The KORDA database is a guide to public funding in Europe – listing the funds and their funding schemes, and providing key information at a glance – all available on-line and free. It’s the perfect tool for finding your way around the European funding landscape.
KORDA provides profiles of funding bodies based in Europe in a standard format, making comparison easy. You can use KORDA to compile and download custom lists of funds corresponding to your criteria, see which projects the fund has supported in the past, check which activities and types of projects are supported and compare the principal eligibility conditions.
And of course KORDA provides links to the websites of all the funds and shows where to look on them for guidelines and application deadlines.
Programmes providing support for scriptwriters, directors, producers, distributors, sales agents and exhibitors – if it is supported by a public funding body operating at European, national, regional or local level in Europe, you will find it in KORDA.
With more than 170 different public funding bodies for film and television works in Europe running in excess of 600 different funding programmes, entering them all into the database is no small task. As of May 2010 we are still working on it, but in the meantime we are so convinced by the utility of the tool that we have decided to make it available while we continue to work, so that users can benefit from the information already available.
So whether you are sizing up your feature co-production options or trying to get a short film off the ground, KORDA is the place to start your search for public funding.
About the European Audiovisual Observatory’s KORDA database
KORDA is a database on public funding for the film and audiovisual sector in Europe. It is compiled and managed by the European Audiovisual Observatory. KORDA aims to cover as many as possible of the public funding bodies active in the 36 European countries that are members of the European Audiovisual Observatory.
According to our estimates there are more than 170 different public funding bodies in Europe, running more than 600 different funding programmes. Profiling all these organisations and their programmes in a database is no small task: as of May 2010 we are still working on entering fund profiles. So certain funds may not yet be profiled in the database, but we will gradually be extending coverage during 2010. We will also add basic information about tax incentive schemes in Europe, but this will not be in place until 2011. So there is plenty to look forward to from KORDA.
For detailed information about the coverage of the database and our priorities in terms of data entry, please see the ‘About KORDA’ pages of the database itself.
The database was developed for the Observatory by GNU/Linux specialist Easter-eggs, using Open Source technology.
Sources of information for the database
The information in the KORDA database was collected from the organisations which feature in the database; by consulting websites and the guidelines and annual reports published there or through contacts with correspondents within the fund. The Observatory has also entered into specific agreements with two representative organisations – Centre Images and Cine-Regio – for the purposes of the KORDA database.
Information on French regional funds is compiled with the assistance of Centre Images – Agence régionale du Centre pour le cinéma et l’audiovisuel . Centre Images is the regional film and audiovisual agency for the Centre region. Each year, with the support of the French Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée (CNC) and the Région Centre, Centre Images publishes a comprehensive free guide to regional and local funding in France, both as a paper publication and an online resource.
Cine-Regio is a European network of 32 regional film funds from 12 European Union member states, as well as funds from Norway, Serbia and Switzerland. Cine-Regio aims to improve knowledge sharing, to raise awareness of regional interests across Europe and to strengthen the co-development and co-production of audiovisual works. Cine-Regio centralises and coordinates the collection of information on network members and provides this information to the European Audiovisual Observatory for inclusion in the KORDA database.