Film festivals held in Giffoni, Oberhausen, Bergamo, La Rochelle, Dresden, Tampere and Pesaro are among 29 events throughout Europe which have been supported with a total of Euro623,000 by the European Union's MEDIA Plus Programme in its latest round of funding for festivals.

Separately, in response to its call for proposals for festival groupings, MEDIA Plus has awarded a total of Euros470,000 to the European Co-ordination of Film Festivals and to the European Fantasy Film Federation.