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

Next call for projects

The next call for projects is launched! Submit your exit strategies until October, 21st 2022.

So far, 54 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 9 films supported in 2021 : Night of the Kings by Philippe Lacôte, New Order by Michel Franco and A hero by Asghar Farhadi. 

Several changes will be introduced in the guidelines as of 2022. The co-production shares of Eurimages member countries that are not members of MEDIA will be counted as non-European share. The minimum 3 territories required to apply will no longer be geographically restricted. No more than 6 territories will be allowed per application.

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

Anatomy of Time

Anatomy of Time
by de Jakrawal Nilthamrong

Le Pardon

Le Pardon
by Maryam Moghadam and Behtash Sanaeeha




Here we are
by Nir Bergman

Los Conductos
by Camilo Restrepo

Three Summers
by Sandra Kogut


200 Meters
by Ameen Nayfeh

Night of the Kings
by Philippe Lacôte

You will die at 20
by Amjad Abu Alala


New Order
by Michel Franco

Downstream to Kinshasa
by Dieudo Hamadi

A girl missing
de 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


  • Mr Jérôme Paillard

Regular members

  • Ms. Charlotte Boucon
  • Ms. Birgit Kemner
  • Mr Mathias Noschis
  • Mr Patrick Sibourd

Alternate members

  • Mr François-Nicolas Descombes
  • Ms. Laurence Gachet
  • Ms. Caroline Ghienne
  • Mr Nicolas Leprêtre

Next Commissions


First call will open on : September, 8th 2022
Submission deadline: October 21th, 2022
Committee : December 2022


First call will open on : January, 10th 2023
Submission deadline: March, 3rd 2023
Committee : April 2023

Second call will open on: June, 19th 2023
Submission deadline: September, 8th 2021
Committee : October 2023


First call will open on: January, 8th 2024
Submission deadline: March 1st , 2024
Committee: Avril 2024

Please send your application to Manon


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