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European Coproduction

Reunion Island (with France) has been a signatory to the European Convention on Cinematographic Co-production since the 1st of August 2000. This treaty is intended to encourage multi-lateral film co-productions between three or more signatory countries, but also allows for bi-lateral co-productions where no bi-lateral treaty exists. The convention is limited to films intended for theatrical distributions.


International Co-Production

Reunion Island benefits from co-production agreements between France and the following countries : 

ArgentinaAustriaAlgeriaBelgiumBosnia and HerzegovinaBrazilBulgariaBurkina FasoCameroon, Canada, ChileChinaColombiaCzechRepublicDenmarkEgyptFinlandGeorgiaGermanyGreat BritainGreeceGuineaHungaryIndiaIcelandIsraelItalyIvory Coast, Korea, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Mexico...

The effect of these arrangements is that a film or television programme approved as an official co-production is regarded as a national production of each of the co-producing countries and is therefore eligible for any benefits or programs of assistance available in these co-production countries.
These co-production agreements were established to:
- facilitate cultural and creative exchange between the co-production countries
- allow the co-production countries to share the risk and cost of production
- to increase the output of high quality productions
To qualify as an official co-production under these agreements, there must be a co-producer in each country and there must be a balance between the each producer financial and creative contribution.




Reunion island (with France) is a member of the Council of Europe’s production support fund, EURIMAGES. The fund supports production of feature films, documentaries and animated films that are intended for cinematographic exhibition and are co-productions between at least two member states. 



Creative Europe

The Creative Europe Programme (2014-2020) brings together the Culture, MEDIA and MEDIA Mundus programmes under one umbrella. 

The total budget is €1.46 billion and it launched its first set of ‘calls for proposals’ in December 2013, with almost €170 million available as funding for 2014. 
Culture sub-programme supports cultural and creative organisations with a view to helping them to internationalise their activities and develop new audiences for their work.
MEDIA sub-programme supports the development, distribution and promotion of the output of the film and audio-visual industries. Supported areas include...
• Development (Single Projects & Slate Funding) - Drama, Animation and Documentary for Cinema, Television and Digital Platform exploitation. 
• Development for Video Games
• Support for co-financed Europe TV programming – Drama, Animation and Documentary for Cinema, Television and Digital Platform exploitation. 
• Audiovisual Festivals and Markets
• Pan Europe Training programmes for Audiovisual Professionals
• Distribution and Exhibition 
• Co-production funds
• Audience Development
To learn more about the opportunities that the new Creative Europe can offer, please contact the French information offices: