The 37th Montpellier International Festival of Mediterranean Film will take place from October 24th to 31st. It was founded in 1979 by the people behind Montpellier’s Ciné-club Jean-Vigo. First known as Rencontres avec le cinéma méditerranéen, in 1989 the event became the “Montpellier International Festival of Mediterranean Film” and introduced a competitive section. “The Montpellier International Festival of Mediterranean Film pursues a cultural purpose of making the film cultures of the Mediterranean basin, the Black Sea, Portugal and Armenia known to a wider audience. In a spirit of tolerance, it facilitates exchanges, seminars and studies on the shared elements linking these cinemas.”
Registering films online for selection into the different competitions, panoramas and for development grants is open at www.cinemed.tm.fr.
Films made since July 1st 2014 can participate, if their subject and treatment help enrich the way the Mediterranean is shown on film and the director comes from a Mediterranean country, the Black Sea, Portugal or Armenia.
This year, more than €60,000 will be awarded to the winners, as well as different prizes in the form either of services or grants offered by Cinemed’s partners, with a value of €40,000.
Deadline for registration:
– Feature films: August 21st 2015
– Short drama films, documentaries and applications for development grants: July 15th 2015
Registration and conditions for taking part here. The list of awards for the different categories will be available in September 2015.