In the not-pretty-but-quite-useful Web site category, check out KORDA, a newly launched European database that provides “a compilation of available information on public funding for film and audiovisual production and distribution in Europe.” Finland, for example, has 18 funding programs for writing, producing, distribution, training and scholarships.
The database is the result of collaboration between the European Audiovisual Observatory and the funding bodies concerned, as well as with various specialized national sources.
I’m afraid I’m not qualified to judge the database’s scope, but the detail provided for each existing entry is very impressive, with details on previous year’s funding, application processes and related programs.
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