Category: FESTIVALS

News about Festivals in Mediterranean

Mediterranean / PriMed flies into Egypt and Italy for the Mediterranean Young People’s Award 2019

PriMed travels! A stopover in Egypt was the first stage of the 2019 Mediterranean Young People’s Award. PriMed went to Cairo, Alexandria and Port Said where 400 young people watched three selected films, discussed them, wrote their comments about them and finally voted for the one they thought best. An exercise designed to make them …

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France / Moments to look out for in the 23rd PriMed

On November 24th PRIMED returns – now in its 23rd year! PRIMED is the Mediterranean festival of documentary and news reporting, organized by the CMCA (Centre Méditerranéen de la Communication Audiovisuelle) in partnership with France Télévisions, RAI, ASBU and INA. It’s a week of more than 40 hours of free screenings, showing a selection of …

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Belgium / Festival of Mediterranean Cinema in Brussels

Since November 11th tickets have been on sale for the 19th Festival of Mediterranean Film in Brussels. It will take place from November 29th to December 12th. The opening ceremony will be held at Palace Cinema and will include a screening of Claudio Giovannesi’s Piranhas. Other events will take place at the Bozar and the …

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Slovenia / The Festival of Migrant Film

Preparations are under way for the next Festival of Migrant Film. The 11th ! Film-makers have until January 15th to send in their films, which must be subtitled in English or Slovenian. Different genres are eligible, from documentary to animation. Those selected will be screened in June 2020, on or close to International Refugee Day, …

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Italy / 14th Rome Film Fest

The Festa del Cinema di Roma, or the Rome Film Fest, ended on October 27th.  Now in its 14th year, the 10-day festival attracted 120,000 spectators, with most events taking place in the Auditorium Parco della Musica. The People’s Choice Award went to Alexandre Piva for Santa Subito, the Best Film Award to Sarah Suco …

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France/ Award Winners of the 41st Cinemed

Cinemed, the Montpellier Festival of Mediterranean Films, closed on October 26th. This year’s president was the Mayor of Palermo, Leoluca Orlando, and the guest of honour director André Téchiné. The festival included many discussions, retrospectives and discoveries. The awards ceremony began with a preview of Dominik Moll’s film Seule les Bêtes. This year the Antigone …

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Romania/ 26th Astra Film Festival

The twenty-sixth Astra Film Festival was held in Sibiu, Transylvania, from October 14th to 20th. The award for Best Romanian Documentary went to Alex Brendea for Teach (80min). In his first film as a director, this young documentary maker implicitly criticises the Romanian education system: he follows a maths teacher, Dorin Ioniţӑ, who has rejected …

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