France / Candidate call for FIGRA’s Coup de Pouce

Entries are now open for the pre-selection of the FIGRA 2018 Coup de Pouce Award. Directors with a project for a 2nd film (documentary or TV report) are invited to send in their application. FIGRA (Festival International du Grand Reportage d’Actualité et du Documentaire de Société) is preparing its 25th session, next year from March …

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Spain / Medimed hosts the future of Euro-Mediterranean documentary

The 18th Medimed, the Euro-Mediterranean documentary market, will be held in Sitges, Catalonia from October 12th to 15th. As every year, Medimed’s programming focuses on pitching sessions, in which directors and producers present their documentary film projects to a panel of buyers, broadcasters and distributors. 29 projects from 16 countries in Europe and the southern …

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Italy / The winners of the 69th Prix Italia

Last weekend the 69th Prix Italia, organised by Rai (Radiotelevisione italiana), presented its awards to fifteen radio and television programmes from across the world. The Italia Prize picks out the most creative work on television, radio and the web, and among this year’s winners are two French programmes: De guerre en fils, a 6 × …

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France / A new documentary slot on France 2

At a press conference on September 26th, France’s leading public channel announced its documentary programming will be strengthened for the 2017/2018 season. 6 documentaries are already scheduled for prime-time broadcast on France 2 this year: they include wild-life (“Le plus bel ami de l’homme”, “Planète bleue” and “La vie secrète des animaux du village”), history …

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Italy / A new DG for Telecom Italia

Having joined Telecom Italia in July, Amos Genish was appointed to the company’s general management team in late September. Genish’ career has taken him from the Israeli army, where he served as captain, to the management of Vivo, a Brazilian subsidiary of the Spanish Telefonica group. In January this year he joined the French giant …

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Algeria / the private channel KBC disappears from screens

Shareholders of the Algerian media group El Khabar have decided to close KBC, one of their TV channels. The closure of KBC was made official in a statement on September 20th. Shareholders of the London-based channel called for World Vision, which produced KBC’s Algerian content, to be wound-up. Contacted by the Algerian media, El Khabar …

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The OPEN Media Hub launches a production support programme

OPEN Media Hub has launched a call for “expressions of interest for production support”, a programme to enable television and on-line journalists in countries bordering the European Union (EU), and in particular in the eight countries of the southern Mediterranean shore, to create content related to the European Union. This call is for short film …

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