and online screening is still required. But what matters is that they are still taking place. Their teams are working full steam to present the audience with an exciting selection of films.
MEDIA now supports 34 festivals from 19 countries with over 1.6 million euros.” (Creative Europe Desk Hamburg).
For the first time, the new funding line for the initiation and support of film festival networks was also considered in the call for tenders. A new incentive that could not only create Europe-wide synergies, but above all, set new trends. This time existing networks were supported. It remains to be seen how the new incentives will develop and their invigorating effect.
The results in detail can be found here