France / Registration for PriMed 2021 are officially open

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Registration for the 2021 International Festival of Mediterranean Documentary and Reportage is officially open. For this 25th edition the deadline for registration is April 15th 2021.

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Lebanon / Death of Lokman Slim, Lebanese intellectual and co-director of Massaker and Tadmor

Lokman Slim

The body of Lokman Slim, a Lebanese intellectual, was found in Zahrani on February 4th. He had been murdered. This “fervent opponent of confessionalism” (the Lebanese political system apportioning parliamentary seats according to religion) had already received death threats in 2019. For many years a critic of Hezbollah, he had notably spoken out against that …

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Greece – The Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation will finance the radio and television sector for almost one million euros

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The Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation (ERT) has announced it will finance 14 Greek and international co-productions, using a budget of  €940,000 earmarked for the country’s television and radio industry.5 feature films, 6 international co-productions and 3 documentaries will share this grant. Six international co-productions, each with a Greek producer, are being funded by ERT from a total …

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France / An emotional online week for the PriMed 2020

Due to sanitary conditions, the 24th edition of PriMed – le Festival de la Méditerranée en images – could not take place in Marseille. Nevertheless, thanks to the generosity of the selected directors, and to CMCA will, the 2020 edition took place online. This new format was a great success. Nearly 100 000 internet users …

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Spain / Spanish content attracting an international market

Until a few years ago, Spain produced its television series mainly for domestic consumption. Today, more and more international broadcasters are looking for Spanish content – with a potential audience of 500 million people across the world. The pioneer in this field is Mediapro, which in 2019 opened its own studio. Its arrival encouraged a …

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France / PriMed will take place online

Following the second lockdown decreed by the French government, the 24th PriMed– le Festival de la Méditerranée en images, cannot be held live in Marseille.But thanks to the film-makers taking part in the festival and the organisers’ determination, this year’s event will still take place – online from November 28th to December 5th. The whole …

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Lebanon / AFAC and Netflix support for Lebanese broadcasting

Netflix has partnered with the Arab Fund for Art and Culture (AFAC) to create a solidarity fund for the Lebanese film and television industry. This emergency resource is intended to support the artistic community, which is among the most affected by the coronavirus crisis. The fund totals around $500,000. Financial help will be offered in …

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