After skipping a year it’s good to see the Creative Europe Media program for video games up and running again. There’s a new call to support video games and immersive content development and you have until April 12th to get your submission in. After passing an eligibility test, the video games will be judged by independent experts on overall quality, originality, innovation and creative value. Final results will be announced in November.
All you need to know about this call 2022
- What? An EU funding call to support video games and immersive content development on any digital platform (pc, consoles, mobile, AR/VR…)
- How much? There’s a total budget of € 6 million. Grant applications are maxed out at € 150.000 and the contribution can’t exceed 50% of total development costs
- For who? Applicants must be located in an eligible country (link in Dutch, but rest assured Belgium is included) and need to have released an eligible video game (see below) since January 1st 2019. Individuals, groups of companies and legal bodies acting in the public interest (e.g. universities, foundations …) may not apply
- What projects? Eligible projects require a narrative component and must have a commercial drive. If you create a video game based off another creative work you need to own the majority of the rights
- You can submit online until April 12th 17:00 CET
- Additionally, you can sign up for a webinar (link in Dutch) on February 24th 13:00 CET, where you can learn more about applying for Creative Media Europe support. Questions about this webinar can be asked here
- General questions about the Creative Europe and the funding call can be asked here
As a general reminder, the EGDF provides a useful checklist to see if you’re eligibile for a grant and to clarify what you need to include in your application (this list dates from the 2019 call but it still provides helpful guidelines for this one).