ACM Distribution

ACM Distribution

ACM Distribution is a fund intended to support and promote the distribution and international circulation of films co-produced between a European country and a non-European country. This program received the support of the Creative Europe - MEDIA Program of the European Union.

> See also: Aide aux cinémas du monde

> See also: ACM Distribution (French version)

  • Sector : Cinema - International
  • Phase of action : Distribution
  • Type of support : Animation, Fiction, Documentary, Feature film, VoD
  • Type of support : Call for projects
  • Applicant : Distributor, Worldwide sales agent, Producer

So far, 42 films were supported and distributed in 49 different territories, not only in Europe but in North America, South America, Asia and North Africa, throught 197 theatrical releases and 160 VoD releases.
Among the 7 films supported in 2019 : Ash is purest white by Jia Zhangke, Rojo by Benjamin Naishtat and The wild goose lake by Diao Yinan.

Important information - ACM Distribution reform

  • ACM Distribution is now open to all co-productions between a MEDIA and a non-MEDIA country respecting the % rules: The MEDIA co-producer's contribution must be included between 20% and 70% for all feature films.
  • The grant level cannot outreach 60 000 € per project.

More news

> Read the article about ACM Distribution in Screen Daily

> Read the article about ACM Distribution in Cineuropa


Films supported in the last session

A Girl Missing
by Koji Fukada

Abou Leila
by Amin Sidi-Boumédiène

The Wild Goose Lake
by Diao Yinan.


Ali, the goat and Ibrahim
by Sherif El Bendary

The Insult
by Ziad Doueiri

Good Manners
by Juliana Rojas, et Marco Dutra


The Heiresses
by Marcelo Martinessi

Birds of Passage
by Ciro Guerra et Cristina Gallego

by Rohena Gera


by Wanuri Kahiu

A Fantastic Woman
by Sebastian Lelio


by Annemarie Jacir

by A.B. Shawky

As I Open My Eyes
by Leyla Bouzid


by Jayro Bustamante

Cemetery of Splendour
by Apichatpong Weerasethakul

The Black Hen
by Min Bahadur Bham


Sweet Bean
by Naomi Kawase

by Mohamed Diab


by Pablo Larrain

by Monika Borgmann, Lokman Slim

by Vatche Boulghourjian


by Boo Junfeng

by Kôji Fukada


by Mohamed Ben Attia

by Fernando Guzzoni

Ciao Ciao
by Song Chuan


Until the Birds Return
by Karim Moussaoui

by Alain Gomis

Beauty and the Dogs
by Kaouther Ben Hania


The Dogs
by Marcela Said

Endless Poetry
by Alejandro Jodorowsky


by Naomi Kawase

by Lucrecia Mart

Ash is purest white
by Jia Zhangke


Manta Ray
by Phuttiphong Aroonpheng

by Benjamín Naishtat

by Alejandro Landes


ACM Distribution logo

For every film supported by ACM Distribution, the label hereunder must be appear in the film credits, as follows :

  • the ACM Distribution logo combined with the CNC and MEDIA logos in the opening credits ;
  • the ACM Distribution logo, combined with the CNC and MEDIA logos in the end credits, followed by the words "With the support of the Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée and the Creative Europe – MEDIA programme"

The 3 logos must also appear on all printed promotional elements (film posters, invitations, etc) printed after the grant has been allocated, and under the same conditions (in particular in terms of size) as those of the other logos.

> download the ACM Distribution logo (zip)

> download the user guide of ACM Distribution label (pdf)

> download the CNC logo

> download the Creative Europe – MEDIA logo

Committee members

Full members :
Bertrand Faivre
Caroline Ghienne
Mathias Noschis
Gilles Renouard
Géraldine Segond
Agathe Valentin
Eric Vicente

Alternate members :
Diane Cesbron
Quentin Deleau-Latournerie
Zvi David Fajol
Pierre Menahem
Laure Parleani
Julie Paratian
Eve Robin

Next Commissions


First call will open on : February, 15th 2021
Submission deadline: April 2nd, 2021
Committee : May 2021

Second call will open on : July, 5th 2021
Submission deadline: September, 3rd 2021
Committee : October 2021

Please send your application to Manon



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