Submissions are open for 22 edition of PriMed festival

The PriMed, one of the most important festivals of mediterranean documentary films is open to all directors, producers and distributors who, through their programmes or films, contribute to a better understanding of the countries of the Mediterranean basin in its widest sense, from the Atlantic coasts to the Black Sea.

The audiovisual works presented should be about the culture, heritage, history, societies and life of the men and women living in Mediterranean countries.

They must not contain any form of advertising or propaganda.

Each work can only be entered for one category, and the choice must be clearly indicated in the application form.

Registration for the PriMed is free.

Deadline for submissions : March 31st – 2018

Festival organization

The competition has three phases:
– January 2018 : call for films – Deadline for registering and sending films: 31st March 2018
– May / June 2018 : an international Selection Committee chooses the films which will be shown in the finals
– November / December 2018, finals of PriMed : the International Jury watches the films and decides the winners; meetings of Mediterranean Young People Jury; public screenings and meetings; awards ceremony


Grand Prix “Mediterranean Challenges”
This prize is given to the best film (documentary or reportage) on a current Mediterranean subject, lasting more than 30 minutes. It picks out productions which improve our understanding of the present situation in the Mediterranean and rewards a director’s skill at questioning events and putting them into perspective, as well as his capacity to listen to the principal characters.

“Mediterranean Memories” Award
This prize rewards the documentary lasting more than 30 minutes, which – with or without archives – most successfully places in a present-day context historical events concerning the Mediterranean, stories of men and women, whether individual or collective, or places of symbolism and memory.

“First Documentary Film” Award
This award recognizes the talent of a film director who made no more than three films. Works produced as part of a school or training can also compete. Running time must exceed 30 minutes.

“Mediterranean Art, Heritage and Cultures” Award
This prize rewards the documentary film lasting more than 30 minutes, which highlights the region’s artistic life (music, plastic arts, live theatre, visual arts), its heritage (sites, monuments, works of art, archaeology, architecture) and other instances of Mediterranean culture (folklore and traditions).

Mediterranean Young People Award
This award is given by a jury of schoolboys from Sud Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur Region and from Euro-Mediterranean countries. It rewards one of the films chosen between a selection made by CMCA.

“Mediterranean Short Doc” Award – Audience Award
This award is for a documentary or a reportage – lasting less than 30 minutes – whose subject is about Mediterranean area.

These awards are for the directors and authors of the work concerned.

Broadcasting Awards
In addition, broadcasting awards may be given by representatives of the television companies and are entirely at their discretion. They will be chosen from amongst any of the films in the final selection. The broadcast of any work thus rewarded has to be agreed individually between the broadcaster and the makers of the film.


More informations about the PriMed festival >> HERE

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