The European Commission, DG X, has published a call for proposals aimed at implementing the MEDIA II programme of encouragement for the development and distribution of European audiovisual productions (1996-2000). This call for proposals is based on Council Decision 95/563/EC concerning the implementation of the MEDIA II programme, adopted by the Council on 11 July 1995 and published in Official Journal No L 321 of 30.12.1995 p. 25. The objectives of MEDIA II encompass: - Reinforcement of the European distribution sector in the areas of film and video productions; - Encouragement of the transnational distribution of European films as well as the networking of operators; - Promotion and circulation of European television programmes; - Support for the multilingualism of audiovisual and film productions. The call is aimed at European companies whose activities contribute to the aforementioned objectives, in particular film and audiovisual distribution companies, video distributors, TV broadcast companies and independent European producers. Companies wishing to respond to this call should request, by mail or fax, the document "Guidelines for submitting a proposal in view of obtaining a financial contribution for the distribution and dissemination of European audiovisual and film productions" from: European Commission DG X - Audiovisual, information, communication and culture Division D/4 Mr. Jacques Delmoly Head of Unit 200 rue de la Loi (L102 7/23) B-1049 Brussels Fax +32-2-2999214 Proposals should be sent to the same address.