Europe loves European Film Festivals

A good place to meet and to exchange, festivals provide a vibrant and accessible environment for talent, stories and emotions - in short European Film.

The Creative Europe - MEDIA Sub-programme of the European Union aims to foster the European audiovisual industry's competitiveness, to promote its rich variety and to encourage the transnational circulation of films. The programme acknowledges the cultural, social and economic role of festivals in increasing audiences' interest in European films, by co-financing around 60 of them across Europe every year.

These festivals stand out with their rich and diverse European programming, their activities in support of young professionals, their commitment to audience development and film literacy, and the importance they give to networking and meeting opportunities for professionals and the public alike. In 2018, the festivals supported by the Creative Europe - MEDIA Sub-programme proposed more than 20.000 screenings of European works to nearly 3 million cinema-lovers.

Creative Europe - MEDIA Sub-programme is pleased to support the 32nd edition of Leeds International Film Festival. We hope you enjoy a rich and stimulating event.