MEDIA Desk Slovakia, Bratislava

MEDIA Desk Slovensko, Bratislava
Contact: Vladimír Štric Head
Telephone: 421 (0) 2 5710 1537
Národné kinematografické centrum, Slovenský filmový ústav (SFÚ), Grösslingová 32, 811 09 Bratislava, Slovakia
421 (0) 2 5263 6935
421 (0) 2 5263 6936

Established in December 2003, Media Desk Slovakia aims to promote EU programmes relating to the audiovisual arts, specifically the Media Plus and Media Training programmes (see ). It offers information on tenders, deadlines and news, and provides assistance to Slovak film makers by helping them to apply for financial support relating to project and production house development, film and video distribution and promotion, film festivals and training. The Media Desk has also established an international contacts network with partners and participants in the Media Plus and Media Training programmes.

The current MEDIA Programme of the European Union entered into force in January 2007 with a total budget of €755 million for the years 2007-2013 and aims at strengthening the competitiveness of the European audiovisual industry with a series of support measures dealing with: the training of professionals; the development of production projects and companies; the distribution of cinematographic works and audiovisual programmes; the promotion of cinematographic works and audiovisual programmes; and the support for audiovisual festivals. The MEDIA Programme also supports pilot projects and has a special support scheme for i2i Audiovisual.

As at January 2007 the participating countries are: Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Spain, France, Ireland, Italy, Lichtenstein, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Austria, Portugal, Finland, Sweden, UK, Iceland, Norway, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Malta, Hungary, Bulgaria, Switzerland and Romania.

MEDIA Desk Slovakia is a part of the Slovak Film Institute, financed from the state budget and European Commission funds.